Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium is additional funding allocated to all schools in England to support disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. This budget includes pupils who are currently entitled to free school meals, have been free school meals in the past six years (FSM ‘Ever Six’), children that are cared for or adopted from care and children whose parents are in the armed forces.

How should the money be spent?

It is entirely up to individual schools to decide how the pupil premium is spent, however there is an expectation that schools can prove that impact this money has had on its disadvantaged pupils. It is imperative that as a school we fully understand each of our disadvantaged pupils and know exactly what they need to help them to ‘be the best they can be’ in their learning.

At Cheam Fields our approach is simple; we invest our time in getting to know our pupils really well, not just their academic ability and progress but as a whole child. We work hard to fully understand what support a pupil may need to help them achieve in a specific area and where possible we try to involve them in the process.

We acknowledge that no one child is the same and therefore ensure the support they receive is tailored to their individual needs; whether it be welfare support, individualised learning programmes, enrichment activities to boost confidence, self-esteem and general enriching experiences or even support to develop friendships.

Our approach

At Cheam Fields we seek to ensure the effectiveness of our use of the pupil premium. We recognise that barriers to achievement take a variety of forms and therefore attempt to be innovative in the support that we provide. We use entry and exit judgements for all support that is given and carefully track them to ensure progress is being made at all times. We evaluate our support plans throughout their timescale and make changes if we feel that it is necessary.

We do this by offering our children a wide range of opportunities and ensuring that these are accessible for everyone. We work with families and colleagues to make sure everyone has high aspirations for all pupils. We ensure pupil premium children are well represented and have a voice on our school council and other pupil groups.

Pupil Premium Funding for 2018/19

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant


Total number of Early Years pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant


Amount of Pupil Premium Grant expected per pupil


Amount of Pupil Premium Grant expected per Early Years Pupil


Total amount of Pupil Premium Grant expected


Date of Review
Our next Pupil Premium Strategy will be July 2019.
How We Plan To Spend The Money

Enriching the curriculum

• Quality first teaching strategies

• Subsidised class trips

• Workshop and theatre performances

• School swimming fees

• Free places given to after school enrichment clubs

Targeted support

• Reading support

• Small group support

• Booster groups

• Booster groups using PIXl intervention (year 5 and 6)

• Booster groups using Dynamo Maths for Key Stage 2

• Use of high quality IT hardware and software to support achievement

• Homework clubs

Wellbeing support

• Emotional literacy support worker (ELSA)

• Lunch time clubs

• Subsidised uniform

• Workshops for parents i.e. reading, maths and parenting courses

 Increased attendance and punctuality

• Attendance officer

 Staff training

• Training for support staff

• Regular staff training

• Intensive training for teaching staff in further developing quality first teaching strategies

 Extending school support

• Subsidised school residential

How we plan to demonstrate the impact of the spending

• We have a designated standards lead teacher who is part of the senior leadership team of the school.

• Pupil premium is very much at the top of the school’s agenda and tracking systems have been put in place to show the impact of each intervention being provided.

• Advice and support has been sought from a variety of agencies in order to ensure we are being innovative in the way money is being spent.

• The designated lead has attended specific training on getting value for money with the PPG funding.

• A designated governor has been allocated to ensure PPG is being effectively spent.

• Pupil premium expenditure is reviewed at the end of each intervention where appropriate and each term for ongoing support. 

How we spent the Pupil Premium Grant in 2017/18

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant


Total number of Early Year eligible for  Pupil Premium Grant


Amount of Pupil Premium Grant Received


Amount of Pupil Premium Grant expected per Early Years Pupil


Total amount of Pupil Premium Grant expected







ELSA Support worker 3 pm sessions  per week


To ensure that pupil feel confident and behave well in order to make appropriate progress from their starting points.

Children receive appropriate support and behaviour/ attitudes and self esteem  is improved within the school environment

School swimming lessons £15


To ensure that pupils are able to swim 25m by the end of KS2

Pupils were able to access the school swimming curriculum as part of the allocated PE sessions and some are able to swim 25m by the end of KS2

PGL residential trips


9 pupils

To ensure that pupils are able to access wide range of opportunities

Pupils were able to be included in the outdoor learning opportunities on offer



To ensure pupils are able to access a range of opportunities that support the curriculum topics that they are studying

Pupils were able to access the curriculum fully and extend their learning

After school extra-curricular clubs and -


To ensure that pupils are able to access a wide range of afterschool activities and clubs

Pupils developed a sense of belonging to the wider community of the school and a sense of confidence

TA and HLTA in class support


To target those pupils who have fallen behind and ensure that they make appropriate progress from their starting points


Targeted children were supported to make  expected progress over time


PIXl intervention

& subscription



Tutoring Y5&6


To ensure that pupils in Y5&6 are able to reach the expected standard by the end of KS2

Gap narrows and some children make expected progress from their starting points

Homework club


To enable children to access IT for their homework and ensure homework tasks are complete

Children completed homework tasks and most were prepared for their lessons and tests

Admin Work Re: Attendance


To improve attendance so that children have every opportunity to make expected progress

Attendance gap is narrowing to be in line with other pupils



To ensure that staff are well trained and supported in their role

Children received appropriate resources and methods to support their needs


Total Pupil Premium Grant Received


Total Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure


Pupil Premium Grant Remaining

Overspend £2,604 

Percentage of pupils achieving expected standard and greater depth

End of KS2

PP Pupils


Non PP Pupils


National Average

PP Pupils


Non PP Pupils


National average

% achieving Expected Standard or above in Reading, Writing & Maths





% achieving greater depth in Reading, Writing and Maths





% achieving Expected Standard or above in Reading





% achieving Expected Standard or above in Writing





% achieving Expected Standard or above in Maths





% achieving greater depth in Reading





% achieving greater depth in Writing





% achieving greater depth in Maths