Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium is additional funding allocated to all schools in England to support disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. This budget includes pupils who are currently entitled to free school meals, have been free school meals in the past six years (FSM ‘Ever Six’), children that are cared for or adopted from care and children whose parents are in the armed forces.

You can find out more about the pupil premium on the GOV.UK website

Read our Pupil Premium Policy

How should the money be spent?

It is entirely up to individual schools to decide how the pupil premium is spent, however there is an expectation that schools can prove that impact this money has had on its disadvantaged pupils. It is imperative that as a school we fully understand each of our disadvantaged pupils and know exactly what they need to help them to ‘be the best they can be’ in their learning.

At Cheam Common Junior Academy our approach is simple; we invest our time in getting to know our pupils really well, not just their academic ability and progress but as a whole child. We work hard to fully understand what support a pupil may need to help them achieve in a specific area and where possible we try to involve them in the process.

We acknowledge that no one child is the same and therefore ensure the support they receive is tailored to their individual needs; whether it be welfare support, individualised learning programmes, enrichment activities to boost confidence, self-esteem and general enriching experiences or even support to develop friendships.

Our approach

At Cheam Common Junior Academy we seek to ensure the effectiveness of our use of the pupil premium. We recognise that barriers to achievement take a variety of forms and therefore attempt to be innovative in the support that we provide. We use entry and exit judgements for all support that is given and carefully track them to ensure progress is being made at all times. We evaluate our support plans throughout their timescale and make changes if we feel that it is necessary.

We do this by offering our children a wide range of opportunities and ensuring that these are accessible for everyone. We work with families and colleagues to make sure everyone has high aspirations for all pupils. We ensure pupil premium children are well represented and have a voice on our school council and other pupil groups.

Pupil Premium Funding for 2019/20

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant


Total number of Early Years pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant


Total amount of Pupil Premium Grant expected


Date of Review

Our next Pupil Premium Strategy will be July 2020.

How We Plan To Spend The Money

Enriching the curriculum

  • Quality first teaching strategies
  • Subsidised class trips
  • Workshop and theatre performances
  • Subsidised after school enrichment clubs

Targeted support

  • Reading support
  • Small group support
  • Booster groups
  • Use of high quality IT hardware and software to support achievement
  • Homework clubs

Wellbeing support

  • Emotional literacy support worker (ELSA)
  • Lunchtime and after school clubs
  • Subsidised uniform
  • Workshops for parents i.e. reading, maths and parenting courses

 Increased attendance and punctuality

  • Attendance officer

 Staff training

  • Training for support staff
  • Regular staff training
  • Intensive training for teaching staff in further developing quality first teaching strategies

 Extending school support

  • Subsidised school residential
  • Subsidised wraparound care support for vulnerable children

How we plan to demonstrate the impact of the spending

  • We have a designated standards lead teacher who is part of the senior leadership team of the school.
  • Pupil premium is very much at the top of the school’s agenda and tracking systems have been put in place to show the impact of each intervention being provided.
  • Trust Premium Pride research group identifying strategies to raise attainment and opportunities provided to pupil premium children.
  • Advice and support has been sought from a variety of agencies in order to ensure we are being innovative in the way money is being spent.
  • The designated lead has attended specific training on getting value for money with the PPG funding.
  • A designated governor has been allocated to ensure PPG is being effectively spent.
  • Pupil premium expenditure is reviewed at the end of each intervention where appropriate and each term for ongoing support. 

Pupil premium funding for  2018/19

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant


Total number of Early Years pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant


Total amount of Pupil Premium Grant expected







ELSA Support worker 26 hours per week


To ensure that pupils feel confident and behave well in order to make appropriate progress from their starting points. 

Children receive appropriate support and behaviour/ attitudes and self esteem  is improved within the school environment.  

Residential trip discount



To ensure that pupils are able to access a wide range of opportunities.

Pupils were able to be included in the outdoor learning opportunities on offer.

Other Trips discounts


To ensure pupils are able to access a range of opportunities that support the curriculum topics that they are studying.

Pupils were able to access the curriculum fully and extend their learning.  Opportunity to visit museums and places never before visited.

After school extra-curricular clubs


To ensure that pupils are able to access a wide range of afterschool activities and clubs. 

Pupils developed a sense of belonging to the wider community of the school and a sense of confidence.

Selective wraparound care facilities


Pupil wellbeing and safeguarding.

Targeted children were supported and prepared for school.  

TA and HLTA in class support


HLTA Years 3&4




To target those pupils who have fallen behind and ensure that they make appropriate progress from their starting points.

Targeted children were supported to make expected progress over time.

Targeted Teacher interventions

TA interventions 5 hours per week




Specialist Maths Intervention 


To ensure that pupils who are not on track to make expected progress across the school.

Gap narrows and some children make expected progress from their starting points

Tutoring Y6


To ensure that pupils in Y6 are able to reach the expected standard by the end of KS2

Gap narrows and some children make expected progress from their starting points

Homework club 


To enable children to access IT for their homework and ensure homework tasks are complete.  To support children to ensure homework is completed and to hear children read.

Children completed homework tasks and most were prepared for their lessons and tests 

Admin Work Re: Attendance


To improve attendance so that children have every opportunity to make expected progress 

Attendance gap is narrowing to be in line with other pupils 

Disadvantaged Attainment End of KS2 18/19


PP Pupils


Non PP Pupils

National Average


PP Pupils


Non PP Pupils

National Average






















Disadvantaged Progress End of KS2 2018/19





Progress Score for Disadvantaged Pupils




Number of Disadvantaged pupils




National Average for Non Disadvantaged pupils