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Pupil Premium Funding

The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation.

It’s allocated for schools to:

  • improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities
  • close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers across the country

You can find further information about the pupil premium in Pupil Premium Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 174KB, 8 pages) .

What is Pupil Premium

• The pupil premium is funding additional to main school funding to address the current underlying inequalities between vulnerable groups of children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
• The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and it is for schools to decide how the funding will be spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
Children who are eligible include:
• Pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years
• Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and Children who have been Adopted from Care.

 At Alanbrooke School:

• We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils.
• We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
• Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis, which will identify priority groups or individuals.
• We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. Any group will be made up of FSM children and non FSM children, where their needs are similar, or where meeting their needs helps to create a learning environment more conducive to success for all.

 In 2018-2019

The number of disadvantaged pupils was below National average (0 pupils) not allowing us to publish data.

In 2019 – 2020

The number of disadvantaged pupils was below National average (0 pupils), not allowing us to publish data.




Service Premium

As Alanbrooke Community Primary School predominately serves families who live near the Army Camp, most of the Pupil Premium Grant is the Service Provision.

• Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils.
• New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those vulnerable groups of  pupils covered by the Service Premium.
• Since September 2012, schools have been required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This ensures that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
• To close the achievement gap by ensuring that any pupil at risk of underachieving are identified early and support and intervention is provided for those pupils.

 At Alanbrooke School

We take pride in …

  • Providing small group work with an experienced teaching assistant focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.
  • Facilitating additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs, external agencies or wider educational opportunities.
  • Acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics. (Reading books, Read Write Inc, Maths resources).
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this may be through targeted literacy and numeracy support or initiatives to promote children’s engagement in learning, including nurture groups (ELSA, Socially Speaking).

Our Service Pupil Premium Spending for 2019-2020

Allocation is £18,000

Closing the Gap strategy

Predicted Expenditure



Re-training for ELSA


Support children through nurture groups, when they need it most, to help mitigate possible emotional barriers.


ATA support for interventions 


Support for children to keep up/meet/exceed end of year expectations.






Success@Arithmetic intervention at KS2 

  No cost this year

To narrow the gap for children joining school at varying points through the year


GTA supporting pupil transition


Ensuring pupils settle quickly into school routines and friendships


Support to fund school trips, visitors and visits


Ensure Educational Visits and visitors are financially viable for Service families and build on and broaden experiences of children in a mobile population.

3 class visits termly,  Sowerby Music visiting musicians, 


Extra GTA Support during Breakfast/After School clubs


To support working families and give access to clubs and wrap-around care for all children