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Pupil Premium was introduced in 2012 and is additional funding from the government. Pupil Premium is generated through numbers of children on low income who apply for Free School Meals.

Government statistics show that students who are in receipt of FSM do less well than peers in external exams. The aim of this money is to try to close that attainment gap by allowing the school to direct additional resources towards these individuals’ learning.

From September 2012, schools are required to issue a statement on their website of how much Pupil Premium money has been received and how we have chosen to spend that money. Ofsted usually require schools to publish the attainment results of those individuals that are in receipt of FSMs, to demonstrate the funding is being spent appropriately. As we are a small school, we are not required to publish pupil premium results, as this could lead to those individuals being easily identified. The information is shared with respective parents, carers and with the LEA/Ofsted.

The Consortium Multi Academy Trust aims for every child to succeed irrespective of their background. We want to eliminate the barriers that have prevented pupils with disadvantaged backgrounds from realising their full learning and personal potential. In our Pupil Premium Impact Statement we have highlighted how we have used the funding for targeted intervention to accelerate progress in attainment and what additional additional resources have been used to build on self confidence.

The Consortium Multi Academy Trust makes the following provision:

  • Funding of Support Teachers who work 1-1 and in very small groups with children across both schools in English and maths programmes;
  • Small group work with children who need additional help with reading and writing (Wave 2 and 3 intervention);
  • Teaching Assistants supporting children in class, either individually or in small groups to support development of English and maths skills;
  • Training for staff on teaching phonics, reading and maths;
  • Counselling to enable pupils to cope with difficult situations at home;
  • Subsidies for school trips and residential trips;
  • Purchase of school uniform;
  • Purchase of equipment and resources to support learning;

If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, you can apply online at

The application process is straightforward, quick and secure, and you will usually receive a response within 48 hours. If you have recently changed address more information may be requested.

Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child in other ways.

Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium at Southwold Primary- 2018

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017/2018
Pupil Premium Spending Overview 2016/2017
Pupil Premium Spending Overview 2015/2016
Pupil Premium Spending Overview 2014/2015
Pupil Premium Spending Overview 2013/2014
Pupil Premium Spending Overview 2012/2013

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