Edison Primary School


Pupil Premium (PP) Statement 2016 – 17



The Government states that the Pupil premium is additional school funding to address educational inequalities between pupils from low income families and their more affluent peers, which persist through all stages of education. This ensures funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils that need it most.

As a school, we are committed to ensuring that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils, in particular those of vulnerable pupils so that any gaps in attainment with that of other pupils is narrowed, and ultimately, closed. We believe good educational opportunities are the key to improving life chances.

The DfE states that it is for schools to decide how the pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

The pupil premium is allocated for children who are currently registered as eligible for Free School meals (FSM) or have received FSM in one or more of the previous 6 years, Looked after Children (LCA) and children of service families. At Edison we have also identified a PP+ category, where families do not have recourse to public funding and deprivation is a factor not identified under the Pupil Premium Grant.

If a family is entitled, it is very important that they apply for free school meals so that the school receives the funding that will benefit all Pupil Premium pupils. The application form is available from the school office.

The spending of Pupil Premium funding is reviewed and scrutinised carefully by our governing body. They are required to make sure that money is spent on support that demonstrably improves the educational attainment and progress of the Pupil Premium children, proportionate to the amount of money spent on particular initiatives. The governing body is also required to review the effectiveness of all interventions we use to ensure that they deliver appropriate educational benefits.


Number of pupils supported by Pupil Premium funding 2016-17

 During this academic year Edison Primary has two Reception classes.




Total number of pupils on roll



Number of pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding  


Number of “Looked After”pupils 0
Number of pupils from service families 0
Percentage of school roll 35.6 %
Total amount of Pupil Premium Funding received based on September estimate and shall be adjusted accordingly following summer Census.


2016 -17





How we plan to use Pupil Premium Funding in 2016 – 17


  • Deputy head to provide targeted group support to pupils for Phonics/reading, writing and Maths
  • EYP’s provide 1:1 support as well as small group time to focus on catch up phonics and EYFS Maths.
  • Subsiding cost of enrichment experiences
  • Subsiding cost of Uniform


The above planned provision is costed and Pupil Premium funding accounted for at the end of the year.

 Measuring the impact of Pupil Premium funding and deciding future effective use of funding

  •  The progress and attainment of all pupils is tracked, with the expectation that the majority of our pupils will make the expected levels of progress.
  • The attainment and progress of PP pupils is tracked rigorously in order to identify and narrow any attainment gaps between these groups of pupils and their
  • Termly Pupil Progress meetings between teaching staff, Headteacher and Deputy Head on the progress of all pupil groups, including PP Actions and interventions are agreed and the impact of these assessed termly.
  • Qualitative feedback on pupils’ engagement and confidence is collected from pupils, parents and
  • Where attendance of PP pupils is an issue, this is addressed and the impact on PP pupils’ attendance is monitored with support from the LA’s
  • The Headteacher gives feedback to the Governors’ Teaching and Learning committee termly, including the cost effectiveness of the provision made (‘value for money’).
  • The Standards committee reports back to the Full Governing Body termly and Governors will make an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium Funding has been used to “Narrow the gap”.
  • An annual summary of the Pupil Premium budget, how funding is spent and its impact will be available on the school’s website at the end of each academic year.