Pupil Premium Statement 2015/2016

Pupil Premium Grant Income

Number of Pupils on Roll


Total Number of pupils eligible for PPG


Amount of PPG received per pupil


Total PPG received




Total PPG including LAC


Total PPG received from Thurrock Council for LAC


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.  In 2015/2016 we received funding for 41% of pupils.

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

If you child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the school 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 Premiun 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.

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Pupil Premium Grant for Looked after Children – 2015/2016




Additional teachers/HLTAs


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

In EYFS 78.9% of children entitled to PP achieved GLD above National

In Year 1 – 86.4% of children entitled to PP passed the phonics screening

In Year 2 children entitled to PP exceeded national averages and out-performed non PP pupils in Reading, Writing & Maths (85%, 80%, 80%).

Year 6 Pupils entitled to PP performed less well than their peers particularly in Reading and GPS.

Inclusion Team


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

See attainment above

School attendance was 95.6% at the end of the academic year – just below National Average of 96%

Persistent absence 8.4% just above National Average of 8.2%

Inclusion and Nurture provision successfully supported pupils at risk of fixed term and permanent exclusion.    

Breakfast Club


Children make a settled start to school

Punctuality and attendance is improved

Pupils are supported to complete homework, reading and maths activities and have access to ICT

Attendance data above.

Punctuality of the vast majority of pupils is good.

Know Maths


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

Pupils able to develop their knowledge on a one to one basis

Pupil confidence and self-esteem improved.  

Swimming Costs


All children able to take part in swimming-coach costs

All Year 3 Pupils accessed swimming over 2 terms to meet national curriculum expectations.

Residential visit/General Educational Visits


Y6 children able to attend the residential trip.

More trips and visits are able to go ahead

4 FSM children and 1 LAC attended residential from total of 35 children.  

Learning and experiences for all Year Groups enriched through a total of 16 Educational Trips and in School Activities across the academic year.  

Free School Milk


Milk available for children

Developing healthy life styles – impact on attendance (data above)

Uniform/PE Equipment


Items of school uniform, PE Kit, football kit etc to be purchased.

Pupils are able to participate in activities and events and have a shared sense of identity and belonging.