Pupil Premium

What is it?

The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who are registered for Free School Meals (FSM) or have been registered for FSM within the last 6 years, and children that have been Looked After by the Local Authority for more than six months.

Why has it been introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools are free to allocate the money to the initiatives they feel will best ensure their pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.

For 2016-17 the school will receive £45,360 in Pupil Premium funding. The parents of pupils who receive Pupil Premium funding are notified of the initiatives we spend the money on to support their child. Feedback from parents is welcomed and encouraged.


Resource Total Percentage Number of Pupils Intended impact
Topic books, writing equipment, school uniform, PE kit, after school clubs £5,355 12% All PP pupils Improved reading and writing attainment. Improved self-confidence and self-esteem

Improved social and emotional behaviour

Day visits, Y2 residential visit
Literacy volunteer £200 0.4% 3 per term = 9 Improved reading attainment
Think Children £1,100 2% 2 per term = 6 Improved social and emotional behaviour
Speech therapy and Play therapy £5,900 13% 32 Improved communication skills
TLR2 £2,613 5.8% 0 Improved provision for all PP pupils due to one person overseeing the interventions each child receives
RESOURCES TOTAL £15,168 33%    
TA intervention – reading -*60% £18,115 40% All PP pupils


Improved reading attainment
TA intervention – writing – *20% £6,038 13% Improved writing attainment
TA intervention – maths – *15% £4,529 10% Improved maths attainment
TA intervention – nurture – *5% £1,510 3% Improved social and emotional behaviour
TA PROVISION TOTAL £30,192 67%    

*This percentage may change each term depending on the specific learning needs of the pupils for whom we receive Pupil Premium funding.

For a more detailed overview of our policy and procedures for the use of Pupil Premium funding please download our Pupil Premium policy and Pupil Premium Strategy.

Download our Pupil Premium Policy

Download our Pupil Premium Strategy

Additionally the Sports Development Funding has been targeted at pupils for whom we receive Pupil Premium funding. This is to ensure that our most disadvantaged children are able to access out of school activities to broaden and deepen their overall development. This follows feedback we received from both the children for whom we receive Pupil Premium funding and their parents.


Pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding have their attainment monitored every half term to ensure they are making sufficient progress and that the interventions delivered by the teaching assistants are resulting in accelerated progress.
The gap between our pupils who receive pupil premium funding and other children nationally is closing in reading, writing and maths. In 2015-16 the same percentage of our pupils who receive pupil premium funding made good progress in reading and maths. More pupil premium pupils made very good progress in maths and the same percentage in reading. In 2014-15 the gap in reading closed considerably. The percentage of our pupils who achieved L2b in writing and L3 in maths was the same as or above those pupils who do not achieve Pupil Premium funding nationally. In 2013-14 our pupils who receive pupil premium funding achieved higher in maths that other pupils nationally.

All infant children now receive Universal Infant Free School Meals but if think your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding because of your family’s income level please contact the school office, (in confidence), to discuss registering and follow the instruction below.  The Pupil Premium funding that will be used to support them achieving their full potential.

You can register for Pupil Premium Funding by following the instructions:-

  1. Log onto the Nottinghamshire County Council website http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk.
  2. In the search box type ‘Free School Meals’.
  3. Click on ‘Free School Meals and Milk’.
  4. Scroll down the page and click on ‘register and apply online’. This will take you to the citizens portal.
  5. Register and follow the instructions to apply for free school meals and milk. 

If you do not have access to the internet or have any problems please call into the office and speak to Mrs Humpherson or Mrs Pautrat.

What our parents say:

"The children develop a strong bond with their teachers, and there is good evidence of the vision of the headteacher." "The opportunities provided for the children are excellent." "The headteacher goes the extra mile to make sure that parents feel involved, supported and satisfied with their children's experience of school." "We are delighted with the excellent standard of teaching." "Abigail really enjoys going to school and has made really good progress."
Trent Vale Infant and Nursery School