Pupil Premium at SIJS

The government website www.gov.uk provides the following information about Pupil Premium

The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11.

When first introduced in April 2011 schools were given £400 per year for:

  • every child currently registered as eligible for free school meals
  • children who have been looked after for 6 months or longer

From April 2012, pupil premium funding was also extended to:

  • all children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years known as Ever6

In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, primary schools are receiving:

  • £1,320 per pupil of primary-school age
  • £300 for service children
  • £1,900 per pupil for looked-after children who:
    • have been looked after for 1 day or more
    • are adopted
    • leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or a Residence Order

The pupil premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.

To view our Pupil Premium policy, CLICK HERE.

Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.

We also hold schools to account through performance tables, which include data on:

  • the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding
  • the progress made by these pupils
  • the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers

Pupil premium funding is spent in an individualised and personal way to address the needs of a particular child.  Apart from prioritised, targeted ‘one to one’ tuition with a specialist teacher and targeted additional support, the costs of a residential camp or trip to London for example may be covered, as well as other planned class educational visits to enhance learning. Parents and carers are able to make this choice on all the visit/camp letters sent home.

After school clubs/activities to enhance motivation and self esteem or joining fees for a specialist club (judo or karate for example) as well as swimming tuition have all been funded. Enrichment weeks planned annually to provide unique learning opportunities, enabling pupils to flourish in high quality experiences, not normally encountered within a classroom for example shelter building, climbing walls, surfing, fencing cooking on an open fire and much, much more.

All after school additional clubs/learning provision at St Ives Junior School are free, incurring no cost to parents or carers.

The cost of 10 hours of targeted specialist one to one teaching for each child is £400. ie £40 per hour. This has been the most successful use of this funding over several years, with outstanding impact in learners outcomes. Thus this is the largest area of spending within this funding. One to one tuition is delivered in time slots to suit each child. Some children may receive more than 10 hours of one to one teaching.

ActivitySummer 2015Autumn 2015Spring 2016Total
TOTAL PP INCOME£41,496£41,496£31,124£114,116
Enrichment Week£4,468£0£0£4,468
One to One Teacher£6,020£8,124£6,093£20,237
Additional Teaching Assistant£9,956£9,956£7.467£27,379
Intervention Work (DHT)£10,220£8,176£6.132£24,528
Small Class Sizes£5,241£5,241£3,931£14,413
Curriculum Resources£121£256£85£462
After School Club Resources£190£357£243£790
Educational Visits£6,331£6,794£1,765£14,890
Music Tuition£350£500£335£1,185
Other Intervention Strategies£2,315£1,850£1,927£6,092
TOTAL PP EXPENDITURE£45,212£41,254£27,978£114,444

How do we measure the impact of our Pupil Premium Funding?

We believe that one to one tuition has a positive effect on pupils’ self esteem and confidence in all areas of the curriculum. All data is cohort specific however the Ofsted ‘outstanding’ descriptor for assessment and attainment relating to pupils receiving pupil premium reads as follows:

The attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils at least match or are rapidly approaching those of other pupils nationally and in the school.






As  a Junior school  we carry out our own baseline assessments for pupils on entry to year 3.  This baseline data also allows us to show expected and accelerated progress from the baseline data to the end of year 6.