Pupil Premium



The Pupil Premium is additional funding that the school will receive from the Department for Education (DfE) for students on free school meals (FSM). The pupil premium is used to provide additional support and assist in raising achievement for those students that need it most, for example meeting all or part of the cost of educational trips or materials for children on FSMs. We have also provided targeted extra support to raise attainment in some subjects for students who qualify for pupil premium. Parents are encouraged to register their child as eligible for FSMs, if applicable, as this will mean that the school receives its maximum entitlement and also students on FSMs can access additional support and resources.

 Proposal for 2016-2017 Pupil Premium


 Chalton Lower School will receive £8,470 this academic year [September 2016-March 2017]. 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 free school meals (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.

Number of pupils on roll [September 2016] 63
Number of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium 11
Total amount of Pupil Premium received for 2016-2017 [based on January 2016 census]7 months £8470


Nature of Support


  • Maintaining support from previous year.
  • Increased hours for Teaching Assistants to provide 1-1 with children.
  • Supporting children in literacy and numeracy with a focus on core basic skills.
  • Ensuring children make good progress against the Age Related Expectations
  • Continued Assertive Mentoring Programme to support pupils in their next steps in learning
  • Providing additional support in reading and reading comprehension.
  • Providing musical opportunities for years 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Supporting school trips and providing school uniform.


Measuring Impact 2015-2016


At the end of year 4, all pupils on Pupil Premium achieved good progress against the Age Related Expectations.

Progress for the individual pupils is tracked rigorously against the Age Related Expectations each half term as part of our assessment procedures.  The staff will determine the appropriate interventions to support the pupils with their learning.