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Kimberley Primary School

Pupil Premium

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


"Success For All" - How we use our Pupil Premium Funding


The school provides well for the large proportion of disadvantaged pupils through its allocation of pupil premium funding. For example, leaders have employed a play worker to develop disadvantaged pupils’ speech and language skills. These pupils also attend a broad range of activities and additional learning groups that are funded through the pupil premium.



The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based upon the number of children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals or have been eligible over the last six years. It is also includes the number of children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. The funding is provided for the specific purpose of increasing the attainment and progress of these groups of pupils. An additional premium is provided based upon the number of pupils who have a parent working for the armed services. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
Pupil Premium allocation in our school:
For 2017 - 2018, our school received an initial allocation  of £63,500


Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received

Total Number of Pupils on Roll

161 plus 33 place nursery

Total Number of Pupils Eligible for PPG  F2-Y6


Total Number of Early Years Pupils Eligible for Early Years PPG


Amount of PPG Received per Pupil F2-Y6


Amount of PPG Received per LAC Pupil F2 – Y6


Amount of Early Years PPG

FTE 15 hours £103.35

Total Amount of PPG Due to Be Received

£67,630 (indicative figure)

Percentage of children eligible for PPG



Outcomes for pupils in our school receiving the Pupil Premium Grant:

Academic Year 2017 - 2018



Progress from starting points was good – 100% made expected or more than expected progress.

69% of Non- Pupil Premium Pupils achieved a Good Level of Development compared with 29% of Pupil Premium children.


Key Stage One

Progress from starting points was good in reading, writing and mathematics – with 86% of pupil premium children making good progress from their EYFS baseline compared with 88-94% of non pupil premium children.

Progress in phonics was good though attainment was well below that of other pupils in the cohort due to a significantly lower starting point.


At the end of Key Stage 2:

% of pupils achieving the national expected standard – the gap between the attainment of pupil premium and non pupil premium has diminished over the pupils’ key stage 2 career.   


Each child is worth 5%.


Pupil Premium


Non Pupil Premium

National – all pupils









Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling








Reading, Writing and Maths combined





Pupil premium pupils have achieved broadly in line with non pupil premium children in Reading, writing and grammar.  The gap between pupil premium and non pupil premium children is widest in mathematics and this is a focus for our school over the coming year.


Other Outcomes:

  • All Pupil Premium Pupils who were eligible to attend a residential visit and educational day visits participated unless absent through illness.


Intended use of the Pupil Premium for 2018-19


For 2018-19, our school received an initial, indicitive allocation of £64,202


Barriers to learning:


Barriers to learning for pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium are: attendance and punctuality, speech and language acquisition, low literacy and numeracy levels, being equipped to learn and ready for school. In recent years many of the pupils have started school with attainment below that expected of pupils of their actual age. Pupils with Special Educational Needs are supported with individual education plans.


Planned use:

To continue to employ a play worker in EYFS

  • To meet and greet vulnerable children and settle them into their learning activities
  • To work with identified Pupil Premium children on play based speaking and listening activities.
  • To support, develop and extend the language of learning
  • To extend learning through the introduction and use of a rich vocabulary.
  • To identify those Pupil Premium children who need additional language and play support and plan appropriate interventions.


Reading Support

  • To continue to employ trained reading support assistants to give regular dedicated reading support for the children that need it most.

Attendance Support

  • To employ an additional member of staff in the office to support with reviewing and monitoring attendance and punctuality to ensure that the attendance gap between pupil premium pupils and non pupil-premium pupils reduces by 1.5%


To employ 4 teaching assistants to:

  • To provide before school booster sessions in maths tuition both 1:1 and in small groups.
  • To provide targeted intervention sessions during the school day both in and out of class
  • To provide behaviour support for those Pupil Premium children for whom behaviour and attitudes are a barrier to learning
  • To reduce class sizes in Years 5 & 6 to enable some year group specific teaching to take place in English and Maths


Continued Professional Development for staff

  • To ensure that children with increasingly complex and varied needs are provided for, thereby helping to narrow then close progress and attainment gaps.
  • Inclusion in the maths hub and associated training and release time for staff
  • Talk for Writing training to support with developing children’s spoken language and vocabulary
  • Cover costs for staff to have quality time to discuss the progress and identify targets/interventions for children in order that their progress can be accelerated


Other support:

To subsidise residential and educational day visits for pupils currently receiving Free School Meals if requested.

  • To subsidise or purchase school uniform for those children in receipt of Free School Meals to ensure that children are dressed appropriately for school and the weather.
  • Raising self-esteem has a positive impact on pupil progress and attainment.  This is achieved through providing enrichment activities for pupils receiving PPG – music lessons, extra-curricular sessions, dance group and drama sessions.
  • To provide free and subsidised music tuition to all children who express an interest in Years 3-6.
  • To provide training and purchase appropriate intervention materials for staff and school


How we measure the impact of the PPG spending:

  • The class teacher and senior leadership team (SLT) monitor and analyse the progress of pupils receiving the PPG using our electronic data tracking system. A pupil progress meeting takes place termly with the Head Teacher. The Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) conducts further pupil progress meetings for SEN pupils and pupils receiving an intervention. The progress of these pupils is reported to Governors termly.
  • Pupils participating in an intervention or additional sessions always have assessments at the beginning and end of targeted intervention so that any improvements in attainment can be measured.


Impact will be measured by:

  • % of pupils achieving Year 1 and Year 2 Phonic re-check
  • % of pupils achieving expected standards at the end of Key Stage One and Key Stage Two
  • % of pupils making good and accelerated progress in reading, writing and mathematics throughout the school
  • % of pupils participating in residential visits and educational day visits
  • All children are able to wear school uniform and be dressed appropriately for the weather.
  • Pupil premium children are able to enhance their education by participating in extra-curricular karate and music tuition

Your child may be entitled to receive more funding in school if you or your family matches with ANY of the criteria below:


- You are in receipt of Child Tax Credit (but not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190

- You are in receipt of income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)

- You are in receipt of income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

- You are in receipt of income-based and contributions-based JSA and ESA on an equal basis

- You receive support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

- You are in receipt of the Guarentee element of State Pension Credit

- You are receiving Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you've stopped qualifying for Working Tax    Credit

- You are in receipt of Universal Credit during the initial roll-out of the benefit.


You can apply online or contact Nottinghamshire County Council on

0300 500 80 80