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Pupil Premium

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


In April 2011, the government introduced additional funding for all pupils entitled to Free School Meals (Pupil Premium). This gives schools extra funding to close attainment gaps for Pupil Premium pupils from Reception to Year 6.


Pupil Premium (PP) Funding at Park Walk 2018 - 2019

Number of pupils on roll (Reception to Year 6)


Total number of pupils eligible for PP funding


Amount of PP entitlement per pupil


Total amount of PP entitlement



Pupil Premium funding changes each year due to the amount of pupils registered as entitled to free school meals.  


The key barriers to future attainment for our children are:

  • Low starting points – communication, interaction and language, basic skills in English and Maths
  • Access to extra-curricular activities and educational experiences – trips, music lessons and after school clubs
  • Attendance
  • Parental engagement – inconsistent support at home
  • Linked to SEND – cognitive and learning
  • Behaviour – pupils with specific social and emotional needs


How we will spend the funding to overcome the barriers:

PP funding at Park Walk is allocated to improve pupil-adult ratios, increase academic and pastoral support and ensure equality of experiences and outcomes for pupils entitled to the grant.


Funding is allocated to:

  • provide necessary support to reach at least national expected standards of attainment  in the core areas of reading, writing and mathematics by the time they leave the school
  • ensure all pupils are able to play a full part in the life of the school


Target for 2018 – 2019 – to decrease the difference between the PP group compared to the non PP group within maths


Park Walk’s PP Offer 2018 - 2019:




Total Cost


Teaching and Learning

To further improve provision for PP group across the school in reading, writing and maths

Develop and improve core learning within the school.


Investment in one Teaching Assistant per class – in class support for English and Maths sessions


Developing high quality intervention led by class teachers and teaching assistant – targeted in each class to suit needs of the PP group

Training and Resources:




Teaching Assistant Allocation = £35,000



Additional Teaching Staff Allocation = £20,000


Raise attainment for PP group in reading, writing and maths


Decrease difference between PP group and non PP group at end of KS2 in reading, writing and maths


Rates of progress for PP pupils are at least in line with non PP pupils

Engagement of Pupils


To provide a range of opportunities for PP pupils and enable all PP pupils to access learning opportunities outside the classroom, educational visits and enrichment activities

Breakfast Club


After School Clubs


School Trips






100% PP pupils attending educational visits


Increase % of PP pupils attending breakfast club



To implement strategies addressing the attendance gap between PP and non PP pupils

IN TO WIN initiative


Rewards and Prizes


Attendance Officer

Resourcing - £1000


Staffing - £13,000

PP pupils % of attendance in line with non PP

Pupil Well Being

To ensure PP pupils have emotional and social support

SLT including AHT for behaviour – identifying support needed for targeted individuals


Develop behaviour support across school with pupil ownership as a focus, including use of:

MIND UP Programme

Zones of Regulation

Language for thinking


Training for targeted behaviour and emotional support intervention – including social skills, self esteem and mental health


Emotional Literacy sessions delivered to pupils in need. Both 1:1 sessions and small group activities. Enable pupils to explore their emotions and thought processes



Teaching Assistant Allocation = £21,000




Training = £500





Teaching Assistant

Allocation – 17,500


Early intervention is in place for PP pupils each week and evaluation shows the positive impact on pupils


Total Spent = £116,560                     PPG remaining = NIL                                                                                 


How we will measure the impact of the funding:


At Park Walk we use both internal and external data to measure the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant on our pupils’ learning. We will review the effectiveness of the interventions we are using and adapt them to meet need when and where required.

We will ensure:

  • Children make good progress, in line with the rest of the school, compared within each cohort in reading, writing and maths
  • Children make attainment in line with National at the end of EYFS (Good Level of Development), KS1 and KS2 ( combined reading, writing and maths)
  • Children respond positively to support showing a ‘can do’ attitude and increasing independence shown through school monitoring systems – observation and work scrutiny


Pupil Premium Group Data will be analysed in Jan 19, April 19 and Sept 19 and reported to Governors.


The next full review will be September 2019