Pupil premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

‘The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11’ (DfE, Dec 2013).

Is your child eligible for Pupil Premium funding?

There are currently three types of Pupil Premium allocation:

In order to receive this additional funding, as a school we are required to provide information to the Department for Education confirming which children meet the government criteria.

Pupil Premium: £1320 per eligible pupil

If your child is eligible for free school meals or has been in the last six years this will generate pupil premium funding. To be eligible for free school meals you must be in receipt of the appropriate benefits and have submitted an application for free school meals to the Local Authority Benefits Team

If you qualify for the appropriate benefits, but have chosen not to apply for free school meals, please consider applying. You do not have to take up the free school meal to attract the funding. Free school meals cannot be backdated, so you should only apply if you currently qualify.

Pupil Premium Plus: £1900 per eligible pupil

This grant is for children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.

This grant is also available for Looked-after children (LAC) (defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority); however, funding for these pupils doesn’t go to their school; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child. VSHs are responsible for managing pupil premium funding for looked-after children.

Service Child Premium: £300 per eligible pupil

Pupils in year groups Reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 5 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.


From September 2012, schools are required to publish online information about how we have used  the Pupil Premium. This ensures that all stakeholders are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium and the extra support and benefits that they receive.

The Leadership Team and Governing Body regularly reviews the impact of how we allocate our Pupil Premium funding to make sure it represents both value for money and has played a direct role in helping pupils to reach their full potential, both academically and socially.

How are we allocating our Pupil Premium funding in 2016-2017?

Our allocation for Pupil Premium for 2016-2017
Ever 6 FSM – 128 * £1,320 = £168,960
Service Children – 7 * £300 = £2,100
Post Lac – 9 * £1,900 = £17,100
Total = £188,160

Pupil Premium Funding for the academic year 2016 - 2017 is being used as follows:

Pupil Premium Impact on Attainment Data Summary 2016


 Pupils attending GLD   School   National All   Difference 
 12/17  70.6%  66%  +4.6%

Year 1 Phonic Screening

 Disadvantaged Pupils Cohort    School Pass Rate   NationalPass Rate All   Difference
 11/06   68.8  77  -8.2%

End of KS1 Attainment - Teacher Assessment

Disadvantaged pupils attaining Expected Standard

 School Disadvantaged   National Other 
 Reading   68.4%  77%  -8.6%
 Writing   68.4%  69%  -0.6%
 Maths   68.4%  76%  -7.6%

End of KS2 Test Results

Disadvantaged pupils attaining at least Expected Standard

 RWM Combined  
 Mathematics   Reading   Writing   GPS 
 School   Nat   School  Nat  School   Nat  School   Nat   School   Nat 
 Disad  30.4  38  39.1  57  43.5  52  69.6  63  52.2  60
 Other   70.3  60  81.1   75  78.4  72  91.9  79  83.8  78

Pupil Premium Funding is for those pupils who are identified as FSM (Free School Meals) at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6 FSM), LAC (Looked After Children) who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel. Pupil Premium is ‘additional funding’ allocated to the above pupils with the aim of supporting and closing the attainment gap between these pupils and their peers locally and nationally.

 Year   Allocated funding for Eldon Grove Academy 
 2015/2016   £182,460
 2014/2015   £130,000
 2013/2014   £90,900
 2012/2013   £52,334
 2011/2012   £38,894

Outcomes for our Pupil Premium Pupils KS2 2015

End of Key Stage 2

Outcomes for our Pupil Premium Pupils KS2 2014

End of Key Stage 2

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