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North Crescent Primary School

Disadvantaged Pupils 

  • The school makes effective use of the funding to support less advantaged pupils, who make at least good progress. In 2012, the attainment gap between pupils in Year 6 who were eligible for the pupil premium and others was around three months in writing and eight months in reading and mathematics. In 2013, the gap had closed to two months in reading and mathematics and they were ahead by two months in writing.

  •                                                               - Ofsted 2013

Disadvantage Pupil Report for parents

(formally known as Pupil Premium.)



The was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant based on 1 school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to Year 11. For looked after children the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns. In 2014 this policy was ammended to ensure inclusion for all and renamed the Disadvantaged Pupil policy.

A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils. The Disadvantaged Pupil is additional to main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.


  • The Disadvantaged Pupil will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils
  • The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers
  • As far as its powers allow the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Disadvantaged Pupil and others
  • We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.


The Head teacher and governing body have agreed a policy for Disadvantaged Pupil to guide the use of funds and to ensure that it represents value for money. You can access this policy via the school website or through the school office.


The Head teacher and leadership team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put into place for Disadvantaged Pupil and report to the Governing Body on its progress and impact.


  • In school we have 79 pupils who are entitled to benefit from the additional funding.
  • Each entitled pupil receives £1,320 per annum.
  • In the current year the school received £107,373 additional funds.


The school has identified the needs of those pupils receiving Disadvantaged Pupil funding and we have decided to use the following intervention strategies:

  • providing small group work for pupils entitled to DP funding with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement
  • 1:1 support for pupils entitled to DP funding to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement
  • additional teaching and learning opportunities for pupils entitled to DP funding provided through trained LSAs or external agencies
  • acquiring effective materials for pupils entitled to DP funding aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics
  • providing opportunities for children and support for families to access off site educational facilities and extracurricular activities
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving pupils entitled to DP funding to at least age related expectations, initially this will be in Literacy and Numeracy. Also, funds will be used to support the social and emotional aspects of learning as academic progress is linked to pupil self esteem and wellbeing.

The school's strategy is reviewed annually in September.  Whilst funding is allocated in accordance with the financial year (April - April), our strategy runs in accordance with the academic year (September - September), once we have been able to identify the pupils to whom the strategy applies.

To see the impact of pupil premium funding for the academic year 2014-15, click on the link below.