Disadvantaged / Pupil Premium Funding




What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families.  


Who is eligible for the funding?


Disadvantaged Pupils

Funding Per Pupil

Pupils in year groups Reception to Year 6 as recorded as Ever 6 FSM*
Looked after children (LAC) defined in Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority.
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.
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence.
*Ever 6 FSM - All free school meal pupils are eligible for the Pupil Premium. The Pupil Premium will be received for that pupil for a period of six years regardless of whether they remain eligible for free school meals. Pupil Premium pupils are therefore often referred to as ‘Ever6’.

Our school allocation 2017/18  £116,020

How the Pupil Premium is spent is monitored closely with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent. At Dunston we pride ourselves on using the Pupil Premium to identify and remove any barrier to learning to ensure that disadvantaged pupils leaving Key Stage Two achieve at least in line with their peers, securing outstanding progress and attainment. Beyond this we invest in the curriculum to provide opportunities for all pupils to participate in high quality ranging of in school experiences, educational visits and residential trips to bring the curriculum to life.


Why is there a pupil premium?

Government research shows pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in their school career have statistically lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible.


How many pupils at Dunston are eligible for the Pupil Premium?

Currently 84 pupils, 31% of pupils at Dunston are eligible for the Pupil Premium in 2017/18.


How will the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium be measured?

At Dunston, attainment is assessed, monitored and analysed each half-term.  Alongside our usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of each cohort’s attainment, pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium are identified and tracked as a discrete group. This analysis is then used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention. In addition to quantitative data, our monitoring cycle includes gathering evidence in terms of feedback from pupil, parents and staff as to what is working well and where further support is needed and implemented and tracked through the provision map.

Please read the attached information which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.



Pupil Premium 2013 / 2014

 Pupil Premium 2014 / 2015

 Pupil Premium 2015 / 2016

 Pupil Premium 2016 / 2017

Pupil Premium Expenditure & Impact 2017-18






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