Pupil Premium: Using it to make a difference at Hutton Cranswick Community  Primary

"The school is committed to equality of opportunity for all pupils and positively tackles any forms of discrimination. Leaders make sure that funding to support disadvantaged children, the pupil premium, is used well to target relevant support for individuals." Ofsted, May 2015


What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child is eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for one day or more (Child Looked After) the school receives an amount per head within their budget. This is expected to rise each year until at least 2015.
A provision is also made for children who have a parent in the armed services

Hutton Cranswick Community Primary School is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to close any gaps.

Hutton Cranswick Community Primary School actively promotes equality of opportunity for all staff, governors, pupils and parents, creating a harmonious learning community where all can succeed.

We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of specific Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. These are monitored and evaluated regularly and in depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximise progress.

Strong leadership systems ensure that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact. This includes an identified governor having responsibility for Pupil Premium, the Assistant Head leading the development plan and a coordinated senior leadership approach to implementing plans.


What was the impact of the Pupil Premium funding spent in 2015/16?

 The school's Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) for 2015/16 was £27,720. The majority of this was spend on small group and 1:1 tuition by both teaching assistants and teachers. We had a focus on improving reading and spelling attainment for children in KS1 and KS2, with a specific intervention programme put in place.

As a result of this day to day support, and the impact of additional strategies, outcomes for pupils at the end of each Key Stage were as follows:


  • All children in receipt of the PPG met the expected standard in the Phonics Screening test at the end of Year 1.
  • ELSA leader trained up and started to provide discrete sessions that thoroughly benefited all children, but included PP/LAC children.This will be measure through Boxall in the next year.
  • KS2 results published below show PP children performing in line with their peers in school, but also above National expectations.
  • Progress in KS2 is also significantly higher, especially in the percentage of children in receipt of PP performing at a higher standard.



No. of children Average Scaled Score % Expected Standard (RWM) % Higher Standard RWM Average Scaled Score (Progress) Progress % expected Progress % higher than expected

FSM (including Ever6/LAC)

4 104.6 50% 25% +2.2 -3% +11%
Non FSM 16 104.7 75% 13% +0.5 +12% +5%

How will the Pupil Premium Grant be spent in 2016/17?

The allocation of Pupil Premium Grant money for 2016/17 at Hutton Cranswick Primary is £29,839.

How can you find out if your child may be eliglible?

The grant is paid for every child who receives free school meals. However families may not choose to claim free school meals, but if they have an income below £16,190 then a child is still eligible.  By following the link and completing the form you will be told whether or not your child is eligible for both free school meals and the Pupil Premium Grant.

Pupil Premium Grant enquiry form