Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools in addition to main school funding. How much a school gets is dependent on the number of children who are, or have been, eligible for free school meals. Schools are free to spend their Pupil Premium grant in the best way so no child is disadvantaged.

At SMH we have a team approach to ensure that the funding is spent on the right additional provision at the right time. We monitor children’s progress regularly to ensure that those children it is meant to support are making the best progress and can access provision fairly.

The funding our school will receive for the year April 2018 to March 2019 is £138,680


Children can have a number of barriers there is no single difficulty faced by all families. Poor attendance, pupil progress and achievement below the expected range, lower self-esteem, less positive attitudes to learning, and behavioural needs are issues faced more frequently in children eligible for Pupil Premium. Some children eligible for Pupil Premium make accelerated progress in some areas too.

Accessing all children’s progress and wellbeing in the systematic way we do through our weekly Hub meetings ensures that all children have the support they need to make sustained progress. Knowing a child is eligible for Pupil Premium ensures that any potential need is particularly monitored, and that school can respond to any need in a timely way, particularly for family support.


Children across whole school

Every eight weeks every child’s progress is reviewed and key staff discuss how the pupil premium can best be spent to allow children to continue to progress. This is done on an individual basis and our resources are flexibly deployed. Some intervention or resources may be more long term than others to meet individual need.

Children in EYFS

Last year, additional intervention (including additional staffing) and targeted support for ‘readiness to learn’, ‘communication and Language’ and ‘personal development’ skills enabled all children eligible for PP to make good progress from their starting points and to enable a smooth transition to year 1.

Children in KS1

In year 1, children eligible for PP made the same progress as their peers in reading, writing and maths. In year 2, children eligible for PP made the same progress as their peers in reading and maths; they made less progress in reading by approximately one term.

Children in KS2

In years 4 and 6, children eligible for PP make the same progress as their peers. In years 3 and 5 children eligible for PP made better progress than their peers in all subject areas.


A review of last year’s spending and monitoring of the progress, achievement and attainment of free school meals children and LAC showed a high impact in the success of the small group and individual additional provision offered to children eligible for Pupil Premium spending.

Reviewing Pupil Premium Spending

Spending of Pupil Premium funding is reviewed across the year depending on the changing needs of the children as a result of academic assessment and any social or emotional needs. Usually the reviews are every 8 weeks, although we may change intervention sooner depending on level of need. The impact of any spending is reviewed to ensure that it is having the impact that was planned. The needs of some of our children eligible for Pupil premium are complex and may require ongoing intervention at some level. Other children need targeted support in specific areas at specific times in their education. During the final part of the Summer term the overall progress of all children eligible for PP is compared to that of children not eligible , and we aim to see that all the interventions together have made a difference in closing any gap in progress. We can also review which interventions had the most impact on progress.

Pupil Premium Grant 2018 – 2019

Planned expenditure and intended impact

Total PPG Funding (academic year) £ 138,680

The aims and objectives for spending are linked to priorities within the School Development Plan and will ensure children eligible for PP can:

  • access skilled teaching and effective classroom support .
  • make continued progress in reading, writing and maths from year to year.
  • access an engaging curriculum that meets their needs and prepares them for future learning.
  • access timely intervention where they have barriers to learning, both academic and emotional/social including EHAt, provision plan or EHCP
  • are targeted where attendance and lateness is a concern – attendance is at least 97% and reducing PA rate.
  • access timely and effective emotional support in class and external support including family support via EHATs

Detail of proposed spending for this year April 2018 to March 2019

Item Cost Aims Outcome
CPD for all staff £ 18,500 To improve standards of teaching so that all children have access to quality-first teaching that raises awareness of barriers to learning including emotions and attachment. Teaching across the school is at least good or better. Children are able to learn well because staff adapt teaching to match emotional needs
Staffing and resourcing for Breakfast Club from 7.45 £ 10,500 To provide free Breakfast Club for all PP children to enable children to have a positive start their day having had something to eat and played with peers. To ensure that PP children have the best chance at being alert and ready for learning. In addition to improve attendance and punctuality.

To improve general well-being and social skills.

