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Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium Funding 2019-20 (Roman Way First School legacy document)


Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.  These include pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals; those looked after by The Local Authority and children of Armed Service personnel.  The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.


Key Principles

  • Achievement for all pupils, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, is best fostered in a school with an ethos of high expectations, where high quality teaching and learning is at the heart of all we do.

  • The curriculum is designed and regularly reviewed to ensure it meets the needs of all pupils. 

  • Teaching and learning in the classroom is the main focus for raising achievement.

  • Additional targeted interventions support and complement class based provision.

  • Pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit fully from school wide opportunities to develop the cultural and social capital needed to support transition to their next stage of education.


In 2019-20 Roman Way First School received a Pupil Premium Grant of £52,860. This money will be used in a number of ways to support the learning and achievement of pupils concerned in keeping with the principle outlined above.


Curriculum Provision


  • Whole school development of Reading 

  • KS1 2 additional TA support 

  • Nursery 1:8 staff pupil ratio instead of statutory 1:13 

  • Reception 1:11 staff pupil ratio instead of statutory 1:15 

  • Targeted interventions 1 to 1 tuition/Booster groups English/Phonics/Maths KS1 pupils £1800

  • Targeted interventions 1 to 1 tuition/ Booster groups English/Maths KS2 pupils £3600


Enrichment beyond the curriculum

  • Target pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to access school wide opportunities and outside trips and visits.

  • Subsidies for school based clubs.


Professional Development

  • Analyse precise and tighter feedback to support pupil learning.

  • Staff support and training on detailed analysis of live data to support planning and interventions at individual pupil level(Classroom monitor)


Impact 2019-20

No reported data due to COVID-19. Focus for 20-21 will be to close the widened gaps for disadvantaged pupils.