Pupil Premium

School Information

what is pupil premium

Dated 2016

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 (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. 

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. At The Sir Donald Bailey Academy we carefully identify where to spend this funding to ensure that it has a positive impact on the emotional well-being and progress and attainment of the children it is intended for. Its impact is carefully monitored and measured to ensure it is making a positive difference.

The chart below details how this funding has been spent this academic year.

Pupil Premium Plan 2016

Italic text - SIP Priority Area

ECaR Teacher

To carry out reading interventions with focus FSM children.

TA To deliver Switch On Intervention

To deliver focus reading intervention

Reading Books


Summer School Year 4 & 5

All areas of curriculum-AUGUST 2014

Further Support/Tuition Eng/Maths


After School/homework club


After school/homework club Resources (Learning)

All areas of curriculum-FROM SEPT 2014

Subsidising Trips for FSM children | Foundation to Year 3 = £10 off trips (£3290) | Year 4-Year 6 = £25 off trips (£4275)

Standards - Principal to send letter home to all parents/carers, including residentials only in Y4 and Y6 in future from September 14.

Music Teacher Part-Time

Emotional Wellbeing and extra curricular

Sports Teacher

Mental/Physical Wellbeing & training for teachers

Community Café Equipment


Community Café PT worker


Reading Resources

Improving reading learning Environment

Staff 5 Extra Teachers-smaller class sizes & better teaching, increases capacity for interventions for FSM children.

Standards (Matthew Starr, Hannah Parnwell, Sarah Pick, Sophie Straw, Lynne Fender Jonathan Hall) START SEPTEMBER 2014

Attendance Officer

More focus on increasing attendance and particular focus on FSM children