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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.

Service Pupils Premium 2020 - 2021

Service Premium

As Alanbrooke Community Primary School predominately serves families who live near or on the Army Camp, most of our Pupil Premium Grant is the Service Provision.
Service Pupil Premium has a slightly different purpose to the Disadvantages Pupil Premium, focusing more on pastoral support than academic progress.

• SPP is an allocation of £310 per child whose paretns are connected to the military. The purpose of the funding is to mitigate detrimental effects that the demands of service life presents to their families. 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.

• 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. If you have any questions or would like more information about this then please contact teh school and arrange a time so we can discuss any issues.

Click here to view the Service Pupil Premium for new starters


 At Alanbrooke School

We take pride in …

  • Providing small class sizes with experienced teachers and teaching assistants, focussed on listening and responding to needs of individual children, to help support them overcome anxieties and 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 improving confidence and independence to help pupils reach at least age related expectations. This may be through targeted literacy and maths support or initiatives to promote children’s engagement in learning, including nurture groups (ELSA, Socially Speaking).

Click here to view the SPP 2021