Pupil Premium 2016-17

Pupil Premium Statement 2016-17

The Gateway Primary Free School’s Pupil Premium Grant Income 


Numbers of pupils on roll 


Number of pupils eligible for PPG 


Amount of PPG received per pupil 


Total amount of PPG received 


In 2011-2012 The Government launched its' Pupil Premium funding. This money is sent to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals [FSM]. Money is also available for children who are in care. From 2012-2013 it was expanded to include all children, who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years. It has also been expanded to include children of members of the armed forces. At present we are receiving funding for approximately 40% of pupils. Pupil Premium 

This money is allocated to initiatives to help pupils to reach their full potential, both academically and socially. 

If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the school’s office [in confidence] to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child. We also assure parents that all matters regarding use of the Special Fund are treated with discretion and in confidence. 

For more details on the Pupil Premium, please visit: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium 


  • We aim to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the individualized needs of all of the pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • 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. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.


The progress of children receiving PPG is rigorously monitored through regular Progress Meetings with Senior Leadership Team members/ Class Teachers/ Governors and the SENCO [Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator]. Additionally, lesson observations and work scrutinies are carried out half termly where Pupil Premium children are monitored. 

(Figures quoted are approximate)


Impact To Spring 1 2017

Funding for EWO provision and Attendance Ambassadors


To improve pupils’ attendance in order to support improved learning

The attendance of disadvantaged pupils currently stands at 95% [in comparison to 93.9% at the same time the previous year]

Speech and Language provision


To ensure that targeted pupils overcome their barriers to learning so that they are able to access a balanced curriculum and make accelerated progress

24 pupils have been assessed by the S&L Therapist. 18 pupils at the ‘moderate’ level have received support with 15 now equipped to access the curriculum at the level of their peers.

6 have been assessed by the S&L Therapist  as ‘severe’ with continued support necessary

Central SENCO services


To support SEND provision throughout the school particularly focussing on helping pupils who find writing to difficult to record their thoughts using iPad technology.

54 pupils across Years 4, 5 and 6 have made progress in their ability to plan write and edit increasingly longer pieces of text.  The engagement of all pupils in writing tasks has markedly improved.

4 learning support Assistants


To provide small group interventions for targeted pupils in order to accelerate their progress

 Year 6 anticipated outcomes for 2017

The table show the percentage of Year 6 disadvantaged pupils who accessed the support provided by Pupil Premium income who are performing at age related expectations.





















Inclusion and Well-Being Team [including Lunchtime Social Learning Assistants] 


To provide targeted support as required for pupils across the school in-order that the attitudes to learning are conducive to accelerated progress


Weekend and holiday intervention groups


To provide targeted interventions for disadvantaged Y6 pupils at the following times.

  • Saturdays from Jan – May
  • Oct- Feb ½ term
  • May ½ term for transition

Swimming Subsidy


To ensure that children in receipt of the Pupil Premium are able to swim.

The following pupils have successfully completed their swimming course and can swim 25metres without assistance:

Year 3: 22 pupils

By the end of this term 29 Year 4 pupils will have completed the course.

By the end of the summer term, 46 Year 5 pupils will have completed the course.

School Trips and Resources


To provide full funding for pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium to attend school trips and visits.

In the year 2016-17 the school has planned 46 trips across all year groups.

These will provide disadvantaged pupils with equal opportunities to develop new interests and ambitions whilst having the opportunity to make new friends and develop socially.

All disadvantaged pupils will be entitled to this.

Staff Training


To provide Build to Express training as part of a Lego Therapy initiative

8 members of staff have completed the training.

To date 36 pupils are benefiting from the Lego Therapy Provision.

The evaluations from the pupils are 100% positive.

Learning resources


To provide a fund for resources as necessary.