Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Statement of Intent 

Our school values at Elson Junior School underpin our belief that every pupil, regardless of background or barrier to learning, can attain well. Our Governors, leaders and teachers believe that the greatest impact comes from the quality of pupils’ classroom experience.

We aim to support the pupils in the classroom so that they are not withdrawn unnecessarily. This is key in promoting their self-confidence, self-esteem, participation in learning and positive social interaction. Our class teachers have the highest expectations of all pupils. Pupils are supported to work constantly to aspire to their personal best, which raises self-esteem and contribution. We use interventions in a targeted way, so children are where they should be – participating in the classroom as much as possible.

At Elson Junior School we understand the social, emotional and wellbeing needs of our pupils before deciding how to approach their academic needs. This holistic approach helps our pupils to improve their self-confidence, self-regulation, metacognitive strategies, and improves their self-esteem. Every Elson family is different and requires a bespoke approach. What we learn from our local community and families always informs teaching and learning, and social, emotional and wellbeing support strategies.

We aim to foster positive, consistent relationships throughout. We know that if you provide high-quality teaching that is effective for disadvantaged learners then you are providing effective teaching for all.

Our approach will be responsive to common challenges and individual needs, rooted in robust diagnostic assessment, not assumptions about the impact of disadvantage. The approaches we have adopted complement each other to help pupils excel. To ensure they are effective we will:

  • ensure disadvantaged pupils are challenged in the work that they’re set
  • act early to intervene at the point need is identified
  • adopt a whole school approach in which all staff take responsibility for disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes and raise expectations of what they can achieve

Pupil Premium Funding

The pupil premium is additional funding for schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. The funding is based on whether a child is eligible for free school meals.

The Department of Education will allocate the following amounts for 2023/24:

  • £1,455 per pupil who have been recorded as being entitled to free school meals at any time from reception to Year 6. (Ever 6 FSM)
  • £2,530 per pupil for Looked after children (LAC) defined in Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, a local authority
  • £2,530 per pupil for children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order


Pupil Premium Strategy Document 2023-2024

Pupil Premium Strategy Document 2022-2023

Pupil Premium Strategy Document 2021-2022

Pupil Premium Strategy Document 2020-2021

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