Pupil Premium Statement and Spending



Introduced in April 2011, the pupil premium funding is allocated to children who are looked after by the local authority and those who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (also known as Ever 6 FSM).  The purpose of the funding is to help schools to close the gap between the progress of children from disadvantaged families and their peers.

It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium funding allocated to their school is spent.  Schools are accountable for their use of the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the impact this has on educational attainment.  School performance tables now include a ‘diminishing the difference’ measure showing how disadvantaged children perform in each school. 


At Georgian Gardens, the Pupil Premium allocation for our school for 2017-18 is approximately £120,112 for 99 pupils (24%). This funding is being used for the following activities and interventions:-


  •          Additional teaching assistant help in class or out of class as appropriate
  •          FirstClass@Number maths intervention
  •          FirstClass@Writing intervention
  •          Reading Recovery type intervention
  •          BoostingReading@Primary intervention
  •          Play therapy
  •          Subsidised educational visits and clubs 
  •          A free club for each Pupil Premium child
  •          Uniform vouchers
  •          Learning mentor to support the emotional needs of children and families
  •          Family Support Manager to support families and engage with Early Help Support 
  •          Nurture groups – Art, gardening and cooking
  •          Gifted and Talented courses 
  •          Breakfast Club
  •          Parent Forum
  •          Release time for the AHT Inclusion for monitoring all intervention groups for Pupil    Premium children
  •          We will hold half termly pupil progress meetings using data analysis and feedback for each class regarding the progress regarding the progress of each child in reading, writing and maths. These meetings will be used to plan and evaluate interventions for children at risk of not making at least good progress and / or achieving age related levels at the end of the key stage.
  •          Enrichment opportunities for Pupil Premium children across the locality group for activities such as the arts, science/D.T., maths, music, P.E., Forest Schools, amongst others.  There will also be an opportunity for Pupil Premium children to attend a live concert as part of a music enrichment activity
  •          Family Art sessions during the weekend
  •          Training for staff working with PP children around their areas of need


Any parent wishing to know more about the support their child is receiving is welcome to talk to the class teacher. Parents’ Evenings are the ideal opportunity to review children’s progress but you are welcome to make an appointment to see the class teacher at any time.


Impact of the use of the Pupil Premium Grant at Georgian Gardens

The progress of this group of children, along with all children, is monitored and reported to the governors every half term. It will be reported here annually.


Are you Eligible for Free School Meals?

We encourage all parents and carers to ensure that staff at our school know whether their child is entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) or has a parent who is a member of the armed services.
If you think your child is eligible, please speak to our office staff who can assist you in completing an application.

Parents can register their child for FSM if they are in receipt of any of the following benefits:


  •          Income Support 
  •          Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance 
  •          Income-related Employment Support Allowance 
  •          Support from the National Asylum Support Service (NASS) 
  •          Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitle to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by HRM Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190 
  •          Guarantee element of State Pension Credit 
  •          Working Tax Credit “Run-on” – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit 
  •          Universal credit 


How can I find out more about the pupil Premium? 
More information about Pupil Premium can be found on the DfE website at: 



Even if your child does not want to have school meals, please register your child if you are eligible. The school only receives the extra funding if your child is registered.



In the 2017 – 2018 financial year the amount of Pupil Premium received is currently estimated at £120,112. We have planned interventions and projects which will also be supplemented from our delegated budget to ensure that we support all of our most disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils.



Total Number of Pupils on Roll


Total Number of Pupils Eligible for PPG

99 (24%)

Total Amount of PPG received




Intended Impact

Cost (£)

Uniform Vouchers

To ensure all children feel part of the community

To provide opportunities to buy more affordable uniform


Contributions to school trips and residential

To raise self-esteem and confidence, increase opportunities and life experiences. Participation is an important part of learning

2250 (res)

1300 (other)

Pupil Enrichment Opportunities

To enable gifted and talented children to attend enrichment opportunities provided by WSCC and other outside providers.

To allow access to extra activities and curriculum enrichment to give improved confidence and self-esteem.


Play Therapy

To enable children to express their emotions and increase their feelings of self-esteem. 

To empower children to feel confident and happy and be able to respond in an appropriate way.


Nurture Groups (Art, Gardening and Cooking)

To enable children to express their emotions and increase their feelings of self-esteem. 

To allow access to extra activities and curriculum enrichment to give improved confidence and self-esteem.


Year 1 and 2 support for phonics

To raise attainment by accelerating the progress of disadvantaged pupils in reading and phonics, ensuring that the gaps are closing in Key Stage 1

To dramatically reduce the number of learners who have extreme difficulty with literacy learning.


Year 1 Reading Recovery intervention

Reading Support

1stclass@number maths intervention

To introduce and follow an evidence based intervention aimed at raising levels in maths (This includes training, resources and staffing costs.)


PP & SEND provision monitoring software

To closely track provision, intervention and costings of children who are Pupil Premium and/or SEND.

Support teachers it the writing of Pupil profiles, ILPs and IPPs.

Recording meetings with parents.

Provision mapping.


Family Support Manager

To address individual needs that are impacting on a child’s well-being and ability to effectively learn

To work with outside agencies, parents, staff and children to provide support and guidance


Learning and Behaviour Mentor

To work alongside children who benefit from additional guidance and strategies in order to effectively manage their behaviour so that they are ready to learn

To provide a location and support for those children who find it difficult to complete their homework at home

To raise attainment of lower attaining PP children in all year groups in maths, reading and writing

To monitor attendance of Pupil Premium children


Breakfast Club for invited children

To ensure that all children are able to start the school day with a nourishing meal

To support families and pupils facing challenges

Close the attendance and punctuality gap between PPG and non PPG children and provide a nurturing environment


Contribution for children to attend after-school clubs

To enable all children to have equal opportunities to access learning outside of school hours


Staff Training

To ensure staff have the up to date information regarding the provision of PP children.


Release Time for AHT Inclusion

To ensure the monitoring of all intervention groups for Pupil Premium children.



To allow for specific additional needs on a case-by-case basis

This year, this money has been spent in a range of ways, including additional support for trips, gifted and talented days, transport to events for PP children, outside agency assessments, etc


Total Spend