Pupil Premium 

The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011. This is funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals (FSM), looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

The Government has decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium has been extended to pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years. Nationally, as a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.

Pupil Premium at Barnabas Oley – Intent statement

At Barnabas Oley C of E Primary School, all children are equally valued.  We have high aspirations for all our pupils and are determined to provide an education that enables all to achieve and ‘Be the best they can be’.  All members of staff, governors and teaching assistants accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. As a school, we strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe. We are committed to ‘diminishing the gap’ between vulnerable pupils and their peers; the pupil premium forms a vital part of this process. This funding helps remove barriers to learning enabling our pupils to fully engage in our curriculum and school life.

 Provision will be made through:

  • Quality First Teaching for all, with staff skilled in adapting and delivering in a way that ensures the curriculum is accessible to all pupils
  • Support for PP pupils who are under achieving via Recovery and Tutoring Support
  • Monitor attendance and late arrivals, noting the vulnerability of individual pupils and any barriers their home settings may present, reaching out to parents where appropriate
  • Continued focus on learning behaviours through our Golden rules, our values and attitudes.
  • Staff trained in ‘STEPS’ and ‘De-escalation before Intervention’ to support pupils SEMH and Wellbeing
  • All teachers to be accountable for the education and progress of all pupils in their classes
  • Alternative support and intervention within the school.

Barnabas Oley Primary School Pupil Premium Allocation

Please also see Governor Visit Reports for information on subject-specific pupil premium impact.

Pupil premium strategy statement for academic year 2023/24

Pupil Premium Information for Academic Year 2019/20

Pupil Premium Information for Academic Year 2018/19

Pupil Premium for Academic Year 2017/18

Pupil Premium in the Academic Year 2016-2017

This has been calculated as follows:

September 2016 to March 2017 (7/12ths £13,620 = £7,845) and April to August 2017 (5/12ths of anticipated income £13,620 = £5575.) This figure will be updated when indicative allocations are issued with our Budget notification in March 2017.

We thoroughly analyse data to identify which pupils are underachieving and why and which interventions are most successful. The money is then allocated to support the core areas of literacy and numeracy; we know what we want to achieve from our interventions and evaluate the progress regularly.

Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant Allocation

Total Number of Pupils (Year R to 6)


Amount received per Ever 6 pupil


Amount received per post LAC pupil


Total amount of PPG received

£ 13,620


Amount and % of allocated PP spend

Description and Objective of Expenditure

Impact Expected

Allocation of additional Pupil premium TA to ensure fulltime support available for interventions for all eligible pupils

£12,000   (88%)

To ensure that all eligible pupils are tracked closely; that regular assessments take place to identify next intervention steps; that necessary interventions can be developed in response to individual needs

Children eligible for PPG have the support and intervention so they make more rapid progress in areas of need.

Purchase school uniform

£96   (0.7%)

Selected Uniform items supplied on request

Pupils feel a sense of belonging and pride if they are able to wear same uniform as their peers leading to increase in self esteem.

School Trips Subsidies

£524 (3.9%)

X1 residential trip + day trips for eligible pupils.

Eligible pupils fully participate in curriculum enrichment activities.

Laptop for home school use requested

£200 (1.5%)

Parental request for low spec laptop to support pupil with home work

Motivate pupil to complete homework- bridging digital divide

Additional reading scheme books purchased

£800 (6%)

Top of benchmark coding- high boy interest

Further encourage reading development enabling better comprehension skills through high interest books.

Pupil Premium Impact 16/17

The funding was used for two teaching assistants to run specific tailored interventions for these children. Barriers last year were around: Speech and language, maths, handwriting, editing work and writing.

Impact is measured by entry and exit data for each specific 6 week intervention, achievement of targets, as well as measuring against end of year expectations.

Impact of spending is;









At age related





Speech and language interventions were impactful resulting in the child being discharged from speech and language services.