Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support children who are vulnerable to underachievement and to support diminishing achievement differences.

Pupil Premium is finding which the government have allocated to pupils in the following categories:

  • pupils who have applied for and meet the criteria for free school meals or have been eligible for free school meals within the last 6 years
  • pupils in local authority care
  • pupils from a military family

This money is allocated to school budgets based on the number of pupils in school who are in the above categories.

At Nether Green Infant School we decide how the money should be spent and allocate it to support pupils in reaching their potential both academically and socially.

Parents and Carers who think their child is eligible for Pupil Premium may apply to the Council by contacting Sheffield City Council Free School Meals team on 0114 273 5705 or look at the website . You can collect a form from our school office too.

You can also see more information on Pupil Premium and free school meals on the 'Parents' page of this website.

Pupil Premium Report 2015-2016

Total number of children on role in the school: 225

Number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) = 2 (0.8%)

Amount of PPG per pupil = £1,300

Total amount of PPG = £2,600

Nature of support

  • additional support in classrooms from teaching assistants, enabling teachers to focus on teaching in small groups, overcoming differences in learning, increasing pupil participation in lessons and raising attainment
  • additional support for parents and carers of children to help their children at home as needed
  • subject specific support e.g. phonic intervention work
  • access to extra curricular activities
  • additional pastoral support
  • direct financial support e.g. school uniform


  • teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
  • appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, including ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • not all pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium will be socially disadvantaged
  • not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals/Pupil Premium. The school will allocate support to any pupils or groups of pupils that have been legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged
  • limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at any time

Provision and Costs

Accelerating progress in core areas of the curriculum - Teaching assistant support £11.05 per  hour for two and half hours per week for 38 weeks = £1049.75 for two children = £2099.50

Engagement with extra curricular activities and sport - Attendance at an extra curricular  club e.g. French £6 per session for 35 weeks = £210 for two children = £420

Support with cost of school uniform - one sweat shirt per term £11.80 x 3 terms = £35.40 for two children = £70.80

Support with cost of educational visits and visitors - one per term average cost £7.50 x 3 terms = £22.50 for two children = £45

TOTAL spent for 2 children in one year = £2,635.30



The headteacher reports to the governors:

  • the progress made towards diminishing the difference, by year group
  • the provision made since the last meeting and its impact on pupil progress

Attainment and Impact

The staff evaluate the impact on each pupil at the end of each term and monitor the children's progress to ensure they are on track. The evaluation focuses on academic gains and how pupils' self confidence  has developed as a consequence of the interventions.

All the children eligible for Pupil Premium at the end of KS1 reached at least the expected level of attainment in reading, writing and maths.

Progress of Year 2 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium 2015-2016

Reading  School average - 3.06 steps progress     Pupils eligible for pupil premium average - 3.0

Writing     School average - 3.01 steps progress    Pupils eligible for pupil premium average - 3.25

Maths      School average - 3.01 steps progress    Pupils eligible for pupil premium average - 3.5

The above report is published annually. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education.

Our Pupil Premium policy may be found in the Policy section of this website.