Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding received by schools for each pupil from disadvantaged families or background. This is defined as those children who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals. Parents and carers from low-income families should check to see if they are entited to free school meals here.
At Bocking Primary we recognise that disadvantaged children can face a wide range of barriers which may impact on their learning. We will adapt our approach to the individual challenges that our children face and the common needs that have been identified as barriers to learning.

Barriers to learning may include:


  •          less support at home
  •          weak language and communication skills
  •          lack of confidence & self esteem
  •          SEMH through Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  •          attendance and punctuality issues


Our intention is that disadvantaged pupils’ progress will improve from their starting points. High-quality teaching is essential with a focus on areas in which disadvantaged pupils require the most support.


Our ultimate objectives are to:

  •  Disadvantaged pupils make better progress from their starting points.
  •  Ensure ALL pupils are able to read fluently with good understanding to enable them to access the         breadth of the curriculum
  •  Enable pupils to look after their social and emotional wellbeing and to develop resilience.
  •  Access a wide range of opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world


Achieving our objectives:

In order to achieve our objectives and overcome identified barriers to learning we will:

  • Provide all teachers with high quality CPD to ensure that pupils access effective quality first teaching
  • Frequent formative assessment to ensure accurate and timely identification of pupils in need of support
  • Provide targeted intervention and support to quickly address identified gaps in learning including the use of small group work, 1:1 tuition
  • Target funding to ensure that all pupils have access to trips, residential trips, first hand learning experiences
  • Provide opportunities for all pupils to participate in enrichment activities including sport and music
  • Provide appropriate nurture, pastoral and mental health support to enable pupils to access learning within and beyond the classroom
  • Adopt a whole school approach in which all staff take responsibility for disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes and raise expectations of what they can achieve

Bocking Pupil Premium Strategy 2023.2024.pdf