Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The aim of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is to raise the standards, attainment and achievement of vulnerable or socially disadvantaged pupils.  Funding is received annually and used to ensure adequate provision is provided for those pupils.  PPG is calculated using the number of pupils who have a parent in the Services, are or have been Looked after Children or qualify and are registered for Free School Meals (FSM).  

Pupil Premium is funded at a rate of

  • £1,300 per pupil of primary-school age
  • £300 per pupil who has a parent in the Services
  • £1,900 per pupil for looked-after children who have been looked after for 1 day or more; are adopted; leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or a Residence Order

Further information on entitlement can be found on Swindon Borough Council’s website.

FSM is not to be confused with Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) which is where all Reception and Key Stage 1 children receive a free school dinner.


Our Aims for Pupil Spending

Outstanding teaching and learning is paramount to the progress of all pupils whether from disadvantaged backgrounds or not. In addition to this, targeted intervention and support strategies for those in receipt of pupil premium are used in order to:

  • Improve levels of attainment and progress;
  • Close attainment gaps relative to school averages;
  • Enhance reading, writing, mathematics and communication skills;
  • Engage and develop learning through a comprehensive extra-curricular provision;
  • Support pupils mental and emotional well-being to allow space for learning
  • Have a clear focus on all disadvantaged pupils, including those with SEND and more able pupils, as we recognise that some pupils who are in receipt of pupil premium are academically more able but need support in other areas
  • As we recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals, we may allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil premium funding may be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.


The range of provision includes:

  • Adult pupil ratios in class of 1:15 in EYFS and KS1, improving opportunities for effective learning and accelerating progress
  • Providing small group work with an experienced TA focussed on overcoming gaps in learning
  • 1-1 support for specific focused areas of learning on a short-term targeted basis
  • additional support through external agencies
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in Literacy and Numeracy
  • Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to exceed age related expectations

The Pupil Premium Strategy will be reviewed in Term 6 each academic year.

Pupil Premium Statement for 2016/17 (year of Year 2 opening)


Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2015/16 was £1620 (year of Year 1 opening):

The Local Board have targeted this PPG to provide small group and 1:1 intervention outside of the classroom for short-term objective focussed sessions; to part support 1:15 adult:pupil ratios in EYFS ad KS1; to support children to take advantage of extra-curricular opportunities; to support children who need external agency involvement for understanding and making sense of their situations so allowing them space to learn.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2014/15 was £0 (year of school opening YN and YR only)

The Local Board have targeted this PPG to fund 1:15 adult to child ratios in EYFS and create focus groups containing identified pupils and other pupils with a need for further assistance for art therapy, closing gap foci and social skills interventions.

Due to small numbers of pupil premium children and mobility during these first years of the school we are not able to provide detail on impact without identifying individual pupils.  The majority of our PPG pupils made expected progress in line with their peers unless there were other factors that also impacted on their learning such as being on the SEN register.