The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. In 2011–12 schools were allocated Pupil Premium funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals or had been looked after continuously for more than six months. From April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. In 2012–13 schools were allocated a total of £1.25 billion funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.


Impact of Pupil Premium 2015/2016


Children who received Pupil Premium made good progress in reading, writing and maths during 2015/2016

Small group work and individual support enabled pupils to develop confidence in their work.

1-1 support with an experienced teacher enabled children on a 1-1 basis to grow in confidence and develop key skills in reading, maths and writing so they were all able to make at least expected progress in 2015/2016

TA Support within the class enabled pupil premium children to work within at least age related expectations.




Winster School received 7,920 Pupil premium funding in 2016/2017. We are using this funding in the following ways:

• to ensure all pupils requiring additional support are given the time and resources needed to achieve their full potential

• to enable one to one support in reading, writing and numeracy

• to use Teaching Assistants for focused small group work

• to provide support and intervention strategies in reading and phonics across the school

• to support pupils' self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of well-being and enjoyment of school

• to help children achieve age related expectations in reading, writing and numeracy

• to ensure all children have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities