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Pupil Premium

In 2011-2012, the Government launched Pupil Premium funding.  The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.


Pupil Premium Grant and Pupil Premium Plus Expenditure 2023/24


Total number of pupils in roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG and PP+


Amount of PPG received per pupil

(not including PP+)


Total amount of PPG received






This money is allocated to initiatives which remove barriers to learning to ensure pupils reach their full potential both academically and socially. 


Nature of support


  • Daily reading support
  • Additional or smaller group sessions for reading, writing and maths
  • Support within class from a teacher or teaching assisitant
  • Daily phonics and same day interventions through precision teaching
  • Same day interventions to address misconceptions from teaching concepts
  • Gap analysis intervention to focus on objectives and areas of learning that have not been secured
  • Use of 'Draw and Talk'
  • 1:1 ELSA sessions - Emotional Literacy Support
  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focused on overcoming gaps in learning
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided by trained TAs or external agencies
  • 1:1 and 1:2 support (in and out of the classroom)
  • Nurture groups to develop self-esteem and improve communication
  • Well-being of children and families through small group activities
  • Use of ICT to provide further access to the curriculum
  • Purchasing extra resources and materials to meet the needs of the children
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided by trained TAs or external agencies
  • Funding school trips and residential visits 
  • Implementing Phunky Food clubs and workshops
  • Support with financing uniforms
  • CPD for school staff


Measuring the impact of PPG spending


The school will continue to measure the progress and achievement of all children in the school through internal monitoring and tracking data. This will include an evaluation of curriculum intervention programmes which will focus on academic gains and how pupils’ self-confidence has developed as a consequence of the intervention.


A strategy plan is put in place each year to ensure that the needs of the children in our school are being met.


It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher and SENCo to produce regular reports for the Governing Body in relation to the the impact of the PPG and the progress of PP children.






Free School Meals and Clothing Vouchers


Free school meals and clothing vouchers may be available for your child(ren) if you are receiving one of the following qualifying benefits:


  • Income Support (IS);
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA);
  • An income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) that as of April 2012 does not exceed £ 16,190. Note: From 1st May 2009 where you are entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment ceases, or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week, your children are entitled to Free School Meals, this may be extended;
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit;
  • Universal Credit.


Please note: If you are in receipt of working tax credits you may not be eligible for free school meals or clothing grants.


If your child does have free school meals they will also be eligible for free milk - please ask at the office for more information.


See Cumbria County Council link below for more information and details of how to apply online. Please call in at the office if you need any help with this.


Information about Pupil Premium