Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is extra funding from the government to help schools improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils. The grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.


Pupil premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been continuously looked after for at least 6 months (LAC) the school receives an amount per head within their budget. We make sure that the use of the Pupil Premium funding is treated sensitively and with discretion.

This funding is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential. Pupil Premium funding represents a significant proportion of our budget and we are committed to ensuring it is spent to maximum effect.


In the academic year 2020-21, Selsdon Primary School will have an allocation of £247,480 based on 184 children being eligible. 

Total number of pupils on roll January 2020 = 530

Pupil premium FSM 184 pupils £247,480

Pupil premium LAC 0 pupils £0


Due to the national lockdown in 2019/20 there were not any end of key stage tests or assessments. As we do not have this data, we have used our previous data and ongoing self-assessment, to identify the following key priority areas: 

  • All pupils who are eligible for PPG make good progress in comparison to other pupils of similar ability at the end of each key stage.
  • Ensure that the teaching of English and maths is high quality, demanding and consistent across the school so that the number of pupils who are eligible for PPG achieving at the higher standard is at least in line with other children.
  • Improve the attendance of pupils eligible for PPG so that it is at least in line with national.
  • Children eligible for PPG are tracked  across the school to ensure that the their performance is at least in line with their non-disadvantaged peers in all subjects. 
  • Monitor and target children eligible for PPG who had high prior attainment to make sure that they achieve at the highest standard.
  • Provide high quality emotional and behaviour support for children eligible for PPG funding.
  • High quality provision in early years to address attainment differences between children eligible for PPG and others, at the start of their school career.
  • Ensure that any barriers to learning for PPG pupils does not have a negative impact on their academic progress.


We aim to target our spending to overcome these main barriers by:

  • Ensuring quality first teaching supported by effective professional development.

  • Using teacher self-assessment to plan a professional development programme based specifically on teacher’s needs.

  • Continuing to develop a broad and engaging curriculum that focuses on vocabulary development.

  • Ensuring that a programme of effective remote learning is in place.

  • Introducing a whole-class reading approach underpinned by clearly defined formative assessment practices.

  • Continuing the introduction of the ‘Maths Mastery’ approach supported by external Mastery Specialists.

  • Regular subject planning and development Meetings

  • Quality assurance that actively supports curriculum development

You can download a full copy of the report on our spending of the PPG in the 2019/20 academic year, including impact on pupil outcomes, click on the link below:


If you think you are eligible for Free School Meals, you can apply here: Croydon Free School Meals Application