Pupil Premium


To ensure that all our PP students are identified and that appropriate intervention is put into place to meet the needs of all our disadvantaged students

What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

How is the school funded?

Schools are given the funding for every student who is:-

    • A Looked After Child (LAC) or
    • Is currently able to claim Free School Meals (FSM) or has in the last 6 years (Ever 6) or
    • Has one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces (SPP)
    • Have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census at any point in the last 5 years (ever 5)
    • Adopted from care
    • Year 7 Catch up

How must this money be used?

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium how they see fit. There is no requirement for this money to be spent on individual students simply because they fall into this category. However, it is expected that the funding will be used to support, as necessary, students in this group and other low income families so that this group makes the same progress as their peers.

When will the Pupil Premium Strategy be Reviewed?

The Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed at the end of each term and adjustments made for the following term.

Looked After Pupil Premium

The LAC premium must be managed by the designated virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child, and used without delay for the benefit of the looked-after child’s educational needs as described in their personal education plan. The focus will always be upon narrowing the educational gap.

The VSH should ensure there are arrangements in place to discuss how the child will benefit from pupil premium funding with the designated teacher or another member of staff in the child’s education setting who best understands their needs. Processes for allocating funds to a child’s education setting should be as simple as possible to avoid delay.

Service Pupil Premium

In order to support the pastoral needs of service children, schools have flexibility over how they use the SPP, as they are best placed to understand and respond to the specific needs of those pupils for whom the funding has been allocated. The funding could be spent on providing a variety of means of support including counselling provision, nurture groups, e-bluey clubs etc.

Schools might also consider how to improve the level of and means of communication between the child and their deployed parents. Some schools have introduced ‘Skype time’ clubs, whilst other schools have helped children to develop scrapbooks and diaries that they can show their parents on their return, highlighting their achievements and day to day school life. In addition, staff hours may be required to support the needs of service children when they join a new school as a result of a posting or when a parent is deployed and these hours could be funded by the Service Pupil Premium.

Within schools which experience high levels of service pupil mobility, Mobility Co-ordinators, Forces Liaison Officers, Parent Support Advisors etc. have been employed. These posts tend to work closely with the pupils and families when they move into the area or are due to leave. Such staff can also support pupils and families where a parent is deployed.

SPP should not be used to subsidise routine school activity (trips, music lessons etc.), however, schools may choose to fund school trips just for service children, to help them enjoy their time at school and build a sense of a wider community and understanding of the role their service parent plays (e.g. with military specific trips) to help them cope with the potential strains of service life.

Schools are held to account for the spending of this funding through the focus in Ofsted inspections on the progress and attainment of their wider Pupil Premium eligible pupil cohort.

Click here for more information on service families

Year 7 Catch up

The School identifies pupils who need extra support from the year 7 catch-up premium to decide specific areas to focus on with those who haven’t reached the expected standard in Key Stage 2 tests. These areas include:

    • mathematics
    • reading
    • grammar, punctuation and spelling
In order to support catch up with these students the following strategies are put in place:
  • English/Literacy intervention programme
  • Maths numeracy ninjas in tutor time
  • Maths intervention programme

Pupil Premium Income 2017/18

The school received £558,000, representing   46 % of the total cohort, based on the January 2017 census.

How does Brune Park use the Pupil Premium funding?

Expenditure 2017/18
Boosting Progress TOTAL
Subject Bids







Performing Arts





£ 2,500.00

£ 1,909.50

£    715.00

£ 2,500.00

£ 1,440.00

£ 2,018.00

£ 1,450.00

£ 2,500.00

£    463.08


Year 11 interventions £ 22,562
Reduced class sizes in Maths, Science and English £ 44,500
Learning Support Assistants

Academic Tutor’s in English

Pupil Premium ELSA

Alternative provision:-


Military mentors

The Key

£ 44,268
Year 7 Catch up (see Appendix 1) £ 46,962
Boosting attendance and Motivation
Breakfast Club £   592.00
Pupil Premium Attendance Officer

Service Premium staff member

Careers advice staff x 2

Work experience for year 10’s £ 3,790
Leadership and Management
Lead Pupil Premium across GFM

Lead SLT Pupil Premium for Brune Park

Pupil Premium Ambassadors

Admin/Finance support for Pupil Premium GFM

Financial Support for Pupil Premium students £ 6,594.98
Staff training £  2,000
LAC Pupil Premium  Staffing and resources £ 56,557
GRAND TOTAL   £559,010.10

Destination data – Year 11 Leavers summer 2017

Destination Number
College 93
Apprenticeship 8
Army 1
Navy 1
Trainee 1

Pupil Premium Spend for 2018/19

Boosting Progress

Interventions Year 11

  • small group work English intervention KS4.
  • small group work Maths intervention KS4.
    • Easter revision/May half term revision sessions: Bespoke revision seminars planned and led by subject specialists.
  • Revision seminars: offer the opportunity for all disadvantaged students in the year group to access a number of revision workshops led by the school – possibly 2 hour workshops with the following themes:
    1. Revision skills
    1. Time management
  1. Exam preparation

These sessions will be built into the turbo sessions planned for all Year 11 students

Boosting Attendance and Motivation

    • Launch assembly for Revision seminars followed up by a parental information evening using extrinsic rewards for attendance at evening and during revision seminars.
    • National Citizen Service: Identify some of our hard to reach students and offer them the opportunity to take part in NCS through the summer months once completed exams
    • Additional transition in Year 6:  Students from all feeder schools given the opportunity to have additional transition time to support with familiarisation of the school. Reduced anxieties really support students where attendance has been a concern. Work alongside the additional transition that is offered to SEN students. ELSA support: PP students having the opportunity to access ELSA support.
  • Parental provision: Different parental evenings that are hosted by the school to give and support parents with specific themes. For example Year 11 revision and walk and talk mock evening.


  • LRC: Ensuring that we have a full set of revision guides for all KS4 subjects that all PP students can use when using the LRC to study
Contact Info
  • Brune Park Community School, Military Road, Gosport PO12 3BU
  • (023) 9261 6000
  • enquiries@brunepark.gfmat.org