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Church of England Junior School

Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and paid to local authorities by a grant based on the January census figures for pupils registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) in Reception to Year 11. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings.  Currently, for each FSM pupil a school receives £1,320 and for looked after child or previously looked after, a school receives £1,900.  Those children attracting the £1900 do so due to having left local-authority care as a result of one of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
  • who has been in local-authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local-authority care)

Please register your child if...

Please register your child if you are eligible using the easy online facility which has been launched by Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S). You can now check your eligibility for FSM. This self-service option is available at:

For this online service, all you need to do is enter your name, National Insurance number or Asylum number, address and your child’s details. Then press submit and find out if you are eligible. If the result comes back found, this means your child is eligible for FSM and the system automatically tells the school. You no longer have to find the paperwork and go into school to get it checked. As from April 2012, the Government has widened the coverage of the Premium to include those eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). Schools decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since it is recognised that they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

The Service Children Premium

The Service Children Premium is rising to £300 as from 1 April 2013. This is to support their emotional and social well-being. The Ministry of Defence has recently announced that the Service Children premium will be extended to include children whose parent has left the service up to three years ago, this is known as Ever 3. Please inform the school if one parent is in the services or has been in the last three years.

How is the funding used at St Mary's CE Junior School?

The Pupil Premium funding was and continues to be used:

  • To provide intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • To provide one-to-one tuition and booster groups for some pupils
  • To increase both 1:1 emotional literacy support and group work for our most vulnerable pupils
  • To ensure that attendance of FSM6 pupils remains in line with non-FSM6 pupils
  • To enhance a positive attitude to learning through boosting self-esteem and confidence.

The pupil Premium funding received for 2011-12 was £8,296

The Pupil Premium Funding received for 2012-13 was £20,885 

The Pupil Premium funding received for 2013-14 was £50,078

The Pupil Premium funding received for 2014-15  was £61,108 

The Pupil premium funding received for 2015-16 was £58,511

The Pupil premium funding received for 2016-17 was £57,740

The Pupil premium funding received for 2017-18 was £55,545

The Pupil premium funding received for 2018 - 19 is  £39,960  (Sept. - April)

Funding is allocated by the government for a financial year (April - April) rather than the academic year. Initially the amount shown for each year will be from September until April, until the final annual allocation is confirmed. 

2018-19 Planned use of funding

Inclusion Manager time providing additional assessment and targeted interventions.  

Subsidising after school clubs, educational visits and residential visits

Additional teacher time and LSA support in order to provide further interventions and booster groups in both maths and English, and staff release time.

Training for member of staff in order to provide further emotional support
Provision of 'Music For Me' intervention.

Training for all teaching and learning support staff in order to:

  • build a wider range of strategies to overcome barriers to learning
  • develop wider expertise in ensuring good progress for children with specific learning difficulties

The school will measure the impact of its use of Pupil Premium through its internal tracking systems.