Elmley Castle C.E. First School

Elmley Castle C.E. First School

A Little Piece Of Heaven On Earth

Main Street, Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, WR10 3HS


01386 710279

Pupil Premium

Our Pupil Premium Strategy

 Who is entitled to the Pupil Premium? 

The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that targets money at pupils from deprived backgrounds who, research shows, underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The Government has used pupils entitled to Free School Meals as an indicator for deprivation and deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for Free School Meals or those who have been eligible over the last six years. The funding also includes a sum for those children who have been looked after for more than six months.

The funding is provided for the specific purpose of increasing the attainment and progress of these groups of pupils. However, the grant is not ring-fenced to those children and the school is able to decide where best the money can be spent. An additional premium is provided based upon the number of pupils who have a parent working for the armed services. This service premium is designed to address the emotional needs and well-being of these pupils.


Our Key Objectives (Desired Outcomes) when spending the PPG;

  • For all disadvantaged pupils to make rapid progress towards achieving at Age Related Expectations (ARE).
  • For all disadvantaged pupils to remain a priority for additional provision to meet their social, emotional, physical, and learning needs.
  • For all disadvantaged pupils to receive a personal or bespoke provision to help address areas of inequality.
  • For high quality communication and liaison between home and school to be the norm.
  • For all disadvantaged children to be able to access a range of wider opportunities than might ordinarily be available to them.
  • To maintain the focus on raising standards and narrowing the gap between highest achievers and more vulnerable groups of learners                                                                                                                                                          

Barriers to Educational Achievement at Elmley Castle CE First School among Pupil Premium Children

  1. Reduced social and cultural capital with children who are not exposed to rich and varied life experiences
  2. Low levels of social and emotional well-being
  1. Reduced social and cultural capital with children who are not exposed to rich and varied life experiences
  • Help with the cost of school trips / music lessons / residential experiences
  • School funded educational visitors
  • Funding for additional enrichment activities such as music lessons, theatre visits, high interest days
  • Curriculum designed to include a cultural focus within each key topic
  • Comprehensive selection of after school clubs over the course of a year
  1. Low levels of social and emotional well-being
  • High emphasis placed on key Christian Values
  • Positive Behaviour Policy and School Rules
  • Teaching Assistants competent to support social and emotional needs
  • Direct and regular communication with outside agencies, including Children’s Services and Thrive
  • Thorough hand over meetings to support annual transitions through the school
  • Good relationship with local Middle School to support smooth, worry free transition procedures

Outcomes of Pupil Premium Spend 2018

All children in receipt of Pupil Premium made good progress over the year and those in Year 2 achieved the expected standard or better in Reading, Maths, Writing and Science by the end of the year.

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