Pupil Premium


2017/18 Pupil Premium Spending Plan


The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children from Services families.  This also includes any pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years.

Schools are free to spend their Pupil Premium as they see fit, however, we will be held to account for how we have used the additional funding to narrow the gap for these targeted pupils.  We are required to publish online how we have used the premium.  This is to ensure that parents and other stakeholders are made fully aware of the impact of this additional resourcing on learning and achievement outcomes within our school.


For 2017 / 2018 Woodhill Primary School received £424,770 in Pupil Premium funding for our children.

Key priorities

From our analysis of pupil outcomes from 2016/2017 and other self-evaluation activities, we identified that our key priorities to maximise the impact of this funding on achievement are:

  • Increase the proportion of pupils (in receipt of Pupil Premium) who are learning at expected levels or better in English and maths for each age related year group, specifically:
  • aiming to reduce the gap between GLD for PP and Non PP
  • aiming to close gaps for current year 3 and 6 cohort
  • Improve the basic skills amongst pupils who receive the Pupil Premium (including Yr 1 phonic screening outcomes and Yr 6 GPS outcomes)
  • Improve pupils’ confidence in developing core skills, reasoning skills and applying problem- solving skills in mathematics
  • Ensure all pupils are ‘ready to learn’ when they make transitions between key stages, display consistently positive attitudes to learning, and develop good learning dispositions
  • Ensure that pupils’ attitudes to learning and behaviours for learning so that pupils are better independent learners
  • Ensure that the quality of provision and learning experiences for our youngest pupils in EYFS are consistently good or better
  • Ensure that the curriculum is broad and balanced so that those pupils in receipt of PP can achieve well across the curriculum
  • Maximise parental engagement and support for learning across our school community, including those representing our youngest pupils (in EYFS and KS1)
  • Ensure that learning caters for the most able disadvantaged pupils
  • Ensure the quality of learning feedback provided (including verbal feedback) enables all children to make the best possible progress. 
  • Reducing the % of Pupil premium children who are persistently absent or persistently late


  • Lead Practitioner teacher leading interventions for basic skills and phonics
  • Pastoral support worker leading on behavioural interventions
  • Assistant headteacher focusing on pupil led behaviour panel and restrovative justice group
  • Establish termly programme of parent coffee morings and open mornings for families of Woodhill
  • Provision of research based interventions across the school
  • Investment in metacognition training and development of pupil learning reflection postcards
  • Facilitation of release time for P4C trained leader to work with other staff
  • Investment in KAGAN training for all new staff to help increase engagement in learning
  • Investment in staff training to develop understanding of greater depth across the curriculum
  • Investment in staff development of pastoral therapies and behavioural interventions
  • EYFS forest school lead to deliver Forest School across Reception
  • Invest in Forest School training for EYFS Phase Leader to deliver Forest School in Nursery
  • Invest in Together in Communication (TiC) for EYFS phase leader
  • Invest in Service children champion for all service pupils (e.g. delivery of specific interventions for identified pupils) to ensure that these pupils access additional after school clubs on offer at other local schools
  • Funding of lunchtime nurture provision hub to help build pupil confidence and improve behaviours for learning
  • Development of a parent workshop programme to help increase parenting skills and confidence in supporting learning
  • Investment in additional reading books to promote and build reading for pleasure and ensure all pupils have access to high quality reading material
  • Investment in additional ICT resources to provide all pupils with access to research tools
  • Provision of subsidised after school clubs and breakfast club
  • Provision of emergency care for families with the greatest needs
  • Provision of walking bus
  • Provision of regular open mornings for parents that are focused on how to support their children at home
  • Investment in additional Educational Psychologist service
  • School-based Assistant Psychologist leading evidence based interventions across the scool
  • Investment in Tier 1 CAMHS service for schools
  • Training and professional development support for TAs
  • Subsidising HSLO salary to focus on raising attendance of PP children
  • Regular CPD focus on greater depth
  • Subsidising salary of Music and Computing lead
  • Subsidising salary of French teachers
  • Subsidised salary for School Counsellor
  • Investment in challenge the Gap research project aimed at raising aspirations for PP chn


  • Termly school monitoring of triangulated data and progress review meetings
  • Termly monitoring of therapeutic and behaviour interventions
  • Progress data analysis by Assitant Headteachers leaders
  • Termly monitoring by the Governing Body
  • Regular monitoring of attendance and persistent absence
  • Regular Team Around the Child Meetings and Pastoral Support Plan Meetings
  • Regular monitoring of pupil participation in sporting activities and after school clubs
  • Capture of pupil and parent voice linked to achievement but also linked to wider curriculum initiatives (such as sporting provision and after school provision)
  • Pupil voice interviews



Click here to view our Pupil Premium Stategy Statement 2017-18

Click here to view our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016-17

Click here to view our Summer Pupil Premium Impact report update

Click here to view our 2014-15 Pupil Premium report 

Click here to view our interim Pupil Premium report January 2015

Click here to view our Pupil Premium report Summer 2014 

Click here to see an overview of our 2013-2014 Pupil Premium data