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 equalities 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. This year (2016 – 2017) Barham has 9 pupils with a total funding of £17,740.

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.


  Proposed Spending for 2016-2017
Total £17,740
CT/TA provision for 1:1/small group interventions £12,162
ICT Learning resources £1,395
Additional resources £1,176
Learning resources for home support £299
Educational visits/trips/swimming £325
Music Lessons £400
Milk £280
Not yet allocated £1,703



The Pupil Premium grant for 2015-2016 (12 pupils) was £19,893.

How the funding was spent in 2015-2016:

Total £19,893
TA provision £10,989
1:1 teaching £2,506
Learning resources £724
Learning resources for home support £121
Uniform £81
Educational visits/trips/swimming £261
After school/Breakfast club £333
Music Lessons £220
Purchase of equipment £3,823
Milk £275
Reading intervention (Beanstalk) £560


The impact of the funding in 2015-2016:

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

Academic Results

Key Stage One Results for pupil premium children – 2015 (2 pupils)

Level 2+ Level 2B+ Level 3
Reading 100% 100% 100%
Writing 100% 100% 50%
Maths 100% 100% 50%


National Performance Expectation at age 7 is a level 2, a level 2b is seen as a secure level 2. Level 3 represents a very high level of achievement for a Year 2 child.

Key Stage Two Results for pupil premium children – 2015 (2 pupils)

Level 4+ Level 4B+ Level 5
Reading 100% 100% 50%
Writing 100% 100% 50%
Maths 100% 100% 50%
Spelling, punctuation & grammar 50% 50% 50%

National Performance Expectation at age 11 is a level 4, a level 4b is seen as a secure level 4. Level 5 represents a high level of achievement for a Year 6 child.


.FUNDING 2014 – 2015
The Pupil Premium for 2014/2015 is £14,300.  The school has full responsibility to decide how this money is best spent to enhance the learning experience of the qualifying children.  This academic year the finds will be spent on:

  • additional classroom support to target key areas such as numeracy and literacy,
  • agency support where specialist help is deemed appropriate,
  • subsidised learning trips outside of school
  • additional materials to inspire learning

Due to the small number of children qualifying for Pupil Premium it is not possible to provide specific examples of how support will be given for Data Protection purposes.
FUNDING 2013 – 2014

The school was allocated £8100 through the Pupil Premium Formula.

During 2013-14, the funding was used:

  • To pay for small group interventions in years 2 – 6
  • To support children in higher attaining groups to raise aspirations and self-confidence and therefore achievement.
  • To subsidize school trips. Our school values life experiences and our staff know how much the children gain from visits to aid their learning.
  • To fund additional hours for teaching assistants to deliver targeted support in mathematics, phonics and reading

Given the relatively small amount of funding available the above interventions offered the best value for money. Only a very small number of children at Barham Primary School qualify for Pupil Premium and therefore, for Data Protection purposes, it is not appropriate to identify specific impacts as a result of the additional support.  However we can confirm that all the children concerned made expected or above expected attainment.

OUTCOMES 2013 – 2014

Pupils make at least good progress from their starting points to the end of KS1. By the time they leave KS1 standards are above to the national average.

By the time pupils leave the school in year 6, achievement compares very favourably with the national averages for all subjects with 15/22 APS measure being significantly higher than the national figure. Value added data for 2014 is significantly higher in 2014 for all subjects and writing.

Because of the very small number of children in the school who qualify for Pupil Premium funding (less than 0.5% of the school roll) it is difficult to be specific without identifying individuals. However RAISEOnline and the school’s own data indicate that children who qualify for pupil premium make progress that is directly comparable to other pupils.