Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers.

About the PPG

The PPG is aimed at reception to Year 11 pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM).  This category now includes any child who has been registered for FSM in the past 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

The funding also covers children in care aged 4–15 years who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months. These are referred to as Children Looked After (CLA). A service premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are serving in the armed forces. We always ensure that matters regarding the use of the Pupil Premium fund are treated sensitively and with discretion.  We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils and we recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.

In the academic year 2021-22, Whitehorse Manor Infant School will have a Pupil Premium Grant allocation of £147,950.

Summary of main barriers to achievement in academic year 2021/22

There were no end of key stage tests in 2020 or 2021 due to the Lockdown.  Trends in previous data and internal data  have enabled us to identify the following areas as the main barriers, which we aim to overcome using our additional funding for eligible pupils this academic year:

  • The percentage of pupils who are eligible for PPG passing the Phonics Screening Check in year 1 is lower than for all pupils;
  • The percentage of pupils eligible for PPG reaching the expected standard at the end of KS1 is lower than for all pupils;
  • Ensure that barriers to learning for PPG pupils do not have a negative impact on their academic progress.


How we will spend PPG to address these barriers in the academic year 2021/22

We aim to target our spending to overcome these main barriers by:

  • Funding 1:1 and small group support from teachers and teaching assistants to address areas where learning is either falling behind or could be further accelerated;
  • Funding educational experiences for eligible children, which enhance the curriculum and engender a life-long love of learning;
  • Where appropriate, supporting with after-school and pre-school care and clubs so that stability is established;
  • Purchasing additional resources to support reading at home;
  • Developing our pastoral support with a Family Support Worker and small group intervention around wellbeing and social skills to address barriers holistically.

How we measure the impact of our PPG spending during the academic year 2021/22

We will measure the impact of our pupil premium spending by:

  • Analysing performance tables, which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers;
  • Analysing in year data, which looks at the progress and attainment of different groups of pupils within the school on a termly basis;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the outcome of teacher and TA led intervention work regularly.

The review of the impact of our PPG spending strategy is ongoing throughout the year and reported to MACs (Governors) on a termly basis.

For end-of-year attainment of PPG eligible children, a detailed break-down of how PPG was allocated and the impact of this expenditure on eligible and other pupils, please click on the PPG spending link below:

First published on 10th July, 2017 and modified 27th September, 2021

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