Pupil premium money is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals, whose parents serve in the Armed Forces and children who have been looked after in local authority care continuously for more than 6 months.

“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools… is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” (SOURCE; DFE WEBSITE)

At Gulval School, pupil premium funding helps our most disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils to flourish. We spend our Pupil Premium funding carefully to maximise the impact on the life chances and education of children based on best practice and evidence as outlined by the Sutton Trust. (For more information about the Sutton Trust visit:

Our focus is on one to one and small group intervention in core subjects.

Our objectives are:

  • To remove barriers to learning
  • To broaden experiences and widen opportunities for children
  • To accelerate pupil progress and raise attainment
  • To prepare children for the next stage in their educational journey and for their future role in society

Measuring the impact of pupil premium

We compare the learning and achievement of children who are entitled to pupil premium with those children who are not entitled. This provides a statistical outcome and the data demonstrates that children who receive pupil premium are making good progress and narrowing the gap between themselves and their peers. For example, in 2017, attainment for Pupil Premium children was typically higher across KS2 than historical national attainment for Pupil Premium children, for all three subjects and for combined attainment. The attainment gap between Pupil Premium children in the school and Non Pupil Premium children nationally was narrower than the national gap.

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Pupil premium allocation for 2019/20:

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Pupil premium Impact Statement 2018/2019

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