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Pupil Premium at Urchfont CE Primary School

In 2011 the Government launched its Pupil Premium funding. This is additional funding given to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These groups of children are those entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the Local Authority and the children of armed service personnel.

All schools have a statutory duty to report on the amount of funding received, how it is being spent and the impact this has made.


Our school has a very small proportion of children who are eligible for Pupil Premium :

In the academic year 2018/19: 10.3% for free school meals and 3.7% for children of military personnel and the grant totalled £31,191.63

In the academic year 2019/20:  11% for free school meals, 4%  for children of military personnel and 4% for pupils who attract other forms of pupil premium funding such as EAL.  The proposed grant to be allocated to the school is £23,260. However, this might change through the year as the LA re-adjusts figures.    


In 2018/19 this money was used to help provide for the following initiatives:-

  • Smaller teaching groups, in order to provide support for pupils, either individually or as part of a group, to make the expected progress in their learning.
  • Small group interventions to help children reach their full potential in Numeracy and Literacy using interventions that were led by teaching assistants.
  • A part-time Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) to support the emotional, social and behavioural needs of pupils. ELSA support includes: self-esteem; behaviour management; anger management; anxiety; social skills and friendship issues; bereavement and loss; and transition. The ELSA will have dedicated time to provide emotional support on two afternoons per week.
  • To support experiences and enrichment activities in order to broaden horizons eg residential visits, theatre trips, holiday activity weeks.
  • In support of music lessons to broaden experiences and develop self esteem and confidence.
  • To fund a Parent Support Advisor who is available to support families who need advice and guidance.

Please click on the links below for more detailed reports:

 Pupil Expenditure Impact Report

Pupil Premium Planned Expenditure Report 2019_2020

Pupil Premium PPM Report 18_19

The respective children’s progress and attainment is tracked and monitored carefully to ensure they achieve their full potential. In the last academic year all pupils made at least expected progress in reading, writing and mathematics.  The next pupil premium strategy review will take place in December 2020.

If your child is eligible for Free School Meals because of your family’s income level  (even if you do not wish your child to have the meal) your application would mean the school could  claim Pupil Premium funding that could  be used to help your child. Please contact the school office (in confidence) to register them.