Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is a funding allocated to schools by the Department of Education to increase social mobility and reduce the gap in performance between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. Its purpose is to raise attainment, accelerate progress and fulfil the achievement potential of all children. Schools receive funding for each disadvantaged pupil and can use the funding flexibly, in the best interests of eligible pupils. It is up to schools to decide how to spend the Pupil Premium funding because they are best placed to assess what additional educational provision should be put in place to ensure maximum progress for all the children within their care. All schools will be held accountable for how they have used Pupil Premium funding and the impact it has had on the children’s learning.


Pupil Premium Strategy at The Vale Primary School

Pupil Premium funding at The Vale Primary School is used to narrow the gap in learning, especially in Maths and for those with SEND; to address emotional needs that are barriers to effective learning; to address attendance issues; and support in ensuring children have access to the same wider opportunities e.g. Educational visits and extra-curricular activities. 

At The Vale Primary School we currently have 42 children who are entitled to Pupil Premium funding.

We regularly review our Pupil Premium initiative to ensure they are having a positive impact. Each year we plan priorities for the year’s expenditure based on the cohort of eligible children.


Accessing the Pupil Premium funding at The Vale Primary School

Funding is allocated to the school based on an annual basis. It is important that if you think your child is eligible for Pupil Premium support, you must contact the school office for more information.

Individual requests for financial support for school-based activities are considered by the co-headteachers.


Pupil Premium Statement 18/19 and Review of Funding