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. Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, like special schools and pupil referral units. The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Y11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are looked after or have parents currently in the Armed Forces. From April 2012 the coverage of the Premium was widened to include those eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years.

The summary information in this section is also available in a PDF document. Please click here to open or download it.

For more detail, we publish our Pupil Premium Strategy. This document is regularly reviewed and updated. It was last reviewed in July 2016 and is due again for review in April 2017.

We also provide the allocation of funding in previous years:

Funding Allocation

The school receives £154,920 Pupil Premium funding for the financial year 2016 - 2017. This panel shows how the money will be used.

  • £8,000To employ a Pupil Premium Co-ordinator to support learning through interventions with those pupils identified as requiring support.
  • £103,000To pay for additional teachers in the most vulnerable year groups, making classes less than 24 pupils in 5 classes.
  • £5,000To provide a Bursary Fund to those families in need.
  • £34,000To employ a Family Support Adviser to work with families who have identified themselves as requiring support.
  • £58,000Additional adults have been employed to support children who are vulnerable and not making expected progress.
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PE Funding

At Norton Community Primary School we use part of our School’s Sport Funding to employ a specialist PE teacher. The expectations of this role are to:

  • For children to develop a love for playing sport through fun, engaging and challenging lessons and extra- curricular clubs.
  • To give every child in the school the opportunity to play in competitive sport, as an individual and as part of a team.
  • To broaden the sporting opportunities and experiences available to pupils.
  • To promote life-skills through sport and to help develop children’s social, spiritual, moral and cultural skills.

These expectations are in line with Government recommendations which were most recently revised in October 2018. The impact of this role is regularly reviewed as shown in the documents linked below.