Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

Introduced in April 2011, the aim of the Pupil Premium is to raise achievement among disadvantaged children. It provides additional funding to schools for children of low-income families who are eligible for free schools meals, and is designed to ensure those children benefit from the same educational opportunities as pupils from wealthier families. There is also a separate Service Premium for children with parents in the Armed Forces. Every school is legally required to formally report how this funding has been used and the outcomes that have been achieved.

School Profile 2011-2012

Number of pupils on roll


Number of pupils eligible for PPF


Amount of PPF Received (April 2011 – March 2012)


 School Profile 2012 -2013

Number of pupils on roll


Number of pupils eligible for PPF


Amount of PPF Received (April 2012 – March 2013)


 School Profile 2013-2014

Number of pupils on roll


Number of pupils eligible for PPF


Amount of PPF Received (April 2013   – March 2014)


School Profile 2014-2015

Number of pupils on roll


Number of pupils eligible for PPF


Amount of PPF Received (April 2014   – March 2015)

£2600   (2 pupils)

Allocation of PPF Academic year 2014 -2015

This academic year the school will receive a small amount of pupil premium funding.  As the number of pupils attributed to this funding is so small we will be publishing outline plans.  The full pupil premium action plan will be available upon request.

Little Marlow CE School Pupil Premium Objective 2014 -2015

To ensure that all pupils who are eligible for pupil premium progress make accelerated progress this academic year.

To ensure that all pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding achieve nationally expected levels at the end of Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.

For pupils within the Foundation stage we aim for those pupils to achieve expected in the Prime Areas of Personal & Social Development (PSED), Communication & Language (CL) and Physical Development (PD). We also aim for these pupils to make better than expected progress in the areas of Reading, Writing and Mathematical Development.

For pupils within Key Stage 1 we aim for those pupils to achieve at least a level 2C in Reading, Writing and Mathematics and for them to make better than expected progress in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

How will the money be spent?

Pupil Premium Funding will be used to support progress in Mathematics through the employment of a Numbers Count Teacher.

Pupil Premium Funding will provide an additional Teaching Assistant to work within the Foundation Stage to ensure that language development and early Reading, Writing and Mathematical Development are supported through a range of in class strategies.

A small amount of funding will be spent on providing additional home resources and supporting parents in how to use these resources to support learning at home.

The remainder of the money will be used for dedicated one to one interventions including but not exclusively ‘Catch up Literacy’

Should you wish to enquire about your eligibility for Free School Meal please speak to Mrs Lock.


The background to Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is a government strategy to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for each FSM pupil and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how it is spent to provide additional targeted provision. Schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the impact. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. It is also a focus in the new Ofsted Framework. From September 2012, schools will also be required to publish information on their website about how they have used the Premium.


Key facts

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

The level of the premium in 2014-15 is £1300 (increased from £900).

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid to local authorities by means of a specific grant based on January 2011 school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to Year 11. For looked after children the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children looked after data returns (SSDA903).

The Pupil Premium is paid to academies via the Young Peoples’ Learning Agency.

Local Authorities are responsible for looked after children in care and will make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll.

The Government has decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2012-13 will be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure), since this group have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.

Schools can find out the number of pupils previously eligible for FSM from the Key to Success website (you will need a school or LA login). This, when added to the number of pupils eligible for FSM in January 2012, will enable schools or LAs to estimate the total number of their pupils eligible for the Premium in 2012-13.

The DfE has published indicative allocations setting out what schools might receive based on their existing pupil numbers and the higher £600 per pupil. These are not the allocations schools will receive which will be based in part on their January 2012 pupil numbers.

£250 per FSM pupil per week is available to support a Summer School programme to help the most disadvantaged pupils make the transition from primary to secondary school.

A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces; this is £250 for 2012-13 (up from £200). This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

Reporting Requirements and Accountability

Schools are required to publish online details of their Pupil Premium allocation, spend and impact, including funding provided in respect of children of armed forces personnel, known as the Service Premium. This should be done by academic year as it is more meaningful for parents. Whilst the grant allocation is made on the basis of financial years, schools both plan teaching and other support and conduct assessments over the academic year.

The allocation of funding by financial rather than academic year means that schools have to calculate the funding for each academic year. As schools will not know their full funding costs or provisional allocations for the later half of the academic year, they should report on their known funding allocation up to the end of the financial year and update the published information as the full figures become available.

There is no requirement to report separately on the Service Premium. Schools will need to observe their continuing responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1998 to ensure that individuals or groups of individuals, including children funded through the Service Premium, cannot be identified.

New measures have been included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of those disadvantaged pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.


Pupil Premium Impact Report for 2014/2015

 Pupil Premium Impact Plan for 2015/2016

Pupil Premium Impact Report for 2016/2017


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