Pupil Premium


In September 2012 OFSTED announced that the money from the Pupil Premium allocation to schools should be used to fund more effective practices to ensure that achievements of children from socially deprived backgrounds are in line with other children.


At Stone with Woodford C of E School, all members of staff and governors accept responsibility for those pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs. Every child is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his/her full potential, irrespective of disadvantage. The school recognises that not all pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium are underachieving, while some pupils may be underachieving and not eligible for Pupil Premium funding. It is school policy to plan, adapt and prepare for any individual, or group, in which any area of under-performance is evident. The school does not use this policy to displace current strategies to intervene and support its pupils. Some pupils may be achieving well, but will be entitled to funding to enhance their future educational aspirations and achievements.

Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following annual needs analyses which will identify priority needs.


The school uses evidence from research and internal evaluation to ensure that the provision provided for Pupil Premium children is cost effective and accelerates progress to enable all pupil premium children to achieve their aspirational levels. Because our cohort sizes are small the school is aware that closing the gap data be general and across the school in order to protect the identities of individuals.


The Headteacher will produce regular reports for the Governors’ curriculum committee on: –

  • the progress made towards narrowing the gap for socially disadvantaged pupils
  • an outline of the provision
  • an evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support
  • a detailed report will be issued at the end of each financial year, which will show the Pupil Premium allocation and how it has been spent; this report will be published on the school website.

The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents and carers on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils.  This statement will be published here on the our website.

File icon: pdf PP-strategy-2018-19 [pdf 333KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupil Premium Statement 2017-18 [pdf 316KB] Click to download