Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is a government initiative that targets extra funding at pupils from deprived backgrounds, which research shows underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in achieving their full potential. It is in addition to any funding that the pupil may receive for their special educational needs.
The government have used pupils entitled to free school meals over the last six year period as an indicator for deprivation, and have deployed a fix amount of funding to schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for free school meals.
Additional funding is also allocated to schools for any child that is ‘looked after’ or whose parents / carers are employed in the armed forces.
The government is not dictating how schools should spend this funding, but are clear that schools will need to employ the strategies that they know will support their pupils to increase their attainment and ‘narrow the gap’.

How the Pupil Premium will be managed at Hope School and College:

  • To implement additional support and/or alternative approaches for pupils who find some class sessions difficult to access.
  • Implement bespoke support where appropriate
  • Support extended school activities and residentials where cost can often be a barrier
  • To address emotional well-being through provision of ‘Play Therapy’ and ‘Nurturing’ sessions
  • To implement additional sessions to support students in achieving their full potential in specific curricular areas
  • Implement additional therapy support for access through sensory, communication and physical and independent development
  • As appropriate, redesign and re-designate classes / areas and purchase additional resources / equipment to improve provision and outcomes.

Estimated Pupil Premium Funding : 2017 – 2018 is approximately – £63,070.00 plus £4140.64 rollover from 2016 – 2017.






Counselling Service £ 2,200.00
Music Lessons £9.000.00
Peripetic Music sessions £5,000.00
After School Club £2,000.00
Residential Support £1,000.00
Swimming lessons £500.00
Hydro Therapist support £18,200.00
Therapy assistant additional support £18,200.00
Complex Needs Nurse £5,000.00
Additional Resources £6110.00


Pupil Premium Funding 2016 – 2017 : £104,524 (includes roll over form 2015/16 )






Impact for Pupils



·       To implement Peripatetic Music support

·       Provide Choir Leader for extended school provision




To extend pupils music skills via implementing free music lessons


Achievement, enjoyment and improving social skills when participating in regional music festivals


·       To provide Counselling Service for pupils




As a school and college we invest a great deal of time in on-going ethos of a caring and supportive provision. This is particularly pivotal in the well –being and emotional stability for our more vulnerable pupils and by investing in Counselling Support this has supported the ongoing the emotional difficulties that they have faced.

Reduction in behaviour incidents during the school day.


·       To implement additional TA therapy provision




To provide additional support to aid and support pupils postural management through hydrotherapy sessions. The impact shown is that pupils strength and resilience enables increase in school attendance thus increased learning opportunities


·       To provide additional music sessions for pupils across school




To improve progress in relation to communication through specialised group music lessons. Enhanced well being  progress



·       30% Nursing provision from school Complex Needs Nurse




Provide specialised intervention and medical assistance to support pupil access to the curriculum.



·       To support 30% costs to ICT Licensing subscriptions





Access to specialised communication programmes. Pupils achieved 5% – 10% attainment progress


·       To support 30% costs of ICT equipment





When accessing sensory / immersive studio programmes pupils achieved 5% – 10% attainment progress



·       Residential / Holiday Club / Swimming lessons Financial support





Residential / Holiday club provides pupils and students with raised self esteem and enhances both independence and social skills equipping them for future life.

Improved attitudes and behaviour evidenced.


·       To fund laptop





For LAC to access programmes at home to enhance and embed skills and strategies taught during the school day.



·       To support 30% Sensory Processing Specialist


£ 2,159.69


Induction and development through the Sensory Processing Programme enables pupils to cope and manage the day to day activities and access to the curriculum having participated in sensory processing techniques.

In addressing social and emotional needs within the sensory programme allows barriers to learning and development to be identified and thus implement appropriate support


·       30% Equipping Multi-sensory room




Enhances and raises communication attainment level through specific programmes allowing pupils to meet expected levels of progress.



·       Funding for 2 Therapy assistants




To support individual pupil and student progress through bespoke communication, sensory and physical programmes specific to individual need.



·       To fund an Independent Travel Co-ordinator 1 day per week




Supporting independent travel and skilling students. Impact being a 100% success rate.


·       General resources





To support pupil progress


Roll over – to 2017 – 2018 : £4,140.64

Pupil Premium funding allocation is reviewed annually by the Headteacher. Please contact us if you require any further information.