Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant 2016 – 17

What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel.

All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used. Once information is available, the impact of the funding should also be reported.

How much Pupil Premium Grant does Burley Primary School get?

For the academic year 2016 -17 Burley Primary School received £24, 420 in Pupil Premium funding.  This figure was calculated on 18 children being identified in the January 2016 census eligible for Free School Meals in the last six years.   There are no children in the school that are looked after by the local authority and no children of armed service personnel.

How is the Pupil Premium Grant used at Burley Primary School?

  • To provide short term intervention programmes for underachieving pupils (including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) to accelerate levels of progress where necessary
  • To provide Emotional Literacy Support for those children who find it difficult to access learning as they have emotional and social issues that act as a barrier to learning.  The aim of this intervention is to raise self esteem, confidence and provide nurturing
  • To employ a Parent Support Adviser (known in our school as a Jigsaw worker) to work with families and children to ensure that pupils access learning.
  • To support inclusion and equality opportunities so that these pupils can access after school activities and residential opportunities

What is the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant at Burley Primary School?

  • The progress of those children receiving short term intervention programmes shows that they make at least expected progress and interventions help prevent the children slipping behind
  • Those children in receipt of free school meals are making at least expected progress
  • Children at Burley Primary School eligible for the Pupil Premium perform in line with ‘all pupils nationally’ in the end of Key Stage 2 Tests
  • Wherever possible, children eligible for the Pupil Premium can access the clubs they want to or attend residential visits. The impact of attending residentials on learning and emotional literacy has a continuing impact on motivating a child in their learning and also in the development of social and emotional relationships with others – both adults and peers
  • Those children receiving emotional literacy intervention or Jigsaw interventions are meeting their expectations in terms of targets set for learning progress in Reading, Writing and Mathematics

For more details on the Pupil Premium please visit:


2016/17 Pupil Premium Spending Review and Action Plan