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Leiston Primary School

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium at Our School


Leiston Primary School receives a Pupil Premium Grant for each child who is entitled to receive Free School Meals or who has been entitled to them over the last six years, children of armed forces personnel and for any 'Looked After Children', or child adopted from care.


For the academic year 2023-2024 Leiston Primary School received a pupil premium grant of £158,595.


All members of staff, Local Advisory Board and Trust are committed to meeting the pastoral, social and academic needs of vulnerable groups of children within the school environment.


Leiston Primary aims to enable vulnerable pupils to achieve as well as their peer group and the pupil premium forms a vital part of that process.


Provision is always determined by the needs of the children and looks at a variety of ways of supporting pupils and addressing their needs.




For our school, these needs have been identified in the past as communication and language barriers, attendance difficulties and social, emotional and mental health needs.


Leiston has a reputation for supporting all children and our data analysis (both quantitative and qualitative) shows that those pupils for whom the school receives the Pupil Premium Grant continue to achieve at least in line with their peers.  


Our ethos surrounding Pupil Premium is influenced by research from the Educational Endowment Foundation. 

Educational Endowment Foundation Guidance Document

Reporting Pupil Premium


It is the responsibility of School Senior Leaders to explain pupil premium expenditure to the Local Governing Body and parents in the form of an annual impact statement. There is no set format for the report of pupil premium. At Leiston Primary, we release an update on the pupil premium spend annually each September on each school’s website.


This information aims to detail how Pupil Premium has been used within school. This will detail the attainment and progress of pupils who are covered by the premium and the interventions and curriculum changes that have been supported by the additional funding.


It will also report on the progress on the achievement of vulnerable learners and this will be supported by reported data and academic progress. We also evaluate the progress of our pupils through regular discussions where we look for marginal gains. These can be both pastoral and academic. These are carried out regularly across the year between teams of teaching staff.


Regular reports will be presented on the progress of pupils supported by Pupil Premium to the LGBs of each academy school.