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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged children and close the gap between them and their peers.


'It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to access what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.' DfE Website


Pupil Premium at Alfred Salter Primary School

At Alfred Salter Primary School, we pride ourselves on our strong ethos and we are committed to improving the outcomes for all of our children.  We have high aspirations for our children and believe that every child should receive a well rounded education.  We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential.  Pupil Premium funding, along with allocations made from the school's own budget will help to ensure that this money is spent to maximum effect.   


Information to be Published to Parents

In place of the current requirements regarding information about pupil premium expenditure, schools are now required to publish their Pupil Premium Strategy. This should include:

  1. In the previous academic year: (2017 - 2018)
  • How the Pupil Premium was spent
  • The impact of the expenditure on eligable and other pupils


    2. The current academic year: (2018 - 2019)

  • The amount of the school's allocation of pupil premium grant
  • The details of the main barriers to educational achievement 
  • How the allocation will be spent to address the barriers and why these approaches were taken
  • How the school will measure the impact of the Pupil premium
  • The date of the next Pupil Premium strategy review


Pupil Premium Spending

Our pupil premium money has been used to provide a range of additional support for our children and these interventions, along with quality first teaching have started to have a positive impact on children’s attainment and self-belief.


Through targeted interventions we are working hard to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. One of the schools aims is to ensure that ALL groups of pupils make good progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through the school.


Targeted support is being provided through one-to-one and small group tuition across year groups. Senior leaders also provide additional support through interventions/targeted tutorials in Years 5 and 6. These interventions support children in knowing where they are and what they need to do to improve their work.


Instrumental lessons are offered to children to help develop their knowledge, skills and confidence.


How will the School Measure the Impact of the Pupil Premium Funding?

To monitor progress on attainment, new measures have been included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. At Alfred Salter Primary School, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention. Review meetings will take place at each milestone and will include a member of Senior Management, teachers, TAs and other support staff.


At each milestone, the school will review the impact of actions taken and will plan for how the funding will be specifically allocated over the next phase. When selecting pupils for Pupil Premium target groups, the school will look at all pupils across the school. There are some pupils who are not eligible for PP who will benefit from these groups if their needs are similar and we believe progress can be made towards individual targets.


Pupil Premium Funding and the impact of this is a regular item on the governors's agenda at the full Governing Body meetings and at the Curriculum and Standards Committee meetings. 


Eligibility for Free School Meals (FSM)

A parent may wish to check their child's eligibility for Pupil Premium or continued free school meals.  This can be done through the school.  Please ask the School Office for a form.


Eligibility Criteria

Parents/guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit


Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.


f you have any questions or would like to know more about Pupil Premium funding and how it is being used to benefit your child, please contact the school.


If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, please call into the office to collect a claim form.  Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school.