Lady Elizabeth Hastings School Pupil Premium


What is Pupil Premium



Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) in 2011, as additional funding for pupils who receive Free School Meals and who are Looked After Children. This is because the DfE have recognised that good education is the key to improving young people’s life chances. This is particularly true for children from low-income families, or who are Looked After Children. Research shows that without intervention these children are far less likely to leave schools with good GCSE results than other children. The Pupil Premium, using additional resources from outside the School’s Budget, is intended to address the current inequalities by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

The DfE have stated that schools have the right to spend this funding as they see fit based upon their knowledge of pupil needs. There is obvious accountability that serves to ensure that the money is used effectively and to the benefit of these key groups.

Schools, Headteachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.”

Source - DfE website


As a school we received;-

£6500 for 2014/2015

£9870 for 2015/2016

£6600 for 2016/2017

Pupil Premium at Lady Elizabeth Hastings C of E Primary School

At Lady Elizabeth Hastings C of E Primary school our pastoral care and rigorous monitoring and tracking of all pupils helps us to identify any pupils who are at risk of not making sufficient progress and enables us to plan and implement good intervention strategies.

Below is a summary of the range of activities and interventions that the Pupil Premium is funding for the academic year 2016-2017. This includes some new and discrete activities as well as interventions that we have always employed that are known to support pupil progress and attainment. Some have cost implications and others have required time within staff meetings, INSET and staff time to research theory and current pedagogical developments in education.


2016 - 17 Allocation and impact to date

Number of pupils on role: 125
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG: 5
Total 2016-2017 




Area of support



Intended Impact



1:1 tuition for identified pupils.

High quality intervention and 1:1 support to promote reading, writing and comprehension skills. April 2016- March 2017

School data tracking to identify accelerated progress for reading and phonics for PP targeted children.



Targeted teaching partner support


Timetabled small group interventions in phonics, reading partners, basic writing skills planned in conjunction with the Class Teacher’s implemented and reviewed consistently to ensure children achieve learning targets.

School data tracking to identify accelerated progress for reading and phonics for PP targeted children.



Staff CPD

Wide range of whole school CPD focusing on Autism Awareness, Dyslexia Awareness, Mind Mates and Numicon training

School data tracking to identify accelerated progress for reading and phonics for PP targeted children.


Social/ Emotional

Trust Services and Support, including a share of Child Counsellor, Family Outreach worker and Behaviour Support Worker

As part of the Brigshaw Learning Partnership, we contribute annually to Trust services. These are bespoke to needs of our children and can be readily accessed at any time

Quick referral and access to ‘known’ councillors and workers has contributed to a consistent approach and effective positive outcomes for children and families.



Subscription to online resources available through licences that support development of basic skills


Children access online learning resources to support development in Maths, Literacy and Science. This has led to a positive perception of Homework and willing active pupil and parental engagement.


Additional Support

Special Needs


SEN Assistant works on personalising the curriculum.

PP children achieve the best possible learning outcomes.

% of Full  Time T.A. salary



The impact of interventions is measured termly through pupil progress meetings, frequent teacher assessment and specific tracking of the attainment of pupils eligible for the PPG.

In addition, we analyse end of Year outcomes to evaluate the impact of PPG on pupils' overall attainment throughout their time at Lady Elizabeth Hastings C of E Primary School.


What are the plans for the Pupil Premium?

Our School Development Plan includes clear systems to ensure that any additional funding will impact on children entitled to receiving Pupil Premium. This includes good tracking of pupils and the evaluation of additional intervention strategies that will be put in place.

We encourage all parents and carers to ensure that staff at our School knows whether their child is entitled to Free School Meals or has a parent who is a member of the armed services. Parents can register their child for Free School Meals if they are in receipt of any 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 and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190

Guarantee element of State Pension Credit