Pupil Premium Funding

Potton Middle School

Proposed Pupil Premium Grant Spending 2016/17

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

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 peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage pupils reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (Ever 6). Schools also receive funding for children who have been ‘looked after’ by the Local Authority, and children of service personnel.


In most cases the Pupil Premium is paid directly to schools, allocated to them for every pupil who is eligible for free school meals. Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. Local authorities are responsible for ‘looked after’ children and make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll.

Pupil Premium Information for Potton Lower School

2016-17 Projection of funding use

Total number of pupils on roll


Number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding including Ever 6 & LAC/Post LAC


Amount received per FSM pupil


Amount received per LAC pupil


Amount received per Post LAC pupil


Estimated Total amount of PPG to be received


Planned spending for the year

  • Lunch time meals for all children who are eligable for free school meals
  • 1 x part time intervention teacher
  • Leadership monitoring time
  • Financial support for school trips and events
  • Teaching assistant for lunch time behaviour support
  • Targeted teaching assistant support in class
  • Support for music lessons

Impact of PPG spending

Children’s progress will be monitored on a half termly basis to evaluate the impact of support on their academic achievement. Their development in other areas will also be monitored informally by their class teacher.

Potton Middle School

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure


Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG)   received for the year 2015/2016

 This is the pupils who are currently receiving a Free School Meal and those who have been eligible for a Free School Meal in the last six years and children who are receiving funding under LAC/Post LAC

Total   number of pupils on role


Total   amount of pupils eligible for PPG currently


Amount of PPG entitlement per FSM and Ever 6 children


Amount of PPG entitlement per Looked After Child and Post Looked After Children


Total Amount of PPG received this year



Nature of Support Given 2015/16


Free School Meals


Music lessons


Educational Visits financial support


Leadership Time – Assistant Head teacher (1 hour per week)


Teaching assistant


Educational resources




Measuring the impact of PPG spending 2015/2016

Potton Middle School received £30,829 Pupil Premium funding in the financial year 2015/2016. The funding was based on the number of children on roll who were in receipt of free school meals (FSM) from the local authority in May 2015. We also received funding for two Looked After Children (LAC) and one children Post LAC. In the academic year 2015/2016 twenty eight of our two hundred and nine pupils were in receipt of pupil premium funding this equates to 13.4%.

In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered to qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school legitimately identifies as being socially disadvantaged.

The funding was used to improve outcomes for children in the following ways.

  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.

  • 1:1 support

  • Providing free lunch to those children receiving Free School Meals.

  • Increase teaching assistant support to enable more targeted support in phonics and reading.

  • Providing music lessons to encourage skills and confidence.

All our work through the pupil premium has been aimed at improving progress, and moving children to at least age related expectations.

See below for data tables.

Year 6 Results Summer 2016




No. of pupils

% Pupils ‘At’ or ‘Above’ ARE

% Pupils ‘Below’ ARE

% Pupils absent for long periods

% Pupils ‘At’ or ‘Above’ ARE

% Pupils ‘Below ARE

% Pupils absent for long periods

% Pupils ‘At’ or ‘Above’ ARE

% Pupils ‘Below’ ARE

% Pupils absent for long periods

Pupil Premium











Non Pupil Premium








Due to the low numbers of Pupil Premium pupils the percentage of children who are still working below ARE looks high, however, this only equates to 6 children which is 13.3% of the overall cohort.