If you think that your child is eligible for Pupil Premium funding, please contact the school as soon as possible.

If you know another Clavering child who you think might qualify, please encourage their parent(s)/carer(s) to apply.


1. What is the Pupil Premium?

‘The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11’ (DfE, Dec 2013).

2. What are the Pupil Premim conditions of grant for the current academic year?

The current conditions of grant can be found by clicking on this here.

Our Pupil Premium Statement for 2023-2024


How are we allocating our Pupil Premium funding in 2019-2020? 

Our allocation for Pupil Premium for the 2019-2020 financial year is £97,720 and is being used as follows:

  • to help fund the school structure seen as being most desirable for teaching and learning: in 2019-2020, we continue to be a two-form entry school from Reception to Year 6 (for the sixth year in the school's history), enabling all pupil-premium-eligible pupils to be educated in single-year-group classes;
  • to fund targeted one-to-one tuition in the Autumn and Spring Term for all Pupil-Premium-eligible pupils in Year 6;
  • to help fund additional hours of teaching-assistant support;
  • to offer financial support for the funding of peripatetic music tuition; 
  • to offer financial support in the purchase of school uniform and any other relevant resources;
  • to offer financial support for full participation in the Clavering PESSPA Programme (see below);
  • to subiside places in our Clavering PESSPA after-school clubs (see below);
  • to fund places for Pupil-Premium-eligible pupils on all of our Key Stage 2 residentials (see below);
  • to fund places for Pupil-Premium-eligible pupils on the John Muir Award Programme for children in Year 6 (see below);
  • to fund places for Pupil-Premium-eligible pupils on all educational visits.


Why fund places on Clavering residentials and the Clavering John Muir Award Programme and subsidise other PESSPA-related activities and educational visits?

'One of the most inspiring things truly great teachers and schools do is instil in children the "have-a-go" confidence that their more privileged peers naturally pick up from their supportive middle class homes.'

Dr Lee Elliot Major, Chief Executive of 'The Sutton Trust'

We believe that our residentials, participation in the Clavering John Muir Award Programme, involvement in the Clavering PESSPA Programme and participation in our wide-ranging educational visits play an important part in our pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We want all our children to have the opportunity to participate in these special activities which is why we use part of our Pupil Premium budget to fund places for eligible children.

A lot of research suggests that participating in residentials, programmes like the John Muir Award and other extra-curricular opportunities can have a positive impact on academic attainment and on ‘narrowing the gap’ between children who are academically successful and ‘vulnerable groups’ of children.

For example, when we first made the commitment to fund places on our John Muir Award in 2011-2012, data indicated that Pupil-Premium-eligible pupils who participated in our John Muir Award Programme outperformed those who didn't in Reading, Writing and Maths. This was the case, again, in 2012-2013. Now, such a high percentage of pupil-premium-eligible pupils take up the free offer to participate in our John Muir Award Programme and Year 6 Residential that it is pointless (and often impossible) to make comparisons with the data.

The success of our Pupil-Premium-eligible pupils and their funded involvement with the Clavering PESSPA Programme (which includes our three residentials) has been researched by 'Transforming Tees' as an example of outstanding practice. A case study has been published on the 'Transforming Tees' website.