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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium spending and impact

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to help address the underachievement of pupils from low income families.

The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools annually. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium will be spent since schools are considered best placed to access what provision should be made for the pupils that they are responsible for. However, schools must report annually on how it has been spent and on its impact. New performance tables also capture the achievement of disadvantaged pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

The Department for Education classifies a pupil as ‘disadvantaged’ if they meet any one of the following criteria:

  • Pupils in any year group from reception to year 11 that have been entitled to free school meals at any point in the last six years
  • Looked-after children as defined in the Children Act 1989
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
  • Children in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

Barriers to Achievement

National and in-school data shows that, as a group, pupils eligible for the pupil premium face barriers to educational attainment.

Common barriers to underachievement include poor numeracy and/or literacy skills, below average attendance and low aspirations or emotional wellbeing. However we recognise that every child is an individual and so we do not label students. Instead we seek to tackle under performance wherever and whenever it occurs by working to understand students’ individual barriers to learning and then addressing these in lesson where possible.

Our Vision

Our school vision is to provide an exceptional education for all students, whether disadvantaged or not.

We have a moral imperative to ensure that all students have the best possible start in life and so seek provide all students with equal opportunities to achieve their full potential personally, academically and socially.

Our pupil premium is used to support a range of activities and resources, which support students, whose achievement or whose progress is lower than it should be.

To this end, we aim to ensure that:

  • all students benefit from the ‘Haberdashers Advantage’ by making outstanding academic progress in relation similar students locally and nationally
  • every young person classified as ‘disadvantaged’ by the DfE benefits directly from the Pupil Premium funding that the school receives
  • any differences in outcomes between disadvantaged students and their peers are closely monitored using in-school reporting mechanisms
  • we recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. Therefore we reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any student or groups of students the school has legitimately identified as being disadvantaged
  • parents of disadvantaged children understand they can make a positive contribution to their children's achievement in school by engaging in school processes and recognising that parent involvement can make a difference

Pupil Numbers and Funding Received

The details below are based on funding received by the school as part of its current all-through academy status until 31 August 2019. 

Pupil Premium 2017-2018 (When part of the all-through Crayford Academy):

In 2017/18 there were 177 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium in the primary phase of the Academy, and 276 pupils eligible in the secondary phase of the Academy. The income received was £491,700.

Pupil Premium 2018-2019 (When part of the all-through Crayford Academy):

There were 116 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium in the primary phase of the Academy, and 279 pupils eligible in the secondary phase of the Academy in 2018-19. The income received was £413,985.
Primary allocation: £153,120
Secondary allocation: £260,865

Pupil Premium allocation for 2019-20: 

71 pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium at Slade Green Temple Grove, of which the income will be £93,720.

Pupil Premium allocation for 2020-21:

59 pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium at Slade Green Temple Grove, of which the income will be £77,880.

Use of Pupil Premium Funding At Slade Green Temple Grove

The barriers and challenges disadvantaged pupils face at Slade Green Temple Grove are complex and varied.  We conduct termly pupil progress meetings with each class teacher to discuss pupil premium children on a case by case basis.  The impact of the pupil premium is reviewed termly by the senior leadership team and governors.  There is an annual review of the school’s pupil premium strategy; the date of the next review is Thursday 23rd September 2021.

The main barriers to educational achievement are:

  • Pupil progress and achievement – gaps in prior learning need to be closed with children reaching national benchmarks for progress in reading, writing and maths.
  • Emotional and learning support – targeted support to enhance behaviour for learning.
  • Speech and Language – need to improve oracy specific skills to support children’s learning.
  • Attendance – to improve absenteeism with targeted families
  • Access to resources and cultural experiences – to provide a wide range of experiences which inspires and motivates and has positive benefits on learning. 

Expenditure was affected by Covid-19.   Demonstration of impact in 2019/20 is more difficult as end of year tests were not undertaken.  Impact in some areas is therefore based on mock undertaken in March 2020.

2020-21 Intended PUPIL PREMIUM expenditure at slade green temple grove

Pupil premium intervention groups

To provide small group targeted support with an intensive programme of support to narrow the gap in their learning. 

Children expected to make accelerated progress to plug individual gaps.

To increase pupil confidence.

To challenge high attaining pupils.

Phonics intervention groups

Children receive explicit and systematic phonics teaching by trained members of staff starting in EYFS and continuing into KS1. 

Blast Training for key staff.

Pastoral provision 

To provide a pastoral counselling, wellbeing support to the most vulnerable pupils across the school.

Home school liaison and promoting engagement with parents.

Promoting attendance, liaison with external agencies including EWO.

To support children and parents in their well-being during the Covid-19 pandemic


Speech therapy   Intervention groups – all year groups

To support pupils with speech and communication needs and enable them to reach their own communication potential

To support staff to lead speech and language interventions.
Resources for Read Write Inc To promote early reading, providing phonics, reading and spelling in a structure programme with resource to ensure children learn to read accurately and fluently £4,000

Provision of on-line learning platforms

Interactive home/school learning opportunities £1,000

Employment of a part

time music teacher

Increasing access to the arts-including group music tuition £4,000
Y6 subsidised Residential trip

To give access to a range of curricular activities which broaden life experiences


Breakfast club subsidy

To improve punctuality and nutrition.

To enjoy a positive and healthy start to the day.

To provide a breakfast prior to SATs
Enrichment club subsidy To give access to after school clubs £1,000
Booster clubs  To help close gaps in their learning. These sessions are targeted at specific children £3,500
Uniform subsidy To provide uniform that would otherwise be unable to afford it £500
School trip subsidy To provide access to school trips  £1,000
CRIBs Christmas and Easter performances  To provide access to extra-curricular activities  £200

Impact of spending

See the impact of Pupil Premium spending for the last few years