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Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

At Ainderby Steeple CE primary School, we realise that not all children who are eligible for Free School Meals are socially disadvantaged and that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged will be registered or qualify for Free School Meals, be looked after or service families. We allocate Pupil Premium funding on a needs basis where we identify priority classes, groups or individuals.


In 2016-2017 we have 7 children and were given £9,240 

Please click here to see the planned expenditure for this year.


In 2015-2016 we were given £12,460 (9 children from Reception to year 6)

Funding was used to:
    Maintain staffing to ensure 4 small classes with additional support in the Rec/Year 1 class.
    Provide small group intervention programmes to ensure targeted children make at least expected progress.
    Ensure disadvantaged children have access to all school activities.
    Purchasing additional resources to support children in class


Reading: All 9 children made expected progress

Writing: 8/9 children made expected progress 

Maths: 8/9 children made expected progress in maths 


In 2014-2015 we were given £13,807 (10 children)

Funding was used to:
    Maintain staffing ensuring 4 smaller classes with support in each class
    Ensure all targeted children could access activities
    Continue to provide intervention programmes for targeted children where needed

Reading: All children made expected or better progress
Writing: All children made expected or better progress
Maths: All children made expected or better progress

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