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Pupil Premium

Who is the Pupil Premium for?
The Pupil Premium is aimed at Reception to Year 11 pupils who are from low income families and eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). This includes any child that has been registered for FSM in the past 6 years (Ever 6 FSM).

How much is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium for 2022/2023 is set at £1345 per Ever 6 FSM pupil. Coopers Edge School received £149,161 (Including recovery fundung and fundung carried forward). For the academic year 2021/2022, Pupil Premium was set at £1345 and  the school recieved an allocated amount of £127,015. 

How are schools expected to use the Pupil Premium?
Schools can choose what to spend Pupil Premium on, however, the funding should help close attainment gaps for eligible pupils.

PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY - Academic Year 2022/2023

PUPIL PREMIUM REVIEW - Academic Year 2019 - 2022


Examples of  Pupil Premium Expenditure at Coopers Edge School

Quality First Teaching - Including staff CPD and educational software

All teaching staff, including support staff, are provided with a well balanced schdeule of professional developement based on individual needs of the children and the staff. Staff are supported by collegues (both internally and across the county) and external agencies to provide the best educational and social support for the children within the school community. 

Monitoring and Evaluation

All teaching and support staff are fully included in the analysis of children and identification of pupils. All staff are aware of who pupil premium and vulnerable children are.

The school uses a variety of assessment and monitoring processes to establish the success of all programmes and interventions to ensure the use of Pupil Premium funding is “making a difference”.

Key methods of monitoring and assessment utilised include but are not limited to:

•Standardised testing – Reading/Writing/Maths

•End of key stage progress and attainment data

•The Boxall profile and POD Monitoring Reviews to evidence the effectiveness of social, pastoral and SEND interventions

•Pupil and Parent voice is valued in monitoring impact and success

Additional Teaching Partner Support

The school has used funding to provide additional support from Teaching Partners. Our Teaching Partners receive weekly TP training. There has been a training programme for these personnel to allow for the identified interventions to be delivered. This has allowed for quality intervention to be delivered to pupils either 1:1 or in small groups to try to accelerate progress and close the gap for identified pupils.

Intervention Programmes

The schooL used high quality intervention resources and training to implement  interventions. These intensive programmes are designed to accelerate progress in small groups, pupils who are stuck or hard to move. They are used alongside to support - and not replace - Quality First Teaching within the classroom. 

These interventions are not limited and will be adapted and/or changed to suit the needs of the children. Staff will also follow research and evidence to support children's needs for finding new interventions and ways to support in class. 


In addition to the above family of resources, the school is able to provide up to date new interventions on a needs led basis. Where a pupil or group of pupils are identified with a particular need the school will, through research and/or professional advice, seek to address this and utilise the training and resources budget to ensure high quality provision is secured as early as possible.

Parent and Child Support

•The school puts a high importance on a multi-agency approach to working with children and their families.

•The school utilises Pupil Premium to ensure that there is an integrated and systematic pastoral support process through the Inclusion Co-Ordinator and the PaCSA Team.

•The PaCSA team provides parenting support, signposting and practical links between the parents, children and school and other agency involvement.

•The PaCSA team provide Nurture provision and Triple P Parenting Support as other areas of support.

•The schools approach ensures that all FSM children and others have access to the support identified through half termly pupil achievement meetings. This support is identified by pupil in whole school provision mapping and intervention logs.

•The range of support will include academic, social, pastoral, additional opportunities.

•The process ensures interventions are targeted, resourced, monitored and impact assessed.

•Specific therapies, such as play therapy are also funded through Pupil Premium for Looked After children.

Trips and Visitors

One of our aims as a school is to be able to give the children as many experiences and WOW moments to broaden their horizons, create community and cultural understanding and increase knowledge and a sense of awe.

Music Lessons

At Coopers Edge, we offer music sessions to pupils in KS2. These include ukulele and Rock Steady. Specific 1:1 sessions also include guitars and drums. All of these have been funded either in part for whole class sessions or in full for specific Pupil Premium children wanting 1:1 sessions.

Breakfast Club and After School Club

Specific children have been given access to Breakfast Club, After School Club or both. This has been dependent on need or level of support needed by the pupil.

Insight Tracking

Insight is the complete assessment package supporting entry, analysis and sharing of pupil progress and attainment data through Early Years and Keys Stages 1 and 2. It includes complete support for the National Curriculum allowing Coopers Edge to rest assured they are up-to-date with the latest best practice.


End of KS2 Outcomes (2021/2022) 

Pupil premium accounted for 17 pupils which is 28% of the cohort.

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