Pupil Premium

The Funding

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. This is additional funding given to schools to enable them to support disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between themselves and their peers

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the numbers of children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and for children who have been eligible at any point in the previous 6 years.

Pupil premium is also received for children in local authority care, adopted children and children with guardian orders in place.

In 2015-16, the funding received was £1320 for primary-aged pupils and £1900 for all looked after children, adopted children and children with guardians.

Schools are free to spend Pupil Premium according to their specific needs, however, schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.


Our Strategy

The School’s strategy is to put in place measures that will ensure that all disadvantaged children will be able to access the curriculum and make progress at the same rate or better than their peers. The focus will be in line with our School Development Plan which is written annually, however, all provision will be personalised and reviewed on a termly basis.


Barriers to learning

The School is aware that sometimes disadvantaged children may have experienced challenging home experiences which can lead to gaps in learning due to home moves and/or a change of school. We also realise that a disadvantaged child may have a very stable background, however, due to financial reasons their family may not be able to provide all of the life experiences that could enhance their child’s learning.

With these barriers in mind, we have allocated our Pupil Premium funding to initiatives that aim to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.


Broadmere Primary Academy

Pupil Premium allocation 2016 - 2017


 The funding received for the period 2016-2017 was £114,553 


What it does


Success Criteria

Target Pupils


Project X

A 10 week focused comprehension intervention.


Children will make accelerated progress in their Comprehension skills.

24 children over the course of a year from years 3 and 4

100% of children made progress in their reading and Phonics age.

Pre teaching

Provides children with the vocabulary that they may need in a lesson and refreshes prior learning

6 Teaching Assistants are part funded by Pupil Premium funding in order to carry out the Pre and Post teaching interventions


Children will be able to access their learning and progress at a faster rate within the lesson.

All year groups

The gap in attainment was reduced or eradicated  in all year groups with all making in year progress and over 75% made progress against their starting points.



Post teaching

Provides support after a lesson to revisit any aspect of learning that was not understood

Children will be well prepared for the next lesson and gaps in their learning will be reduced.

KS1 and KS2

Pre and post teaching for the More Able

Additional challenges and opportunities to extend learning.

The more able children will be able to extend their learning to a greater depth.

KS1 and KS2 more able children

Emotional Literacy Support.

Support is provided for children who find it hard to express their emotions


Children will benefit from having time with the ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) so that they feel happy at school and able to access their learning.

All children

 All of the children who have completed the ELSA programme have made progress on their emotional chart from start to end point.

Early Bird Club (Subsidised)

A club that runs from 8am in the morning with engaging activities to start the day.


Families will be supported in the mornings to get their children to school in plenty of time thus reducing late arrivals at school. There is also the opportunity for parents to drop off their children earlier before starting work.

Reception to year 6

 The club has been well used, sometimes on a daily basis and for other families as the need arises. This has supported parents to get their children to school on time and get to their place of work.

School Mini Bus

Our own Mini Bus

(2 across the MAT)


This enables us to offer educational visits at a reduced / no cost. All children should therefore have a better understanding of their learning through first hand experiences.

All year groups

Reduction in cost allowed the school to fund more pupil premium children’s visits and involvement in sporting fixtures.

Home School Link Worker

At school for 2.5 days a week.


Families and children will be supported at an early stage through 1:1 conversations or group meetings and coffee mornings. Matters such as poor attendance, behaviour and sign posting to other agencies can then be addressed during the school day thus giving parents time to talk.

All families

The HSLW worked closely with many families resolving issues such as poor attendance, social issues and poor behaviour.

Provision of equipment or uniform.

Provides equipment, uniform and subsidised visits.


Children will be able to take part in all school activities.

All year groups

 The needs were met on an individual basis.


Broadmere Primary Academy 

Pupil Premium allocation 2015 - 2016


Type of expenditure

Expected Outcomes


Additional Teaching Assistants

Full time and part time Teaching assistants

Planned interventions, small group work to ensure there are no gaps in learning with greater challenge for the more able

Teaching Assistants became part of the whole school assessment process and Pre and Post teaching took place to ensure that Disadvantaged children progressed at the same rate as their peers.

