Welcome from the Principal

Pupil Premium


Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils nationally. At Peters Hill, we take a child centred approach to ensuring that all disadvantaged pupils maximise the progress they make through carefully chosen strategies. 

Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across 3 areas, with a particular focus on teaching. At Peters Hill we ensure that we use our funding in the following areas:

1. Teaching

Investing in high-quality teaching, for example:

  • training and professional development for teachers

  • recruitment and retention

  • support for teachers early in their careers

2. Targeted academic support

Additional support for some pupils focussed on their specific needs, for example:

  • one-to-one tuition

  • small group tuition

  • speech and language therapy

3. Wider approaches

Support for non-academic issues that impact success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional challenges. For example:

  • school breakfast clubs

  • counselling to support emotional health and wellbeing

  • help with the cost of educational trips or visits

The Education Endowment Foundation’s (EEF) pupil premium guide for information about the tiered approach to spending is used as a source of evidence to support our decision making. 

Our three year strategy to support the development of disadvantaged pupils is shown below. 

Name Date  
PP Strategy 21-23 17th January 2022 Download >
PP FINAL 21-23 Sep 22 Review 26th September 2022 Download >