Pupil Premium

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Pupil Premium funding is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support children who are vulnerable to underachievement and to support the narrowing of the achievement gap.   Pupil Premium is funding the government have allocated to pupils in the following categories:

  • pupils who have applied for and meet the criteria for free school meals or have been eligible for free school meals within the last 6 years
  • pupils in local authority care
  • pupils from a military family

This money is allocated to school budgets based on the numbers of pupils in school who are in the above categories.

We decide how the money should be spent. In our school the money is allocated to support pupils reaching their potential both academically and socially.

From September 2016 there are four children eligible for free school meals, plus four children who receive pupil premium+ and one service child.  This amounts to £17,900 in the school budget.  The funding has been allocated to several initiatives including:

  • effective and targeted deployment of teaching assistants to support children in class and deliver 'boost' learning
  • one to one support
  • purchase of additional resources
  • training opportunities for staff
  • funding educational visits and other extracurricular activities
  • transition


  • teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
  • appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, including ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at any time.


  • accelerating progress in core areas of the curriculum
  • engagement with extracurricular activities and sport.


The Headteacher reports to the Governors: - the progress made towards diminishing the difference, by year group, for socially disadvantaged pupils, the provision made since the last meeting.  The link Governor for Pupil Premium is Emma Hollingworth and she meets with the Headteacher once a term to discuss progress and impact in more detail.
The governors ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the PP funding has been used. This task is carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education.

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Dobcroft Infant School

Pingle Road, Sheffield, S7 2LN


0114 2368099

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