Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals (FSM); those looked after by the local authority (CLA) and children of armed services personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.


In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for each individual school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.


All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work done.


In the academic year 2014 – 2015 Atkinson Road Primary Academy received £310,000 in Pupil Premium Funding.


In the academic year 2015 – 2016 Atkinson Road Primary Academy received £353,000 in Pupil Premium Funding.


In the academic year 2016 – 2017 Atkinson Road Primary Academy received £232,000 in Pupil Premium Funding.

We have been allocated £305,580 in this academic year 2017 – 2018.




Vision for Pupil Premium

We have used the Pupil Premium overtime to build up the capacity in the school to offer a comprehensive and personalised package of support which now looks like the following:

  • Improved the infra- structure for available support for vulnerable pupils
  • Variety of support programmes to help accelerate the progress of eligible pupils
  • Increased staff: pupil ratio throughout school
  • Improved access to high quality CPD for all staff




  • Infra – Structure
    • Improved multi - disciplinary team working into school comprising of 0.4 Ed Psych time, 0.4 speech therapy time, 0.6 counsellor time, 0.4 OT time, FT Attendance Officer, FT Welfare Manager, 5 FT LSAs to supported targeted vulnerable pupils, FT non-class based intervention manager 0.6 non class based SENDCO, 2 play workers Y3 classes receive daily INPP programme.
  • Support and Intervention Programmes (academic)
    • Language for Thinking, Lexia, Toe by Toe, Reading Comprehension, Sound Training, Mathletics, Stride Ahead, Stairway to Spelling.
  • Support and Intervention Programmes (Welfare)
    • BU project, individual counselling , targetted pupils for THRIVE programme, Nurture groups at play and lunch times, dedicated Welfare Manager and Attendance Officer


  • Staff to pupils (exc admin, facilities and lunchtime staff)
    • 24 : 420 Teachers : Pupils - 1 teacher for every 17.5 pupils
    • 42 : 420 Support Staff : Pupils 1 LSA for every 10 pupils
    • 66 : 420 All Staff : 420 Pupils 1 staff for every 6.4 pupils


Quality CPD specifically related to Pupil Premium Funding

  • 5 members of staff trained fully in THRIVE techniques ( all staff briefed on the principles of THRIVE)
  • 2 staff trained in Forest School approach
  • 2 staff trained in INPP approach to learning readiness




The impact of the above will be tracked half termly through pupil progress meetings and PP pupils identified as falling behind will be given interventions. The impact of PP will be reviewed on an annual basis.



Impact of Pupil Premium Progress in Core Subjects - 2016/2017



Pupil Premium











2017 Y6 SAT scores show -


RMW Combined
28% PP and

34% for cohort


2017 Y2 SAT scores show -


RMW Combined
55% PP and

50% for cohort

A similar picture can be seen across the school with in-house assessment procedures.


Moving Forwards

We intend to continue to use the Pupil premium to target those children at risk of falling behind. In order to do this we will spend a significant amount on maintaining the current staff:pupil ratio, maintaining the multi-agency infrastructure (as outlined above), offering a comprehensive package of intervention, support and challenge and by upskilling staff through a detailed and focussed CPD programme.


For a more detailed break down of Pupil Premium, please click the link below -