Coaley C of E School - Pupil Premium Grant

 Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools to help raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils on role who have been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years, or are Looked After and Adopted from care.

In the financial year 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018, pupil premium funding will be:

Disadvantaged learners

• £1900 for each Looked After and Adopted child from Care, this is known as

Pupil Premium Plus

• £1,320 for each primary aged pupil eligible for FSM’s, or has been in the past 6 years

The Pupil Premium Grant is also awarded to

• £300 for service children, identifying these children may need additional social and emotional support.



All our work through the Pupil Premium Grant will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age-related expectations (ARE) and beyond. Initially this will be in English and Maths. This will also include children who are already working at or above age related expectations to maximise their progress.



What % of pupils claim PP-FSM and LAC?


What % of pupils claim PP- Service?


Who do I contact in school for more information?

Mrs Suzette Kearns/Miss Lauren Young

Pupil Premium Lead


Mrs Gillian Holmes

Pupil Premium Ambassador and Learning Mentor (Chair of Governors)


 Who is eligible for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium?

All children who are at school; and were under 19 at the start of the academic

year; and are claiming or have parents who are claiming:

  • Income support; or
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance; or
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (this benefit was introduced from 27

October 2008); or

  • Child Tax Credit, but who are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and whose annual income

(as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) does not exceed £16,190; or

  • Support under part VI of the Immigration & asylum Act 1999; or
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

Please Note:

  • Families in receipt of Working Tax Credit are not eligible for Free School

Meals and Pupil Premium.

  • From 1 May 2009 those 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, are entitled to Free School Meals.
  • The PP will only be awarded to your school if you apply for FSM, however, please note your child is not required to have the FSM if they prefer not to.
  • Children at a maintained Nursery must be attending both the morning and afternoon session on the same day to qualify.

If you require any further help or information please see Mrs Kalinowski or Mrs Craig in the School Office.


We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils.

•We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to disadvantaged groups, this includes children who are registered for free school meals (or have been in the past 6 years), looked after/in care or children from military families. Through rigorous tracking of pupil progress and observations of well- being, we allocate provision to ensure our pupils make the best progress they possibly can.

•In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils or the other groups, we recognise that not all pupils who receive this grant will be socially disadvantaged.

•We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support our pupils as we see fit and will justify this with progress reports for the children.

•Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority needs.

•We ensure high parental partnership and engagement in learning.



After each assessment cycle the Pupil Premium Lead will monitor the progress of the children in receipt of the grant alongside the impact of each intervention to ensure the gap is closing.

 Class Teachers attend Pupil Premium strategy reviews alongside  Pupil Progress Meetings.

As a school we aim to measure the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant in a number of ways:

•Through day to day assessments of the children’s learning

•Regular Target Tracker updates

•Pupil progress meetings where the PP lead is there to discuss the needs of these pupils and adjust provision accordingly

•Intervention monitoring

•PP learning walks

•Strategic review meetings with the Head Teacher and the PP ambassador (Mrs Gillian Holmes- Chair of Governors) who meets with PP children as a Learning Mentor.

•Weekly pupil premium updates from staff during staff meetings




The range of provision includes:

•Class teacher small group learning

•Dedicated focused sessions with the class teacher

•1:1 or small group work with the class TA

•Specialised small group work with a TA

•Booster learning with a TA

•1:1 or small group learning with the PP lead

•1:1 tutoring with a teacher

•1:1 tuition to challenge and extend more able pupils

Other ways the PPG pupils will be supported include:

•To employ additional teaching assistant hours to support disadvantaged learners

•To offer free or subsidised places at ‘Breakfast Club’ to PPG children to decrease lateness and attendance issues

•To subsidise PPG children’s participation in residential trips

•To provide resilience and team building skills through Mini Marines

•Counselling sessions