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Chipping Ongar Primary School

Pupil Premium

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

What is the Pupil Premium?


Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011.  Its purpose is to provide additional funding to support schools in raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between their achievment Nationally and that of their peers.  
Children are leigible to Pupil PremiumFunding through the School include those who have been eligible for free school meals at any time during their primary school years or those who are or who have ever been in local authority care.


How do we spend it?


Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium Grant as they see fit to support  pupils.  The school’s pupil premium funding, which is being used in a variety of ways, will be benefitting pupils from those vulnerable groups either directly or indirectly.


In 2014, Ofsted described our spending of the pupil premium funding as having been ‘spent well to help those who are eligible for support.  Most of the money has been used to provide extra staffing to give support matched to the needs of individuals.  This can be specific help targeted on pupils who struggle with their work, or extra challenge for the most able of these pupils, so they attain high standards.  Other money has gone to ensure that pupils are able to take part in the full range of school activities, such as trips, or after school clubs.  The success can be seen in individual cases, but also in the fact that these pupils make the same good progress as their classmates.’

Summary – 2018/19


Number of Pupils and amount of Pupil Premium funding received





Total number of pupils on roll



Total number of pupils eligible for PPG



Amount of PPG received per pupil



Total amount of PPG received




Nature of Support 2019/20


  • Intervention teaching and additional teacher support for small groups and individuals
  • Additional Teaching Assistant hours to support individuals
  • Access to Educational Psychologist and counselling service.
  • Subsidised extra-curricular activities, such as fencing, karate and dance clubs
  • Educational trips, including residential visits
  • Subsidised swimming lessons
  • Various learning software packages to support learning such as SAM Learning, Abacus Evolve Maths, Simply City, Maths City, Clicker 7 and Nessy Learning English and Maths.
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching support by qualified additional teachers in school
  • Early Morning Club by invitation to extend educational opportunities and Brain Gym
  • Reading schemes including Bug Club and Project Code X and reading mentoring.
  • Achievement for All Program


Curriculum Focus of Pupil Premium spending 2019/20


The focus is the raising of standards for all children. The main success criteria for the spending of the pupil premium grant is on ensuring all pupils can reach academic potential by concentrating on the core areas of literacy and numeracy. The funding is also used to ensure there is equality of access to all children and that all children can be included in experiences which provide a quality of life.


The spending ensures all children at the school have access to activities and trips, including residential, that broaden horizons and learning experiences beyond which the classroom can provide. The clubs and activities for which the funding provides access contribute highly to good learning behaviours, such as concentration, self discipline, resilience and responsibility and to developing the right attitudes to learning.


In improving attendance for all pupils the Early Morning Club not only provides additional learning opportunities but has a continued impact on improving attendance of vulnerable children.


The funding will be used to provide pupils who do not have access to good quality information communication technology in their homes so could not practise the skills they learnt at school outside school hours or use computers for research.


 Equally, pupils often lacked the wider vocabulary and knowledge that they needed to reach the higher levels in their reading comprehension. The school uses tablets to enhance pupils’ reading breadth and access to knowledge in different subjects, and to give them independent access outside of school hours to complete their homework tasks with support.


Measuring the impact of Pupil Premium spending


The impact of Pupil Premium is measured for each pupil during and at the end of the academic year, both for academic gain and effect on self-confidence and attitudes.  Parents and carers are kept informed of each pupils progress at parents’ consultation meetings during the year and also in an end of year report.


In 2018/19 the demonstrable impact on children’s growth mindset, engagement and meeting of age expected achievement and on progress in books is impressive.


Reading ages have risen significantly and at least in line with other children.


There has been a marked improvement in attendance figures since the Early Morning Club was initiated.


The vast majority of pupil premium children attend clubs, many of which are paid for by the funding, boosting confidence and demonstrating school engagement.


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