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Pupil Premium Statement


“The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.”                                                                DFE 2017


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 free school meals and their peers. Children with families in Armed Services and children in the care of the Local Authority are also eligible for the grant.

It is for schools to decide how the money 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 money as they see fit, however they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils.

The main barriers to educational achievement at Bay Primary School are;

  • poor speech, language and vocabulary skills hinder pupils’ progress across the curriculum
  • lack of breadth of experience leading to low aspirations and therefore limiting pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the world
  • for some pupils parental engagement is lacking and pupils may require pastoral support to fully access their learning
  • attendance / punctuality for disadvantaged pupils is below national average. This reduces teaching time and causes gaps in learning

At Bay Primary School we have extensive provision across the school; initiatives which are deployed to support children to ‘bridge the gap’ in performance.

The pupil premium funding therefore is used to pay for, as appropriate,  

  • 1 to 1 tuition in English and Maths
  • small group work
  • specific interventions
  • additional teaching assistant support
  • twilight booster sessions
  • dedicated time for reviewing progress by our Pupil Premium Champion
  • social and emotional support groups
  • speech and language specialists
  • subsidising curriculum enrichment activities to ensure fair access for all


We track the progress of pupil premium children to ensure they are making expected or above expected progress. Close observation of results achieved by pupil premium children ensures that if a child should show signs of falling behind, they are provided with the necessary support offered by one of our interventions.


The pupil premium funding for the academic year 2020-2021 is £186,980.

Disadvantaged Free School Meals

£ 163,680

Service Children

£       300

Post Looked After Children

£   23,000


£ 186,980


The Pupil Premium Champion is Mrs Kemp (Deputy Headteacher).

During the summer term 2021 this post will be covered by Miss R Cook and Mrs L Beasley.

The Pupil Premium Governor is Mrs Johnston.

Publish Date February 2021    Review Date March 2022

Children may be eligible for free school meals if their parents receive the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit, provided the annual net earned income does not exceed £7,400 (£616.37 per month)
  • Income Support
  • Income based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (conditions apply)

If you think that you may be eligible for free school meals, visit the Free School Meals Eligibility Checker and enter the required details (Parent/Carer's full legal name, date of birth and National Insurance Number or National Asylum Support Service Number).