Willenhall Community Primary School

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The amount received is dependent on the number of children who receive free school meals (FSM) or have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Pupil Premium is funding for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months or for pupils from service families. It is £1,300 per pupil since 2014.

Pupil Premium at our school

Schools are able to select how to spend the funding. Those from disadvantaged backgrounds often do not do as well as their more advantaged peers and the funds are aimed at helping to bridge the gap. The money is allocated to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academic and socially.

Academic year 2015/16

In the academic year 2015/16 we received £336,679 which was spent on:

  • ESC (Enhanced Support Class), staffing and resources for these classes
  • Staffing for initiatives - a teacher to teach an additional 30 minute maths lessons from years 4-6
  • Resources to support initiatives - Group Reading books, Math online live planning tool
  • Private Speech & Language tutor
  • Private School Counsellor
  • Year 5 and 6 residential trips
  • Year 3 and 4 camping experiences

Academic year 2016/17

This academic year (2016/17) we will receive £319,529

We have looked at the interventions we used last year and found that taking pupils out of class for an intervention meant they were missing the learning they were taken out of. We also found that the impact on progress was good for some interventions but not accelerated enough to be cost effective. Therefore, this year we have introduced whole class interventions. These are initially for Reading which means employing additional teaching staff and the purchase of resources.

An online Maths intervention for Year 6 started in January 2017.

We have looked at the attainment of our pupil premium children at the end of KS2 and we were disappointed with the KS2 results in 2015-2016 especially Reading. However initial assessment date from the autumn term 2016 show this vulnerable group should make sufficient progress in line with their non-pupil premium cohort.

In this data our non-pupil premium group are very small and therefore their percentage value is high.

Non PP
Non PP
Non PP
Non PP
Actual resultActual resultActual resultPrediction
Maths 89%100%-1186%91% -564%83%-1976%55%+21
Reading92%100% -881%82% -142%75%-3365%64% +1
Writing89%100%-1195%82%+1373%83%-1070%64% +6
GPaS 78% 83% -573%82% -975%76% -157%63% -6
table key:PP:Pupil Premium
GPaS:Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling


How our funding has been allocated


To raise the standards in Reading across the school by ensuring all pupils receive an extra 30 minutes per week reading time in addition to the daily teaching of reading lessons pupils already have. This will improve pupil’s ability to infer, have a deeper understanding of a text and be able to justify their responses. This is known as becoming an active reader. The cost of this is £123,890


To ensure that pupils who are judged to be just below or just in line with achieving the National Expectation will receive additional bespoke one to one tuition. The Maths intervention includes 80% of Pupil premium pupils and the cost is £4,500.

The Maths leads have developed the assessment of Mathematics across the Federation. This costs is £32,219


To ensure that year 6 pupils receive support appropriate to their needs and have a higher teacher to pupil ratio for small groups and /or classes.

We have an additional teacher in Year 6 to further support pupils, the cost of this is £45,228

We have an Enhanced Support Class which deliver a bespoke curriculum to our SEND pupils with 60% being pupil premium pupils. This costs of this is £67,960

Pupil well-being

The mental well-being of pupils is essential if they are to be effective learners. Our counsellor helps pupils with a variety of issues for example bereavement counselling and anger management. This costs is of this is £7,327

Speech and Language

Pupils with a speech and language need are given one to one speech therapy. This is followed up with a programme of work delivered by a class teaching assistant. The cost of this is £11,800

Residential Experiences

To ensure that pupils are independent from their home environment and experience a range of activities that are not part of the school curriculum e.g. abseiling and orienteering. This ensures that they become resilient and open to the challenges that are offered. Our pupil premium pupils are also afforded a greatly reduced cost of the residential trips. The cost of this is £16,500

Family support

To remove any barrier to pupils accessing school and the curriculum it offers. This includes picking pupils up in the morning, holidays for vulnerable families, and uniform for pupils and on occasion bus fares for families that have moved outside the area into hostels. £8,500


This totals £320,259 which is all of our allocated budget


PE & Sport Premium Funding

Click here for details of our PE & Sport Premium Funding.


DfE pupil premium

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.


Gov.UK pupil premium

The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11.

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St James Lane, Coventry, CV3 3DB
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