Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 to support pupils from low-income families. The Government  decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2012/2013 be extended to pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years, as well as Looked after Children and those whose parents are in the Armed Forces.

Funds are allocated by the Government and used resourcefully to ensure a significant impact on learning and to ensure each child reaches their full potential. Further information is available by clicking on http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium

Pupil Premium allocation for New Brancepeth Primary School:

2011/12    £9,272: This was spent subsidising the salary of teaching assistants to ensure that targeted intervention programmes in Literacy and Numeracy could be carried out  


2012/13    £16,800: In addition to the continuation of the above 

  • A  Teaching Assistant has been employed to work additional hours to administer a Speech and Language development programme.
  •  A coach and Teaching Assistant have been employed to run a free regular ‘Multi Skills’ after school club

2013/14   £28,800: In addition to the continuation of the above

  • A Learning Mentor has been allocated to each child for whom the school receives Pupil Premium
  • Pre school fitness sessions and breakfast club are provided free of charge to children attracting Pupil Premium
  • Governors decided that  children for whom Pupil Premium is received  should  have significant subsidy towards the costs of ther residential  stay  at  an outdoor activity centre
  • Additional 1:1 and small group support  is being provided to children for whom we receive pupil premium where progress is less than good. 

2014/15     £48,100   (see document below)

Pupil Premium Review 2014 - 2015

Academic data shows that in recent years children at this school who have attracted Pupil Premium have generally performed as well and made as much progress as other children.

2015/16     £60,720 (see document below)

Pupil Premium Review 2015 - 2016

 Pupil Premium 2016-17