Pupil Premium

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

Pupil Premium Funding

Which pupils are eligible for pupil premium funding?

Primary schools receive £1345 each year for every pupil who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.  Schools also receive £2345 for pupils who have left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order. In 2019-2020, at Clapgate, we received an additional £257,895 through the pupil premium grant.

How is the additional funding spent?

It is up to individual schools to decide how to spend the pupil premium.  Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools used a tiered approach, targeting spending across the following three areas: 

  • Improving the quality of teaching and learning for all (arranging training and professional development for all staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for all pupils) 
  • Targeted academic support (providing intervention when children are not reaching their full potential with quality first teaching) 
  • Wider approaches (providing other types of support to help children reach their potential) 

Progress and Attainment of Disadvantaged Pupils.

The charts below show the progress and attainment of disadvantaged pupils at Clapgate (data for the academic year 2018-2019 when the SATs were last able to go ahead).

KS1-KS2 – Overall Progress Score: Reading

The Overall Progress Score:

Reading amongst Disadvantaged students is 1.53 points higher than the Non-Disadvantaged students average, and 4.64 points more than the National Disadvantaged average.

This group is still outperforming the Non-Disadvantaged students average but by 1.39 points less than they were in 2016/2017.

KS1-KS2 – Overall Progress Score: Writing

The Overall Progress Score:

Writing amongst Disadvantaged students at Clapgate Primary School is 0.54 points lower than the Non-Disadvantaged students average, and 1.08 points more than the National Disadvantaged average.

The school gap has widened by 0.17 points since 2016/2017.

KS1-KS2 – Overall Progress Score: Maths

The Overall Progress Score:

Maths amongst Disadvantaged students is 3.06 points less than the Non-Disadvantaged students average, and 2.11 points more than the National Disadvantaged average.

The school gap has widened by 4.96 since 2016/2017.

Key Stage 2 – Achieving Expected Standard: All Core Subjects

The Overall Progress Score:

The percentage of Disadvantaged students achieving the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths is 16.3% lower than the Non-Disadvantaged students average, and 20.5% more than the National Disadvantaged average.

The school gap has narrowed by 13.0% since 2016/2017.