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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium Funding (PPF)

The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11. The Government introduced a fund of £625 million in April 2011 to give schools £400 per year for children who:

  • were registered as eligible for free school meals

  • had been looked after for 6 months or longer

From April 2012, the Government extended pupil premium funding to children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years. For the 2017 to 2018 financial year, schools will receive:

  • £1,320 per pupil of primary-school age

  • £935 per pupil of secondary-school age

  • £1,900 per pupil who:

    • has been looked after for 1 day or more

    • has been adopted from care

    • has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangements order

Our Approach

The Pupil Premium money which Swallownest Primary School receives in our school budget is used to make a contribution to the cost of a range of intervention and support programmes. This targeted support ensures that all of our children are supported in their learning so that they can make the best possible progress. We track the children’s progress through discussions with class teachers at termly ‘Pupil Progress meetings and this enables us to measure the impact of any additional funding we receive. The actual costs of delivering high quality learning; providing additional teacher and teaching assistant support led interventions to enable children to reach their potential costs significantly more than this amount.



Pupil Premium Funding Expenditure 2015 - 2016


For a full report on how the funding was spent please click on the link here.


Pupil Premium Funding Expenditure 2016 - 2017


For  a full report on how the funding was spent please click on the link here.


Allocation and proposed Pupil Premium Funding Expenditure 2017 - 18


For the financial year 2017 - 18 the school has received the sum of £78460. It is proposed to spend this money to achieve the following objectives:

PPF will be used to provide personalised learning including 1:1 tuition, booster groups and intervention strategies primarily in literacy and numeracy. This will raise achievement of our disadvantaged pupils and help to ensure all our disadvantaged children achieve their expected levels.


PPF will be used to provide personalised learning within the classroom with targeted small group support from either the class teacher of a teaching assistant.


PPF will be used to provide additional targeted input in phonics for children not at risk of meeting the required standard at the end of Year 1.


PPF will be used to provide financial support to vulnerable groups to ensure that they can access the wider curriculum, ensuring equal opportunities for all learners:

  • Off site visits
  • Residential visit in Y5
  • Music lessons
  • After School Clubs


PPF will be used to provide financial support to parents to help with the cost of school uniforms and other items


PPF will be used to fund the cost of attending breakfast club which will ensure that some children start the school day on time and ready for learning.


PPF will be used to fund a Learning mentor who delivers programmes aimed at improving behaviour, confidence and self esteem and developing friendships.