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Pupil Premium

Smeeth Community Primary School Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure

Provision & Impact for 2019/2020 academic year 


Smeeth Community Primary School

This section contains details of our pupil premium allocation and plans to spend it in the current year; and, for the previous year, a statement of how the money was spent, and the impact that it had on educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.


What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools by the government to target specific groups of children.


These pupils must be from one of the following groups:-

  • Families who have been eligible for Free School Meals during the past 6 years
  • Children in Local Authority Care
  • Children who have a parent/s who work in the armed forces


Its purpose is to fund initiatives and help schools overcome barriers to children’s learning, so that any gaps in attainment are narrowed by accelerating an individual’s progress. It has been recognised that nationally, children from the groups specified above, do not tend to achieve as well as pupils who are not in these three groups.


It is our aim that all pupils receive the best possible education and are encouraged and supported with their learning so they attain and achieve well. We maintain a clear focus on any pupils who are not reaching expected attainment or making adequate progress and have a clear tracking system with Provision Maps in place to ensure we monitor and target any support that is necessary. We also liaise with outside agencies and communicate with parents/carers so they are kept informed. The School makes every effort to encourage families who are able to claim Free School Meals to do so.


Currently, 8% of our pupils are currently eligible for Pupil Premium Funding from the Ever 6 Spring Census report.


The School recognises that not all Pupil Premium pupils present as vulnerable or disadvantaged and not all pupils who are vulnerable or socially disadvantaged claim Free School Meals.


The pupil premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to:

  • raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap with their
  • peers support children with parents in the regular armed forces.


The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) per pupil for 2019 to 2020 is as follows:


Disadvantaged pupils

PPG per pupil

Pupils in year groups Reception to Year 6 recorded as ‘Ever 6 FSM’ (Free School Meals)


Looked After Children (LAC)


Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order


Service children pupils in year groups R to 11 recorded as ‘Ever 5 Service



PPG for Smeeth Community Primary School (2019-2020)


Total number of pupils on roll (Sept 18)


Total number of ‘Ever 6 FSM’ pupils


Total number of Looked After Children


Total number of Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children


Total number of ‘Ever 5 Service Child’ pupils


Total Amount of PPG received



At Smeeth Community Primary School, the leadership team, teachers and teaching assistants all make regular use of data (analysed at pupil progress meetings) to identify all children who are at risk of underachievement and specifically focus on the progress of pupils entitled to the Pupil Premium Grant. They closely monitor the effectiveness of any chosen strategy or intervention through half-termly Pupil Progress meetings. Staff  agree the priorities for closing the gaps between their achievement and progress and those of other children, analyse their effectiveness and report to governors. Governors review the impact of measures as an integral part of their link class visits.


At Smeeth Community Primary School our aims are:

  • To ensure that teaching and learning meets the needs of all pupils.
  • To ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring that the needs of socially and disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • To recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered for Free School Meals, therefore Smeeth Community Primary School will use it’s professional judgement to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or groups of pupils the School has identified as being disadvantaged.


Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals. Therefore it may be the case that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time


Funding from the Pupil Premium Grant for 2019-2020 is allocated in the following ways:

  • Funding of additional teaching hours for 1:1 and small group support for children identified from data analysis.
  • Targeted interventions to support the narrowing of the gap in attainment and progress of children in vulnerable groups.
  • Partial subsidisation of places on Year 6 residential and other trips in other year groups.
  • Breakfast Club places.
  • Extended school activities including access to clubs, including music tuition.
  • Uniform and clothing grants.


We are spending the funding in the following ways:



Allocated Funding

Type of Support

Targeted intervention groups for PPG and identified vulnerable pupils

£7560 plus TA for Looked after child paid by out of county council


Lego Therapy/Drawing and Talking Sessions



Well Being/ Emotional Support

Uniform and clothing grants



Well Being/ Emotional Support

Partial subsidisation of places on Year 6 residential and other trips in other year groups



Well Being/ Emotional Support

Extended schools activities including access to clubs


Pastoral / Well Being / Emotional Support

Additional TA Support in class and interventions £1,886 Academic





The School also uses an amount of funding to pay for educational experiences, resources and training for staff that we believe will encourage effort and progress and will facilitate a broader learning experience for pupils.


The extensive additional provision is reflected in our consistently good results at the end of Key Stages 1 and 2.


Governor Involvement in Pupil Premium

The Governing Body receives regular reports on the progress of all vulnerable groups, including all Pupil Premium children and they discuss and review practice. Governors take an active part and learn about Pupil Premium from first hand experiences, regularly visiting the School, taking part in learning walks and school self-reviews.


It should be noted that pupils who are allocated Pupil Premium may:


  • have additional Special Educational Needs
  • have only been at our school a short time
  • have made good progress but have no KS1 levels to measure from
  • have medical needs that might affect individual or group average attainment or progress.


Current Attainment Results - Summer 2019



Smeeth School Pupil Premium 2019

(Total number of PP children)


2019 (data not yet available)

EYFS reaching good level of development N/A  

Y1 Phonics screening

Reaching required standard

100% (2)  

KS1 Reading

Reaching expected +

100% (2)  

KS1 Writing

Reaching expected +

100% (2)  

KS1 Maths

Reaching expected +

100% (2)  

KS2 SATs Reading

Reaching expected +

50% (7)  

KS2 Writing

Reaching expected +

50% (7)  

KS2 SATs Maths

Reaching expected +

50% (7)  


Reaching expected +

50% (7)  

KS2 Combined


50% (7)  


Pupil Premium funding for 2020/2021 - (awaiting figures)