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Early Years and Pupil Premium Grant

Early Years and Pupil Premium Funding

The Government guidelines set out a number of groups eligible for pupil premium funding. These are as follows:

  • Pupil recorded as ‘Ever 6’ FSM – pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals within the last 6 years
  • Children Looked After – pupils in the care of the Local Authority for at least 6 months or who have been adopted from care (Post LAC)
  • Service Children

In addition to the existing Pupil Premium funding, from April 2015, nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers have been able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care.  

The Early Years Pupil Premium provides an extra 53 pence per hour for three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who were formerly in local authority care but who left care because they were adopted or were subject to a special guardianship or child arrangements order.  This means an extra £302 a year for each child taking up the full 570 hours funded entitlement to early education.  This additional money could make a significant difference to us. 

The percentage of pupils on roll eligible for Pupil Premium for the academic year 2017 / 18 is 73.58% (this does not include EYPP)

However, at Caldicotes Primary Academy, governors recognise that the 1/4 of pupils who are not eligible for Pupil Premium funding, may also be recognised as disadvantaged and may also be vulnerable - their families may well be categorised as 'just about managing.'  Governors have agreed to allocate funds from Pupil Premium, and from core funding, to support any pupil (or group of pupils) to achieve their potential using the following criteria.

These include children who:

  • are known to be vulnerable e.g. Protection Plan, Children in Need, Team around the Family
  • are listed as having significant medical needs
  • have been referred to outside agencies for mental health issues
  • have families on low incomes where difficulties are known
  • have support from the Pastoral Team e.g. attendance, behaviour, family problems
  • have significant social issues inside and outside of school (e.g. police, council involvement)
  • are anticipated to have problems with transition



How the academy effectively uses the Pupil Premium Funding is reported to Governors.

 Academic Year         
 Value per pupil   
 Pupil Premium Funding
2012/13 £623£100 926
2013/14 £900£164 403
2014/15  £1300£195 000 
2015/16  £1320£191 400 (77%)
2016/17 £1320£190 080 (75%)        
 2017/18 £1320£187 440 (73.58%)

Pupil Premium, EY & Sports Funding 2017-18

posted 3 Nov 2017, 04:17 by Helen Steele   [ updated 3 Nov 2017, 04:19 ]

2017-18 Early years & Pupil Premium Grant ‎‎(website)‎‎

Pupil Premium 2016-17

posted 7 Mar 2017, 14:39 by Helen Steele

2016-17 Early years & Pupil Premium Grant ‎

Early Years & Pupil Premium Grant 2015/16

posted 9 Mar 2016, 12:23 by Helen Steele   [ updated 8 Mar 2017, 00:39 ]

2015/16 Early Years & Pupil Premium Grant

Pupil Premium 2014-15

posted 23 Oct 2014, 09:55 by Helen Steele   [ updated 8 Mar 2017, 00:41 ]

Pupil premium Expenditure 2014-15

Impact of London visit - July 2015

Pupil Premium 2013-14

posted 23 Oct 2014, 09:34 by Helen Steele   [ updated 23 Oct 2014, 09:38 ]

Please open the document below to see how the Pupil Premium Grant was utilised within the academy.

Pupil Premium 2012-13

posted 23 Oct 2014, 09:28 by Helen Steele

During the academic year 2012-13 it was reported to Governors that we targeted the funding to:

        Reduce class size in KS2


2 x NQTs

        Provide enrichment opportunities


Theatre productions

Educational Visits

        Sustain teacher-led Maths and Reading interventions

1 x 1.0 FTE (Maths & English teacher-led interventions)

        Increase provision for SEN&D

1 x 1.0 teacher to lead in the Learning Lodge

1 x 1.0 Speech & Language L&TA

*The reduction of class sizes required the construction of an additional class learning base which has been included in the calculations


Impact of funding:

Internal school data identifies that pupils accessing the additional provision funded via the PP in two thirds of cases are making at least 4 points or more progress with the support and challenge from the Learning Lodge.  Pupils accessing Meet & Greet have made significant progress in KS2 making more than 4 points progress in reading.  Across the academy cohorts have made at least expected progress but Y1, Y2 and Y6 especially have exceeded expected points progress to make in excess of 4 points progress in Reading, Writing, Maths.

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