Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant report for 2017-18 and barriers to learning at Temple Mill and the proposed expenditure for 2018-19 can be accessed in the documents section at the foot of this page



  • Pupil Premium is government funding given to schools, in addition to the underlying school’s budget, to raise achievement and close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
  • In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, primary schools will receive £1,320 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. Schools will, also, receive £2,300 for each looked-after or adopted child.
  • Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium; in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for their most vulnerable pupils.

    At Temple Mill Primary School, pupil premium money is used to deliver a range of teaching and learning opportunities for our children.  We strive to ensure that opportunities provided closely match their needs.

    We aim to diminish the gap in achievement between pupils eligible for pupil premium and their peers and to eliminate barriers to learning and progress:

    i) All pupils receive well-planned support to reach their individual targets in English and Maths so they achieve to the best of their ability.

    ii) All pupils have access to a range of opportunities across and beyond the whole curriculum, which they might not otherwise be able to access.

    iii) We work alongside our families, listening and offering advice and support, and provide parents/carers with ways to help their children at home.

    Total Grant for 2018-2019: £80,400 (estimated) 


  • Part-funded additional teachers to lead small group and one to one tuition in Mathematics, Reading, Writing and EGPS (English, Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling) focussed on overcoming gaps in learning, to accelerate progress and raise attainment;
  • Part-funded Mrs Sargeant, our Home School Support Worker: to work alongside children and families who need support and advice or someone with whom they can share any concerns or worries; and to improve attendance and punctuality.
  • Part-fund Mrs Weller, our school counsellor, to deliver one to one counselling sessions for vulnerable pupils to raise self-esteem and improve emotional well-being;
  • Funded pupils attendance at extended schools out of hours’ activities so all pupils have the opportunity to attend clubs and the school journey;
  • Part-funded Mrs Gabriel, our pastoral support HLTA, in working with vulnerable children in school to improve readiness for learning

    All work funded through the pupil premium was aimed at accelerating progress to move children to at least age-related expectations.

    Please read the proposed Pupil Premium Expenditure Report for 2018-2019 at the foot of the page

    Eligibility for Pupil Premium 

    There are three categories of pupils eligible for pupil premium: 

  • Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been eligible at any point in the last 6 years
  • Children in Care (CiC) or adopted
  • Children of Armed Forces Personnel 

    A child may be able to access free school meals if the parent/carer is in receipt of one or more of the following: 

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

    Please ask us if you think you may be entitled.



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TM Pupil Premium Grant Report 2016 17.pd... 07th Nov 2017 Download
What are the main barriers to achievemen... 07th Nov 2017 Download
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