Pupil Premium


What is Pupil Premium?

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium in April 2011 as an additional resources to main school funding, believing it to be the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FMS) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle pupils who are disadvantaged financially, and who need it most. The Pupil Premium is also awarded to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. There is also now Ever Six Funding, which is the same amount as Pupil Premium, this is allocated to all children of families who have qualified for Pupil Premium during the previous six years.


Guilsborough Primary School's Pupil Premium Strategy

Please see the hyperlink below for our detailed strategy:

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-2017

Guilsborough Primary School has 16 pupils currently on Pupil Premium or Ever 6 funding, which equates to approximately 8.8% of pupils on roll.

There are a variety of strategies in place to support pupils, with most funding being directed towards one-to-one and additional Teaching Assistant support for disadvantaged pupils. In addition, we partly pay for our Pastoral Assistant from the funding.  We feel this strategy is of most benefit to our pupils as a concerted focus on key skills, alongside individualised pastoral support, will help pupils to thrive, both in school and in wider life as they mature.

Additional financial support is given to help parents pay for school trips and residential visits, to ensure disadvantaged pupils receive the same provision as other pupils, and to help raise their self-esteem. Funding is also provided for extra-curricular activities, such as music tuition, local football clubs and swimming booster weeks during half terms.

Our Allocation

2016 - 2017

In 2016-2017, our indicative budget was £22,440.  Alongside the regular payments that we now make (as detailed above), we are continuing to employ our Pastoral Assistant/Learning Mentor, whose presence has had a very positive impact on whole-school life.  The salary for this member of staff is being part-funded by our Pupil Premium monies, and she is working with a particular focus on our disadvantaged children, who may require more support either in or out of the classroom. 


Spending for Pupil Premium in 2016/2017. Estimated amount £22,400



Planned Support

Teaching Staff


Individualised teacher sessions were provided for  focused support, for most able and less able disadvantaged pupils.

Teaching Assistants & Pastoral Assistant salary contributions


One-to-one and small group support, as identified to extend and support pupils.

Staff Training


Including individual JOGO training, Team Teach and mindfulness training booked, to help enrich pupils’ learning and social development.

Professional Services


SEN consultant support

JOGO behavioural support

Educational Psychologist referrals, if appropriate.

Residential Trips


Fully funded, as attendance has proved so beneficial for all pupils to participate.

School Visits


Extra-curricular tuition


Extra-curricular activities, in and out of school, were funded to help raise aspirations and pupils’ self-esteem.



For individual and within class support.

 Other outcomes:


It is harder to quantify other outcomes for our disadvantaged pupils, but actually there are many examples of the differences that our Pupil Premium funding has made, other than academically or by passing exams! These include:

  • Raised self-esteem of pupils in smart, new uniform.
  • Disadvantaged children enjoying a nutritious lunch on a daily basis.
  • Raised self-esteem of pupils who are now taking part in numerous extra-curricular activities, in and out of school.
  • Pupils now being able to swim who couldn't before.
  • Children being able to play a musical instrument, and perform in assemblies in front of the school with other children, to raise aspirations and additional respect from peers.
  • Children being able to speak on a one-to-one, or small group, basis with our Pastoral Worker, having the opportunity to discuss problems and finding solutions.  This is done in a very 'natural' and discrete way, so children are not singled out.  Indeed, other children also have these opportunities.
  • Children being able to enjoy residential trips, gaining independence and tackling new challenges.
  • Disadvantaged pupils enjoying additional resources in the classroom, such as targeted individual reading schemes.
  • Improved positive relationships with parents of disadvantaged pupils - we use a very discreet system to ensure children or their parents are not embarrassed by, for instance, submitting permission slips for school trips.