Pupil Premium

Expected Allocation for 2017-18 £76,980

The government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant is additional to main school funding and is allocated from Central Government to support children who;

  • are currently, or have been, eligible for free school meals
  • children who have been looked after as a result of adoption, a special guardianship order or a child arrangement order continuously for more than 6 months
  • have a parent employed in military services.

The funding is allocated directly to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers by removing barriers to learning. It is up to individual schools how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

At Cashes Green Primary School we support all our pupils by providing high quality teaching, supplemented by interventions to support learners as and when required. The School Leadership Team and the Governing Body monitors the impact of all spending and interventions, including Pupil Premium.

What are the barriers to our eligible children’s learning?

We know that some of our pupils eligible for Pupil Premium face one or more of the following barriers to learning:

  • Learning difficulties – acquiring basic skills in school
  • Emotional and social difficulties – making friends or relating to adults or behaving properly in school or at home
  • Mental health difficulties - for the pupil or someone in their family
  • Specific learning difficulties – with reading, writing, number work or understanding information
  • Sensory or physical needs – which might affect them in school
  • Communication problems – in expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying
  • Medical or health condition – which may slow down a child’s progress and / or involves treatment that affects his or her education
  • Financial or practical difficulties
  • Emotional / Social issues caused by external factors beyond the pupil’s control

What are our priorities?

  • Ensure at least good progress for all pupils
  • Ensure that financial barriers do not exclude pupil access to the wider curriculum
  • Support pupils with emotional / mental health issues
  • Improve attendance and prevent exclusions

What we do.

  • Employ an Family / Pupil Support Worker to support whole families when needed
  • Employ Teaching Assistants to run interventions and provide extra support in and out of the classroom
  • Employ extra Qualified Teachers to provide support to pupils of all abilities including high attaining pupils
  • Employ a Play Therapist to support pupils when needed
  • 1 to 1 tuition for identified pupils
  • Intervention resources
  • Subsidised attendance at Breakfast Club and After School Club when needed
  • Subsidised funding for extra-curricular activities
  • Subsidised funding for school uniform
  • Termly pupil progress meeting to review progress and highlight areas for concern
  • Evaluate impact of interventions and support


Date of next review – April 2018