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Pupil Premium



Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of children on-roll who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals, an amount is allocated according to the number of children of service families and there is an allocation for each child who has been looked after in local authority care continuously for more than six months.



At East Cowton CE Primary School:

  • We 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 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. Our aim is to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged. Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis. However, we anticipate that the majority of pupils benefitting will be FSM.


All our work through the pupil premium is aimed at:

  • accelerating progress, moving student to at least age related expectations in communication, literacy and maths
  • engaging students in their education through enjoyment and positive affirmation both inside and outside the school day
  • offering pastoral support in the form of behaviour or family support


The range of provision we typically make for this group includes:

  • providing small group work with a trained professional, focused on overcoming gaps in learning
  • 1:1 support by a trained professional
  • additional teaching and learning support
  • financial support for out of hours activities
  • purchase of specific and personalised resources for the child
  • Teaching Assistant hours to provide pastoral support for vulnerable, disadvantaged and service children to support emotional well-being, transition.

Please contact School for the full criteria if you feel you may qualify.

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Funding allocation for 2016/17 financial year: £3840

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Use of Funding


2.5 Additional GTA  hours pw. 1:1  support vulnerable pupils reading and phonics in EY and KS1

To increase confidence and fluency in reading. To develop a love of books and a desire to read at home.

Additional phonics intervention group  for more able pupils (Y2).

To provide additional challenge and prepare for transition to KS2

1:1 support for maths intervention. Cost of Dynamo maths

To identify  and close gaps in maths understanding

Membership of Hambleton Heroes. Attendance at service children’s events organised through Hambleton Heroes


To provide support and  enhance service pupil voice.                      Pastoral support in times of need. To help peers understand what it means to be a child from a service family


Resources to be allocated by staff as required throughout the year. Including pastoral support for service children during times of active deployment.

To enable flexibility to plan and resource as required throughout the year for PP pupils

Funding places for FSM pupils on school trips, swimming, after school clubs and trips and visits

To enhance the curriculum, ensure the children are able to participate and to give the opportunity to experience new and challenging activities, raising their aspirations and expectations.

Total expenditure



Use of Pupil Premium 2015/16 (Sept 2015 to August 2016)

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) allocation for 2015/16 was £6052.98.

  • Additional GTA  hours to support vulnerable pupils within KS1 literacy lessons
  • 2 hrs weekly literacy booster sessions KS2
  • Attendance at service children’s events organised through Hambleton Heroes
  • Pastoral support for service children during times of active deployment.
  • Purchase of SEN assessment materials
  • After school clubs in sport and music.


  • 100% better than expected progress for focus KS1 pupils in Writing and maths
  • 100% better than expected progress for focus KSs pupils in reading and Writing
  • High quality pastoral support
  • Good quality assessment of need leading to focussed and relevant interventions
  • Enrichment opportunities available to all pupils

 Use of Pupil Premium 2014/2015 (Sept 2014 to August 2015)

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) allocation for 2014/15 was £4234.

  • Inclusion in small group working to improve overall progress and attainment.
  • Pastoral support (Autumn term).
  • Year 6 boosters in English and Maths.
  • Music lessons and instrument hire.
  • Hambleton Heroes support group.
  • After school clubs in sport and music.


  • 100% at expected or exceeded progress in English and maths.
  • 90% in-line attainment in English and maths.
  • 90% take-up at free clubs, selection for sports teams.
  •  ‘Big Band’ performance for parents.

Pastoral support and follow up enabled successful transitions to high school.


Use of Pupil Premium 2013/2014 (Sept 2013 to August 2014)

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) allocation for 2013/14 was £1917.

  • Interventions in Literacy
  • Pastoral support (Autumn term)
  • Extended care
  • Increased Teaching Assistant support building on personalised approach for reading and writing and phonics.


  • Personalised transition arrangements built pupil confidence and resilience.
  • All children accessed extra-curricular experiences including selection for successful school sports teams.
  • Extra support and targeted spellings, with direct intervention from Spring term, resulted in at least expected progress across all core subjects, with better than expected progress in reading and improved presentation of work.

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