Fully-funded curriculum trips/ visitors (transport and site admission costs) to school £ 15,500 To widen the experiences of children eligible for PP, providing enrichment; leading to improved outcomes in reading, writing and maths To further develop children’s awe and wonder and general well-being. Widen their cultural experiences, enabling them to see themselves as global citizens
Booster classes for Y5 & Y6 SATs. Targeting pupil premium children at risk of delay £ 1,500 To target children eligible for PP who are in danger of not making sufficient progress or achieving the national standard in SATs. Improved outcomes for pupils in reading, writing and maths and future learning.
Access to an enriched school experiences- House Teams, School Council, Children’s University, Musical and Language experiences. Inc Rock Kids and Resonate band, Spanish lessons, and Wider Opportunity Brass sessions. £ 13,500 Children eligible for PP have opportunities to engage in learning outside the classroom and deepening their social and cultural outlooks on life.


Widen children’s life experiences Enhance the development of their well-being.
Purchase of incentives and rewards to promote good attendance and punctuality £ 4,000 To reward those children eligible for PP who reach our attendance and punctuality expectations/ targets. Significantly improve % rates of attendance and punctuality in school.

Help children and adults recognise the importance of good attendance and punctuality for life.

EWO SLA to support improved attendance and punctuality especially for children eligible for PP £2,400 To reward those children eligible for PP who reach our attendance and punctuality expectations/ targets. To target families where additional support is needed. Significantly improve % rates of attendance and punctuality in school.

Help children and adults recognise the importance of good attendance and punctuality for life.

Maintenance of 15 non-mixed age classes and 3 intervention spaces £ 4,100 Ensure that children eligible for PP access a quality learning environment. Improved outcomes for all children academically and socially.
Targeted interventions to help children eligible for PP reach their potential inc reading, dyslexia, Read write a-z, Outdoor Learning, and Socially speaking £ 46,500 To provide bespoke interventions for children eligible to PP Improved outcomes for all children in reading, writing, mathematics
Payment for staff providing after school clubs £ 4,500 Enrichment of children’s experience; cultural awareness, musical ability, physical development confidence etc Children to develop greater self-confidence.
External specialist support fees including SEN, Attachment and also in Counselling £8,500 To provide timely and effective interventions for children eligible to PP Improved outcomes for all children academically and socially.
Development of in house after school club provision to £4,500 To provide a nurturing environment with familiar staff particularly where children have attachment trauma or additional needs. Developing emotional resilience and enabling those children who have to access end of day care a more nurturing environment.
Improvements to EYFS bases £5,000 To ensure that children eligible for PP receive the highest standards of learning and a stimulating environment from the start of their learning journey.


How was the allocation spent? Outcome of targeted intervention /activities
Staffing costs Targeted intervention for pupils across school continued to diminish differences in attainment, progress and confidence . Individual progress was assessed every 8 weeks and a gap analysis undertaken. Staffing was then deployed to meet individual needs. Within this additional provision a focus upon basic skills in Literacy and Numeracy; targeted intervention for pupils identified as ‘Vulnerable’ to support pupils’ self-esteem and confidence to enable them to be more effective learners as well as targeted intervention for pupils with poor attendance. Booster classes before and after school for children in KS2 targeted identified learning needs in phonics, maths and literacy. Where children had particular skills in certain areas, separate sessions were sourced to provide additional challenge. Additional staff were deployed across school to support academic and/or social/emotional areas which enabled timely targeted and skilled intervention.
Wider Opps and Music Tuition Instrumental tuition for Year 4 pupils, together with identified individual tuition for Year 5 & 6 pupils enabled them to learn a musical instrument. Payments to Associate Board Exams were also made.
Breakfast club costs and resources for clubs + staff overtime. Targeted provision enabled all pupils to access pre-school and after school provision to support social and emotional development as well as improve punctuality and provide a healthy nutritious breakfast.
Running costs for mini bus All pupils were transported to events / activities to enhance their learning.
Subsidy for residential trips – FSM All pupils were able to access the Year 5 & Year 6 residentials with no financial disadvantage.
Additional Maths and Literacy resources A variety of additional resources were purchased over the year to enhance the current resources as well as supporting home-school links for maths and Literacy especially for targeted families eg individual laptops for class use and sensory resources too.
Total Allocated & spent 2017-2018 £146,590

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