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Pupil Premium  - are you eligible?

Pupil Premium funding is made available by the government to support eligible pupils in achieving well at school. Pupil Premium funding is available for children who meet the following criteria:

  • are eligible for Free School Meals
  • have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • Looked-after children (in the care of the Local Authority)
  • children adopted from care or under a special guardianship order

There is also funding available (Service Premium) for children with a parent in the armed forces.

If you think your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding, please contact the school or click the links below:

Pupil Premium 2015-16

The 2015-16 Pupil Premium allocation for Semley School was £7,200

This was spent on

  • Staff CPD for Assessment for Learning
  • 1 to 1 / small group support for English and maths
  • Financial support for extra-curricular activities for those eligible for Pupil Premium funding
  • Training for 2 Teaching Assistants in Emotional Literacy Support (ELSA), including resources for the delivery of this support.


We have high expectations of achievement and aim for all of our Pupil Premium children to achieve better than the national average. We therefore use targeted intervention where necessary – this is often more effective in a 1:2 or small group situation, so other, non-Pupil Premium children may also be included in this.

Research by the Sutton Trust and Education Endowment Foundation has found that one of the most effective ways of improving outcomes for all children is through effective formative assessment and feedback to pupils. For this reason we focused staff CPD on improving our Assessment for Learning practices in order to benefit all pupils including those in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

We believe that our curricular and extra-curricular activities should be fully inclusive, and wish to ensure that our Pupil Premium children have full access to the range of opportunities and experiences on offer at school. We therefore offer financial support for eligible children towards activities such as school trips, after school clubs and music lessons. The impact of this is that all children are able to participate in full in all school activities.

Recent research into effective use for Pupil Premium highlights the importance of emotional and pastoral support. In order to provide this, we have invested in staff training and resources for Emotional Literacy Support.