pupil premium

Pupil Premium Summary 2020/21

 Pupil Premium – Summary Information   2020 – 2021
School Crest Infant & Nursery School
Year 2020/21 Total estimated PP Funding  April 2020 – March 2021 £ 47,075 Date of the most recent review:  July 2020
Total Number of Pupils 206 Number of Pupils Eligible for PP in 2020/21

Percentage of Pupil Premium entitlement

67 63 x FSM6 or FSM1 x CIC3 x EYFS PP Children
Date of next review of the Strategy:

December 2020 (with in-year adjustments if required in  October/December/March
The government continues to provide funding targeted at addressing underlying inequalities and aiming to tackle the disadvantages that some children experience in life. As a school we use the money carefully to ensure that our vulnerable children achieved the best support possible. One of the measures for assessing the impact of this funding is to look at those children who claim free school meals (FSM). Our OFSTED inspection in June 2016 stated that, Pupil premium funding is used effectively to enable disadvantaged pupils to make good progress from their starting points. Clear and specific planning for the use of the funding is focused on narrowing gaps.”

Our end of Key Stage 1 data 2018 demonstrates that the school is continuing to close the attainment gap by the end of Year 2 at the expected standard.

 In-school Barriers to Future Attainment (Current Year groups and whole school )
Nursery (3) (EYFS PP)
These children have entered Nursery with poor speech and communication, social skills and health & self-care. In addition, they are below age expected for all the specific areas.
YR (12) The areas of Communication and Personal, Social & Emotional Development are key areas, particularly the strands of Self-Care and Making Relationships. In addition Literacy Development will be a priority. Overall the majority of children are working within 30-50e- or 30-50d in all strands so are not currently at ARE.
Y1 (31) 12 children are on the SEND register        The social needs and emotional well-being of this group of children could potentially be a barrier to learning as they enter KS1. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic they have also missed on many of the early learning experiences so gaps will be narrowed here.


Y2 (21) 7 children are on the SEND register Maths was an area where PP children achieved a lower percentage than non PP children in 2018/19 therefore this will become a focus area for development. PP children were below non PP children for R/W/M at ARE.
Whole School A Higher achieving children entitled to pupil premium often make less progress than other higher ability pupils across Key Stage 1.
Whole School B There are a number of children who are eligible for PP funding in 2020/21 who have specific SEN needs
Whole School C There are not yet enough children who are eligible for PP funding who attain the standard in writing at the end of KS1.
Whole School D Parental engagement, including capacity to support learning, of the majority of parents of pupil premium children is often low (and lower than for non-PP children).
Whole School E Attendance rates, persistent absence and punctuality of children entitled to Pupil Premium is poorer than that of non-pupil premium, reducing their hours in school and causes them to fall behind on average.
Whole School F 30% of the PP cohort also have an additional need which may mean that progress rates will be good but end of KS attainment may not match national.

How do we plan to improve the life chances of these pupils? Click below to find out the details in our 2020 – 2021 Pupil Premium  Strategy:

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020 2021


 Previous Strategy documents and Impact Monitoring:

Pupil Premium Impact Statement 2019-2020

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019 – 2020

How can parents and guardians contribute to the success of the Pupil Premium Funding?

All children in the Reception year and in Years 1 & 2 can have a free school lunch which is funded directly from the government. This is different from ‘free school meals entitlement’.

If your child is eligible for free school meals it is worth registering them as it will have a direct impact on the funding we receive and will maximise the support we can provide. Parental support and involvement is a key factor in ensuring that children make good progress and leave primary school with a good level of literacy and numeracy.

Your child may be entitled to Free School Meals if you are in receipt of the following:

•Income Support
•Income based Jobseekers Allowance
•Income related Employment and Support Allowance
•Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
•The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
•Child Tax Credit, providing that you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
•Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Should you require any additional information please contact the school office.