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Pupil Premium

The amount of the school's allocation from the Pupil Premium Grant in respect of the current academic year: details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent; details of how the previous academic year's allocation was spent, and the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.


What about children who don’t qualify for Pupil Premium?

It can sometimes seem unfair that selected children have greater access to support than others or that they don’t have to pay as much for trips, Extended Learning Opportunity’s or other services when many families not eligible for Pupil Premium also struggle to meet these costs. Whilst we fully understand these frustrations, school has no control over who qualifies for funding or what we can and cannot charge these families for. Please do come into the office if you are having difficulties meeting the cost of opportunities we provide in school.

National research tells us that those eligible for Pupil Premium funding tend to do less well at school than other children. This is why the government is targeting them with additional support.

We are required to be open and transparent about how much Pupil Premium funding the school receives and how this is spent. This information is detailed on this page and its linked documents. If you think you may be eligible for this funding, you can apply via the Leicester City Council website.

Overview of the Pupil Premium grant:

Conditions of the grant:

The Department for Education (DfE) published the Pupil Premium Grant 2012/12: Conditions of Grant in December 2011.


Section 8 sets out the terms on which pupil premium grant (PPG) is allocated to school. The terms are very broad and merely state:

The grant may be spent by maintained schools for the purposes of the school; that is to say for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school …


The DfE has since clarified that the PPG is not ring-fenced and that schools are free to spend it as they wish, providing the school can demonstrate that the performance of those pupils for whom the grant was allocated was improving.


Using Pupil Premium to make a difference at Rolleston Primary School


What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for one day or more (Child Looked After), the school receives an amount per head within their budget. A provision is also made for children who have a parent in the armed services.



Rolleston Primary is determined that all pupils are given the best possible chance to achieve their full potential through the highest standards of Quality First Teaching, focussed support, curriculum enrichment, and pastoral care.

We believe the additional provision delivered through the Pupil Premium funding should be available to all pupils within school who we know to be disadvantaged and vulnerable, irrespective of whether they are eligible for the funding.

Indeed, it should be noted that many of the pupils identified as requiring additional levels of support are not necessarily those who fulfil the FSM eligibility criteria.

There is no expectation that all Pupil Premium funded pupils will receive identical support and the allocation of the budget for each pupil feeds into the whole school budget as opposed to being ring fenced.

Desired outcomes

Success criteria


Diminish the differences in attainment and boost progress of disadvantaged pupils

Pupils eligible for PP make rapid and sustained progress so that more pupils eligible to PP meet national attainment standards.


Higher rates of progress and attainment for more able pupils eligible for PP.

Pupils eligible for PP identified as ‘more able‘ make rapid and sustained progress so that more pupils eligible to PP meet national attainment standards.


The extended curriculum– Ensuring disadvantaged children will take a full part in the school’s curriculum including educational visits and clubs

Pupils eligible for PP are able to access and apply extended learning opportunities that support accelerated academic progress. When attending clubs, their social welfare is secured and their experiences widened. More children who are eligible for PP attend after school provision and all are given the opportunity to attend trips as the those who are not entitled to PP.


Removing Barriers – Support and pastoral Interventions to meet the Social, Emotional and Mental health needs of our pupils and families.

Children arrive at school every day and on time, ready to learn and nourished with a good attitude to learning. Children are safeguarded effectively and families who require ‘Early Help’ have easy access to this. Fewer incidents of behaviour inside and outside of school that stem from external out of school influences.

The school considers best ways to allocate Pupil Premium money annually following rigorous data analysis and the careful consideration of the needs of the pupils.



We have a clear, strategic approach for Pupil Premium funding provision, which focuses on the following:


Outline of Pupil Premium Spending 2017/18


Quality of teaching for all


  • Improve phonics provision across school (EEF) through KTC strategies (Knowledge Transfer Centre)

  • Improve writing for pupil premium children across the school

  • To improve reading comprehension across the whole school (EEF)

  • To continue improve progress and attainment of maths across the whole school with the 2nd year of Singapore maths

  •  Improve learning for PP children through effective use of Growth mind-set to support social and emotional learning.

  • To enhance the EYFS provision. (EEF), thus ensuring PP EYFS children have access to suitable and appropriate resources and can work more effectively towards GLD.

  • Use of lesson study and effective assertive mentoring approach with a focus on supporting PP higher attainers and MAC

  • To allow a wider range of learning experiences in and out of school through the subsidy of pupil premium for trips/visits

  • Investment in digital technology to improve creativity and engagement across the curriculum for all children


Targeted support


  • Improving reading across school for children with PP

  • Phase leaders to support coaching for small group PP interventions

  • To facilitate language development interventions for pupils with PP (EEF)

  • Pupil-teacher conferencing to allow children to gain a greater understanding of how to prgress

  • Literacy consultant and out of class deputy to deliver interventions and provide coaching for staff providing PP interventions

  • Literacy consultant and out of class deputy to support MAC (more able children)

  • Nurture provision and Positive people supports PP children with SEMH and additional pastoral needs


External/internal barriers – (meeting additional emotional and pastoral needs)


  • BLM made available to PP children

  • Attendance officer to support children and families with PP

  • Weekly Relate Counselling for identified children with PP Weekly

  • Family support worker who can offer support , programmes and guidance to children and families with PP

  • SENCO- additional time allocated specifically to children who have both SEN and PP, combined.

  • Use Playpod scrap to reduce lunchtime incidents

  • Improve - communication and engagement with hard to reach and PP parents

  • To provide a range of affordable quality after school clubs and free breakfast club for children with PP

  • To provide Music Provision (Soundstart orchestra) for all children PP children have access to Sound start (free ).
  • PP children are offered Outdoors adventure learning (EEF)

  • PP children are offered Arts Participation projects (EEF)


Our determined and committed team ensure that Pupil Premium funding and provision impacts achievement, attendance and pastoral care.

See detailed 'Pupil Premium Report' below for more information

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