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Gretton Primary School


Pupil Premium Spending – 2016-17

We have 9 children eligible for Pupil Premium Funding, out of the school total of 142. Which means that 6% of the school are eligible for this funding.

We have been allocated £7920 for the year.

Our aims in managing this funding.

  • To spend the money wisely to ensure that any gaps in progress and attainment between socially disadvantaged pupils and their peers are closing.
  • To clearly identify socially disadvantaged pupils who may be at risk of under achieving.
  •  To provide early intervention and support for all socially disadvantaged pupils.
  • To ensure that socially disadvantaged pupils achieve or exceed age related expectations and that the vast majority achieve in line with their peers.
  • To provide effective support for pupils, parents and families to ensure that children are ready to learn every day
  • To have effective systems in place for identifying those pupils eligible for pupil premium and for tracking the progress they make as a result of interventions.
  • To regularly monitor and review the effectiveness of our spending and to share this information with parents, Governors and staff.

Pupil Premium Spending – 2016-17

What will we use our Pupil Premium Funding for?


What impact is this designed to have?


Towards salary of an HLTA (1 afternoon per week) to run interventions for PP pupils. (such as Numicon, RWI phonic support, feedback marking)  Plus 1:1 support from LSAs to work on next steps with individual children or in pairs.



Reduction in gap between disadvantaged and non- disadvantaged pupils

Pupils to make at least 3 steps progress from Sept to June in RWM.



Towards the salary of a Pastoral Support assistant to support children’s emotional well- being and readiness to learn


To help pupils to overcome any barriers to learning through lack of emotional well being.


Subsidy of extra-curricular activities (where there is a charge) for disadvantaged children



Disadvantaged pupils have the same opportunities as non disadvantaged pupils


Purchase of school uniform and PE kit including PE shoes Uniform subsidy



Ensure that all PP pupils take part in all activities offered  in the school curriculum and beyond.


Subsidy for disadvantaged children, towards the cost of residential trips, educational visits and workshops  in school to enhance the creative curriculum


To reduce any barriers to learning which could arise from lack of participation in school activities due to lack of finance


Payment of peripatetic music lessons



Subsidised music tuition will be offered so that most children in receipt of Pupil Premium will be given the opportunity to learn to play an instrument


PP funding used to pay for an Ever 6 pupil in KS 2 to have a hot dinner each day


Child receives a good meal in the middle of the day to support his learning in the afternoon.

Impact statement:


In 2016-17 we had 9 children (6%) eligible for pupil premium funding. The data shows that:

  • 7/9 – 78% of PP pupils  met age related expectations in Reading
  • 5/9 PP pupils have met  related expectations in Writing
  • 8/9  - 89% of PP pupils have met age related expectations in Maths
Please note that one child had Special Educational Needs in Literacy.


Who can I speak to about Pupil Premium funding?

Mrs MacDonald (Principal) is responsible for Pupil Premium Funding. Your child’s class teacher will be able to explain how we are using the funding to support individual children and the office staff can offer advice on how to apply for this funding if you think you may be entitled to it.

Am I eligible to apply for pupil premium funding for my child?

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you or your partner get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches. 


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