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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who may be vulnerable to possible underachievement. See our section about funding at the bottom of this page for more information about who is eligible for Pupil Premium Funding.

 At Mundella School we spend this money to enable us to raise the achievement of funded pupils, whatever their academic starting point and potential. The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium supports us in achieving our overall vision: To be a school which promotes respect and healthy living where everyone feels valued and able to reach their full potential.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per Free School Meal pupil, is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility” DfE Website


If you would like to talk to someone about Pupil Premium at Mundella please contact the school office and ask to speak to Angela Holman, our Pupil Premium Teacher. Angela Holman coordinates provision for Pupil Premium Pupils and works with Pupil Premium Pupils throughout the school to enable them to accelerate their progress.

 Impact of Pupil Premium Funding at Mundella

How well do children achieve at Mundella School?

End of KS2 Results  

Other children  

Free School Meal (Ever 6) Pupils


Level 4+ in English & Maths in 2012




Level 4+ in English & Maths in 2013




Level 4+ in English & Maths in 2014




Level 4+ in English & Maths in 2015           





Pupil Premium strategies have also had a positive impact on attendance.  On average the attendance of children eligible for pupil premium is slightly lower than that of the whole school.  The table below shows the average % attendance.

  Average attendance as a percentage  


Pupil Premium

Other Children








How much pupil premium funding do we receive?





2015 -16


Annual Provision






Part of the cost of employing a Learning Mentor





Pupil Premium Teacher





TA support on a 1:1 basis for PP SEN or PP high vulnerability

Funded  from elsewhere



Enabling children to attend residential visits





HLTA to support children not making expected progress or to release teachers to do so





Teacher time to support vulnerable children and families in meaningful learning activities or working directly with children eligible for Pupil Premium




Running of intervention programmes




Funded  from elsewhere

Additional teacher and HLTA support





Management and Administration time (organisation, monitoring, data analysis, targeting funding)

Funded  from elsewhere



Resources (including ICT)


Funded  from elsewhere


Funded  from elsewhere

Total Funding





 Monitoring Strategies

The close monitoring of Pupil Premium pupils is undertaken through a range of meetings and strategies. The monitoring relates to progress, attendance, academic improvement and personal development and is analysed in:


  • Pupil progress tracking data – shared with all staff
  • Senior Leadership meetings
  • Meetings with the Pupil Premium Teacher,  Learning Mentor,  Business Manager and Headteacher
  • Meetings with the Pupil Premium Governor
  • Multi agency team discussions
  • Discussions at Full Governors’ Meetings.
  • ‘Structured Conversations’ with parents carried out by the Learning Mentor
  • Strong team work by all staff to closely monitor any changing needs


Collectively, the above meetings review and further inform the actions needed to support the identified pupils. The outcomes of these discussions help refine provision so that maximum impact for the vulnerable pupils can be achieved and best use made of the resources available. 

Who is Eligible for Funding?

In the 2015 to 2016 financial year, we have received the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in Reception year to year 6 

We will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left Local-Authority Care because of one of the following:


  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate. 

Children who have been in Local-Authority Care for one day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. 

Children of Regular Armed Forces personnel are eligible for Service Pupil Premium (SPP). These children are funded at rate of £300. These are known as Ever 5 Service Children. They are children with one or more parents in the armed forces or families that are in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence, in receipt of pensions under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) or the War Pensions Scheme (WPS).