Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Background

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.  This includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will show the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.  From September 2012, we have been required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.

At The Chandler we have allocated our pupil premium funding initiatives to ensure pupil reach their full potential socially and academically.

In the current academic year (2017-18) the school receives £57,819 funding in respect of 44 eligible pupils (those entitled to Free School Meals and certain other categories).

Our SENCO oversees the provision in respect of Pupil Premium children, ensuring timely and appropriate provision and tailored interventions through regular assessment of individual children which are aimed at overcoming the following barriers to achievement.


Barriers to Achievement:

  • Social and emotional issues which affect learning behaviours and prevent independent learning
  • Home-school links require support for learning to be effective, improving attendance and levels of parental engagement
  • Lack of access to extra-curricular activities
  • Poor attendance and punctuality issues which could be overcome through breakfast club provision
  • Limited spelling, punctuation and grammar skills affecting writing ability across the curriculum
  • Limited confidence in problem-solving affecting mathematical progress
  • Lack of adequate uniform leading to disenfranchisement
Spent on Aim
ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) To support identified pupils’ self esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of well-being and enjoyment of school.
Home school link worker (HSLW) To provide a strong link between home and school focussing on the needs of the family as a whole.
Surrey Young Carers An intervention run by our HSLW aimed at pupils who are young carers.
Extra Curricular Activities and Breakfast Club To  ensure the identified children are able to participate and to give them the opportunity to experience new and challenging activities.
Funding places on school trips and ACE days To ensure that disadvantaged pupils are able to participate and to give them the opportunity to experience new and challenging activities.
Provision of school uniform items To aid inclusion and support well-being.

As well as the above there are several interventions aimed at closing the gap for pupil premium children.

  • HLTA Literacy interventions in Year 5
  • Booster teacher aimed at filling gaps in Year 5 and 6 learning
  • Success at arithmetic groups
  • Better Reading at Primary (boosting reading intervention)
  • No Nonsense Spelling
  • Group and 1:1 reading support
  • Tracks spelling and reading intervention
  • Handwriting practice
  • Snap-on maths intervention
  • ICT groups
  • Intervention groups to improve behaviour, social skills and emotional literacy.


Progress is monitored half termly through Pupil Progress Meetings and through termly formative assessments. Interventions are reviewed as they finish.

2016 SATs results Summary

Subject Expected standard – school National Greater depth (110+) National
Reading 79% (68) 66% 34% (29) 19%
Writing 80% (69) 74% 21% (18) 15%
Grammar, punctuation, spelling 85% (73) 72% 41% (35) 23%
Maths 78% (67) 70% 34% (29) 17%
Combined 72% (62) 53% 17% (15) 5%


Key Headlines

  • The Chandler out-performed the national results, in all four subjects, by between 6% and 13% points.
  • Pupils meeting expected standard in writing, reading and maths was 19% points higher than the national average and 12% points higher for those reaching a greater depth in all three.
  • Teacher assessments for reading and maths differed less than 3% from the SATs test results.
  • Between 42% and 58% of pupil premium children met expected standards in the four areas. However, it should be noted that 50% of this cohort are also SEND children.
  • All PP children leaving KS1 with a 2B, met expected standards in all subjects (except one child in maths).
  • In reading, the girls significantly outperformed the boys. However this appears to be a reflection of KS1 attainment as opposed to boys falling behind. Of the 22 children who left KS1 with a level 2a or 3, and did not reach ‘greater depth’ this year, 10 were boys and 12 girls. Of the 6 children who left KS1 with a level 2, and did not meet expected standards, 3 were boys and 3 girls.
  • In writing, girls significantly outperformed the boys at writing in greater depth. However, again this appears to be a reflection of KS1 attainment as opposed to boys falling behind. Of the 19 children who left KS1 with a level 2a or 3, and did not reach the ‘greater depth this year’, 8 were boys and 11 girls.




Results by gender, pupil premium and SEND


  Boys Girls SEND PP All School
Expected 75% (27) 82% (41) 24% (4) 50% (6) 78% (67)
GD (110+) 25% (9) 50% (20) 17% (2) 34% (29)



  Boys Girls SEND PP All School
Expected 80% (29) 80% (40) 24% (4) 42% (5) 80% (69)
GD 11% (4) 28% (14) 8% (1) 21% (18)


Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling

  Boys Girls SEND PP All School
Expected 83% (30) 86% (43) 41% (7) 58% (7) 85% (73)
GD (110+) 42% (15) 40% (20) 17% (2) 41% (35)



  Boys Girls SEND PP All School
Expected 81% (29) 76% (38) 24% (4) 42% (7) 78% (67)
GD (110+) 36% (13) 32% (16) 17% (2) 34% (29%)


If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.