Pupil Premium

Letter from David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools, Pupil Premium Awards 2015

What is the Pupil Premium?

Northview Primary School receives a Pupil Premium Grant for the children in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) and children who are in the 'Looked After' category. 


Funding received 2012-13 £66,038

Funding received 2013-14 £98,159

Funding received 2014-15 £114,400

Funding received 2015-16 £112,695

Funding received 2016-17 £105,000

Funding received 2017-18 £88,551

Funding for 2018 -19 £76,560


The aim of the grant is to address inequalities between the children who receive Free School Meals and those who do not.


Planned Budget Allocation 2017/18






Annual Cost

Pupil Premium Grant 2017-18





Academic Interventions                                                                                                              






Support for KS1&2                                                




and for Early Years





Phonic Intervention Training

























Barriers to Learning

Just like all children, disadvantaged children are of all levels of ability. However, they do not always have access to some of the resources and opportunities available to others and this can have an impact on learning, attainment and progress. To redress this, we offer extra support programmes.


The Support We Offer

The Governing Body, in partnership with the Head teacher, have decided that this grant should be allocated for use as follows: -

  • Additional one to one or small group tuition programmes for disadvantaged children who need a boost to their learning in order to reach their potential; for example, small group reading, writing or maths tuition.
  • To support children's learning in the classroom by effective use of additional adults ensuring that the disadvantaged children have their needs clearly identified and their progress closely monitored.
  • Enrichment programmes to support the wider educational needs of those children on Free School Meals, such as helping to fund their school trips and attendance at extended school’s activities.
  • We support families by offering a free school uniform every academic year.
  • We provide free milk for those children who apply.


Impact in 2017 -18

  • 66% of children attracting the pupil premium attained the Early Learning Goal in Reception class from a total of three children in the cohort.
  • Children at the end of KS1 did not obtain statistically as well as other pupils. A contributing factor to this was the size and makeup of the group (5 children, one of whom has special needs). However, their attainment was in line with the national average for disadvantaged children and they attained at a higher level in Mathematics than disadvantaged children nationally.
  • At the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6) disadvantaged children outperformed others in Reading and Mathematics. They were a little behind others in Writing. The children’s performance was stronger than all children nationally by (10%) Reading, (10%) and Mathematics (9%).
  • In other year groups, the results were mixed. In Years 3 and 5, disadvantaged outperformed others. This was not the case in Years 4 and 1.

The overall results show that our work with disadvantaged children and the interventions that we put in place have resulted in improved attainment for members of this group.

This document will be reviewed in October 2019