Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding provided to schools to narrow the gap of attainment for some pupils. These children are from low income families who are currently known to be or have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years. It also supports children who have been ‘looked after’ continuously for more than six months or who have been adopted from care. We also receive additional funding at a lower rate to support children of armed services personnel.
Rougham Primary is fully committed to supporting pupils for whom the pupil premium provides support. At Rougham, our purpose in using pupil premium funding is to ensure that all the unique needs of our pupils are met and our children thrive and achieve the same high academic success and have access to all our enrichment activities. Our main focus is to improve the quality of teaching for all children, no matter their background, and to provide quality teaching for individuals and groups as required.

We aim that all children in our care should grow in confidence, self-esteem and achieve their very best.


At Rougham we have adopted a tiered approach to Pupil Premium spending which allows the school to focus on a series of targeted strategies which will have the greatest impact. These are:

  1. Teaching:
    Spending on improving teaching and providing professional development opportunities is at the forefront of our approach. Ensuring an effective teacher is in front of every class and that every teacher is supported to keep improving, is a key ingredient to the success of our provision and is, therefore, the top priority for our Pupil Premium spending.
  2. Targeted academic support:
    Evidence consistently demonstrates the positive impact targeted academic support can have. We use a variety of strategies from one-to-one or small group interventions that work alongside to complement and enhance effective classroom teaching and learning.
  3. Wider strategies:
    The final element of our approach is to provide support in tackling the most significant, non-academic, barriers to success at school, including attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support.

Sports Premium



Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.

This applies to both mainstream and non-mainstream settings. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer.

This means that the premium should be used to:

  • Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers
  • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • Increased participation in competitive sport

Please see our strategy for spending our Sports Premium and impact statements below: