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South Camberley Primary & Nursery School

South Camberley

Primary & Nursery School

Pupil Premium Funding


Schools receive a payment, the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) which is an allocation of additional funding, to support children who are vulnerable to possible under achievement and to address any underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their peers.

It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.

Eligibility includes:

  • Children who are registered for free school meals (FSM) at some point in the last six years;
  • Children who are looked after or in local authority care (LAC);
  • Children whose parents are currently employed by the armed services.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit.  However they are held accountable for the decision on how the additional funding is used to support pupils from low income families.


At South Camberley:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • We recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals
  • We follow the Government’s guidelines to allocate Pupil Premium support to any child or groups of children whom the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged or who are in care
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis, which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals
  • It may be the case that not all children receiving free school meals will receive Pupil Premium interventions at any one time.  

Funding for financial year 2018 to 2019

In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive 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

Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil:

  • identified in the January 2018 school census as having left local authority care as a result of:
    • adoption
    • a special guardianship order
    • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
  • who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)

For pupils who attract the £2,300 rate, the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the pupil will manage the funding. 

Below, at the bottom of this page, is the linked document on how we spend the Pupil Premium Grant at South Camberley and the impact that it is having.

Pupil Premium 2017/18 

Pupil Premium for financial year 2017/18 - £203,280, with an additional £3,900 Service Children Pupil Premium and £610 Looked After Children Pupil Premium. 

Total £207,831

Main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at South Camberley Primary and Nursery School:

  • Poor oral language skills in YR slows progress in reading in subsequent years.
  • Pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium have other factors that impact on their progress: SEN/ statements/EAL (pupils join school in upper KS2 with little to no English).
  • Some pupils do not complete the phonics programme by the end of Y2 and this slows progress in KS2.
  • The behaviour of a small group of pupils in KS2 has a detrimental effect on their learning due to low self- esteem and the belief that they are not able.
  • Poor home learning environments such as dysfunction/poor housing conditions/financial destitution/ domestic violence / alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Several pupils eligible for Pupil Premium are subject to Child Protection Plans due to abuse or risk of abuse at home.
  • Deployment of members of families in services.