Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Spending Report for Academic Year 2020-21


School Name:


Academic Year:


Total Pupil Premium Budget


Number on Roll:


Number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium


Date of Review :

Autumn 2020

Date of next scheduled review

Summer 2021


What Is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is a grant given by the government to schools in England to decrease the attainment gap for the most disadvantaged children, whether by income or by family upheaval. For each pupil who is eligible for free school meals, their school receives £935. Disadvantaged pupils are those who have been eligible for free school meals for at least 80% percent of their school lives.

Looked after children are those who are in the care of local authorities. Pupil Premium Plus is paid for these pupils by the Local Authority to the School, once it has been agreed which parts of the pupil’s Personal Education Plan (PEP) will be paid for from the Pupil Premium budget.

Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is provided for pupils from families who are serving or who have served in the armed forces. SPP is not connected to disadvantage. It’s paid with the pupil premium

Why do we need to decrease the attainment gap for disadvantaged children?

Research evidence shows that children who are disadvantaged can experience a range of challenging social and economic conditions that include:

  • Living in overcrowded or inhabitable living conditions that can negatively affect personal and cognitive development
  • Unable to access basic nutritional items such as fruit and vegetables that are critical for healthy brain development
  • Greater exposure to unhealthy lifestyles such as drinking and smoking
  • Insecure attachment that leads to pupils having negative views about themselves that leads to worse resilience, behavioural problems and poor school attendance.
  • Adverse childhood experiences that can act as a barrier to concentration and learning
  • Less opportunity to partake in enrichment opportunities and academic support such home computers and tuition
  • May come from families that underestimate the impact they have on their child’s development and therefore learning leading to lower career aspirations

As a result of this, disadvantaged pupils are 18 months to 2 years behind non-disadvantaged children by the time they sit their GCSEs; are four times as likely to have mental health difficulties and over a quarter of pupils eligible for free school meals are identified with special educational needs.

Pupil Premium spending at Glebe School

At Glebe school we are committed to closing this attainment gap that exists as we believe strongly believe that no child should be held back from the circumstances that life has put them in.  Inspired by Sir John Dunford’s recommendations of effective pupil premium spending we ensure that the following takes place.

  • Analysing and breaking down data ensures we can identify what the barriers to learning for Pupil Premium Pupils.
  • Using this to then put in place most appropriate interventions with frequent monitoring of progress
  • That by improving teaching we are creating better life chances for our Pupil Premium pupils
  • Being adaptable and changing interventions where evidence shows progress is slow
  • Addressing School attendance as a priority
  • Every effort is made to engage parents and carers in the education and progress of their child.
  • Evidence is used to decide on which strategies are likely to be most effective in overcoming the barriers to learning 
  • Training all staff on the strategies and interventions that are in place.
  • Complete buy-in from all staff to the importance of the Pupil Premium agenda is essential, with all staff conveying positive and aspirational messages to Pupil Premium-eligible pupils.

Review of Pupil Premium Expenditure 



Intended Success

Review of Activity



Curriculum Catch-up

Provide Department with additional resources to ensure pupils make significant gain in learning of an extended absence from school due to the pandemic.

All pupils make at least 2 + glebe stages




Teaching Assistants

To recruit high calibre teaching assistants with the skills and expertise to work across subjects and with the ability to provide small group and 1-2-1 interventions.

Greater engagement from pupils with targeted interventions and at after school revision.


Reflected in progress data reports



(KG, HV, CJ) 


Looked after children support worker

To continue to provide daily support and mentoring for the school’s looked after children.

Attendance of LAC pupils to be equal to all other pupils.





Specialist support services

To ensure that speech, language, music and occupational therapy is provided for all pupils where EHCPs require it.




Bromley NHS report that clearly shows the progress the pupils are making

Increased concentration in levels in lessons due to better curriculum access

Reflected in improved academic and holistic tracker data





Increase number of laptops and ipads in the school



To provide increased and appropriate IT provision that is within easy access for staff and pupils. Specifically ipads for the den provision and laptops for English.

Greater range of creative and academic ICT used in lessons and shared within


IT used to create greater engagement and enjoyment in lessons and therefore leading to greater progress




Other specialist services 2



To provide virtual counselling for vulnerable students by equipping them with the skills to make and maintain positive peer and adult relationships.


Increased pupils’ attendance, positivity about school and a reduction in school wide behavioural issues.






Other specialist services 3


ASD support for target students and their families.


Individual plans approaches established to support transition and to work with parents, pupils and teachers.

Provide advice and strategies for teachers and parents in how to support pupils with ASD.

Provide strategies and support the school leadership team in supporting a pupils strategy post-lockdown

Support pupils with 1-2-1 strategies




(Social Eyes) 


Accelerated Reader

To raise the reading level of all disadvantaged pupils in all years


Increased chronological reading age for most 70% pupils


Greater enjoyment of reading from pupils





Dame Kelly Holmes Project

Increase protective factors for pupils facing lack of access to community activities, future opportunities and who are of low self-esteem.

Pupils have developed skills to manage self and leading others. Have raised aspirations, increased confidence, self-esteem and resilience.




Literacy Lessons

To increase literacy provision for all pupils.


Pupils demonstrate greater love of reading and improved glebe level progress.




TAs/Music Technician

Small group support for pupils using a range of musical instruments.


Greater amount of pupils appreciating music and learning to play an instrument.


Clear links and case studies of music tuition supporting pupils in helping them regulating their emotions





Breakfast Club and Fruit each morning


Providing a nutritious breakfast for identified pupils to help settle them for learning.


Pupils attending breakfast club show progress to that of their peers or make progress expected related to their targets.




Developing staff capacity

Investment and support for unqualified teachers with a programme that ensures the school build from within and retains high calibre staff.

Investment in staff ensures that pupils in these subject areas receive a wider curriculum choice.




Staff CPD

Train all staff in restorative justice approaches to ensure consistency and fairness of approach.

School Behaviour incidences are reduced as reflected in cpoms reports.




Educational Welfare Office

To employ EWO to support in engaging the hardest to reach of families of persistent absent children

Case studies to reflect that PA children are in attendance and support plans are evident.










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Bromley, Kent, BR4 9AE
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