Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium at Cholsey Primary School

At Cholsey School our mission is "to prepare children for the future through academic excellence and individual care."

Background to Pupil Premium:

The pupil premium is a government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential. The Government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after children and service children as indicators of deprivation, and have provided a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for FSM over a rolling six year period. This fixed amount of money is expected to increase every year for the course of this current Parliament.

There is also pupil premium plus which is a fixed amount of money allocated for any adopted pupils; to access this money we have to highlight these children as adopted on the census.



Under the current criteria, children who receive, or whose parents receive, one or more of the following support payments are entitled to receive free school meals (FSM) and eligible for 2 year old funding.

•Income-based & Contribution-based JSA or ESA on an equal basis

•Income Support (IS)

•Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)

•Income-related employment and support allowance (IRESA).

•Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190

•Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit

•Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment someone receives for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).

•Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999


Objectives of Pupil Premium spending:

Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium income is to close the gap between pupil groups.

Number of Pupils and Pupil Premium Funding allocation for current academic year 2016-17

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PP


Amount of PP expected per pupil


Total number of pupils eligible for PPP


Amount of PPP expected per pupil


Total amount of PP received




The main barriers for some of our pupils eligible for PP funding are:

  • attendance
  • emotional well-being and self-esteem
  • home circumstances
  • financial difficulties
  • gap between the extra curricular experiences they access and those of their peers


Nature of Support 2016/17

To raise achievement in maths and literacy

To raise self-esteem and improve health

To establish good relationships between home and school

To help fund extra curriculum activities

To boost attendance and offer a good start to the day

To help the children feel safe and secure









Curriculum focus:

To increase the % of children working at age related expectations in reading, writing and maths.

We will measure the impact of our spending through:

 Our next Pupil Premium Strategy Review will be in November 2017.