Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is funding given by the government to support statistically disadvantaged children in schools.

Nationally children entitled to the Pupil Premium attain less well than other children at Key Stage 1, entering the school behind their peers. However at Stag Lane Juniors the children entitled to Pupil Premium make good progress in all areas (reading, writing and maths). In the four years at the school Pupil Premium children generally narrow the gap between them and their peers.

In 2016 the KS2 tests changed, becoming harder for pupils in line with the new curriculum. Please look at the performance page on our website to find out more information about our results last year and this year.

Impact of the Premium on Pupils (Disadvantaged) Undertaking the KS 2 Tests 2018

Attainment of Disadvantaged Pupils Compared to Other Pupils, Reading, Writing and Maths combined. Previous year's results in brackets. Please note that the percentages will change when pupils are disapplied.

All Pupils


Expected or above

71% (79%)

64% (76%)


71% (68%)

Not available


64% (61%)

70% (67%)

Higher Standard 17% (16%) 14% (10%)
Harrow 14% Not available
Higher Standard
10% (9%) 12% (11%)

Attainment for Disadvantaged was below national. 4 of the 22 disadvantaged pupils Special Educational Needs and 2 had high needs requiring an Education Health Plan.

Reading Attainment 2018

All Pupils


Expected or above

79% (88%)

73% (96%)


75% (71%)

80% (77%)

Higher Standard30% (34%)32% (20%)
Higher Standard
28% (25%)33% (29%)

Attainment for Disadvantaged Pupils at Expected and Higher Standard is above national compared to ALL pupils. However, the school is below the national when comparing the disadvantaged pupils in both areas.

Writing Attainment 2018

All Pupils
Expected or above 82% (86%)77% (81%)
National 78% (76%)83% (81%)
Higher Standard 19% (21%)14% (14%)
Higher Standard
20% (18%)24% (21%)

Attainment for Disadvantaged Pupils in writing was above national but lower at the higher standard but lower at higher standard. Progress for this group was also below national. This is partly due to the reduced number of pupils in this group and the fact that 4 disadvantaged pupils were also SEN .

Maths Attainment 2018

All PupilsDisadvantaged
Expected or above87% (97%)86% (95%)
National76% (75%)81% (80%)
Higher Standard38% (51%)27% (38%)
Higher Standard
24% (23%)28% (27%)

The attainment in Maths for Disadvantaged Pupils was above national at expected and marginally at the higher standard.

Other Pupil Premium Projects- please look at the impact report below for more details.

In addition, children who were offered support through projects, benefited by developing self-esteem and confidence. By the end of the year they contributed readily to class discussions, took more responsibility for their learning and participated in activities to help others, such as reading with younger pupils. Additionally there were no exclusions for unacceptable behaviour last year.

Children who attended school trips, especially the Norfolk Residential Trip for Y6 pupils, reported how much they have gained from the experience. They became more confident and independent.

The Governing Body receives detailed reports about the impact of the funding on Pupil Premium children. Please feel free to contact members of the Governing Body if you require more information.

Please download further information about our Pupil Premium spending using the links below:

New Pupil Premium Projects 2018-2019

Pupil Premium Attainment at the end of KS2 2017-2018

impact of Pupil Premium Projects 2017-2018

Impact of Pupil Premium Funding 2016-2017

Impact of Pupil Premium Funding 2015-2016

Information Pupil Premium Projects 2014-July 2015

Please download the documents below for more information on Pupil Premium in general:

Information for Parents on the Impact of Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium Ofsted Report