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Pupil Premium Information

Pupil Premium is an additional amount of funding allocated to schools by the government to support the learning and progress of children in receipt of free school meals or those looked after by the local authority. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent and they will be held accountable for how this additional funding is impacting on those for whom the money is allocated. 

From April 2012, the government extended pupil premium funding to children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past six years. For the 2015 to 2016 financial year, funding for the pupil premium has increased and schools will receive:

  • £1320 per pupil of primary school age
  • £1900 per pupil who 1)has been looked after for one day or more, 2) has been adopted from care, 3)has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangements order.


The pupil premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. Ofsted inspections report on how schools' use of funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils. We also hold schools to account through performance tables, which include data on:
  • the attainment of pupils who attract the funding.
  • the progress made by these pupils.
  • the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
Pupil Premium at Spennithorne CE Primary School

The following documents explain how Spennithorne CE Primary School has allocated this and the previous year's Pupil Premium and also how we plan to spend the funding next financial year. 

Due to the size of our school, the potential for identifying pupils through the publishing of any report is inevitably greater. For this reason, it is our policy to publish a basic outline of how we have spent, and plan to spend, our Pupil Premium allocations.



This year, we plan to spend our funds on additional support hours to deliver intervention to assist in closing the gap and training staff in literacy intervention to support reading and writing.




PUPIL PREMIUM 15/16  £2640 - click here for impact statement

Additional support hours


Reading Eggs


SEN booklets to support maths development


Assessment resources


 Access to grammar website


SEN software ( Communicate in Print)


Maths resources ( Numicon)


Access to extra curricular activities





PUPIL PREMIUM 14/15 - £7733

Additional hours to support intervention groups and SEN support to allow child access to the curriculum  ( 5hrs x 39wks)


Units of sounds training


Phonics play




2 Ipads


3 residential places 


Support for LA child


Behaviour of learning whole school training


High interest, lower ability reading materials


TA training


 Success@arithmetic training


 Twinkl access


Communication and language needs


Higher level questioning training


 Phonic resources    



PUPIL PREMIUM 13/14 - £4,500



Additional hours to support intervention groups ( 6hrs x 39wks)


Success @Arithmetic Course


Phonics play


Dandelion readers


Direct phonics book




Story sequencer


Maths resources




Handwriting programme


Letters and sounds


1 residential place Y5 (FSM)


1 residential place Y6 (FSM)


Phonics training 



12/13 -£4,585

Phase 3-6 sound kits


Phonic books


Phonics cubes


Alphabet pebbles


Dandelion books


Magic belt  books


Phonics courses




Additional hours to support intervention groups ( 5hrsx24.4wks)


ECAT ( speech and language) development (0.1FTEx19wks)




The next review of our pupil premium strategy will be in September 18



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