Pupil Premium

Pupils Premium funding

Pupil Premium is a government grant allocated to schools via the local authority for the support of pupils from families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals, Children in Care or vulnerable children. This funding is given as a way to address the current underlying inequalities between these groups of children and their peers. It specifically targets disadvantage and must reach the pupils who need this additional support the most. It is allocated annually and is clearly identifiable.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy

To ensure this additional funding has a positive impact on the learners who need it most, we assess which additional provisions should be made for our individual pupils, so that all our pupils are supported to achieve their full potential. Each of our pupils eligible for pupil premium funding is allocated a mentor from the Senior Leadership team. Mentors meet regularly with pupils to discuss progress, provide feedback on learning and offer support.

2018-2019 – Proposed spending

This year (2018 – 2019) Barham has 11 pupils with a total funding of £16,480.

  1. Short-term intervention programmes for underachieving pupils who need a boost to their learning in order to reach their potential
  2. Welfare support, for example through social skills and nurture group
  3. Providing funding for extracurricular activities that will support well-being and development of learning, for example: school trips, clubs, music lessons
  4. Learning resources for home that will support pupils' learning in school
  5. Identification of barriers to learning through pupil mentoring and implementation of support strategies
  6. Specific resources for pupils with additional needs e.g. glasses for Irlens syndrome and touch-typing course for pupil with dyslexia


Pupil Premium Spending 2017 - 2018

Barham had 9 pupils with a total funding of £15,782. The funding  was allocated on the following:



CT/TA provision for 1:1/small group interventions

£13, 672

ICT Learning resources


Additional resources for pupils with SEN


Educational visits/trips/swimming/music lessons




Mentoring by SLT


The impact of the funding in 2017-2018:

Due to the small number of pupils in each class, data on pupil premium children is not published.

  1. Targeted interventions enabled Key stage 1 Pupils to make accelerated progress in phonics.
  2. All pupils were able to take part in extra-curricular activities and school trips to extend their learning and cultural experiences.
  3. 1:1 and small group tuition in English and Maths has enabled pupils to achieve their full potential. (Data and SATs results).
  4. Mentoring pupils has provided pupil premium children with support and we have evidence of improved attitudes to learning in class.
  5. Resources purchased have benefited pupils with homework.
  6. Attendance of pupil premium pupils is higher in most classes than non-pupil premium pupils.
  7. Pupils having music lessons have increased self-confidence and sense of well-being.