The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It is designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better and close the gap between them and their peers.

In the 2019 to 2020 academic year, school will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

School will receive £1,900 for any pupil:

  • identified in the January 2019 school census as having left local authority care as a result of:
    • adoption
    • a special guardianship order
    • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
  • who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)

Service Pupil Premium (SPP)

Pupils attract the SPP (£300 per pupil) if they meet the following criteria:

  • one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
  • they have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census at any point since 2011
  • one of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme
  • pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full time reserve service are classed as service children

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is allocated in line with the financial year, which begins in April. Allocations are based on data from the previous January census. If an eligible pupil joins school after this census, we will not receive their allocation until the following financial year.

Schools can spend the PPG as they see fit, if it is to demonstrably improve the attainment of eligible pupils. Schools do not need to spend an equal amount on each pupil, or fund interventions that benefit only eligible pupils.

For the next academic and financial year (2019-20) based on January 2019 census data:

  • Our school’s PPG allocation is estimated at £33,475
  • Summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils: 
    • Cognition and Learning Needs
    • Communication and Interaction Needs
    • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (including challenging behaviour)
    • Sensory and/or Physical Needs
  • How we'll spend the PPG to overcome those barriers and the reasons for that approach: 
    • Through Music Therapy input (to address cognition and learning needs)
    • Through additional Speech and Language Therapy support (to address communication and interaction needs)
    • Through the Thrive Approach (to address SEMH needs)
    • Through staff training and continuous professional development
    • Through additional staffing support for pupils
  • How we’ll measure the effect of the pupil premium: 
    • Through assessment of pupil data at the end of April 2020 using Comparison & Analysis of Special Pupil Attainment (CASPA) / Performance Indicators for Value Added Target Setting (PIVATS) or MAPP expectations.
    • Through individual end of year reports (May 2020) by the music therapist (for pupils in receipt of this intervention)
    • Through assessment against pupil outcomes within their Education, Health and Care Plans.
  • The date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy: (April 2020 based on January 2020 census data)

Please see the attached document which contains the school pupil premium policy, forthcoming strategy (2019/20) and annual report for the previous academic and financial year 2018-19. 

pdfPupil Premium April 2019


The Pupil Premium Coodinator requested a Pupil Premium Strategy Review which was conducted in March 2019 by two external agents; Marc Rowland (Rosendale Research School) and Katharine Bruce (NYCC Advisor). Please see the report below for the findings of this.

pdfPupil Premium Strategy Review March 2019



Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2). Schools receive £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading or maths at the end of KS2.

  • Funding allocation for the academic year 2019-20: £500
  • How you intend to spend your allocation: On additional Speech and Language Therapy support for one Year 7 pupil
  • How you spent your previous year’s allocation (2018-19): On additional Speech and Language Therapy support for five Year 7 pupils
  • How last year’s allocation made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who benefit from the funding: Please see report below from our Speech and Language Therapist.

          pdfYear 7 Catch-up Premium Report

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About Us

Springwater is a vibrant and progressive day school catering for students ranging from two to nineteen years. Offering places to students who may have profound and multiple, severe or physical difficulties, the majority of our current students have co-existing or multiple needs. We also cater for students with autistic spectrum condition and elements of challenging behaviour.