Pupil Premium and LAC Report 2016-2017.

Pupil Premium and Looked After Children Funding Report for the 2016-17 Academic Year

The pupil premium, allocated per financial year, is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to diminish the difference between them and their peers. Frederick Holmes School received the following funding for the 2016-17 academic year:

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

School received £100 per pupil, per term for eligible pupils. Total funding received was £500, for 2 pupils.

Pupil Premium (PP) Funding

School received the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

Total funding received was £30,860, for 27 pupils.

Looked After Children (LAC) Funding

School received £1760 per eligible pupil. Total funding received was £7,040, for 4 pupils.

Post LAC Funding

School received £1900 per eligible pupil. Total funding received was £5,700, for 3 pupils.

The funding was spent on the following:

TA Interventions/Support £226 £22160 £2210 £4215
ICT and Access Technician Support £0 £1963 £0 £327
Rebound £209 £2328 £440 £77
Training £0 £367 £130 £107
Curriculum Resources £77 £5670 £2391 £1253
Speech Therapy £0 £0 £0 £90
Inclusion Manager Support £0 £0 £1900 £0


£512 £32488 £7071 £6069

Any shortfall in funding was subsidised by the general school budget.


Expected Funding (Financial Year)

EYPP – £0

PP – £37785

LAC – £7500 (£1500 per eligible pupil in 2017-18)

Post LAC – £5700

Forces/Service Children £300

Planned Expenditure

It has been agreed that the Teaching Assistant support, both classroom and rebound, allocated in the 2016-17 academic year will continue in the 2017-18 year, as will the support of the ICT and Access Technician. We plan to use the remaining funding to support training needs specific to vulnerable pupils, purchase resources and to support vulnerable pupils to access the new school minibus for educational visits relevant to their Individual Learning Plans.


33 of the 55 pupils in Key Stages 1-4, (60%), have received additional funding; 26 received Pupil Premium Funding, 4 received LAC Funding and 3 received Post LAC Funding. All groups made or exceeded the school’s expected progress measure of 10% in all areas of Maths. Pupils receiving Pupil Premium funding achieved best with an overall progress in Maths/Early Maths of 12.1% compared to 11% for pupils who did not receive additional funding, they did particularly well in Measures and Geometry with an average 13.3% progress compared to 11.1% for pupils with no additional funding.

In English/ Early Communication Pupil Premium, LAC and Post LAC pupils met or exceeded the school’s expected progress measure of 10% in all areas. Pupil Premium pupils made the highest level of progress in reading reflecting the positive impact of the Reading Recovery intervention programme. The positive results in English have also impacted on progress in other curriculum areas with all Pupil Premium and Post LAC pupils meeting the expected progress measure in PSHCE and all additional funding groups achieving a higher % progress in Computing when compared with the main school cohort.


The data available demonstrates that additional funding received for Pupil Premium, LAC and Post LAC pupils is enabling the school to implement interventions and support which are significantly helping to diminish the difference in progress between the main school cohort and vulnerable groups.