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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.



The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. However we recognise that not all children receiving Free School Meals are vulnerable, and that some families who do not take Free School Meals may actually be suffering economic hardship, or emotional upheaval and therefore are in need of additional support.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, it is a requirement that schools publish on their website about how they have used the Premium.

We recognise that by reaching at least age expected levels children are more likely to go on to achieve economic well-being in later life.


Key facts


The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

The level of the premium in 2012 was £900 per pupil, but this was raised to £1200 in 2014 for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months. This grant is current £1320 per pupil.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid to local authorities by means of a specific grant based on January 2011 school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to Year 11. For looked after children the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns.

Local authorities are responsible for children in care and will make payments to schools and academies where an eligible Child in Care is on roll.

The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium from 2012-13 would be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. As a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.


How Pupil Premium is spent at Salmestone Primary school


Allocation for 2017 – 2018 - £220,000


Additional Support staff to ensure that children entitled to Pupil Premium make at least expected progress and attain national expected levels.

Pastoral Staff to focus on the well-being of children.

Educational enrichment

Speech and Language Therapist so that children who have language difficulties may access support at an earlier point.

Education Welcome officer

ICT resources 

Breakfast club 

Place 2 Be 

1:1 support 


Salmestone bases the use of extra staff on a needs led basis rather than an eligibility led basis, hence the extra teaching staff are targeted at the most vulnerable children and support is then focused towards these children.

Extensive tracking systems are kept to monitor the progress of all children and all vulnerable groups are monitored in this process.

Performance Management meetings mean that teachers are visibly more accountable for their children’s progress. These are discussed at review meetings in conjunction with lesson observations and book & planning scrutiny. 



Number of pupils and pupil premium grant received:


Total number of pupils on roll (excluding Nursery) 379
Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant 161

Amount of PPG received per pupil

Post LAC 5@1900=9852

Total amount of Pupil Premium Grant received £212,520


Pupil Premium Report 2016/17