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Pupil Premium Information

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium funding is allocated to local authorities and schools with pupils on roll who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) or those that have had FSM at any time in the last 6 years (Ever 6), for Looked After Children (LAC), adopted children (Ad), and for service families.

Schools have been given the freedom to choose how to use the Pupil Premium funding effectively for the children eligible due to the school’s knowledge of the individual needs of the children.

‘It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to school 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.

Downsview’s Priorities: 

1) Increase the number of children in Early Years achieving a GLD
2) To accelerate progress and close the gap in achievement of Pupil Premium children in comparison with non Pupil Premium children.
3) To ensure teaching of all pupils is at least good, if not higher, according to their individual needs (SEN and PPM).
Target interventions to support the needs of specific PPM child, regularly monitoring and assessing the impact on the child’s attainment and well-being.


We recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered/qualify for FSM. As a school, we reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged and would benefit from targeted support.


How much is given per child eligible for Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium Grant per pupil for 2017-2018 is as follows:

Disadvantaged/ Vulnerable Pupils  Pupil Premium Grant per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £1,320
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £935
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation be, an English local authority £1,900
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order £1,900
Service Children £300


N.B. Being a primary school, the second row does not apply to our education setting

Source - Guidance Pupil premium 2017 to 2018: conditions of grant, DfE website

Below is a proposed Pupil Premium Strategy for the academic year 2017-2018 - awaiting confirmation from governors:

Downsview Primary School: Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-2019 (awaiting ratification from governors)

Downsview Primary School: Pupil Premium Strategy Evaluation 2017-2018

PDF icon Downsview Primary School: Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018

PDF icon Downsview Primary School: Pupil Premium Information & Impact 2014-2015

 PDF icon Downsview Primary School: Pupil Premium Information & Impact Sept 2015 - July 2016