The Pupil Premium Explained

Pupil Premium was introduced by the government in April 2011 to provide additional support for ‘Children in Care’ and those from low income families. The additional funding is to help schools diminished the difference in attainment that still exists for pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds. All schools have to put on their website the amount of additional money received and how it is used.

At Eastchurch we have identified the barriers to learning for our most disadvantaged children to be low attendance; low levels of literacy and numeracy of parents; children’s social and emotional needs; lack of resilience and lack of experience, opportunities and low aspirations for the future.

At Eastchurch Primary School we use the additional money in the following ways:

  • Short-term intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
  • An additional part time English teacher (Mrs Kite)
  • An additional part time Maths teacher (Mrs Jeffries/Mrs Barton)
  • 4 part time reading teaching assistants (Miss Owens, Mrs Hancock, Mrs Ryan and Miss White)
  • A part time Reading Recovery teacher (Mrs Jacobs)
  • A full time speech and language therapy teaching assistant (Mrs Stevenson-Irons)
  • 2 behaviour and nurture support assistants (Mrs Griffin, Mrs Thomas)


For the academic year 2015/2016, Eastchurch Primary received £229,680 pupil premium money. This helped pupil progress; the impact of these actions has been closely evaluated by the Senior Leadership Team, who tracks the progress and achievement of all vulnerable groups. Our end of KS2 attainment data for 2016 showed that:

  • The proportions of disadvantaged children achieving and exceeding the expected standard were lower than other pupils in the school and national cohorts in reading, GPS and writing. Compared with national other pupils, the school disadvantaged group performed in line in maths.
  • The non-disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes are below the national group in reading for expected attainment but above in writing and maths. This group achieved above the national group for above expected in writing but less well in other subjects.


Progress ScoreNumber of PupilsReadingWritingMaths
All Pupils610.22.21.1
Non SEN550.53.11.1


Our end of KS2 Progress Data showed that our disadvantaged children out –performed our non-disadvantaged children in Reading in Maths.  In Writing the disadvantaged children made less progress than their peers.

It should also be noted that whilst narrowing the gap for our children on free school meals is paramount, many of our other children will benefit from these initiatives and the interventions that we provide.

Pupil Premium Analysis 2015/16



  • For the academic year 2016/17 we received £217,213.00 Pupil Premium money, we are confident that the children will make great strides in their knowledge and development.

For more official information on the pupil premium please visit: support/premium




if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the class teacher, Mrs Laker (SENCO) or the Heads of School.


Our current pupil premium plan will be reviewed at the end term of 3.