Sherston C of E

Primary School

Learning, Caring and Achieving Together

Our provision for Pupil Premium children



Sherston Church of England Primary School

Knockdown Road, Sherston, MALMESBURY, Wiltshire SN16 0NJ

Tel: 01666 840237 E-mail:


Headteacher: Mrs Susan Leyden


At Sherston C of E Primary School we believe all children deserve the very best education no matter what their background.  We continuously monitor the progress of all our pupils to ensure that they are achieving their full potential. 

In 2011 the government introduced some funding for schools called Pupil Premium in order to support the progress of vulnerable groups.  The funding is paid directly into the school and the amount received is based on the number of pupils who receive free school meals, children in care and children who have been adopted from care.

We are free to spend this funding as we see fit.  The headteacher spends this money in a variety of ways to raise pupils learning to ensure the benefit of each child although Ofsted recommend successful approaches may include:

  • well-targeted support to improve attendance, behaviour or links with families where these were barriers to a pupil’s learning
  • ensuring support staff (particularly teaching assistants) are highly trained and understand their role in helping pupils to achieve
  • allocating the best teachers to teach intervention groups to improve mathematics and English
  • involving governors in the decision making and evaluation process.

Barriers to learning may include:

  • poor attendance and increased number of broken weeks
  • low attainment in English and Maths
  • lack of funding for school trips and residential trips

Our Pupil Premium was and is being spent on:

  • Professional development of all teaching staff to securing high quality teaching in every lesson
  • Additional teaching assistant hours to provide targeted intervention
  • Homework club
  • 1:1 mentoring and/or play therapy .

Our pupil premium strategy is reviewed annually.



 Pupil Premium Funding: £20,769 for April 20 to March 21