Telephone: 01454 867474   Answerphone: 01454 867475


Address: Guest Avenue, Emersons Green, Bristol, BS16 7GA

Headteacher: Mr Karl Hemmings

Pupil Premium Strategy

The pupil premium is additional funding given to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers.

The categories of pupil who attract this funding are:

  • Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or who have been eligible at some time in the past 6 years (FSM)
  • Pupils whose parents are in the armed services (Service)
  • Looked after children (LAC)
  • Children who have been adopted from care (Post LAC)

How do parents register their child’s entitlement for Pupil Premium funding?

It is important to notify the school if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium funding.  Please contact the School Business Manager, Nicola Richardson, to find out more about registering your child for the Pupil Premium funding. This information will be held confidentially by the school. 


If you think you may be eligible for free school meals due to low family income or being in receipt of benefits, you must apply to South Gloucestershire Council. Please collect an application form from the school office or speak to a member of the office staff for more information.

Since September 2014, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a free school meal. However, you will need to apply for free school meals in order for the school to claim the pupil premium for your child.


Pupils with a parent currently servicing in the armed services and supporting their family, pupils who have a parent who died in action and pupils whose parents have left the service since April 2011 for other reasons, including injury are all eligible for the pupil premium. Parents should notify the school of their eligibility on the Confidential Contact Form (completed at the start of each academic year) by indicating that they are part of a forces family.


For pupils who have been adopted from care, you will need to inform the school about your child and provide supporting evidence (eg show the original Adoption Court Order) in order for the school to claim the pupil premium.

How is Pupil Premium spent? Our rationale:

At Emersons Green Primary School we believe all children deserve the very best education no matter what their background. We continuously monitor the progress of all our pupils to ensure that they are achieving their full potential. Our main strategy to support children in receipt of the Pupil Premium is through providing the highest standard of Quality First Teaching. We ensure that the funding is used to support all disadvantaged pupils, regardless of ability, to achieve the highest levels of attainment.

How is the impact measured?

The impact of Pupil Premium funding is measured in the following ways:

  • All vulnerable children (including FSM children) are closely monitored throughout the year via Pupil Progress Meetings. During these meetings all teachers meet with a member of the Senior Leadership Team and discuss any child considered potentially vulnerable or underachieving and agree strategies to close this achievement gap.
  • The Senior Leadership Team meet 3 times per year to specifically review the progress of all groups of pupils within the school.
  • The Senior Leadership Team provides data analysis reports to the Governing Body three times a year which include comparative data on the performance of FSM children against that of their peers.
  • There is a named Governor (from Sept 2016) who has a clear overview of how the pupil premium funding is allocated and the difference it is making to improve pupil outcomes
  • A written report on the impact of Pupil Premium funding is provided to the Governing body annually.