Pupil Premium

Who is Pupil Premium for?



The Government believes that the Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current inequalities by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.


The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support identified pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.


The Pupil Premium grant was introduced in April 2011 for:


  • Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in Reception to Year 11
  • Looked After Children
  • Pupils whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces


In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. Therefore we reserve the right to allocate this Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged and/or of a vulnerable nature. 


Limited funding at Walton Primary means that not all children receiving FSM will be in receipt of Pupil Premium intervention / support / enhancement at any one time – the money is used to target underperforming pupils with the aim of accelerating progress and moving the children to at least age related expectations.


What is the Pupil Premium for?


It is used to provide additional support to improve the progress and raise standards of achievement narrowing the gap between the achievement of identified pupils and their peers.


It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.






How much funding does the school get?

2012-2013 Allocation = £10,841

£9,968 (16 FSM pupils)

£623 (1 Looked After Child - LAC)

£250 (1 Service Child – parents are currently serving in the armed forces)


2013 – 2014 Allocation = £19,200

£18,000 (20 FSM pupils)

£900 (1 Looked After Child - LAC)

£300 (1 Service Child – parents are currently serving in the armed forces)


2014-2015 Allocation = £31,500

£31,200 (24 FSM pupils)

£0 (0 Looked After Children - LAC)

£300 (1 Service Child – parents are currently serving in the armed forces)


2015-2016 Allocation = £36,633

30 FSM

5   LAC


What the Pupil Premium funding is currently spent on:

  • To subsidise the Parent Support Advisor to be available to support parents in school. Working with vulnerable families, supporting CAF, CIN and CP cases. Working with families re: early intervention.
  • To subsidise the Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) to ensure early intervention which will improve attendance. To carry out home visits and send letters to parents of pupils identified as falling below 85-90% attendance.
  • To enable all pupils to attend educational visits and residential trips, regardless of economic background.
  • To provide an extra Teaching Assistant in KS1: particularly to enable smaller groups for phonics teaching.
  • To facilitate One-to-One / small group support for identified (Pupil Premium) pupils to ensure gaps in learning are addressed and to enable all pupils to exceed expected progress in the academic year in Reading, Writing & Maths.
  • To close the gap for identified KS2 (2015-2016) pupils in Reading, Writing & Maths to ensure accelerated learning in the academic year.
  • To support the learning and progress of Looked After Children in the Foundation Stage Unit
  • To support the running of various intervention groups throughout school


Sports Premium 2017-18


Sports Premium Action Plan 2017-18


Sports Premium Expenditure 2017-18


Wakefield School Sports Network Support (teaching and coaching)                                  £5,258

Resources for curriculum development, developing extended sports provision, and cross school competition    £13,012


Total Sports Premium Funding                     £18,270




  • To provide quality curriculum provision of PE
  • To provide extended schools sports provision free of charge
  • To broaden the range of activities the children can access during after school clubs
  • To invest in quality resources that enhance sports provision
  • To enhance the sports provision in the curriculum through specialist PE support
  • To develop competition and interaction between pyramid, trust and other schools in the wider community
  • To effectively utilise the support of the Wakefield Schools Sports Network


Outcomes (initial and over time)


  • Improved awareness of physical development, healthy eating and the relationship between the two
  • Improved PE curriculum development
  • Improved social skills, communication and team building
  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Develop spatial awareness as well as motor skills
  • To increase the number of children taking part in regular out of school physical activity
  • Improved attendance and punctuality
  • Effectively delivered CPD to staff has enhanced skills and confidence in the teaching of PE for all staff to ensure quality provision
  • Links with Science highlight the NHS support of the funding to embed cross curricular learning for all
  • Cross curricular learning opportunities promote healthy attitudes to PE, healthy exercise and diet in order to reduce obesity levels in childhood
  • Extra-curricular sporting opportunities encourage children to participate further in sport
  • Funding supports sports leaders in schools to encourage a positive attitude to physical activity for all children

Support provided by:

Wakefield Schools Sports Network




 Walton Primary Academy Pupil Premium Strategy


Walton Primary Academy Pupil Premium Strategy



Pupil Premium Spending 2015/16


Parent support advisor

Worked with identified year 6 pupils to provide extra transition to ensure a successful move to their next phase of education.

Worked with several of our pupils on specific issues to provide early help to support their mental health.

Available to support families in a variety of ways e.g. through SEND parent support group

Clicker 7 software

Clicker 7 staff training

Pupils with difficulties acquiring basic literacy skills now have access to two laptops in each classroom with specific software. Teachers and TA’s have been trained to use this appropriately to support teaching and learning. SEND pupils are making excellent progress with writing and reading due to this tool.


The EWO has worked alongside the Deputy Head to raise attendance and lower persistent absence. The attendance of disadvantaged pupils is closely monitored and most disadvantaged pupils who have fallen below 90% have been supported to move out of this category.


