Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

All schools receive additional funding, The Pupil Premium, which is additional to the main Special School funding from the LA and is intended to help disadvantaged pupils to 'close the gap' and to raise attainment and improve progress. A high percentage of our pupils receive Pupil Premium funding.

In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered


  • £935 for eligible secondary-aged pupils
  • £1320 for eligible primary aged pupils
  • Schools will also receive £2,300 for each looked-after pupil.

Our current pupil premium allocation for the academic year 2018-19 is £97,185 (46 x primary aged pupils and 39 x secondary aged pupils). In addition there is £2300 allocated as LAC pupil premium (1 pupil) that was spent to fulfil the students individual Personal Education Plans (PEPs) in line with current guidance. This is subject to in year adjustments such as new pupils or changes in circumstances.


How we plan to spend academic year’s allocation 2018-2019


The aim of Pupil Premium in the 2018 – 19 year is to narrow the progress gap between ‘All Pupils’ and those entitled to ‘Pupil Premium’.   However, we also recognise the need to maintain high standards for all and therefore targets set are ambitious for all pupils, building on previous successes.


The focus this year is to diminish any difference in performance between pupil premium pupils and non-pupil premium pupils in the areas of English – writing/phonics and Maths – using and applying.


Identifying which pupils the funding is attached to was completed via the DfE website, this list contains 74 students.

Choice of Focus area:

From analysis of progress data for 2018 – 19 we chose:

  • English – Handwriting and Phonics 
  • Maths – Using and applying

We chose these areas as school’s baseline data shows that pupils across the structured curriculum are working at a lower average level in reading than in writing, and that pupils in the independent curriculum are working at a lower average level in writing than in reading. Pupils cross both curriculums are working at a lower average level in the using and applying strand of Maths, that number or shape, space and measure.

The baseline data shows that there is no difference in achievement levels between pupil premium and non-pupil premium pupils. For this reason we have chosen the strands of English and Maths across the school, where the average attainment is the lowest. By making this a focus we will ensure that Pupil Premium Pupils make progress in all strands.

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