Lydgate Junior School Governing Body Pupil Premium Statement 


The Government believes that Pupil Premium, funding additional to the delegated school budget, is the best way to address underachievement and inequalities between disadvantaged and other pupils by ensuring funding is targeted at the children who need it most.

Pupil Premium funding is identifiable within the school’s income but is not ring-fenced.

Lydgate Junior School aims to close any gaps in achievement, rather than simply ‘narrow’ gaps, between any category of disadvantaged and ‘other’ pupils.

It is for individual schools to decide how Pupil Premium funding is spent in order to raise the attainments and achievements of this group of pupils, and so the ways in which Lydgate Junior School uses its Pupil Premium funding each year may be different to that in other schools, and may change from year to year.

Schools are accountable, through Ofsted, for how they spend the Pupil Premium, and for the impact it has on children’s learning.



For the 2016 to 2017 financial year, funding for the Pupil Premium was £2.407 billion nationally. Schools received:



2016/17 & 2017/18

The overall Pupil Premium income for our school was £59,600  in 2016/17 financial year, and is expected to be £59,660 in 2017/18 financial year.

The percentage of the children in school who attract the premium stands at just over 7%. The percentage has dropped in the current academic year, as a higher proportion of the year group that left attracted the Premium than did the new intake into Year 3.

Details of the types of support put in place to help accelerate learning.

The school recognises that the children who qualify as ‘disadvantaged’ have a range of needs and, to ensure good progress is made in learning, a programme tailored to suit a pupil’s individual requirements is put in place.

The types of support that may be offered include:

1:1 tuition by teachers

Small group targeted interventions by teachers

Targeted teaching assistant support to improve basic skills in literacy & numeracy in small groups and or an individual basis, either in class or withdrawn

Supported learning challenges to help stretch the more able learner

Participation in the LEXIA Reading Programme in order to improve reading, comprehension and spelling skills

Catch Up programmes in maths and reading

Small group work with support staff who are Curriculum Specialists, aimed also at raising self-esteem, resilience and attainment

Regular, individual reading support, and

Participation in specialised behaviour, social and emotional skills programmes as part of the school’s pastoral support system in order to improve engagement with learning

Extra curricular activity access including sport and cultural events

Accessing interschool sports competitions 


School also uses some of the funding to support the necessary leadership and management functions related to the provision for disadvantaged pupils.

Actual expenditure 2016/17


Level of provision:


SENCO – management of provision

One day per week


Deputy Head Teacher (for data tracking and analysis, and identifying need)

One day per week


Teacher-led interventions

One day per week


Teaching assistant interventions and classroom support

Curriculum Specialists


Teaching Assistant interventions


Activity funding

 ‘Forest School’ course


Total cost:




We intend to spend the allocation for 2017/18 in similar ways, to support similar functions. However, the precise quantity (and thus cost) of each will depend on needs identified through tracking of pupils’ progress.  To view our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017/18 please click here.

Outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in 2017

ASP (Analyse School Performance), the pupil performance data tool for schools and Ofsted, is the major source of summative evidence on pupil progress. The local authority also provides a data analysis ‘profile’.

The progress of disadvantaged children can be compared with that made by other children within school, and nationally, to indicate how well this group does at Lydgate Junior School.

There are comparisons for both attainment and progress.

Gaps between the FSM group and the non-FSM group in school were evident in most areas in the 2017 results.  However in Reading, the same % of the group met the National Expectation as did the National benchmark group. The largest attainment gap for this group was in Maths,  where in school 4 children/34% attained below the National benchmark.

There were also gaps between the progress of FSM pupils and non-FSM pupils.  The percentage of FSM pupils meeting the national expectation for Reading, Writing and Maths (combined) rose strongly form 2016, up to 46.2% from 17%.  However this is still behind the National 61%.

On the basis of this performance data, school considers its provision for supporting disadvantaged children to be a key point of focus for school’s work in 2017/18.


1.    Continued support for maths curriculum development

2.    Increased budget expenditure for maths 2017/18

3.    Teaching and Learning Team (one of only four) for maths focus work/leadership

4.    CPD time allocated for all staff

5.    Pupil Premium focus in Pupil Progress discussions

6.    Particular attention is given to progress of Pupil Premium children in the tracking of data


Primary school PE and Sport Funding


The government is providing additional funding of £300 million per annum for academic years 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school headteachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport that they offer.

This means that the premium should be used to:

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

For example, funding can be used to:


 Please click on this link to see the latest spending plan.