Pupil premium

The pupil premium is a grant given to schools to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, and to support pupils with parents in the armed forces.

Schools receive money for each pupil of compulsory school age who fits the eligibility criteria

The grant 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 after this census, the school will not receive their allocation until the following year.

Maintained schools receive the grant through their local authority (LA).

Schools can spend the grant 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. However, the grant should not fund free school meals.

For the previous academic year, school set out how the pupil premium allocation was spent, and its impact on eligible and other pupils as set out below.

For the current academic year, they must publish a strategy setting out:

  • The amount of the school’s pupil premium allocation

  • The main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils, how the grant will be spent to address these barriers, the reasons for this approach and how impact will be measured

  • The date of the school’s next review of its pupil premium strategy 2017/2018


pdfPupil Premium 2016 - 2017


During the 2018 - 2019 period we aim to:

Funding estimated at £12,408

Provide further Music Therapy for 11 pupils 

Provide for Educational Psychologist

Provide for Staffing to support Music Therapy


Pupil Premium for the period April 2017 - March 2018


Total PPG received




Total PPG expenditure




PPG remaining




Record of PPG spending by item/project 2017/2018





Education Psychology input


To observe pupils and suggest support strategies for behaviour for learning and emotional regulation.

· Year 8 (female) exceeded all targets in Literacy, Language and PSHCE.

iTunes App


To provide pupil with My Choice IPad Pro App in order to assist pupil to develop the accuracy of her signing and to support her in developing a more standardised signing system. The intention being to enable her to communicate more effectively with a wider / less familiar audience.

·       Year 11 pupil met the standards for an assessment of her communication needs – resulting in her being approved for a dedicated device to be purchased for her specific needs. She also exceeded her targets in speaking and listening.

Music Therapy


To engage pupil in activities which develop attention, engagement, curiosity and communication though weekly music sessions.

·       Year 3 pupil (female) exceeding targets for listening, speaking and attention.

·       Year 3 (male) meting expected targets in speaking, writing and reading

·       Year 7 pupil (male) exceeding targets in peaking, listening and attention. He has also exceeded the targets for interacting and working with others by an even greater margin.

·       Year 4 pupil (male) working o personalised targets evidenced through MAPP improvement gains in the region of 44 to 66%. Personalised targets late to clarity of speech and initiating untried activities where a 66% gain has been achieved.

·       Year 7 (male exceeded expected progress in speaking and listening. MAPP assessment demonstrates an 11% gain across all relevant targets.

·       Year 6 (female) exceeded expected progress in al PSHCE targets.

·       Year 8 (female) exceeded expected progress in speaking and listening.

1:1 support during music therapy sessions


To provide a member of staff who knows the pupil well to support the engagement in music therapy sessions thereby enabling strategies and techniques to be developed in the classroom throughout the week.

·       MAPP outcomes relate to expected outcomes for pupils and achievements which are identified in MAPP demonstrate that all staff know the pupil targets well d can promote pupil achievement within and transfer such expectation into the personalised music therapy sessions.

All pupils have been assessed against July 2017 end of year data using either – CASPA /PIVATS or MAPP expectations.

Where there are examples of newly arrived pupils, their outcomes are assessed by the teacher and music therapist based on predicted outcomes set in April 2017


Summary Breakdown of Pupil achievement

Year 3 – female

Meeting expected targets for speaking, writing and reading

Year 3 - male

Exceeding targets for listening, speaking and attention

Year 4 - male

Worked on personalised targets evidenced through MAPP where substantial improvement has been achieved

Year 6- female

Has exceeded expected progress in all PHSE targets

Year 7 - male

Has exceeded all targets in speaking, listening and attention. Has also exceeded targets for interacting and working with others by an even greater margin

Year 7 - male

Expected progress has been exceeded in speaking and listening. MAPP assessment demonstrates an eleven per-cent gain across all relevant targets

Year 8 - male

Achieved a gain from P7c to P7b on the objective ‘To participate in small group work or play with minimal support’

Year 8 - female

Has exceeded expected progress in speaking and listening.

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG


Amount of PPG received per pupil

Varies dependant on reason for allocation.

E.g. FSM - £1320; LAC - £1900

Total amount of PPG received








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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.