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Pupil Premium


The Government introduced the Pupil Premium in 2011 to provide additional school funding for those children classed as having deprived backgrounds, and also those who had been looked after (by a local authority) for more than six months. In addition, the Service Premium was introduced for children whose parent(s) are, or have since 2011, served in the armed forces.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, but are held accountable for how they use the funding to support pupils from low-income families. Since September 2012, there has been a requirement to publish on the school’s website information about how the Pupil Premium has been spent. This allows parents and others to be fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by this funding and the extra support that they receive.


Pupil Premium at The Greville Primary School


  • We aim to create an education where children are inspired and nurtured in order to achieve in many ways. Teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
  • Appropriate and targeted provision is made for children from vulnerable groups and we aim to ensure that the needs of disadvantaged children are correctly assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for disadvantaged children, we understand and recognise that not all pupils who are in receipt of free school meals are socially disadvantaged.
  • We understand that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We therefore reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support pupils or groups of pupils we have identified as being disadvantaged.
  • Pupil Premium funding is allocated once need has been assessed. By necessity, limited funding and resources mean that not all children receiving Pupil Premium will be in receipt of interventions at one time.


Overview of spending in 2015/16

Total number of pupils on roll 571

Number of pupils eligible for PP funding 80

Pupil Premium funding £77,000


Funding contributed to:

Literacy and numeracy targeted intervention programmes

Reading Recovery training and development

ELSA training and delivery

Funding for school trips, musical instruments and peripatetic music lessons

Extra-curricular club

Social skills groups

!:1 interventions with qualified teacher

Support levels of TA cover in classes allowing for individual/small group interventions



Funding for some school trips allowed children to enjoy opportunities they may not otherwise have had opportunities to enjoy. Furthermore, they were able to develop relationships and bond with their peers.

After school club developed confidence and self-esteem as children were able to enjoy the funded resources.

Children were able to take part in music lessons using instruments and by accessing funded teaching opportunities.

Reading Recovery – two trained teachers were able to deliver targeted interventions resulting in accelerated progress allowing children selected to narrow the gap with their peers.

Results for KS1 and KS2 PP children showed good progress and attainment in comparison with national picture and, in the case of progress measures, against all other Greville pupils.



Greville pupils eligible for PP

Pupils not eligible for PP (national average)

% achieving ELG at end of EYFS



% meeting the phonics threshold at the end of Year 1



% of KS1 children making at least the expected standard in RWM



% of KS1 children making at greater depth standard in RWM



% of KS2 children making at least the expected standard in RWM



% of KS2 children making the greater depth standard in RWM



Progress measures 2016


Greville pupils - All

Reading progress measure



Writing progress measure



Maths progress measure




Progress for PP children was broadly in line with their peers, therefore ‘narrowing the gap’.