Herringham Primary Academy – Pupil Premium Grant Income


Number of pupils on roll


Number of pupils eligible for PPG


Amount of PPG received per pupil


Total amount of PPG received



  • We aim to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the 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 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 no all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time


The range of provision the Governors may consider making for this group could include:

  • Reducing class sizes thus improving opportunities for effective AfL and accelerating progress
  • Recommendations from the Education Endowment Foundation Teaching and Learning Toolkit
  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning support
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through inclusion advocates, trained LSAs or external agencies
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations.  Initially this will be in Communication, English and Maths
  • Pupil Premium resources will also be used to target more able children in receipt of PP funding to exceed age related expectations


Progress and attainment are monitored half termly and actions are put in place.




Inclusion Team Staffing Costs

Attendance Officer  

Assistant SENCO

Teaching Staff


Learning Support Assistants – contribution to salary costs


Staff to work with identified groups of pupils to support and extend learning.

Children are supported effectively and barriers to learning are overcome so that gaps are further reduced.

Attendance support and intervention, including first day call measures   

In end of KS2 outcomes in reading at greater depth disadvantaged pupils perform better than non- disadvantaged pupils and in line with all pupils nationally.

The progress of disadvantaged pupils had improved in maths. 

End of KS1 outcomes in reading; disadvantaged pupils performed as well as their peers at greater depth.

Targeted support and intervention resulted in accelerated progress for disadvantaged pupils. For example in year 4.

The school provides a nurture group, grounded in the Nurture Group principles, overcoming barriers to learning and allowing pupils to develop the skills they need in order to access the curriculum more fully.

Pupils receive a varied programme of support and intervention to improve learning behaviours and remove barriers. This has resulted in reduction in Fixed term exclusions, turnaround placements and red zone incidents.

The Attendance of disadvantaged pupils was above that of disadvantaged pupils nationally. The attendance of disadvantaged pupils in 16/17 improved from 15/16 and in school target was achieved. Persistent absence of disadvantaged pupils reduced.

Breakfast Club

Staff Costs and Free Breakfast for PP Children  


Children make a settled start to school

Punctuality and attendance is improved.  

31% of Pupil Premium Children attended Breakfast Club on a full or part time basis.  Provided access to ICT, homework and reading support in addition to social skills and games to build relationships and communication.       

Punctuality and attendance improved for targeted children. Children receive a breakfast. 

Third Space Learning

(Know Maths)


Children are supported to close knowledge gaps by working on a one to one basis

The programme is aimed at reducing pupils’ gaps and misconceptions in maths.   Each week, the class teacher selects a target for each pupil to work on.  The pupil then receives a 1:1 online lesson with their own Maths tutor to plug gaps and accelerate progress.  Regular progress reports are shared with the class teacher so that attainment can be tracked.  8 KS2 children accessed Third Space Learning last academic year.

The Brilliant Club


The Brilliant Club works to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds that progress to highly-selective universities by training PhD researchers to share their academic expertise with pupils.

4 pupils took part in the initiative, making two visits to highly selective universities and receiving four in-school tutorials.  All four pupils successfully completed their assignments and graduated.  Pupil feedback highlighted the difference that it had made in terms of aspirations of the children and also engagement in subjects that are typically taught in a further education setting.  

Swimming Costs

Support for lessons and Transport


All children able to take part in swimming lessons and coach costs

23 Year 3 Pupil Premium children attended swimming lessons  over 2 terms (20 lessons in total) to meet National Curriculum expectations

Residential Visit/ General Educational Visits


Year 6 children able to attend residential trip at subsidised cost

More General Educational Trips and visit are able to go ahead

2 Year 6 Pupil Premium children were able to access the Residential Visit at reduced cost.   A total of 21 Educational visits were arranged across all year groups over the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms.   Learning experiences are enriched.  

Free School Milk


Milk available to pupils

All Pupil Premium children from Y1-Y6 had access to Free Milk.   Children over 5 in Reception Classes also had access to continue Free Milk, developing healthy life styles – impact on attendance, health and well being.

Uniform/PE Equipment


Items of school uniform, PE Kit, book bags, Football Kit etc purchased for PP Children

Enabling participation in Sports activities, helping to support self-esteem, pride and a sense of belonging.