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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium


What is Pupil Premium?

In 2011-2012 the Government launched Pupil Premium funding to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement.  The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and diminish the gap between them and their peers. This funding is allocated to children who:

  • are currently or who have been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years

  • have been in care for 6 months or longer

  • have been looked after for 1 day or more

  • were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 or left care after this date

  • are a member of an Armed Forces Family

We receive the equivalent of £1300 for every child who is currently in receipt of Free School Meals or has been eligible for Free School Meals within the past 6 years. (ever 6)

As a school, we have a responsibility to report on the progress of children receiving Pupil Premium; demonstrate how we are using the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) and the impact that it is having on children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The percentage of pupils in the school who are receiving free school meals; have received free school meals in one or more of the previous 6 years (Ever 6),; are a ‘looked after child, or a child of service personnel is 19%.

Our Aim

To diminish the gaps in progress made by children from disadvantaged backgrounds (FSM/LAC) compared with their peers.

Pupil Premium Strategy

Our pupil premium strategy outlines how we intend to use pupil premium funding to improve attainment and opportunities for disadvantaged children. Click here to see our Pupil Premium strategy for more detailed information.

How much Pupil Premium money do we get?

In the academic year 2014/15 the school was allocated £33,800 Pupil Premium Funding.

In the academic year 2015/16 the school was allocated £28,600 Pupil Premium Funding.

In the academic year 2016/17 the school was allocated £38,260 Pupil Premium Funding.

Pupil Premium Funding 2017-18

Our Pupil Premium income for the financial year 2017-2018 is £54,680. This year the pupil premium funding will continue to:

  • Support early intervention

  • Focus on closing the gap for these pupils

  • Provide feedback to pupils through review and edit focused sessions

  • Support class and school trips including residential experience

  • Ensure pupils have access to a range of enrichment activities.

See our Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18 below.

Planned Provision - Diminishing the Difference

Below are details of how we are planning to spend the Pupil Premium this year. These decisions are driven by the needs of the children in the school. The provision we plan to implement reflects the needs of the current pupils eligible for Pupil Premium support:

  • Staff training in the area of Speech and Language for all staff to to ensure that Quality First teaching remains a priority for all children.
  • Pupil Premium Teacher to work 1:1 and in small groups with disadvantaged and other children in Key Stage 1&2 to deliver maths and spelling interventions
  • TA to deliver Fresh Start literacy intervention in small groups of disadvantaged and other children in Year 5 and 6.
  • Support staff training in phonics
  • Family Support Worker to provide regular support to children and their families to support emotional wellbeing, self esteem,attitudes to learning and attendance.
  • Nurture groups, including Chatterbox and Quiet Club for both KS1 & KS2 children to teach social skills and promote self esteem and wellbeing.
  • Speech and Language ELKLAN training for EYFS staff to deliver Speech and Language programme .
  • Provide opportunities for enrichment to ensure all children are able to experience a range of cultural experiences; day and residential trips, theatre groups, curriculum based workshops.
  • Pupil Premium Teacher to track and monitor progress and attainment of disadvantaged children to identify gaps in learning.
  • Assessment leader to evaluate the impact of interventions.
  • Opportunities to attend developmental programmes for the more able in Maths and English.
  • Use additional staff to pre-teach specific topics and to support children to act upon developmental feedback.
  • To fund places at Breakfast Club to improve attendance and give opportunities for extra curricular activities.
  • To provide opportunites for, and actively encourage attendance at a range of extra curricular activities -eg Sports, Music Clubs etc.


Impact Data for KS1 2017



Reading Writing Maths

Pupil Premium


All other chn at Crockenhill National All chn
Pupil Premium
All other chn at Crockenhill National All chn Pupil Premium All other chn at Crockenhill National All chn
67% 81% TBC 67% 87% TBC 67% 84%



Impact Data for KS2 2017

KS2 2017 Results

Children achieving ARE - July 2017 (27 chn in cohort - 5 pupil premium chn)

Reading Writing (TA) EGPS (English Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling) Maths
Pupil Premium All other chn at Crockenhill National All chn Pupil Premium All other chn at Crockenhill National All chn Pupil Premium All other chn at Crockenhill National All chn Pupil Premium All other chn at Crockenhill National All chn
79% 85% 71% 85% 85% 76% 80% 89% 77% 79% 89% 75%

Free School Meals and Pupil Premium

Parents can check eligibility for free school meals through Kent County Council’s ‘Education and Children’ service and, if eligible, gain welcome additional funding for their child’s school, known as ‘Pupil Premium’. If eligible, you are not obliged to accept the free school meals for your child if you wish to make other arrangements, but we do want to encourage applications as the additional funding would still benefit your child’s educational provision at the school.


Universal Free School Meals and the Pupil Premium

As the government has now introduced free school meals for all children in Key Stage 1, it is more important than ever for schools to know the number of pupils for whom they can claim Pupil Premium funding. Many children are missing out on this crucial funding. These funds enable schools to take on additional staff and invest in additional equipment, resources and activities to the benefit all children. (Please note: you are not obliged to take up the free school meals, however you can still claim the funding!)


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Review of 2015-16

In 2015-16, Crockenhill Primary School was allocated £28,600 in Pupil Premium Funding. Please see below for our 2015-16 outcomes.

Please contact the school office if you think your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding.