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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Plan 2018-19 (updated October 2018)


Financial Year

Amount of Pupil Premium Funding
includes primary pupil premium, service children, LAC and early years pupil premium)





2018-19 £15,733



Number of Disadvantaged pupils, LAC or children from Armed Services Families





2017 (April – Sept)

17 (8.9% of school)

2017 (Sept - April 2018)

12 (6.3% of school)

2018 (April - Sept 2018) 16 (8.2% of school)



What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals, (FSM), at any point, they attract funding for 6 years. If a child has been in local authority care for a day or more (LAC) the school receives an amount per head within their budget. Pupil Premium has risen each year to the current amount of £1320 per pupil for those pupils who are or have been on FSM and £1,900 for LAC pupils. A provision of £300 is also made for children who have a parent in the armed services.


Muskham Primary School is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strive to close any gaps. We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of specific Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. These are monitored and evaluated regularly and in depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximise progress.


Strong leadership systems ensure that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact. This includes the Headteacher and SENDCO leading the development plan and coordinated strategic leadership approach to implementing plans. All matters relating to Pupil Premium are reported back to Governors via the Strategic committee, ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending.



Key Priority

To close the gap in attainment of Pupil Premium pupils by addressing inequalities.


What we expect to see:

Targeted additional support strategies which result in every pupil, however disadvantaged, being able to have full access to our curriculum and all our extra-curricular experiences. All students in the target group who are currently underperforming because of the impact of their disadvantaged background will make improved progress leading to the narrowing of any attainment gaps.

Attainment & progress (2017- 2018):

During 2017 – 18, 6% (12 pupils) were in receipt of pupil premium. Of these, 58% (9 pupils) achieved at or above age related expectations in reading, writing and maths, compared to 72% of non-pupil premium pupils. 16 % of the Pupil Premium children had SEN. The Pupil Premium gap for Muskham Primary was 14%. (Nottinghamshire’s Pupil Premium gap for 2016-17 was 24.1%)

In 2017-18, 100% of PP children made expected/accelerated progress in maths and reading; 83% in writing.



Attendance (2017-18):

In 2017-18 Pupil Premium pupil attendance was 97.53% (of which 1.75% were late before registration / 0% were late after registration and 1.75% were authorised absences).
This compares to Non Pupil Premium attendance of 96.22%
(of which 0.10% were late before registration / 0% were late after registration and 2.65% were authorised absences).



PPG Plan



Targeted Pupils

Cost from PPG funding

New or continued



Specific Intended Outcomes


What this does

HLTA Support/Teaching

HLTA support in Yrs 4 & 6 for English and Maths to enable small group teaching and focussed interventions.

Years 4 & 6



Headteacher / Governors

Close gaps between disadvantaged pupils (DP) and non DPs. Raise attainment and achievement across the year group in English and Maths, so that DP attain in line with their peers.

Additional teaching assistant support

Support across all years from experienced Teaching Assistants developing reading, writing and Maths through small group work in the classroom and targeted intervention sessions.


All year groups



Headteacher / Governors

Raise self-confidence and increase participation /motivation for targeted pupils.

To ensure that the attainment gaps are closed by July 18 through accelerated progress, with a particular focus on DP.

Extra-curricular subsidy

Trips and visits across the school including residentials, curriculum visits, performers in school and workshops. Note: music tuition opportunities are a recent addition for disadvantaged pupils.

Years 2,3,4,5 & 6

£1450£700 general with £750 additional for music tuition (50% subsidised for 10 pupils)


Headteacher / Business Manager

Raise self-confidence and well-being of targeted pupils through accessing enrichment opportunities.

Specialised interventions

Groups of pupils work with an HLTA to overcome specific social barriers (40 hours/annum).


Specific speech and language intervention is provided for one pupil (1 hour/week).

Years 2,3 and 4









Raise self-confidence and ability to access the curriculum


Supports staff in identifying exceptional needs across the school. Works with class teachers and teaching assistants to effectively support the needs of these pupils. Identifies and suggests appropriate strategies. Provides bespoke training for TAs.

All Year groups 




Increased staff knowledge and delivery of appropriate interventions in order to raise attainment. Build staff confidence in the identification of barriers to learning.


Bespoke training to train the SENDCO in the identification of needs and interventions
Cost given is as a proportion of total based on Pupil Premium figures

All year groups




To allow staff to ascertain needs and facilitate intervention for pupil premium pupils.

LAC engagement meetings

Supports teaching staff with LAC responsibilities and duties.

1 day/term

All year groups




To set PEP targets to aid learning and prepare bids to ensure suitable provision.

Switch on reading resources


Resources supporting the training undertaken in 2016-17, providing techniques for driving improvement.



All year groups









Headteacher / English Coordinator

Improved reading development for all Pupil Premium pupils

Talk 4 Writing, training and inset day Strategy for developing writing and language skills. All year groups £751     (£400 inset and £351 training) New English Coordinator To develop confidence in the use of the English language and raise attainment.
Response to specific children's identified needs To allow disadvantaged pupils to engage equally in school life, for example school uniform purchase. All year groups £150 New Headteacher To promote self confidence and good attendance.


Please note, that funding beyond that indicated was also used to support these activities








Strategies showing impact to date include:

  • The continuation of Social Stories has promoted opportunities to develop self-confidence, self-esteem in some of our most vulnerable pupils.

  • All disadvantaged pupils who have wanted to attend trips and residentials have been included.


Plans for future funding include:

  • Provide a place at breakfast club for identified families

  • Continue the support for residential and school trips

  • Provide enrichment opportunities for the higher attaining disadvantaged pupils


Tracking and Intervention

The progress and achievements of all pupils is monitored at key points in the academic year. Any pupils (disadvantaged or not) who is in need of intervention is identified and the necessary support is put in place. This is led by the Headteacher through regular meetings and discussions. Eazmag is used to analyse assessment and to highlight differentials in performance and impact of interventions.


Resources and Staffing

The contribution from Pupil Premium will continue to provide a range of intervention programmes to help children reach their full potential in Literacy and Numeracy, e.g.Toe by Toe, Precision Teaching, Switch on Reading, Reading for Comprehension, Power of Two, Wordshark and Lexia.

October 2018
Amanda Crossland

HM Armed Forces

For parents or carers who are members of HM Armed Forces, Muskham Primary School is happy to offer parent-teacher meetings via Skype.  An appointment can be arranged directly with your child's teacher using the email form on their class webpage

Are your children eligible for Pupil Premium Funding?

Pupil Premium money is used to directly fund additional teaching of individual pupils.  The criteria for funding are that parents must receive one of the following benefits:

  • income support
  • income based jobseeker’s allowance
  • income related employment support allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • child tax credit, provided you are not entitled to working tax credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • guarantee element of state pension credit


You can apply directly using the link below.  This is the same form as for Free School Meals.  If you are already registered for Free School Meals you do not need to re-complete the form for Pupil Premium. 

Are your children eligible for Free School Meals?

Children who are adopted from public care, in care, under a special guardianship arrangement and children of HM Armed Forces also qualify.  Parents or carers of children in these circumstances should speak to Mrs Crossland for more information.