Pupil Premium - What is it?


The pupil premium is additional funding for schools to raise the attainment of all disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.


In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, we will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years (Ever 6 FSM):

●    £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11


We will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of one of the following:

●    adoption

●    a special guardianship order

●    a child arrangements order

●    a residence order


If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.


Pupil Premium - The Parklands Principles

We personalise the support offered to our students, rather than apply a universal, standardised approach. Every child is an individual and, as such, we take time to ensure that the support offered through the pupil premium is relevant to individual needs and impacts on progress and achievement- raising attainment for all.


Research published in November 2015 by NFER, on behalf of the DfE, identified seven building blocks that are common in schools which are more successful in raising disadvantaged pupils’ attainment. They are as follows:


1. Whole-school ethos of attainment for all

2. Addressing behaviour and attendance

3. High quality teaching first

4. Meeting individual learning needs

5. Deploying staff effectively

6. Data driven and responding to evidence

7. Clear, responsive leadership


At Parklands we are guided by these findings to ensure that we take a whole school approach with high expectations and aspirations for all.


Pupil Premium Allocation 2017-2018

Eligibility for the pupil premium is mainly related to Free School Meals entitlement, so the number of students can vary in the course of the year. However, school funding is based on January 2017 school census data, so the figures provided are taken from that point.


Whole School


Pupil Premium


% of school


Free School Meals


% of school












Based on these figures pupil premium funding will be approximately £279,565.00


The 2017-2018 spending forecast  can be accessed here


Pupil Premium 2016-2017

School funding was based on January 2016 school census data The figures below are taken from that point.



Whole School


Pupil Premium


% of school


Free School Meals


% of school












Based on these figures pupil premium funding was approximately £ 288,915.00


Pupil Premium Impact 2017- Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and diminishing the differences between them and their peers.

When reporting on the progress of Pupil Premium students it is expected that their progress is measured against the progress of students nationally and not the difference within school.


Progress between disadvantaged pupils and their peers nationally is evident over three years. The introduction of more difficult examinations in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics, graded 1 - 9, were a challenge to all pupils nationally, which makes the positive progress of disadvantaged pupils in English particularly strong and commendable. An in-school improvement in Mathematics and the EBacc element is also apparent, with only the Open element and Overall Progress 8 score showing a dip.


These are focus areas this year and are being addressed through a range of strategies, including a

Pupil premium review, detailed in the 2017-2018 forecast.










Overall Progress 8








English element








Mathematics element








EBacc element








Open element







*Excluding pupils in full time off-site provision



Information on how the funding was spent in 2016-2017 can be accessed here


Information on how the funding was spent in 2015-2016 can be accessed here