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 2018-2019

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018

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

2017- 2018

In 2017-2018, our indicative budget was £25,080.  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 2017/2018. Estimated amount £25,080



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 TaHMS training to help enrich pupils’ learning and social development.

Professional Services


SEN consultant support

JOGO behavioural support

Educational Psychologist referrals, if appropriate.

Art Therapy

Residential Trips and School Visits



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

Extra-curricular activities and enrichment


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:

 Quality of teaching for all:

  • Whole school IPADs have been purchased and PP children are able to use these in all lessons where necessary to aid their learning.
  • Mrs Martin (pastoral TA) has supported many children in Meet and greet mornings, Pets as therapy, Art therapy, Drop in break time ‘TALK’ sessions, Meditation workshops, Self-esteem workshops, Anxiety and worries workshops, Anger management workshops, Healthy mind and body cooking sessions, Transition support and Parental support. Mrs Martin has attended training to support the PP needs.
  • Outside agencies have been involved with PP children who have needed specific support or assessments.

 Targeted support

  • PP children have received targeted support in group work or 1:1 situations when needed.
  • PP children have been a focus for data collection to monitor impact of learning and interventions put in place.

  Other approaches

  • All PP children received a pencils case and stationary at the beginning of the academic year to support their learning at home
  • All PP children can order uniform from the office at no cost to the parent.
  • All PP children receive equal access to trips and extra-curricular activities at no cost to the parents.


  • All Pupil premium children are making expected or better than expected progress in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
  • Pupil interviews show that PP children are happy at school and enjoy learning.