Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Report New City Primary School

Please click on the link to view Pupil Premium strategy for 2023-24. Finance and Personnel committee reviews the impact of Pupil Premium spend termly.

What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is an additional amount of money provided by the Government.

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is a government initiative designed to narrow the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.  The PPG is calculated on the basis of the number of children who are currently entitled to and are claiming Free School Meals (FSM), or have received FSM within the last 6 years.  The PPG also includes an allocation based on the number of pupils designated as Children Looked After (CLA) and also to pupils from Armed Forces families.

Where the term ‘disadvantaged pupils’ is used, this term refers to the above-mentioned categories but excludes the children from Armed Forces Families (SPP - Service Pupil Premium)

At New City Primary School we believe that all children are entitled to Quality First Teaching. We ensure that all our teaching staff are well trained and have the appropriate data and information to enable all children to progress with their learning. The Pupil Premium money which New City Primary School receives in our school budget is used to contribute to the cost of a range of intervention and support programmes, breakfast clubs, as well as some funding for additional staff.   This targeted support ensures that all of our children are supported in their learning so that they can make the best possible progress. We track the children’s progress through discussions with class teachers at half termly ‘Pupil Progress meetings’ and this enables us to identify where additional support may be necessary and measure the impact of any additional funding we receive. Pupil funding is allocated following an analysis which identify priority classes, groups or individuals.  This means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time. The school also carried out action research to find out what strategies have the biggest impact for pupil premium children both locally and nationally. 

The actual costs of delivering Quality First Teaching; providing additional teacher and teaching assistant support led interventions and offering breakfast clubs to enable children to reach their potential costs significantly more than this amount.

Our Governing Body, Boleyn Trust Trustees and the Senior Leadership team are accountable for the spending of the PPG.

We continue to strive and to ensure all children at New City Primary School receive the support they require to help them attain, achieve and make progress in all aspects of learning. Pupil Premium children at New City make at least good and often outstanding progress by the time they leave the school. By the end of Key Stage 2 New City Pupil Premium Children perform better than Pupil Premium Children nationally.

Applying For Free School Meals
Prior to April 2018, children qualified for free school meals – and accordingly pupil premium – if you received any of the following benefits:

  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseekers’ allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of state pension credit
  • Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less

These benefits have now been rolled into a single benefit, called Universal Credit. From April 2018, free school meals and pupil premium will only be allocated to pupils with a family income under £7400 (net) per year.

All children at New City qualify for a free school meal however if your child qualifies for free school meals, it’s important that you tell us – as this enables us to claim pupil premium. You can either email at info@newcity.boleyntrust.org or telephone the office on 020 8472 2743.

You can also apply for Free School Meals via the following website: