Pupil Premium Award and Allocation

We are absolutely delighted to have won the National Pupil Premium Award 2017 for primary schools, for making a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged pupils.

The winner was announced on 29th June 2017 at the Terrace Pavilion at the House of Commons  and presented to Mr. Lynch by Robert Goodwill, the new Minister of State at the Department for Education.

The prize is a range of experiences for pupils including visits to the Science Museum, National Space Academy and a performance from the National Youth Dance Company. The school will also receive resources from Apps for GoodHistory England and a teacher workshop from ‘Into Film’.

Previous to this, in February 2017, national pupil premium expert and published author on the subject, Marc Rowland visited Springfield and reported that, ‘the school’s strategy clearly addresses these barriers [of disadvantage],’ and that, ‘High quality, well qualified and motivated staff work hard to ensure all pupils, regardless of background or barrier to learning attain well.’

Bespoke Pupil Premium Reviews

We offer Bespoke Pupil Premium Reviews, led by Daniel Jones. Daniel is responsible for the use of Pupil Premium at Springfield Junior School and successfully wrote the bid that won the National Pupil Premium Award for Springfield Juniors in 2017. He has taught in 3 inner city London schools and 3 schools in Ipswich, in various leadership roles. He became an accredited Pupil Premium reviewer under the National College for Teaching and Leadership in October 2016. Please contact TSA@springfieldjuniors.net for more information.

Our Pupil Premium Funding

Springfield Junior School receives a Pupil Premium Grant for each child who is entitled to receive Free School Meals or who has been entitled to over the last six years, and for any ‘Looked After Children’.

We are required to publish online information about how we have used the premium.
Springfield Pupil Premium Grant for 2016-17 is £171,000

We aim for every single one of our pupil premium funded children to reach at least national expectations in all areas. As a minimum, we want this group to achieve above the level at which all non-disadvantaged pupils nationally achieve. We also want the attendance of our pupil premium funded children to exceed the attendance of all non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.

We have largely targeted our additional pupil premium funding on:

  • Extra staffing
  • Extra intervention
  • Pastoral care
  • Enriching experiences

Please click on our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for further details.