Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.  These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Additional Funding for Looked After Children

The DFE have advised us that extra Pupil Premium Funding of £1900 will be available for children in the following categories:

  • Children adopted after being in care
  • Children who ceased to be looked after through a special guardianship order
  • Children who ceased to be looked after through a residence order

Guidance from the DFE says that schools can only claim this money where the parent self-declares their child's status to the school, providing supporting evidence (e.g. an adoption order).

If your child qualifies for this extra funding then please speak to Mr Rourke or Mrs Crafter in confidence so that we can make the claim and your child can benefit from the additional support we will provide.

Planned spending and actions for 2013-14 academic year

We recognise that not all pupils who receive Free School Meals will be socially disadvantaged, and that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered for Free School Meals. Pupil Premium funding may be used by the school to support any pupil or groups of pupils that the school identifies as being socially disadvantaged.

At Acorn Federation we plan to use the additional funding in the following ways:
  • To provide short-term intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with SEN, to ensure that children eligible for Pupil Premium achieve as well as their peers or better.
  • To subsidise the cost of extra curricular activities including school trips to ensure equality of access so children eligible for Pupil Premium are not disadvantaged.
  • To purchase books for boys with high interest, low reading age.
  • To release a teacher to run booster groups with pupils to accelerate progress.
  • Additional 1:1 support for targetted children.
  • Staff training to implement interventions.
Estimated Pupil Premium Grant Allocations 2013/14
School No. on roll No. eligible pupils Total amount PPG
Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary 176 15 £14425
St Andrew's CE Primary 86 7 £6941


Estimated Pupil Premium Grant Spending 2013/14
School Name T.A. Intervention Staff Training 1:1 Support Teacher release Literacy Books Trips & Activities
Mrs Ethelston's £6750 £770 £2075 £4110 £850 £640
St Andrew's £4901 £770 - - £850 £420


We carefully monitor the progress of all children, including those receiving pupil premium funding and these results can be found on the DfE website.

Mrs Ethelston's Data

St Andrew's Data

It is important that all parents entitled to Free School Meals claim their entitlement so that we can continue to receive the maximum funding available to maintain this provision in our schools. Ring 0845 155 1019 to apply for Free School Meals.

Details of how to apply for Free School Meals and information regarding previous spending using PPG can be found below.

How to Apply for Free School Meals.pdf11.92 KB
Free School Meals Application Form.pdf388.53 KB
Pupil Premium Grant Letter to Parents 14.11.13.pdf49.67 KB
Mrs Ethelston's PPG 2012.13 statement.pdf18.16 KB
St Andrew's PPG 2012.13 statement.pdf18.43 KB
Mrs Ethelston's PPG 2011.12 statement.doc29 KB
St Andrew's PPG 2011.12 statement.doc29.5 KB

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From 1st April 2014, parents of both Mrs E's and Chardstock will be ordering the school uniform online from School Trends: