Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Reviewed in the Autumn Term 2017

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools 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 the children of armed service personnel.  At Warkworth the main barriers to educational achievement are low attendance, lack of support from home, living in isolated rural areas and low self-esteem.

All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received in 2016-2017 and details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent.  Schools are also required to report on details of how the previous academic year’s allocation 2015 -2016 was spent, and the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of who grant funding was allocated.

For the academic year 2015-16, Warkworth C of E First School received £12,600 in Pupil Premium funding. Based on the barriers outlined above, this was used as follows: 



Short-term intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with SEND, together with one-to-one support for some pupils.

Increased confidence and improved numeracy and literacy skills. Increase in progress rates from the previous academic year, for those pupils for whom grant funding was allocated, in Reading, Writing and Math’s.

Accessing swimming, a residential experience and the Forest school site.

Developed self-esteem, encouraged team work, peer interaction and the ability to identify and manage risks.

Resources for pupils with sensory needs and SEND.

Improved co-ordination and fine motor skills, increased engagement with lessons for pupils with SEND.


This will support pupil progress in reading, writing and numeracy. Build self-esteem, encourage team work and peer interaction and the ability to identify and manage risks.

Academic Year 2016/17

For the academic year 2016/7, Warkworth C of E Primary School has received £14,380 in Pupil Premium funding.  The allocation will be spent as follows: 

  • To continue to provide short-term intervention programmes for underachieving pupils.

  • To enable pupils to access swimming, other visits and afterschool clubs.

  • To support pupils accessing the Forest school site.

  • To access opportunities for working with other more able mathematicians e.g. in partnership with local and middle schools.


    This will support pupil progress in speaking and listening, reading, writing and maths, build self-esteem, encourage team work and peer interaction and the ability to identify and manage risks.

     Pupil premium expenditure and impact will be reviewed in the Autumn term 2017.

    Further Information - For more details on the Pupil Premium please visit: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium