Pupil Premium

Pupil premium strategy statement 2018-19

Click here for the draft statement.

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used.
The current Pupil Premium allocation for children who have been eligible for Free School meals during the previous six years is now £1320 per pupil per annum.
The current Pupil Premium allocation for children who have a parent in the armed forces is £300 per pupil per annum.

Download our PUPIL PREMIUM Report 2016/17

For the current academic year the total pupil premium received is £95,880

Pupil Premium Factor

Number / % of total cohort


Service Children

£300 per child



Free School Meals

£1320 per child



Pupil Premium Grant of £95,880 targeted for:
•    12.5 hours per week Transition Officer to reduce the impact of mobility and ensure transitions are as stress free as possible plus baseline assessment of new children within 2 weeks of arrival.
•    The subsidised provision of extra trips and visitors to the school to broaden horizons.
•    Rigorous tracking of the progress of children from the targeted groups and the provision of intervention where necessary. 
•    Three HLTAs for an increase in the frequency of the small group and 1:1 tuition for eligible children who are at risk of underachieving. 
•    Targeted group work delivered by teachers:
•    Year 2 and 6 focus groups for reading, writing and maths delivered by an additional teacher, working under the direction of the class teacher
•    Year 6 after school booster session in Writing and Maths for targeted children to support pupils to make good progress or better.
•    Additional teaching assistant time for the Reception class. This is to provide extra support for pupils, some entering the school with very little experience of early years schooling and with a range of needs
•    Subsidised Breakfast Club x 5 days a week
•    My Passport induction programme
•    Additional books and stationary
•    Nurture Group for vulnerable children, plus small group learning for those children requiring extra support.
•    Counselling and small group therapy via Talkabout.  
•    Lunchtime Club x 5 days a week
•    1:1 support for children not yet statemented as a result of mobility

How will the impact of Pupil Premium be evaluated at Bulford St Leonard’s Primary School?
During the academic year 2016/17, we will continue to monitor the progress of the pupils that are eligible for Pupil Premium through analysis of their teacher assessments each term. This will inform decisions about interventions and future provision. 
In addition, information from lesson observations, children’s books and pupil and parent feedback will form key parts of the evaluation process.

How can parents and carers contribute to the success of the Pupil Premium scheme?
If your child is eligible for free school meals, it is worth registering them even if they're not going to have the school lunch. It will have a direct impact on the funding and will maximize the support we can provide.
Parental support and involvement is a key factor in raising standards. If you would like help or advice with supporting your child, please contact Sue Hart, our Parent Support Advisor.

For more details on the Pupil Premium, please visit: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium



Children on Free School Meals (without SEN)

Progress in Reading, Writing and Maths 2015/16
Progress has been measured as Average Point Scores (APS). The National expectation is 3.50 points per year. Stage 2.

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2


On average, these children made at least expected progress in Reading and Writing, though progress in Maths for Key Stage 2 was slightly slower. This is a whole school priority on this year’s School Improvement Plan.  

75% of children (3 out of 4) on the Free School Meals register who do not have special educational needs attained Age Related Expectations in Reading and Writing and Maths in the 2016 KS2 SATS.