Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding 2016/17

Norton in Hales CE Primary School Pupil Premium Grant for 2016/17 is £18,780

(£1320.00 per pupil) 

Pupil premium funding is an allocation of funding by the Government to help schools ensure the children who may be vulnerable or disadvantaged are enabled to make appropriate progress in their learning.  The Pupil Premium funding is based on the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in any of the previous 6 years.  It also includes looked after children and pupils eligible for the Service children funding in the last 3 years.  Schools are required to report on the amount of Pupil Premium allocated and how it is being used.

The DfE, the Local Authority and the school have data to enable us to compile a list of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding.  All pupil’s individual targets are closely monitored by Mr Guy Verling Headteacher, Mrs Rebecca Welch, SENCo and Link Governor, Hilary McDonald and reported to the Governing Body.  Termly assessment data is analysed and individual pupil’s progress discussed termly during Pupil Progress Meetings.  Individual Class teachers the SENCo, Headteacher and Governors closely monitor the impact of Pupil Premium funding on the progress and attainment of pupils eligible, as well as tracking all pupils in school. From September 2016 the Pupil Premium Provision Map is updated termly at Pupil Progress meetings and analysis is compiled to show the progress of FSM/Non-FSM.

The 2016/17 Pupil Premium funding for or school is £18,780.  The Pupil Premium Grant includes pupils on the annual census.  The funding is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.  We strive to ensure that all pupils at Norton in Hales CE Primary School make expected levels of progress each year.  Pupil Premium funding is spent on supporting individual pupils in the classroom by providing Quality First Teaching, targeted intervention,  behaviour support and curriculum enhanced activities and experiences.

How do you know if your child can access this funding?

From September 2014 all children who are in reception, year 1 or year 2 in a state-funded school will be offered a free healthy school lunch. From January 2015 all children under five will receive free milk and all children in receipt of free schools meals (FSM) will be offered free milk.

Those children who are five and over and not in receipt of FSM will be able to buy milk through the schools payment scheme.

Pupil Premium funding is given to schools based on eligibility for Free School Meals over the last 6 years (excluding the infant free school meals provision).  Your child will be eligible for Free School Meals (and additional Pupil Premium funding for the school to support your child) if you or your partner are receiving any of the following benefits: 

  • Income Support.
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

Why register?

Registering could raise money for your child's education.  Registering for free meals and pupil premium could raise an extra £1,320 for the school, to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities.

It is therefore important to sign up for free school meals/pupil premium as this involves more than a free school lunch and your child's school will receive extra funding to ensure your child gets support should they need it.

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2016-17  Pupil Premium Grant

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) provides funding to:

• Raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap with their peers; and

• Support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.

The pupil premium grant per pupil for 2016/17 is as follows:

Disadvantaged pupils

Pupil Premium per pupil

Pupils in Year Groups R to 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM


Looked After Children (LAC)


Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 1 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order


Service children


Pupils in Year Groups R to 11 recorded as Ever 4 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.



2016-17 Pupil Premium Plan


2015-16 Pupil Premium Spend

In 2015-16 the school received £18,780 in Pupil Premium Funding.  This money was used to provide the following initiatives.

Focus of Spending Aim Outcome
Funding of spaces on school visits throughout 2015/16 To ensure all children are able to participate and to give children an opportunity to experience new and challenging activities Increased engagement with the curriculum, greater confidence
Funding of club activities To ensure that children who would not always access after school clubs have the opportunity to do so and to give children the opportunity to experience new and challenging activities Increased social confidence and positive social interaction
Funding of a limited number of places at our breakfast and after school clubs To provide children with the opportunity to attend breakfast or after school club if required to access Provided pupils with a Breakfast enabling them to be ready to learn in morning sessions. Light tea provided to ensure children have a second healthy meal of the day. Provides with a calm purposeful environment after school where the children feel safe,

Maths intervention in class TA support

 To enable children to work within class independently Targeted personalised learning through small focused group activities. 73% of pupil premium children made at least expected progress and 27% made above expected in maths.
Literacy intervention in class TA support To enable children to work within class independently

Targeted personalised learning through small focused group activities.

100% of pupil premium children made at least expected progress and 27% made above expected in reading.

100% of pupil premium children made at least expected progress and 45% made above expected in writing

Purchasing of phonics books To develop understanding of early reading

Reading books matching phonics phase to ensure consistency when reading at home therefore improving letters and sounds knowledge.

100% of pupil premium children in key stage 1 made at least expected progress in reading

Phonics Sessions To improve letters and sounds skills through phonics sessions

Targeted personalised learning through small focused group activities

50% of our pupil premium children scored maximum marks in the phonics test

Quality 1st Teaching To work collaboratively with 3 other schools to improve quality first teaching, To utilise the schools outstanding curriculum leaders. To enhance learning environments and to share best practice

100% of lessons observed within school judged to be at least good and many judged to be good with outstanding features.

Collaborative working with 3 other schools is underway and best practice is being shared across the schools