Therfield First School

“Bringing Learning to Life”

Headteacher Mrs Tara McGovern

Pupil Premium Funding

What it Pupil Premium Funding?

The Pupil Premium for 2015-16 is allocated to schools with pupils on roll in January 2015 who are known to have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the last six years and for any children who are ‘Looked After’ or have been adopted.   

Schools have the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.  For 2015-16 the Pupil Premium payment is £1,320 per child.  All schools are required to report on the amount of funding they receive and how this is being used.

How we are using it at Therfield First School?

At Therfield First School we organise teaching and learning in order to meet the needs of all children.  We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals. We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that socially disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met.

Funding will be used to:

 Provide 1:1 and small group support in phonics, reading, writing and maths

 Provide 1:1 and small group nurture sessions (social, emotional, pastoral)

 Provide training opportunities for all staff, i.e. Numicon training to support maths

 Subsidise the KS2 residential trip and other curriculum visits/experiences for families in the most need (swimming, class trips, festivals, competitions)

 Support identified pupils with in-class support

 Subsidise extra-curricular clubs

 Purchase school uniform or other curriculum equipment for families in the most need

 Cover for attendance at specialist provision training


Please access the link below for further information and how the Pupil Premium funding has been used.  


Further info from Dfe