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A review meeting was held on 27.9.17 to discuss the impact of the ways in which the school spends Pupil Premium funding.

  • Overall pupils in receipt of funding made good progress in reading, writing and maths during the academic year 16-17 and the gap between this group and their peers is small. This is as a result of targeted interventions throughout the school and the employment of an additional teacher.
  • A significant number of children receiving PP are having instrumental tuition.
  • Some children with emotional and social needs have made enormous strides in moderating their behaviour.  Interventions have made a significant difference to the happiness of these individuals, making it easier for them to learn, make friends and see themselves in a more positive light.
  • By subsidising field trips and residential visits, the school is providing high quality and enriching experiences for children beyond the classroom.




Funds allocated in 2017-18

The school received £53,340 for the children categorised as requiring additional funding.


The school received £51, 180 for the 39 children categorised as requiring additional funding.

£1320-per pupil currently on Free School Meals or who have been eligible for FSM during the past 6 years.

£1900 for looked after children or children who have been adopted from care.

£300 for children who have been a service child since 2011.



The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM), those in care or who have been adopted, and those who have a family member serving in the Armed Forces (Service Children) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.


School Aims

We aim to ensure that every child leaves Seaburn Dene Primary School fully engaged in and prepared for lifelong learning. The school drivers are fundamental to the school’s “I Can” ethos and are designed to equip children with resilience, aspirations and a highly developed sense of fairness and justice.

The Drivers:

  • The Creative Arts inspire young children;

  • Links with communities, local and distant, enhance learning;

  • Physical Education is fundamental to encouraging and laying the foundations for a healthy lifestyle;

  • Scientific enquiry, combined with technological skills, prepares children for the future.



The Main Barriers to Educational Achievement that the disadvantaged children in our school face include:

  • Low income.
  • Unsettled family arrangements.
  • Emotional instability of family members.
  • Safeguarding concerns.
  • Child experiencing emotional well being issues.
  • Attendance.
  • Parents may not value education-poor experiences of school themselves.
  • Siblings may have had a disrupted educational experience and/or have challenging behaviour at home;
  • Poor setting of boundaries at home leading to behavioural issues in school.
  • Training for staff e.g Team Teach


Key Priorities for Pupil Premium Expenditure

Careful planning for the targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium Funding will support us in achieving our aims:


To support children eligible for pupil premium to make equally good progress as their peers.

To close the gap so that all children are provided with inspiration, the support and guidance to be life long learners.

To provide a wide range experiences and opportunities for children of low income families so that inequality is addressed.


Accountability and allocating resources

The school provides regular reports for the Governing Body on:

  • The progress the school makes in closing the gap, by year group for the FSM and Ever 6 children.

  • An outline of provision.


​​We recognise that:

  • Not all children who are socially disadvantaged are registered for or qualify for FSM.

  • That not all pupils who are eligible for FSM are socially disadvantaged.

    Strategic decisions with regards to the spending of the Pupil Premium Grant will ensure that pupils receive support according to their needs.  Pupil Premium Funding will be allocated following an analysis which will identify priority classes, groups of children or individuals. This means that not all children who trigger Pupil Premium funding will be in receipt of interventions at any one time.



    Outstanding teaching and learning continues to be paramount to the progress of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Support is best provided by highly experienced and effective teaching staff. Targeted intervention and support strategies are deployed in order to:

  • Improve levels of attainment and progress.

  • Close attainment gaps relative to national averages.

  • Enhance reading, writing and communication skills.

  • Provide extensive enrichment activities that broaden the curriculum

  • Support pupils in becoming confident and lifelong learners.

  • Running interventions

  • Providing agency support e.g counselling to nurture the well being of children experiencing emotional and social challenges.

  • Running 1:1 or small group interventions.

  • Employing a teacher part time along with an apprentice to support in the classroom.

  • Funding towards residential visits, trips and club.

  • Booster sessions for Year 6.

  • New-The school has appointed a co-ordinator for children in receipt of PPA to design, organise and implement a programme of enrichment activities specific to each child's needs.


This strategy will be reviewed in July 2018 with an interim mini review in February 18.