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Pupil Premium Background to Funding

Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support those pupils who are considered to be disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium was first introduced in April 2011.

The government believes that Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils at their school. Schools are held to account for these monies and performance tables capture the achievement of pupils in receipt of this funding.

St Ann’s is committed to ensuring that this funding is directed effectively to support the specific needs of students and robustly evaluated to ensure best practice is incorporated and value for money sustained.

The funding awarded to schools to help fund strategies to close the gap is as follows:

Those who have been in receipt of free school meals at any point in the past six years (Ever 6 FSM)

£1320 per child

Those who have been continuously looked after for the past six months (LAC)

£1900 per child

Those who are adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or those who have left care under Special Guardianship or Residence Order (Post LAC)

£1900 per child

Those children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces or were eligible for funding in the last four years (Ever 4 Service Child)

£300 per child

Overview of Spending Plan for 2017-18

In 2017-18, 48 children will be in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding. In total the school will receive £67,780.00 funding for these pupils. Funding will be allocated as follows:


How the funding will be allocated:


Funding Allocation

Designated teacher to give 1-1 tuition to Pupil Premium Pupils

1 to 1 staffing costs

Therapeutic interventions

Nurture Group

External agencies costs

Support from Pastoral Team

External agencies (Learning Support/ SEN Consultant)

Before school/ lunchtime/ after school/ holiday clubs

Extra-curricular clubs

Various staffing costs




Professional Development (training) for staff

Iris videoing equipment

Curriculum Enhancement

Interventions e.g. Talk Boost, Makaton,

Various staffing costs


Music tuition

Drama provision

Support for parents via Family Workshops