Pupil Premium

What is it?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to support disadvantaged pupils. Norfolk Community Primary School receives additional funding for cared for children and for every pupil who has received free school meals over the past 6 years. Please follow the link to the Department for Education to find out more about this funding.



How do we spend the money?

Our pupil premium money has been spent on:

Enrichment of the curriculum:

  • Employing a librarian – to enhance children’s love of books and reading
  • Heavily subsidising educational visits and residential trips
  • Trips to theatres and music concerts for all year groups
  • Participation in the Shakespeare Children’s Festival each year to promote outstanding drama skills
  • Becoming part of the Children’s University network
  • African Drumming- after school club
  • A full time PE and Sports coach to give equality of access to sporting clubs and events


One to one support and small group teaching for children

  • RefelectED initiative to help children understand how they learn best
  • Assertive Mentoring sessions for individual children
  • Extra lessons in small groups for children who are at risk of falling behind
  • Extra adults for Y6 Guided reading sessions
  • Easter School and holiday sports clubs


Improving the quality of teaching

  • Resources to support continuation of Read Write Inc. for reading
  • Maths Makes Sense training for new staff so that we are all teaching maths in the same way


Improving the attendance and attachment of this group of children

  • Employing a member of staff to work exclusively on improving attendance for 3 days a week
  • Having a full time nurture provision with two staff members
  • Running parent advice sessions and support sessions for particular groups – e.g. looking at supporting your child with reading in Y2, behaviour management for children with autism needs etc.

Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports, and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables.