Pupil Premium

The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11. The Government introduced a fund of £625 million in April 2011 to give schools £400 per year for:

  • every child currently registered as eligible for free school meals
  • children who have been looked after for 6 months or longer

From April 2012, pupil premium funding was also extended to:

  • all children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years

In the 2018/19 financial year, schools are receiving:

  • £1,320 per pupil of primary-school age
  • £300 for service children
  • £2,300 per pupil for looked-after children who: have been looked after for 1 day or more are adopted leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or a Residence Order.

Barriers to learning for Ayresome Primary School

Ayresome faces a number of significant barriers to learning development:

  • Only 21 children classified as fluent in English in the census language proficiency rating January 2018.
  • A significant number of languages spoken with over 44 recorded on SIMS data management.
  • A rising number of pupils from European migrant traveller communities with little or no schooling within every age group.
  • A rising number of appeals for entry to the school in all year groups.
  • A rising number of children missing in education (CME) due to mobility and cultural differences – approximately 60-71 pupils annually.
  • A rising roll from 530 in 2014 to 779 in 2019.
  • Exceptionally high levels of mobility; 200 children arriving and leaving every year for the last 3 years in succession. 
  • Significant disadvantage with over 550 children within the 5% disadvantaged score (IDACI index 0.3).
  • 94% of pupils living within both the top 5% economic and health deprivation index in the country.
  • A large number of migrant housing with 279 dedicated migrant houses in the immediate catchment area.
  • A large number of vulnerable children under safeguarding and Child Protection.
  • A rising number of children with significant SEND needs coupled with limited placements in the Local Authority for learning provision.  
  • The Pupil Premium review takes place annually in July. The most recent was July 2019.


Core areas of targeted expenditure 2018/19 include:

  1. Improve attendance of pupil premium children through family support.
  2. To track progress of children by identifying and monitoring core progress groups of learners.
  3. To provide targeted intervention for pupil premium children through TA and teacher support to maximise progress.
  4. To provide SEMH support for pupil premium children through DSL, PSA and TA staff.
  5. To provide wider opportunities to enhance learning.
  6. To ensure needs of LAC children are met and targeted support is identified and supported. 
  7. To provide wider opportunities for children through access to residential visits.
  8. To target children for extended school services including breakfast club, after school clubs and holiday clubs.

More information on the Pupil Premium click here

Impact spend Pupil Premium 2017-18

Pupil Premium Expenditure Plan Report 18/19

The next review of Pupil Premium impact spend will be in summer term 2020.