Pupil Premium at SIJS

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.


In the 2018-2019 financial year, schools will receive £1,320 for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. Additionally, schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil who has been adopted from local authority care, is or has been part of a special guardianship order, or who has had a child arrangements order. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils at their school.

How to apply

The school can qualify for Pupil Premium for your child if you receive one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16,190 and not in receipt of Working Tax credit
  • Working Tax Credit Run-On (the payment you receive for further weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • You are actively serving in the Armed Forces
  • Free school meals (But you don’t have to take up the free school meal to attract the funding for your child – children can continue to have a packed lunch if they prefer.)

If you feel you are eligible for Pupil Premium funding, please speak to your child’s teacher or make an appointment to see Ms Davey or Mrs Watts. Whilst we cannot make an application on your child’s behalf we will give you all the assistance we can to help you make the application. 

Please apply online:


How do we use the Pupil Premium grant at SIJS to support pupils?

The national figure for pupils eligible for pupil premium per school is on average 22.6%, our school context is on average that 34% of our children are currently eligible for pupil premium.

At SIJS we have high expectations for all pupils.

Individual needs are identified and a wide range of intervention strategies guided by teachers and run by TA’s, which target learning, social skills, communication and sensory difficulties are put in place and their impact on pupils’ attainment and progress is monitored.

The school continues to recognise the need to maximise every learning opportunity and provides additional learning opportunities for pupils entitled to pupil premium funding by:

  • Quality first teaching and targeted intervention across all year groups
  • Monitoring attendance and punctuality
  • Providing early intervention where appropriate
  • Inviting pupils to early morning and after school clubs
  • Providing local and national visits and experiences to boost confidence and foster social, emotional well being.

We ensure that the additional support we provide is effective by:

  • Looking at the individual needs of each child and identifying actual or potential barriers to learning
  • Ensuring communication between staff is highly effective
  • Working with other agencies to bring in additional expertise as required
  • Providing consistent support for parents / carers to develop their own ability to support their children’s learning across the curriculum
  • Targeting intervention according to the needs of individual children, for example targeted one to one tuition with an experienced teacher
  • Recognising and building on children’s strengths to further boost confidence
  • Monitoring the impact of support


Our school self-evaluation to date shows that the additional support, opportunities, intervention strategies put in place through the Pupil a positive impact upon children’s emotional, social and behavioural development. This aspect of our whole school self-evaluation will continue in order to judge the effectiveness and value for money of initiatives put in place through the Pupil Premium.

For further details on how we have spent and plan to spend our Pupil Premium funding, please see the reports below: