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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Pupil Premium

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



Pupil Premium funding is used to close the disadvantage gap by addressing inequalities and raising attainment of those pupils from low-income and other disadvantaged families.

Great Missenden CE Combined School has received:

Financial Year

Amount of Pupil Premium Funding

2016 - 2017


2017 - 2018


2018 - 2019


2019 - 2020 £35,640
2020 - 2021 £48,420

At Great Missenden School pupil premium funding for 2019-20 was used to support a range of academic and wider school life activities and experiences. There were 34 pupils eligible for pupil premium funding which represents 7.2% of pupils on roll.

The PPG per pupil for 2019-2020 is as follows:

Pupils in Year Groups R to 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM


Looked After Children (LAC)


Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 1 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order


Pupils in Year Groups R to 6 recorded as Ever 4 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.



The pupil premium allocation was spent either by providing academic support to boost attainment or as a means by which pupils learning or experiences may be enriched.

Where pupil’s attainment was good, the funding was used to enrich their learning through:

  • Funding residential and educational visits
  • Funded extra-curricular clubs and activities
  • Challenge groups to ensure pupils fulfil their academic potential (Literacy & Maths)
  • Breakfast club
  • Tutti-frutti and Cool Milk
  • Music tuition
  • Other areas specific to the individual needs of a pupil eligible for pupil premium funding.

Where pupil’s attainment was below the national expectations, the funding was used to support the pupils learning needs through:

  • Intervention groups (Reading, Writing & Maths)
  • Other areas specific to the individual needs of a pupil eligible for pupil premium funding.





In 2019 – 2020 children eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted in the following ways:


Early Intervention







Quality first teaching

Talk for writing 


Development weeks

Pen portraits


These approaches were introduced but due to COVID 19 lockdown will need to be embedded.

100% of PP children last year achieved ARE.





Focused small group interventions targeted to meet specific individual needs based on outcomes from pupil tracking systems and progress meetings

e.g. BRP

Keep up not catch up

Precision Teaching

Group interventions were carried out in Autumn and Spring term.  Distanced learning was supported by providing resources during summer term.



Additional Curriculum Resources

Resources are purchased as appropriate to meet the needs of pupils including those eligible for Pupil Premium.

e.g Numicon

Resources purchased and allocated as appropriate.



Pastoral support

Wrap around care

IT equipment

IT equipment was given to pupils as appropriate to support distanced learning  


In Class Support




In class support in literacy, maths and grammar lessons.




All children eligible for pupil premium funding benefited from in class support






Pupil Premium Champion

Rebecca Marsh (Inclusion Manager) is the school’s Pupil Premium Champion. This role involves tracking progress, overseeing provision, engaging with pupil premium families and making any relevant referrals to outside agencies as appropriate in order to close the disadvantage gap.


Families eligible for pupil premium benefited from referrals to external agencies and additional support from the PP Champion as appropriate.




Agnes Fletcher is the nominated governor for pupil premium pupils.






The Pupil Premium Champion and Governor met termly to discuss and review provision for children eligible for pupil premium funding.








Behaviour support

Individual behaviour support will be given to vulnerable pupils.





This was open to all families eligible for pupil premium funding as required.





Home / School Communication

For vulnerable pupils, additional parent/ teacher meetings can be organised or home / school communication books can be put in place to ensure parents and teachers are working together.


Families eligible for pupil premium funding can benefit from additional home/school communication as appropriate.



Attendance Support

Support will be given to families and pupils whose academic progress is impacted by poor attendance.



Families eligible for pupil premium funding benefited from attendance support as appropriate.





Financial Support and Subsidy

Financial support will be offered to low income families e.g.

  • Breakfast club
  • Music tuition
  • Curriculum based visits
  • Residential trips
  • Performers / events in school
  • School Meals
  • Clubs


All children eligible for pupil premium funding were able to benefit from subsidised trips and visits on application.



Additional Swimming

Additional swimming lessons are organised by our sports co-ordinator for pupils eligible for pupil premium funding if they cannot swim by Year 4 – Summer Term

Pupils eligible for pupil premium funding benefited from additional swimming as appropriate.







Rebecca Marsh, SENDCo and Pupil Premium Champion