Pupil premium

What is pupil premium?

Schools receive special funding to invest in support for more disadvantaged pupils, so that all children have the best chance possible of reaching their academic potential.  Introduced in 2011, pupil premium funding is based on the number of pupils in a school who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as 'Ever 6 FSM').  Schools also receive funding for some other children, for instance looked after children or children of service personnel.  The criteria are not necessarily the same every year.

Like other schools, Ashton publishes the amount of funding it has received, details of how it has spent that funding, and reports what difference it has made.  Below is that information for the past full academic year, and the school's allocation and objectives for 2016/17.  Note that the latter will be updated when the 2017/18 financial year figures are made available to us in spring 2017.

Spending in 2016/17

Number of eligible children: 13 Total school allocation: £17,011

The fund was used to support both academic and emotional well-being goals as follows:


Progress of pupil premium children

Well-being of pupil premium children

The well-being support was monitored throughout the year by the school leaders and governing body's Learning and Wellbeing Committee, and was noted to have had a significant positive impact on the child's behaviour.

Key stage 2 outcomes for pupil premium children

This data has been suppressed to protect this small subset of children from being identified. For more detail, please see the full explanation as to why this happens on the  results page page.

Pupil Premium Strategy Document 2017/18

Planned spending in 2017/18

Number of eligible children: 11 Total school allocation: £16,803

Pupil premium grant objectives:

The fund will be used as follows: