Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy


Pupil Premium funding targets additional money at pupils who are entitled to free school meals as well as looked after children.

Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying school's budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the pupils in this category.

In 2016-2017 GANF will be allocated the following Funding

Ambergate - £70,440

Sandon - £20,375

This funding will be used to build on the successes of last year with the ultimate aim for 100% of pupil premium students to achieve their CASPA and National progression guidance target for the end of the year.

Whole School Strategy

As a school we recognise that there is not a one size fits all strategy that will ensure that all children flourish.

However we also know that certain whole school strategies will benefit all children – especially those eligible for pupil premium.

The whole school strategies that will be used in 2016-2017 are as follows:

  •  We will work with the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) on their mobilise project. This will allow us to use research to make the best use of the way in which our Teaching Assistants work in school – this will take into account potential barriers to learning including pupil premium
  • Pupil premium Student will be targeted in all staff planning to ensure they are targeted for extra support in each lesson across the curriculum.

Breakdown of specific spending




Additional Teacher and Teaching assistant support to run a Pupil Premium intervention team.

One to one support for Numeracy and Literacy.

Short-term intervention programmes for students who are not on track to make their end of year targets.

Improved Numeracy and Literacy skills.

Increased confidence of pupils as their increased literacy skills allow them to play a greater role in the rest of the curriculum.

All pupil premium students made progress in line with or above non pupil premium students.



Kindle Library specifically for Pupil Premium students.

System for home use kindle to encourage reading at home.

To continue to develop the love of reading

Encourage greater reading opportunities outside school.




Intensive communication support

Increased sessions of Speech and language for appropriate students

Support for staff on delivery of Speech and language

Increased confidence of students as their communication improves.

Greater access to the rest of the curriculum with enhance communication skills




For students with more complex physical needs a selection of therapies are offered for example Rebound

Rebound helps develop movement and balance which in turn helps students access the sensory curriculum.



Impact of Pupil Premium

Pupil premium students all made outstanding progress during the 2015/16 academic year. The additional support given to the pupil premium students has allowed for this to take place.

The extra teacher to support pupil premium students has been a great success and has ensured that on average, pupils that were part of the programme made between 3 – 6 months improvement on their reading age.

The rebound sessions have also been hugely beneficial with 100% of pupils who accessed this achieving their targets for physical development which in turn allows for greater curriculum access.


ambergate pupil premium 2016


Sandon Pupil Premium 2016

Both sites of the fellowship have showed over the last 2 years that pupil premium students have made exceptional progress and have remained in line with non pupil premium students

What OFSTED had to say?

"The high number of pupils who benefit from pupil premium funding also achieve particularly well. This is because the school uses the extra funds to help them improve their reading. Because they make rapid gains in literacy they are able to do much better in all their lessons. By the time they leave they have narrowed the gap in performance and are achieving as well as their classmates. Reading is a particular strength of the school and has a high priority"

Looked After Pupil Premium

This year there has been extra funding available for students that are looked after. This funding is allocated on an individual basis. Some samples of how this extra premium is being spent can be seen below:

One student is receiving rebound and hydro sessions, to support their physical development.

Another student is receiving one to one teaching assistance at designated times, to support with engagement.

Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch Up Premium

All year 7 students who didn’t achieve a level 4 or above at the end of key stage 2 in reading and or maths are allocated an extra £500 from the government to support their progress.  

GANF uses this funding to support pupils by allocating them extra one to one time with the intervention team to help drive progress within their literacy and numeracy.

Impact of Year 7 Catch Up

The additional support provided from the intervention team for the pupils eligible for year 7 Catch up ensured that all year 7 students achieved their CASPA targets for both Literacy and Numeracy last year. 

PE & Sport Allocation

All schools receive Sports funding. Please click here to be directed to our Sport Premium Page.



Impact of Yr 7 Catch Up


The additional support provided from the intervention team for the pupils eligible for year 7 Catch up ensured that all year 7 students achieved their CASPA targets for both Literacy and Numeracy last year.