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Pupil Premium

SAT results

The percentage of children who were predicted to achieve a Standardised score of 100+ in the 2020 SAT tests is shown below:


Eligible for Pupil Premium

Not Eligible for Pupil Premium

National Average (all children) 2019













R/W/M combined





Please click on the links to download the Impact Statement for last year's Pupil Premium spending; our 3-year Strategy for Pupil Premium provision; our Pupil Premium policy which details our approach to Pupil Premium provision and the barriers pupils at Shirley Junior School may face; and lastly the Pupil Premium statement we publish for the government. 

Impact of 2020-2021 spend 
3-year Strategy 2019-2023

Pupil Premium Policy 2020

Pupil Premium Statement 2021/22

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close any attainment gap between these children and their peers. The funding is allocated to schools for children from Reception to Year 11.  In 2020/21, the Government has given schools pupil premium funding as follows:

  • £1345 for every child currently registered as eligible for free school meals, or eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years
  • £2,345 for every child who is or has been looked after by the local authority
  • £310 children whose parents serve in the armed forces

At Shirley Junior School, our objective is to ensure pupils in vulnerable groups have accelerated rates of progress and achieve at least in line with other pupils with the same start point. The Pupil Premium contributes towards achieving this objective.

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received April 2021- March 2022

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG


Amount of PPG received per pupil


Total amount PPG received 


Total amount of funding received for looked after children


Total amount of funding received for children whose parents serve in the armed forces


When making decisions about using Pupil Premium funding it is important to consider the context of the school and any challenges ahead. Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to diminish any difference between children eligible for Pupil Premium and their peers. Through targeted interventions, we are working to eliminate cultural, academic and emotional barriers to learning and progress. These barriers are outlined in our Pupil Premium policy found at the top of the page. 

As a school, we collect data for all of our pupils termly. From here our Pupil Premium Lead then analyses the data of our Pupil Premium children. We then compare their progress and attainment to our non-Pupil Premium children. We also use Local Education Authority data summaries to compare our results against national and local expectations. This helps us to develop strategies and interventions to promote improvement. We use a range of monitoring to help us evaluate the strategies which we put in place. These are data, pupil progress meetings, pupils’ work, planning, and observations. From this process interventions are adapted or changed if they are not working. We regularly discuss our strategies, interventions and progress with the Senior Leadership Team and Governors. A member of the governing body is responsible for liaison with the school’s pupil premium lead.