Pupil Premium

Report to Parents/Carers

Pupil Premium Grant 2017-18


The Government have identified looked after pupils, pupils entitled to free school meals and children of service personnel as an indicator for disadvantage and have allocated schools a fixed amount of money to support these pupils.

At Cuffley, we use this funding to ‘diminish the difference’ in progress and attainment between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils.

 We research the most effective ways in which to utilise our Pupil Premium allocation in order to accelerate the progress and learning of disadvantaged pupils and to reduce any attainment gaps identified.  To do this we to invest in up-to-date teaching and learning programmes, technology and additional teaching staff.

We ensure that we carry out robust and effective monitoring of all pupils to enhance progress and potential. We seek to offer an enriched, interactive and varied curriculum. As with all of the children in our care, disadvantaged children are valued, respected and entitled to develop their full potential, irrespective of need.

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received:

Total Number of Pupils on Roll 463
Amount of PPG Received  



Nature of support 2017/18:

Training for staff to deliver one-to-one and small group interventions – teachers and learning support assistants

Additional staffing, both teachers and learning support assistants to run various interventions on a one-to-one and small group basis

Additional learning support in classes

After-school teacher-led clubs to develop and embed core skills in English and mathematics

Learning Mentoring

Social and Emotional Support Groups, including SATs Breakfast Club groups

ICT resources to support learning

Funding to pay for extra-curricular activities for families with financial hardship

Curriculum foci of PPG spending 2017/18:


·         one-to-one and small group reading interventions

·         one-to-one and small group writing interventions

·         phonics interventions

·         resources and training to support pupils with specific learning difficulties in English


·         practical materials and training for staff to administer, e.g. Cuisenaire rods

·         small group and one-to-one interventions

Extra-curricular support:

·         funding for curriculum days, trips and special events


·         financial support for various sports activities including tennis and swimming

Social and Emotional Support:

·         training for staff to administer specialised support

·         resources for social skills interventions

·         staff salaries for social skills support

·         lunchtime Games Club

Measuring the impact of PPG spending:

The school evaluates the impact of interventions on an ongoing basis and at least termly.   Evaluation focuses on academic progress as well as the improvement of children’s self-confidence and their attitudes to learning.  Year group provision maps and internal tracking data will be used as evidence, along with results from statutory Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) and ongoing teacher assessment.

Recent data shows that whilst some children receiving the pupil premium attain as highly as and are making as much progress overall, it is not all children.   As there is a small achievement gap in school and against the national data, it remains a focus of improvement on the School Improvement Plan.