Thames Ditton

Junior School

A place to learn, a place to grow

6F Class Assembly on Wednesday 27th at 2.50pm and National Poetry Day on Thursday 28th September

Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.


Thames Ditton Junior School Use of Pupil Premium 2015 – 2016

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. This will also include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).


Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families. From September 2012, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Pupil Premium. In 2015 – 2016 we received £57,128.


"School information and inspection evidence confirm that the current achievement of pupils that are eligible for pupil premium has improved significantly. In all years, they are no more than one term behind, and sometimes ahead, of their classmates in reading, writing and mathematics."  Ofsted 2014



What it includes

Range of Pupils


Provision of intervention groups where a need has bene identified

A range of intervention activities targeting children who need additional support including Write Away Together, reading inference and phonic support.

Identified pupils with below expected attainment.

Pupils made good progress as indicated by end of year assessments


Provision of a reading assistant

Specific one-to-one support for pupils to enable them to make accelerated progress.

Small number of pupils for intensive one-to-one support

Intensive work with a small group of pupils has made a significant difference to their confidence and ability to read.

Provision of an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)

Provides support for pupils who may have emotional or social issues that affect their learning



Pupils identified by teachers in need of emotional support

Pupils are given emotional and behavioural support, anger management, bereavement counselling which enables them to participate in school more successfully.

Home School Link Worker

Supporting families in need of advice and support.

Pupils identified by teachers or where support has been suggested by another agency

Support is provided for both pupils and families to help address any issues at home which are impacting upon the child in school (e.g. poor attendance, health of parent, parenting guidance etc.)

School Trips
(residential and day trips)

Supporting pupils to attend trips and expand their learning outside of the classroom.

Across all year groups

Pupils were able to share experiences with their class leading to enjoyment and improvement in attainment through increased confidence and self-esteem

Co-curricular clubs and theme weeks


Breakfast and after-school clubs

Financial support to allow children to participate in activities which enhance
the school curriculum.

Across all year groups

Children have the opportunity to develop new skills and mix with a wider range of peers in

an informal environment.