Clifton Hampden, Abingdon, OX14 3EE

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Clifton Hampden Church Of England Primary School

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Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium (Disadvantaged Grant) – What is it?

The Disadvantaged Grant is a grant allocated to schools to support disadvantaged children on the FSM register or who have been on the register in the last six years. These children are eligible for free school meals (FSM) (separate to the Infant School Meals Grant), so for Year 3 to Year 6 children.  Each of these pupils attracts a specific amount of funding. Schools have the freedom to spend the grant, which is additional to the main school budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

Why is it important?

At Clifton Hampden Primary School, the Pupil Premium is focused on raising attainment. Attainment and achievement are closely tracked throughout the school. The performance of individual pupils and groups are very closely monitored to ensure that no one person or group is underachieving.

The School Improvement Plan clearly identifies the annual priorities which are the focus to take the school forward. It highlights priorities and shows how they are to be achieved. Raising standards is a constant focus and it is within this planning structure that pupil premium expenditure is targeted. Pupils who meet the criteria are supported through additional resources to achieve maximum impact on their attainment and achievement.


At Clifton Hampden Primary School during the years 2018 – 2019, and 2019 – 2020 the Pupil Premium funded:-

  • Small group support, particularly with literacy and numeracy
  • Support for their mental health and well-being from trained adults
  • Professional training of staff to increase understanding of how to support the children and in supporting children’s mental health needs
  • Educational resources to support these children, as needed

The children’s needs will continue to be monitored carefully to ensure the grant is used effectively for these children.

Governors monitor the use and effectiveness of the Pupil Premium Grant at their Curriculum and Staffing Meetings and the Full Governing Body Meetings which take place once a term.