Ansdell Primary School

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Pupil Premium Funding


The pupil premium is a government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that many of these pupils underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential. The Government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after children and service children as indicators of deprivation, and have provided a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for FSM over a rolling six year period. We use the indicator of those eligible for FSM as well as identified vulnerable groups as our target children to ‘close the gap’ regarding attainment. The progress of these children is tracked closely and reported to the governing body to ensure we are meeting their needs in the best possible way.


During the year 2019 to 2020, Pupil Premium Grant Funding to was used to support our pupils in the following ways:

  • to fund additional Teaching Assistants support pupils in classrooms
  • to purchase resources to support learning (e.g. Talk Boost)
  • to employ a Learning Mentor to support pupils and their families
  • to engage a counselling service for pupils with social and emotional needs via New Start
  • to purchase intervention programmes for pupils whose attainment is below age-related expectations (Fast Track Phonics, Maths
  • to support ongoing professional development and staff training - eg Solihull Approach, Talk Boost Training, Colouful Semantics, Mental Health First Aid) 
  • to employ additional welfare staff to enable happy playtimes with stimulating, creative play
  • Create wider educational opportunities for pupils entitled to PPG in the following ways:
  • to pay for music tuition and examinations for pupils entitled to Pupil Premium Grant funding
  • to pay for Educational Visits and residential trips 
  • to provide additional support the needs of individual pupils entitled to PPG (e.g.transport)

Funding for 2013/14:       £12,389

Funding for 2014/15:       £14,300

Funding for 2015/16         £14,520

Funding for 2016/17         £30,620

Funding for 2017/18         £28,720

Funding for 2018/2019     £36,244

Funding for 2019/2020     £37,900

Funding for 2020/2021     £45,590


Pupil tracking across school in 2018 to 2019  shows that of our children for whom we receive Pupil Premium Funding:

in reading 66% achieved end of year targets. 

in writing 54% achieved end of year targets.

in maths 58% achieved end of year targets. 


There is currently no data available for pupils for the academic year 2019/2020 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic