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Davington Primary School

Faversham, Kent

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.  These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel.  It is allocated to schools based on the number of children entitled to free school meals (FSM). Schools will have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils currently there are 82 pupils having free school meals.

All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used.

We currently use the additional funding in the following ways:

  • Further Development of Well Being Support
  • Purchase equipment for specific clubs to allow children to attend
  • Provide 1-1 support and group support on key skills
  • Additional Support From Outside Agencies
  • Additional  Teaching Assistants for High Level Support
  • Increase in Hours for the Family Liaison Officer

Our Pupil Premium money for 2016-2017 is £ 128340

In the Summer of 2016 the children in Year 6 were assessed against the expectations of the new National Curriculum.

The National figure for combined expected standard (English and Maths) was 53%.

55.4% of all of our pupils achieved the combined expected standard (English and Maths) which was above the national percentage.

43% of our disadvantaged pupils achieved the combined expected standard (English and Maths).

The National figure for combined expected standard (English and Maths) for disadvantaged pupils is yet to be published.

All pupil progress is carefully monitored and reviewed in Pupil Progress Meetings six times a year, so that we can plan interventions for any pupils who need support.


Pupil Premium% of pupils attaining L4+ combined English and Maths

(CLA = Looked after children
FSM = Free School Meals)