Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

To view our full Pupil Premium Strategy for the year 2016-2017 visit the documents and policies of the website.


The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to Year 11. For looked after children the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns.

The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by Higher Openshaw Community School to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.


  1. The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils
  2. The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers
  3. As far as its powers allow the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupils Premium and others
  4. We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives. 


  1. Pupil Premium will be clearly identifiable within the budget
  2. The headteacher, in consultation with the governors and staff, will decide how the Pupil Premium is spent for the benefit of entitled pupils
  3. The school will assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils. 
  4. The school will be accountable for how it has used the additional funding to support the achievement of those pupils covered by the Pupil Premium and the headteacher will report to the governing body and parents on how effective the intervention has been in achieving its aims.
  5. From September 2012, we will publish online information about how we have used the Premium.
  6. We will ensure that parents, governors and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
  7. We will seek to further develop strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of these pupils.
  8. We will track the impact of the strategies put into place through the funding to ensure that we can show the value that has been added to the education of the entitled children.
  9. We will monitor evaluate and review the success of the impact of the pupil premium funding. 


This policy will play an important part in the educational development of the individual pupils who are entitled to the Pupil Premium. We will ensure that these pupils are treated equally and as favourably as others and that the additional funding is used well to address the challenges they face. The school will use the additional funding to promote the achievement and progress of all entitled pupils. Through wise use of this additional funding we are fully committed to ensuring that the individual needs of each entitled child are met. As a result of the additional funding, these children will make better progress and achieve higher standards that would have been likely without it.

School Policy

The Headteacher and governing body have agreed a policy for Pupil Premium to guide the use of funds and to ensure that it represents value for money.


The headteacher and leadership team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put into place for Pupil Premium and report to the governing body on its progress and impact


  • For the current school year 2016-2017, each eligible child will be entitled to funding amounting to £1320
  • In the year 2015-2016, the school received £243,680.
  • In the year 2016-2017 the school received £286,709
  • Foe the academic year 2017-2018 school will recieve £296,554

Summary of expenditure 2016/17

All children KS2  are now provided with a piece of free fruit.

The school has looked carefully at the needs of each pupil and we have decided to use the following intervention strategies:

Portacabin purchase

Springfield Mobile


iPads & security charging cases



Lexi programme license x100



Additional licenses




HOPE Education


SRS Reading Tests

GL Assessments




Laptop for teacher use



Intervention staff



Terry Caffery



Uniform policy 50%



Summer trips 50%




Able contracts




Madeline Lindley








  • Maintain a good staff / pupil ratio to keep class sizes to a maximum of 25 pupils per class.
  • Support for PP pupils to attend all school trips
  • Support for PP pupils to attend ‘extended day’ sessions
  • Employment of educational psychologist to assess individual needs of PP pupils
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving pupils entitled to PP funding to at least age related expectations. 

2017/18 Strategy

The pupil premium strategy for the current academic year (September 2017 - July 2018) will be reviewed in September 2017 and discussed/agreed in the Autumn Term Governing Meeting.

The pupil premium funding is allocated for eact financial year (April-March).

For the year 2017-18 the anticipated amount the school will recieve will be £296,554, (full details will be available at the end of 2017-18 financial year. the stategy will continue to follow the objectives of the previous year).