Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. The funding is intended to help disadvantaged pupils to ‘close the gap’ and to raise attainment and improve progress.

Please see the attached Pupil Premium Policy below, for further information

Children who are eligible include:

  • Pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years
  • Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months
  • Children of armed services personnel.

At Woodford Green Primary School, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure, and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. Pupil premium funding represents a significant proportion of our budget and this policy outlines how we will ensure it is spent to maximum effect.


  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged children are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Not all children receiving free school meals will necessarily be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.
  • All work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations or ensuring very good progress from their personal starting points. This will mainly be in the curriculum areas of maths and English.

Pupil Premium Grant Allocation for  2016/17

Overview of the school

Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) forecasted

Total number of pupils on roll

228 (inc. 33 in Nursery)

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

58 pupils

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1,320 (£1,900 LAC)

Total amount of PPG forecasted



Nature of support 2016/17


  • Small group intervention work with teachers and Learning Support Assistants to reduce the gaps in learning between PP and non-PP children, ensuring good progress and attainment for PP pupils.


  • Easter Holiday Booster group intervention for year 6 led by Headteacher and Year 6 teacher.

£    350.00


  • Further support to be provided through staff training and help reduce potential barriers to learning, inc. Power of Reading and Abacus Maths Program.

£   1876.00


  • After school club provision to support involvement of PP children.

£     456.00


  • Subsidy for Year 6 residential trip to develop further opportunities and engagement with the curriculum.

£     565.50


  • Subsidy for school visits.
  • Additional resources

£     452.00

£  6,350.00

  • Staff training to deliver intervention programs.

£     500.00

  • Accessing additional therapies and sources of support available through outside agencies including additional Ed Psych visits, behaviour Support, Speech & Language.

£     540.00

£     650.00


  • Play Therapy

£     975.00

  • SENDco involvement with PP

£     650.50


Curriculum focus of PPG spending 16/17

Linked to the School Key Priorities:

  • To raise the quality of learning and teaching across the school so that it is good or better, including clear provision for PP pupils through planning and delivery.
  • To ensure both progress and attainment using new DFE measures are good for PP pupils and non- PP in all areas.
  • To ensure that the gap between PP vs non PP continues to close through closely targeted support, early identification of need and well matched interventions.




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