Pupil Premium Funding


Since 2011, when pupil Premium was introduced, funding was given to each school. The amount received is calculated by the amount of children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked after children or Children whose parents serve in the armed forces. Schools also receive funding for children who are not currently receiving free school meals but who have been eligible for them at any point during the previous six years, this is known as the Ever 6.


Pupil premium funding is to help schools provide support in a variety of ways for vulnerable children.


Individual schools decide how to spend their allocation but there is a requirement to publish online how this is spent.


For more information on Pupil Premium please visit the government website at www.education.gov.uk/school/pupilsupport/premium


In 2014 – 2015 financial year schools in our area will receive:

  • £1300 per eligible child for FSM
  • £1900 per Looked after child
  • £300 per armed forces child


Financial Year No. of Pupils on roll No. eligible for funding Funding
2011-2012 Data Unavailable Data Unavailable Data Unavailable
2012-2013 Data Unavailable Data Unavailable Data Unavailable
2013-2014 257 111 £138450.00
2014-2015 286 101 £131300.00



Leadership and Management:

The headteacher overseas the Pupil Premium provision at Park Lane Primary School. The deputy headteacher, Inclusions manager and School business manager work together to ensure the tracking of pupil premium children is at its highest level, enable a high level of support to be given and to monitor the impact it is having.

Each eligible pupil at Park Lane Primary School receives an allocation of money so that they can access trips, swimming lessons, music lessons and individual items as necessary like, homework packs, breakfast clubs, PE kits, bags and school uniform.


Focus for 2014 / 2015

The focus for this academic year at Park Lane primary School will be on reading. There will be extra reading materials being provided for children of all ages.


Homework is still an area of concern so as previously mentioned we will ensure that pupils have access to homework materials by providing homework packs.


It is important that all of our children experience a broad and wide curriculum, therefore access to exciting and unique trips and music lessons are vital.


PE kits and uniform will continue to be a focus; ensuring children are properly dressed for all weathers and experiences.


Support for families is to be increased through breakfast and after school clubs.


Nurture provision is to be put in place to support the children and offer extra support where appropriate.

A key area is the attainment of year 2 and year 3 children, ensuring that the gap is narrowing and progress increasing.


A priority for this year is to improve behaviour, safety and attendance so ensuring that a high majority of children behave at all times and attends school regularly and on time.


Governors will be informed of the schools impact and progress at the Governing Body meetings that take place every six and a half weeks.


There is a Governor working committee for Pupil Premium children who will help to monitor the provisions given and its impact.


Teacher Support     – £3251.22

Teaching assistant support – £47587.04

Inclusions manager support – £18926.35

Total Pupil Premium allocation per eligible child, per academic year = £15900.00

Specialist Teacher Visits – 2 times 3 hourly visits for 39 weeks, per academic year = £15732.00

Educational Psychology Visits – 3 hourly visits for 39 weeks, per academic year = £3802.50

HLTA Intervention groups – 21 times 1 hourly session for 39 weeks, per academic year = £9529.37

Speech & Language support = £7000.00

GST 5% of Pupil Premium = £5300.40

HLTA cover for PPA (less costs of Intervention above) = £10587.92

Homework packs = £300.00

Uniform / PE kits = £400.00 per academic year


Total Projected Spend for 2014 / 2015 £138316.80




Statement on Pupil Premium Spend Across the Griffin Schools Trust


The Griffin Schools Trust retains 5% of pupil premium allocation across its schools. This funds co-ordinated, strategic work across the Trust that supports the chosen work of individual schools but would not be affordable from single budgets. It contributes to:


Culture and climate

  • A Director of Performances to lead and co-ordinate drama and performance across all schools
  • A Director of Art to lead and co-ordinate our annual 2 week-long arts festival and to broaden best practise provision across all schools.
  • An annual residential arts and cultural experience in London for 10 year olds.
  • A Director of Music to drive best practice across all schools and make performance level music available at no charge to disadvantaged pupils.
  • A Director of Sport to drive best practise across all schools and make performance sport a realistic option for disadvantaged pupils.
  • An annual Sports Festival, Founders Day and Science Symposium.


Leadership and Management

  • Training for all Heads in the identification of underperformance in the pupil premium group of children, analysis of their individual progress and the design of focused plans strategies to raise their attainment.
  • In depth support to schools to make rapid improvements to their attainment of underperforming groups of pupils.
  • The co-ordination, monitoring and analysis of hundreds of free-extra-curricular clubs and activities, the provision of which is a central precept of wide horizons.
  • Training for new leaders in the identification of underperformance. Analysis of progress and the design of plans and strategies to improve attainment.
  • Support to middle leaders, individually and in groups, in the identification of underperformance, analysis of progress and design of plans to improve attainment.
  • Focused staff visits to exceptional settings to share and see good and successful practise.
  • Expert support for teachers, individually and in groups, in the teaching of literacy including phonics and mathematics.


To redress the national disproportion of advantaged pupils versus disadvantaged pupils benefitting from sporting, artistic provision and leadership opportunities in and out of school, future plans include:

  • The appointment of a Lead Practitioner for Dance
  • The further development of Trust wide pupil leadership