Pupil Premium

The Funding

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. This is additional funding given to schools to enable them to support disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between themselves and their peers

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the numbers of children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and for children who have been eligible at any point in the previous 6 years.

Pupil premium is also received for children in local authority care, adopted children and children with guardian orders in place.

In 2015-16, the funding received was £1320 for primary-aged pupils and £1900 for all looked after children, adopted children and children with guardians.

Schools are free to spend Pupil Premium according to their specific needs, however, schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.


Our Strategy

The School’s strategy is to put in place measures that will ensure that all disadvantaged children will be able to access the curriculum and make progress at the same rate or better than their peers. The focus will be in line with our School Development Plan which is written annually, however, all provision will be personalised and reviewed on a termly basis.


Barriers to learning

The School is aware that sometimes disadvantaged children may have experienced challenging home experiences which can lead to gaps in learning due to home moves and/or a change of school. We also realise that a disadvantaged child may have a very stable background, however, due to financial reasons their family may not be able to provide all of the life experiences that could enhance their child’s learning.

With these barriers in mind, we have allocated our Pupil Premium funding to initiatives that aim to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.


Review of funding and impact

Tracking meetings are held at least each term and the impact of the Pupil Premium funding is assessed, and changes made in year, if it is felt that the needs of the child have changed. 



New Monument Primary Academy

Pupil Premium allocation 2015 - 2016

 Pupil Premium funding received for the academic year 2015-2016:  £79,200.00


Type of expenditure

Expected Outcomes

Additional Teaching Assistants

Full time and part time Teaching assistants

Planned interventions, small group work to ensure gaps in learning/challenge for the more able

Reading Recovery Intervention in Key Stage 1

Part time teacher (shared with New Monument)

Reading Recovery teaching 1:1 will enable children to make accelerated progress in order to narrow the gap in attainment.

1:1 tuition

Teacher providing 1:1/small group support

Narrow attainment gaps in Year 6 and

Year 5.

Home-School Link Worker

Part time HSLW (shared with New Monument)

Families and children supported as appropriate/necessary.

Support for educational visits (incl Mini bus)

Supplementing costs of educational visits.

Mini bus costs.

To offer several educational visits during the year at reduced/no cost

ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)

Cost of training

6 hours per week (TA)

Emotional support provided for children as necessary (daily).

ELSA Room – refurbishment and resources

Ongoing provision of resources as necessary.

Emotional support provided for children and families as necessary (daily).


 New Monument Primary Academy

Pupil Premium allocation 2014 - 2015

Pupil Premium funding received for the academic year 2014-2015 was £97,018.


Type of Expenditure

Number of pupils benefited

Outcome on intervention

Additional Teaching Assistants

Full time and part time Teaching Assistants


There were more opportunities for children to receive focused teaching and individual interventions. Therefore any gaps in learning, or chances to work on challenges were addressed. This led to higher achievement and improved progress.  

Numbers count intervention

Reading Recovery intervention

Part Time teacher


Part Time  Teacher






The children were working on personal targets and made accelerated progress

1:1 Tuition

Part Time Teacher


Where children were experiencing dips in their learning, or their progress was slow, the tuition enabled them to get back on track or accelerate their progress and attainment.

Support for Educational visits (inc mini bus)

Supplementing costs of visits/ residential trips


We were able to offer several educational visits a year at reduced or no cost.

Support for Uniform

Supplementing costs of uniform

As required

Where a need was identified, uniform was given to children who needed it.

Home School Link Worker

Part Time HSLW

As required



Pupil Premium funding for Academic Year 2015/16 is £79,200.

This is planned to be used for:

  • Maintaining the high level of Teaching Assistant Support.
  • Establishing a Library Club for both children and adults to raise family access to free reading material.
  • Refurbishing a room to provide a quiet place for children who need emotional support.
  • Training and establishing an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant
  • Continuing support for families to access the activities at school that involve payment.
  • Home School Link Worker
  • Reading Recovery, Numbers Count and 1:1 Tuition Teachers