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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding was introduced in 2011. The aim of this funding is to raise achievement for disadvantaged pupils such as those eligible for free school meals, looked after children and children from families with parents in the armed forces.


The national trend is that pupils who are eligible for free school meals have lower achievement than those who are not eligible. The Pupil Premium grant is to be used to help narrow this gap.


At Coton C of E (VC) Primary School, we believe that all pupils should be supported to make good progress and achievement and to be proud of themselves. We are committed to using the resources made available to us to help achieve the very best outcomes for all learners.


This extra funding has been seen to have a positive impact on the academic progress, behaviour and attitude to learning of the eligible children.


All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used.


Pupil premium plans

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Strategy and how we allocate the funding.


Mr James Hedges is our Pupil Premium Lead. He can be contacted in the first instance at:  


As the Department for Education website states, evidence suggests that Pupil Premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across 3 areas, with a particular focus on teaching.


1. Teaching

Investing in high-quality teaching, for example:

  • training and professional development for teachers
  • recruitment and retention
  • support for teachers early in their careers


2. Targeted academic support

Additional support for some pupils focussed on their specific needs, for example:

  • one-to-one tuition
  • small group tuition
  • speech and language therapy


3. Wider approaches

Support for non-academic issues that impact success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional challenges. For example:

  • school breakfast clubs
  • counselling to support emotional health and wellbeing
  • help with the cost of educational trips or visits


In summary:

30% of our planned spend is linked to Teaching and Learning

30% of our planned spend is linked to Targeted strategies and 1:1 work

40% of our planned spend is linked to Wider School Initiatives


Additional information:


Pupil eligibility criteriaAmount of funding for each primary-aged pupil per yearFunding is paid to
Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years£1455School
Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care£2345School
Children who are looked after by the local authority£2345Local authority