Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 2016 – 17

School is allocated, by the government, a sum of money each year to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their wealthier peers. 

Rates for eligible pupils

The PPG per pupil for 2016 to 2017 is as follows, remaining unchanged from the previous year:

Disadvantaged pupilsPupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £1,320
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £935
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority £1,900
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order £1,900
Service children-
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 5 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence £300


At Branton First School in the academic Year 2015 - 16 we had four pupils on roll at the previous years January census that qualified for pupil premium grant. In the academic year 2016 - 7, based on the school census of January 2016, we will have six pupils qualifying for the Pupil Premium Grant. 


The majority of pupil premium grant funding at Branton First School is spent on additional Teaching and Teaching Assistant hours to enable teaching to be targeted at the needs of each individual child. It also contributes to activities to enrich the curriculum for all our children and also helps to fund staff training to allow our staff to best meet the needs of all our pupils, but specifically those children eligible for the funding. Please see the downloadable pupil premium report below which sets out our spending for the previous financial year and also indicates some future expenditure.