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Pupil Premium

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 pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage 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. Schools also receive funding for pupils who have been looked after and pupils of service personnel. In addition, the funding now supports those children who have special guardianship orders, but have previously been in the care of the LA. The Pupil Premium is used strategically to ensure maximum impact on attainment. As a school we will work hard to support disadvantaged pupils. We will regularly review our actions and their impact, and add or remove initiatives to ensure continued success, raised aspirations and to limit social exclusion.  


  • We are committed to ‘narrowing the gap’ between all pupils and any specific cohort or group of pupils.
  • We will ensure teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of our pupils.
  • We will ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this ensures that the needs of pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium to support any pupil or group of pupils we have legitimately identified as being disadvantaged.
  • Funds will be allocated following an analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals.
  • Not all eligible pupils will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.


Please click HERE to download our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018-2019


Information for the 2017/2018 Academic Year

The allocation for 2017/18 is £212,520

  • There are currently 578 pupils on roll, and approximately 160/27.6% of these pupils are eligible for the Pupil Premium. This does not include EYPP.
  • The majority of children receiving pupil premium are in KS2, 71%, with 29% being in FS1/FS2/KS1.
  • 40% of persistent absences are pupil premium children
  • Of the 80 children persistently absent 23% are below 90% attendance, 14% are below 80% attendance and 0.04% below 70%.

Intentions for 2017/2018 Academic Year  

  • Focused work with pupil premium children in Year 5 and 6 who are at risk from repeated exclusion
  • Increasing the attendance of children receiving pupil premium through appointment of a designated attendance officer for Exeter a learning community
  • Providing transport to school targeting persistently absent children
  • Ensure that pupil premium children have access to quality first teaching through increased training.
  • Increasing consistently good teaching through rigorous performance management and reduced staff absence


To close the ‘in school’ gap between the disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils; To increase the percentage of disadvantaged pupils ‘Working At’ age related expectations and ‘Greater Depth’ in Reading, Writing and Maths


Allocated pupil premium

Impact target and measurement

Provide external learning opportunity for pupil premium children identified as at risk of repeated exclusion


Decrease exclusion and increase attendance

Provide transport for pupil premium children with high absence rates (below 90% attendance)


Increase attendance levels for pupil premium children by 30%

Provide home visiting, support and monitoring by dedicated attendance officer


38 additional home visits to pupil premium children

Provide training for teaching staff, targeted at KS2 to ensure Quality First Teaching

£375for joining Fairfields teaching Alliance

£200 peer review

Teachers aware of strength and areas for development

Teachers have an external view of QFT

Completed self-evaluation of T&L

Provide designated consistent supply teachers to cover training opportunities


Year leaders accessing mentoring and coaching training to enhance provision in classrooms for children in receipt of pupil premium

£3,420 on year group leaders release



£250 to develop bespoke external package of support


Consistent quality teaching maintained



Class teachers and TA’s coached and mentored to enable provision of quality teaching for pupil premium pupils

Provide targeted training to NQT’s, return to teaching staff, new staff and TA’s to achieve Quality First Teaching in classrooms to pupil premium children



Increase QFT in classrooms through

Commission consultant to work with TA’s manage challenging  of specific children


Children will remain in the classroom providing access to QFT and raising progress levels

Purchase uniform and equipment where required


Enable to feel fully part of the school community

TA support within school hours to provide specific intervention to meet children’s needs


Narrowing of the gap and enabling children to achieve their full potential

Within the governance structure of Exeter a learning community the progress of children receiving pupil premium will be monitored through the standards committee and Local Governing Body.