Reading Recovery Intervention in Key Stage 1

Part time teacher (shared with New Monument)

Reading Recovery teaching 1:1 will enable children to make accelerated progress in order to narrow the gap in attainment.

100% of the children targeted made accelerated progress in their reading.

1:1 tuition

Teacher (job share) providing 1:1/small group support

Narrow attainment / progress gaps in Year 6 and Year 5, support new arrivals if necessary.

All children progressed however the SATs papers were more challenging than expected (based on the experience of practice papers) so overall results were jot as high as expected.

Home-School Link Worker

Part time HSLW (shared with New Monument)

Families and children supported as appropriate/necessary.

HSLW worked closely with many families resolving issues such as poor attendance, social issues and poor behaviour.

Support for educational visits (incl Mini bus)

Supplementing costs of educational visits.

Mini bus costs.

To offer several educational visits during the year at reduced/no cost

Visits were undertaken to Horsell Common and other local areas at no cost to the pupils therefore, enriching and consolidating their learning.

Project X intervention (Key Stage 2) training and resources

Initial training course, resources for TA.

Ongoing resources, updated training.

Children make accelerated progress in order to narrow the gap in attainment.

75% of children improved their comprehension skills as a result of the intervention.

ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)

Cost of training

6 hours per week (TA)

Emotional support provided for children as necessary (daily).

Several children were supported in 1:1 or small groups where they were given time to talk about concerns and find ways of resolving friendship issues

ELSA Room – refurbishment and resourcing

Ongoing provision of resources as necessary.

Emotional support provided for children and families as necessary (daily).

This room is used on a daily basis and has been named the ‘Peaceful Place’. It provides a calm environment for children to meet, carry out O/T exercises and for meetings with parents.

Library Club

Ongoing provision of resources as necessary.

2 TAs daily for additional hour.

Families able to use the library after school 2x per week as there is no local library.

The Club was set up and ran for 1 term but did not prove popular with the families. More opportunities were therefore given for children to select their own books from the library.

Early Birds Club – subsidised

2 TAs daily for additional hour.

Resources as required.

Families supported if needing to bring their children to school earlier in order to get to work.

The club has been well used, sometimes on a daily basis and for other families as the need arises. This has supported parents to get their children to school on time and get to their place of work.

 Pupil Premium funding received for the academic year 2015-2016:  £108,240.00

Broadmere Primary Academy

Pupil Premium allocation 2014 - 2015


  Pupil Premium funding received for the academic year 2014-2015 was £143,006.


Type of Expenditure

Number of pupils benefited

Outcome on intervention

Additional Teaching Assistants

Full time and part time Teaching Assistants


There were more opportunities for children to receive focused teaching and individual interventions. Therefore any gaps in learning, or chances to work on challenges were addressed. This led to higher achievement and improved progress.  

Numbers count intervention

Reading Recovery intervention

Part Time teacher


Part Time  Teacher






The children were working on personal targets and made accelerated progress

1:1 Tuition

Part Time Teacher


Where children were experiencing dips in their learning, or their progress was slow, the tuition enabled them to get back on track or accelerate their progress and attainment.

Support for Educational visits (inc mini bus)

Supplementing costs of visits/ residential trips


We were able to offer several educational visits a year at reduced or no cost.

Home School Link Worker

Part Time HSLW

As required


Support for Uniform

Supplementing costs of uniform

As required

Where a need was identified, uniform was given to children who needed it.

Peaceful Place

Providing a break out room for children who need emotional support.

As required

The room has become a friendly and private meeting place for children to go to if they need emotional support. It is also used by parents for small meetings.

The expected Pupil Premium funding for Academic Year 2015/16 is £108,240.

This is planned to be used for:

  • Maintaining the high level of Teaching Assistant Support.
  • Establishing a Library Club for both children and adults to raise family access to free reading material.
  • Training and establishing an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant
  • Continuing support for families to access the activities at school that involve payment.
  • Home School Link Worker
  • Reading Recovery, Numbers Count and 1:1 Tuition Teachers