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Gamston Church of England Primary School

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Pupil Premium



In 2019/20, the school anticipates receiving a Pupil Premium grant of £10,220. 


The Secretary of State for Education lays down the following terms and conditions on which assistance is given in relation to the pupil premium grant (PPG) payable to schools and local authorities for the financial year beginning 1 April 2019. PPG provides funding for two policies:


  • raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
  • supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces


We have identified local features within our school community that may prove a potential barrier to the learning of pupils entitled to the PPG. These include access to after-school clubs, wider experiences outside of the normal school environment and a greater potential for a lack of social interaction, low self-esteem, confidence and resilience.


To this end, the school plans to use the funds in the following way:


Initiative Cost of initiative
Provide a regular after-school Computing Club with priority access for pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium £900
1:1 targeted intervention and nurture activities from teaching assistants £7620
Subsidies for school visits £300
Staff training for phonics, reading and Big Maths £1400
Total £10,220


The school intends to monitor the spending of the pupil premium grant through a strategy involving pupils, teachers, senior leaders and governors. Termly data sets, governor visits and professional reviews will determine the impact of the activities and ensure the funds are achieving their intended outcomes. This plan may be adapted depending on the findings of any specific review.

In 2018/19, Pupil Premium Grant was spent in a similar way to 2019/20, with the exception of the computing opportunities. Progress and attainment of pupils eligible for the grant was in line with other groups of learners.


Whilst the number of eligible pupils in Y6 was statistically suppressed, data shows that attainment was above that of all learners within the year group.


It also led to progress of Y5 pupils to the extent where over 50% of them are working at greater depth within their year group expectations.