The school’s SALT has provided strategies and support for staff so children with speech and language difficulties are able to access the curriculum. Identified children have made excellent progress with their speech and language due to their programmes of study that the SALT has developed.



Pupil Premium Grant Allocation for Walton Primary Academy 2016/17


Based on 6 pupils who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.

6 x £1900 = £11400

24 pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM

24 X £1320 = £31680

The main barriers to educational achievement faced by these pupils

·         Attendance – some of these pupil’s attendance levels have fallen below 90%

·         Speech and language development -  some of these children have been identified as having speech and language difficulties

·         Social, mental and emotional health – some of these pupils have low self-esteem and difficulties regulating their behaviour

·         Developing basic skills in literacy and numeracy – eight of these children are identified on our school SEND register and need extra support to acquire basic skills.

·         Parental engagement – some of these pupils are from families that need extra support to help their children at home.

·         Equality of opportunity – current fsm pupils may not be able to access extra-curricular activities without some financial support




Barrier being addressed



Success criteria

Cost of actions/staff responsible


Mid year monitoring

February 2017

End of year evaluation

July 2017

Speech and language development

To ensure that gaps between pupil premium and non-pupil premium are identified and addressed as early as possible

To use WELLCOMMS to identify any pupil premium children in EYFS who are behind in “language and communication” and address their needs through a specific teaching programme.

To ensure that pupil premium children in school have access to a speech and language therapist when necessary.

Any gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium in language and communication will have narrowed by the end of EYFS

Cost of WELLComms resources £330

SALT £818 per month


Supply cover for FS1 teacher to access training in school £200


Early Years staff


Children to be baselined in the autumn term


Use  WELLCOMM activities throughout the year


Miss Burkenshaw has been identified as our staff speech and language champion. She has worked with our speech and language therapist and Well comms is now being used to assess children when they enter FS1.

It is also being used to run intervention groups for children who are not meeting age expectations in communication and language development.

A PDM is planned for the summer term.

Our SALT is currently involved with……..children and has led a PDM on classroom strategies to support children with language difficulties.


Equality of opportunity

To ensure all pupil premium children have the opportunity to take part in wider school activities e.g. residential trips.


To ensure that parents of pupils who are eligible for free school meals only pay an agreed percentage for school outings/extra curricular activities

Disadvantaged pupils are able to take part in enrichment activities.

£1000 (75% of cost for each trip paid by school for FSM pupils)


Admin staff

Ongoing throughout the year

Pupil premium children have accessed school visits/outings at a reduced cost.

All pupil premium have attended the organised school trips to date at a reduced cost. This has been 7 pupils so far.



To ensure that all pupil premium children have good attendance

Continue to review attendance on a weekly basis with the EWO and work with families as appropriate

Disadvantaged children have good attendance and if they fall below 90% appropriate interventions are actioned


Cost of EWO

Ongoing throughout the year

The attendance of pupil premium children who are/ or have been in PA category continues to be monitored closely. As of 24.2.17 20 children are in the PA category, including 1 PP child in reception and 1 PP child in Y4

Pupil premium attendance up to Feb half term is 96.57 % compared to the whole school attendance of 96.56%


Parental engagement

To ensure that parents of disadvantaged pupils are engaged with school and are aware of how they can help their children at home.

Continue to run SEN Parent Support Group


To run workshops in school for parents to become involved in their child’s learning


To ensure staff follow up on parents who are not engaging with school.

Parental engagement is classed as good for disadvantaged pupils


Cost of Parent support advisor

Ongoing throughout the year

Autumn term SEN parent support group meeting has taken place and SALT attended to speak to parents.


Social mental and emotional health

To ensure that pupils who have mental health issues access appropriate support within school

TA to be trained as emotional literacy support assistant

TA is working with children in small groups or on a 1:1 basis to offer appropriate support


ELSA training

ELSA training to start December 2016

Interventions to start summer term 2017

Mrs King is attending ELSA training. The programme will start in Summer 2 2017


Develop basic skills in literacy and numeracy

Pupil premium children are developing age appropriate reading skills.

PP children are supported effectively in English lessons to develop reading skills

Pupil premium children are developing age appropriate maths skills


PP children are supported effectively in Maths lessons to access daily teaching

Ensure extra group or 1-1 interventions are in place for children who are below age expectations.


Develop skills of support staff to teach basic concepts e.g. place value


Ensure extra group or 1-1 interventions are in place for children who are below age expectations

Disadvantaged children are developing basic skills in literacy and numeracy in line with other pupils and are making good progress across the curriculum.

CPD - SPLD for two support staff £890

TA support in English lessons £22500


AG reading leader



CPD – White Rose Maths Hub for two support staff

Supply cover costs in Y6 £300

Purchase “Breaking Barriers” £104 resource to support use of numicon




Ongoing throughout the year

All classes have TA support during literacy and numeracy lessons to target pupil premium children as appropriate.


Two TA’s have accessed place value training and will work with Year 5 pupils during the summer term.


Breaking Barriers has been purchased


Total spending £43,080