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Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium Funding Report 2021-2022 (three-year plan)

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-23

3 Year Strategy - To 2023

Pupil Premium Policy - 2020

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received April 2022- March 2023

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

Previous Academic Year Spend/Impact Please refer to the Pupil Premium Statement - 2022 to 2023 document above this table
Main Barriers to Educational Achievement
  • Significantly increased difficulties identifying, communicating & regulating feelings
  • Lower/less regular attendance
  • Underdevelopped reading fluency & comprehension
  • Significantly lower maths attainment 
  • More barriers to parental engagement
  • Fewer enriching cultural experiences
How the Grant will be Spent Please refer to the Pupil Premium Statement - 2022 to 2023 document above this table
How the Impact will be Measured Please refer to the Pupil Premium Statement - 2022 to 2023 document above this table
Review Date for Pupil Premium Strategy Annually, ending July 2023

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 2022/23, the Government has given schools pupil premium funding as follows:

  • £1,385 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
  • £2,410 for every child who has been adopted from local authority care or who has left care
  • £2,410 for every child who is looked after by the local authority (of which £1800 goes to the Virtual School)
  • £320 children whose parents serve or have served 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.

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 on a termly basis. 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.

SATS results July 2022

The percentage of children who achieved a Standardised score of 100+ in the 2022 SAT tests is shown below:


Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium

All Pupils

National Average (all children) 2022













R/W/M combined




Please click on the links at the top of this page to download our annual Pupil Premium Strategy, which details our approach to Pupil Premium provision, the barriers pupils at Shirley Junior School may face, the impact of last year's provision and the actions planned for this year; and our 3-year Strategy for Pupil Premium provision.