Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding 


This statement details our school’s use of Pupil Premium funding (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils. It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities. Schools receive this funding to support their eligible pupils and narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers. Children can be eligible for the pupil premium for a variety of reasons. These include their family circumstances, such as their parents’ income or occupations, and whether the child is in care.

Schools have the freedom to spend the premium, which is additional to the underlying school’s budget and recovery premium, in a way that they consider best supports the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. In order to meet the above requirements, the Governing Body and staff at Little Sutton will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all its pupils. The Governors and staff also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. They therefore reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)




Total number of pupils on roll






Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils*


31 (7.3%)

29 (6.8%)

30 (7.1%)

Amount of PPG received per pupil





Total amount of PPG received**





Total PPG spent (including subsided amount from the school budget:




Recovery Premium funding allocation this academic year



£33, 680

Pupil Premium funding carried forward from previous year(s)





*Pupils eligible for the grant are based on the school’s Autumn 2021 data.

**Amount initially received is based on the January census of each academic year (for 2021/22 this is 21 children; for 2020/2021 this was 23 children). 

Please click here to view the Coronavirus Catchup Funding Plan. 


Our main priorities of the PPG are grounded on research as provided by the DfE and the Educational Endowment Foundation (EEF). Our strategy is focused on a triangulation of teaching priorities, targeted support and other wider strategies, as applicable to our pupils needs. These include:

  • CPD to support staff in the delivery of phonics, reading and number fluency
  • Teaching Assistant support for Reading Groups (Reception; KS1 and Year 3)
  • Reading support programme (Lexia)
  • Small group and one-one targeted support: Reading and Writing (KS2)
  • In school tutoring using the National Tutoring Programme (ring fenced grant for disadvantaged pupils)
  • Home learning support (home learning packs; summer learning pack; iPad use)
  • Maths tuition/intervention for Upper Key Stage 2
  • Subsidised peripatetic music lessons or subsidised curriculum enrichment (extra curricula clubs i.e., art/PE)
  • Subsidised residential for Year 6.



The impact of the above will be measured by a regular review of data, books and class monitoring by the Strategic Leader for Intervention, Governor for Pupil Premium and Leadership Team. A half termly report is also presented to Standards and Achievement Group for discussion. This is then reviewed at the Governing Body interim meetings.


This summary statement is updated annually and the next date for renewal is October 2022.

Further details regarding the strategy can be found in the 2021-2022 Pupil Premium Strategy report.