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Pupil Premium

The purpose of Pupil Premium 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[1]) and their peers by ensuring funding reaches the young people who need it most to tackle disadvantages.

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

Purbrook Park School’s Pupil Premium Policy sets out the principles underlying the use of Pupil Premium money at Purbrook Park School and how its use will aim to enable full participation, enhance outcomes, enrich experiences and above all raise attainment, therefore closing the gap between Pupil Premium Pupils and NON Pupil Premium Pupils.

Pupil Premium Allocation 2017-18

 Number of Pupils (FSM61/CLA/Service Children)

Funding (£)





To enable full participation, enhance outcomes and enrich experiences for eligible pupils, the 2014-15 Pupil Premium funding has been allocated as follows:


  • Uniform, PE and equpiment grants
  • Trip Payments
  • ADT Materials
  • Breakfast
  • Counselling
  • Parent Support Advisor
  • Alternative Provision
  • Subject interventions
  • Outreach support
  • Completion of Pupil Premium Profiles
  • Revision days and offsite provision


  • DOL & Subject Leader Tracking/Interventions
  • English & Maths Interventions
  • Learning Resources
  • Revision Guides/Texts
  • SAM Learning
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Lexia
  • E-Praise Points
  • Year Leaders


  • Peripatetic music lessons
  • Intruments
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme
  • Social Inclusion
  • Support for extra-curricular activities
  • Holiday Revision Courses

The school collects and reports on progress data for all pupils three times per year and ensures that interventions[2] for any pupil failing to make expected progress are both discussed, implemented, tracked and then evaluated prior to the next data collection. The Additional Needs Coordinator tracks and monitors behaviour, attendance and attainment through the data collection process and measures the impact of the interventions and strategies.

[1] From September 2012 the Government widened the Pupil Premium eligibility criteria to include those students that are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years (FSM6)  

[2] Interventions for pupils attracting this funding are variable.