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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Pupil premium funding is available to:

  • local-authority-maintained schools, including special schools, pupil referral units (PRUs), and voluntary-sector alternative provision (AP)
  • special schools not maintained by the local authority (NMSS)
  • academies and free schools, including special and AP academies Dormanstown Primary Academy receives the following funding:
  • £1,320 for pupils in Reception to Year 6 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  •  £2,300 for children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
  • £300 for pupils in Reception to Year 6 recorded as a service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence


Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £2,300 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils doesn’t go to the school; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child. VSHs are responsible for managing pupil premium funding for looked-after children.


The DfE has given schools the freedom to use the Pupil Premium as they see fit, based upon knowledge of pupil needs.

‘It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.’

At Dormanstown Primary, we recognise that we are accountable for the use of this additional funding and have published a Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2018.19.


Funding 2018/2019

Pupil Premium Funding 2018-19 is £179,520

Please click here to see our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2018/2019


Funding 2017/2018

Pupil Premium Funding 2017-18 is £163 860.

Please  Click here to see our Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Impact Evaluation Report 2017/2018


Funding 2016/17

Pupil Premium Funding 2016-17 was £194 000.

              Action Impact Cost
Employ additional teachers in Ys 2, 4 and  6.

(68%, 65% and 80% of PP entitled children respectively)

All children in these year groups made at least expected or accelerated progress. In Y2, the combined figure for children at the expected level rose by 4%, and by 6% at the higher level. In Y6, the combined figure for children at the expected level rose by 7%, and by 3% at the higher level. 



Children accessed a high level of focused and personalised quality first teaching and intervention from skilled, experienced and qualified staff.


Employ an additional teaching assistant in Y6 where 80% of children are entitled to PP funding. £18,965
Create a pastoral team to work with identified individual and groups of children. Children were able to access support that met their social and emotional needs. This allowed them to concentrate on learning in a settled and happy environment. the pastoral team comprised of a Pastoral Lead and Learning Assistant, fully supported by the DHT. £ 39,534
Deliver focused and specialist intervention programmes for reading (Sound Training, BRP and

FFT Wave 3)

Identified staff were trained in reading intervention programmes. Across the academy, standards in reading improved significantly.


Provide children with free or highly subsidised extended schools activities. Children were able to develop their talents and succeed in a wide range of sport, arts and academic areas. They are developed a full rounded young citizens with a wide range of skills and interests. Clubs ran throughout the year every Monday to Thursday. These were well attended, with on average, 24 pupils regularly accessing each club. £2,000
Provide children with highly subsidised access to sporting and cultural events. Children were enabled to develop a wide range of interests through memorable and significant opportunities. This included visits to local area attractions, performing at the Sage and other venues, attending sporting competitions, access to theatre companies and participating in a production of The Wizard of Oz at the Middlesbrough Little Theatre . £6,000


Pupil Premium Review

Funding 2015/16

Pupil Premium Funding 2015-16 – £188,760  (figures correct as of September 2015). 

In 2015-16 we used the Pupil Premium to:

·         Continue to keep pupil/teacher ratios low

·         Provide high quality enrichment to targeted pupils

·         Subsidise the cost of curriculum enrichment activities through academy events


How to find us

  • Dormanstown Primary Academy
  • South Avenue,
  • Redcar,
  • Cleveland
  • TS10 5LY

Dormanstown Primary Academy

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