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Pupil Premium Overview

Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding. The Government provides this specific funding to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to underachievement. 

These include:

- Children entitled to Free School Meals (FSM)

- Ever 6 children (those who have been entitled to Free School Meals at some point in their primary schooling)

- Children ''Looked After'' by the Local Authority

- The children of Armed Service Personnel

"It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility" (DfE website)

Schools are receiving the following funding:

£1,320 per pupil of primary-school age, £935 per pupil of secondary-school age, £2,300 per pupil for looked-after children (defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English Local Authority) and £300 each pupil who is either Ever 6 service child FTE or in receipt of pensions under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)

Grundisburgh Primary School Pupil Premium Information

For 2019-20 our Pupil Premium allocation is £31,680 (this is based on 24 Grundisburgh children eligible for funding at time of January 2019 census). This is 14.6% of the school population, a rise from 13.5% in 2018-19.

We monitor closely the performance of all children in the school and in particular the performance of those that the pupil premium sets out to support. Teachers regularly meet with Mrs Marks to discuss the impact of the Pupil Premium. Pupil Premium children’s progress is monitored at half termly Pupil Progress Meetings where attainment and progress is scrutinised. This is measured against the national picture for disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged children. We also compare the Pupil Premium group with those that are not eligible to help identify any further trends or barriers. We also measure impact in a variety of other ways; through attendance, the uptake of extra-curricular activities, the low incidence of behavioural issues and by the outcomes of formal tests such as SATs. We measure impact regularly throughout the year but formally on a yearly basis to look at actions needed for the next academic year. 

The 2018-19 Attendance figures for Pupil Premium children ranged from 83.3% - 99.4% individually. Overall Pupil Premium attendance was 94.3% which shows an improvement year on year since the academic year of 2016-17 where the average attendance of Pupil Premium children was 90.99%. 77% of our Pupil Premium children's attendance last year was above 90%. We are working with the EWO to address individuals who have a significant attendance issue.

Date of next Action Plan - October 2019

Pupil Premium allocation for 2019 - 20 is £31,680

In 2018-19 our Pupil Premium Allocation was £30,360.

Pupil Premium Barriers

The first and most important measure for maximising pupil achievement is high quality teaching. We support our teachers in many ways, for example with additional non-contact time, and challenge them to be ambitious for children’s learning, e.g. through Performance Management Objectives.

Many of our families deal with challenging circumstances with resilience and positivity. Where problems are encountered however, the main barriers to achievement usually relate to one or more of the following:-

Barrier to learning

Percentage of Pupil Premium Children







Confidence / Self esteem


Slow speed


Retention of information


Parental support


Home life (In various ways eg. disruptions, new set ups, siblings)




SEND (or possible SEND)


Some children have more than one barrier to their learning but these are the main barriers to learning which exist for the academic year 2019-20. 

Issues and Attendance
Our teachers and support staff focus on the social and emotional successes and needs of all of the children in their care at all times. We hold a confidential Pastoral Care File, which is reviewed on a regular basis, but also open to change at any time.

We have a person in the school responsible for Pastoral and Family Support, who is able to respond to the needs of children facing emotionally challenging circumstances. We also have access to individual Play Therapy sessions whilst also having two trained members of staff in 'Drawing and Talking' and one in 'Bereavement Counselling Skills.'

Where needed we provide nurture sessions to support pupils who may benefit from a boost to their social, emotional or behavioural needs. Pupils are given whatever help is needed to overcome their individual barriers to learning.

Access to Wider Opportunities & Parental Engagement
All Pupil Premium children have access to lots of free clubs in school and we subsidise one paid club per term too. We pay for School trips and also allow Pupil Premium children access to learn a musical instrument (KS2). We started a Breakfast Club in September 2017 as a new way in which we can diminish the barriers that some Pupil Premium children face; providing exercise and breakfast to start the day.

We are able to offer free places for Kit Crew Camps to vulnerable children for holiday club places during each school holiday.

In addition to the support gained by the above strategies, sometimes we recognise the need to allocate additional targeted resources. A year group with a high level of needs has additional TA support to assist with emotional issues and academic progress. The placement of extra TA support is reviewed throughout the academic year and is changed on a needs basis.

Date of next strategy review and next Pupil Premium Action Plan: October 2019

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-20

Pupil Premium Impact Report 2018-19

Pupil Premium Strategy Review 2018-19

Pupil Premium Strategy Review 2017-18

Pupil Premium Impact Report 2017-18

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018

Pupil Premium Strategy Review 2016-17

Pupil Premium Impact Report 2016-17