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Pupil Premium  - September 2015


The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools in addition to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of

children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years and in 2014, to include children who have been adopted from care.


It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.

Below is a summary of how the pupil premium is being used at Bowdon Church School:


The school has a small number of children who are eligible for this funding.  Each child has been evaluated to assess their individual needs and their pupil premium has been allocated accordingly.



In the school year 2014 – 15, the school has pupils eligible to receive £14,800 in Pupil Premium funding.


1:1 or small group support for the specific needs of some children


to provide equality of opportunity based on need e.g. instrumental lessons, clubs and school trips (including residential)


to provide emotional and behavioural support


to ensure additional support for the class (where it is inappropriate or not desirable for the child to be singled out).  In this instance note is made of the individual child’s progress within that lesson and additional support given if necessary




The school has also liaised with secondary schools to attempt to ensure continuity of provision.


Impact from 2013-14


  • All of the children Rec – Y6 (current year groups) are making at least the expected rate of progress.  In almost all cases the children are working at or above national average levels
  • Leavers in July 2013 achieved well above national average in the Y6 SATs and two children achieved above the school average (there were no children eligible for pupil premium in the 2014 Y6 cohort)
  • Children have benefitted from equality of opportunity in terms of extra-curricular activities
  • Families have benefited from not feeling pressured to provide funding for school trips