Use of Pupil Premium

The use of pupil premium is allocated to children from vulnerable groups including low income families, who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals, children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Schools are free to spend the pupil premium as they deem appropriate it is not necessarily intended to be specifically allocated to individual pupils and schools have the freedom to decide how it can best be spent on eligible pupils. 

From September 2012 schools are required to publish online information about how the pupil premium has been used 

Pupil Premium at Romans Field School

Pupil Premium Funding is provided by The Department for Education (DFE) to disadvantaged pupils aged 5-16 years.

For the Financial Year 2018 -2019

Pupil Premium funding was made up of £31,680 (FSM) and £3,500 (LAC) making a total of £35,180.  34 pupils receive Pupil Premium funding; this is 61.8% of the total school population.  In Year 2, 1 pupil receives the funding, Year 3, 5 pupils receive funding, in Year 4, 2 pupils receive the funding, in Year 5, 11 pupils receive the funding and in Year 6, 15 pupils receive the funding.

Aims of the Funding

  • To diminish the differences (close the gaps) to enable the pupils to make accelerated progress in Maths and English.
  • To ensure the disadvantaged pupils receive interventions which will enable them to maximise progress and to improve attendance.
  • To support and develop pupils' experiences within school so that disadvantage is minimised.
  • To address the pupils' special needs to enable them to access learning.

Targeted Funding

In order to raise attainment of the Pupil Premium pupils the allocation of funding focused on the following areas:

  • Counselling - £14,372
  • Speech Therapist - £4,339
  • Learning mentor support for academic and pastoral interventions including play therapy, protective behaviour sessions, PECs, Read Write Inc, guided reading, lego therapy, SATs preparation, PE support, SEAL, self-regulation, nurture, numeracy support and transition support - £18,724.

Other targeted work with Pupil Premium Pupils

  • Attendance support
  • Support when attending CAMHS appointments
  • Ride High sessions
  • Subsidised educational visits
  • Parent sessions to develop their understanding of strategies used at Romans Field
  • Electronic Boxall profiling
  • Electronic provision mapping software


  • The average attendance of the Pupil Premium pupils is 93.6% compared to the non-pupil premium pupils' average attendance, which is 96.1%.  The average attendance for all pupils is 95.5%.
  • For the Spring Term 2019, 65% of the pupils are receiving interventions with 20% of pupils receiving more than one intervention.  32% of the interventions are academic intereventions and 68% of the interventions are to address the pupils SEMH needs.
  • Progress - Autumn 2 2018 - Spring 1 2019 (Steps progress)

In years 2, 3, 5 and 6 the Pupil Premium pupils have made progress in line with, or better than non-pupil premium pupils in reading, writing, maths and combined (reading, writing and maths).  In year 4 the Pupil Premium pupils made progress in line with the non-pupil premium pupils in writing, with non-pupil premium pupils making more progress than Pupil Premium pupils in reading, maths and combined (reading, writing and maths)


PE and Sports Premium Funding 2018 - 2019

For the financial year 2018 - 2019 PE and Sports Premium funding was allocated to years 1 to 6 to promote improvements in PE and sport in primary schools.

The total PE and Sport Premium allocation for Romans Field for 2018 - 2019 was £16,473.

Targeted Funding

In order to raise attainment in sport and PE, develop interest in a range of sporting activities and to engender healthier life styles our PE and Sport Premium allocation has focused on the following areas:

  • Repairing and servicing of the PE equipment (indoor and outdoor) (£400)
  • Purchasing of PE equipment - a gymnastic mat, indoor tennis balls, vortex aero howler, shot putts, two trampetts, indoor foam tennis balls, a small football goal and pedometers/exercise monitors (£347)
  • Contributing to the salary costs of the PE specialist (£8,634)
  • TA support for PE and sports activities (£5,625)
  • Purchasing of display graphics to enhance the hall and to promote PE and sports (£600)
  • Lunch-time sessions led by the Brazilian Soccer School (£280)
  • a Parkour trip for pupils (£60)
  • Eagles class attended Kingston Gymnastic Club (£180)
  • Northampton Saints tag rugby taster session (£30)
  • Tennis coaching sessions (£37)
  • After-school martial arts sessions (£100)
  • Bikeability level 1 (£60)
  • Staff training (£100)
  • MKSSP Challenge day (£20)

In additional to the targeted funding the school has further developed PE and Sport through the following activities which have been funded from the school's budget or from additional funding:

  • Continuing to fund a PE Specialist to share the schools expertise in PE with our partner school, Bradwell Village School;
  • Continuing to provide swimming sessions for all pupils including employing a swimming coach and transport costs £2,153.94)
  • Further developing extra-curricular sports provision;
  • Employing specialist coaches for some sports;
  • Offering the residential experience to a wider range of pupils;
  • Continuing to develop and implement the long term plan for PE.


  • Collaborative working and staff support across Romans Field School and Bradwell Village School.
  • Pupils having access to a wider range of PE and Sports activities
  • All pupils were able to successfully attend a swimming programme (minimum 6 weeks)
  • Extra-curricular provision including PE and Sports activities has increased thus widening the availability of provision to all pupils.
  • The quality of learning and teaching for PE and Sport is judged to be good and there is increased participation of pupils in lessons.
  • All pupils have made progress in PE and 70.24% of all pupils have made accelerated progress between this year compared with 60% of all pupils last year.
  • Swimming - 28% of Year 6 pupils can swim competently, confident and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters.
  • Swimming - 28% of Year 6 pupils use a range of strokes effectively  (e.g. front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke).
  • Swimming - 1% of Year 6 pupils can safely self-rescue in different water-based situations.
  • Swimming - due to the mobility of our Year 6 cohort and part-time transition timetables 27.8% (5 out of 18) pupils have not attended any swimming lessons at Romans Field School, although parents report that 3 out of the 5 are able to swim. This figure has not been used in the above data as the school has been unable to verify the extent to which these pupils 'are able' to swim.  As the emphasis has been on enabling the children to swim competently, self-rescue (treading water, sculling, using a buoyancy aid) has not been covered.


Previous Financial Years

Pupil premium 2015-2016

PE & Sports premium 2015-2016

Pupil Premium 2016-2017

Pupil Premium 2017-2018

PE & Sports Premium 2017-2018