Pupil Premium Policy

Date first adopted:8 th October, 2014
How often to be reviewed:Annually
Reviewed23 rd September, 2015
Reviewed ByStudent Development Committee

Pupil Premium Policy – The Purbeck School


1.1 The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is intended to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

1.2 It is paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for Free School Meals from Reception to Year 11.

1.3 This entitlement has now been extended to the ‘Ever6’. These are children who have been in receipt of Free School Meals at any point over the last six years, but may not be in receipt of them now.

1.4 For Looked After Children, the pupil premium was calculated using the Looked After Children data returns (SSDA903)

1.5 A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

1.6 The Pupil Premium is additional to the main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

Objectives for Pupil Premium in this school:

2.1 The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise standard of achievement for these pupils.

2.2 The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.

2.3 As far as its powers allow, the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others.

2.4 We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it the most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and others.

Strategies / Practice:- See pupil premium strategy document

3.1 The Pupil Premium funding will be clearly identifiable within the budget.

3.2 The head teacher, in consultation with the governors and staff, will decide how the Pupil Premium money is spent for the benefit of entitled pupils.

3.3 The school will assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils.

3. 4 The school will be accountable for how it has used the additional funding to support the achievement of those pupils covered by the Pupil Premium and the headteacher (or their nominee) will report to the governing body and parents on how effective the intervention has been on achieving its aim

3.5 The school will publish annually on the school website how the Pupil Premium has been used and what the plans are the following year.

3.6 The school will ensure that parents, governors and others are made fully aware of the achievement and attainment of pupils covered by the premium.

3.7 The school will seek to develop further strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of these pupils.

3.8 The school will track the impact of the strategies put into place through the funding to demonstrate the value which has been added to the education of the entitled children.

3.9 The school will monitor, evaluate and review the success of the impact of the Pupil Premium funding annually.


4.1 This policy will play an important part in the educational development of the individual pupils who are entitled to the Pupil Premium.

4.2 The school will ensure that these pupils are treated equally and as favourably as others and that the additional funding is used effectively to address the challenges they face.

4.3 The school will use the additional funding to promote the achievement and progress of all entitled pupils.

4.4 Through wise use of this additional funding the school is fully committed to ensuring that the individual needs of each entitled child are met.

4.5 As a result of the additional funding, these children will make better progress and achieve higher standards than would have been likely without it.

Monitoring and accountability:

The head teacher and leadership team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies the school has put in place for Pupil Premium. They will report to the Student Development Committee of the governing body on the policy’s progress and impact and the annual Pupil Premium Strategy document.