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Pupil Premium

As a non-maintained school, Peterhouse does not receive regular Pupil Premium payments. The school does receive some Pupil Premium Plus payments. During 2016/17, 6.5% of the total number on roll received funding. Due to the small number of pupils involved, it would not be appropriate for the school to release detailed spending information - keeping this report general safeguards the privacy of our pupils. In general terms, barriers to learning faced and approaches used to address these during 2016/17 include:


Barrier to Learning

Resources / Approaches identified

Behavioural issues

Resources are identified that

  • encourage self regulation (e.g. timers)
  • reduce anxiety (e.g. sensory items)
  • support waiting or self occupancy (e.g. iPad)
  • act as motivators (e.g. iPad)

Books aimed at young people about e.g. anxiety.


Lack of understanding, limited communication skills

Intensive Interaction sessions with a Speech & Language Therapist.

Cause and effect toys.

‘Communication boxes’ with motivating items to encourage interaction.



Whenever a Pupil Premium / PP Plus payment is received, schools holds an Internal Review, which is attended by the Headteacher, SENCO and class staff, to discuss how the funding can be used most effectively. Input from parents and, where applicable, residential support staff is also sought. The effectiveness of the approach and resources decided upon is then reviewed at termly PEP meetings. The impact of interventions is evidenced via the school’s Progress Tracker, which includes behaviour data, engagement logs, academic attainment etc.


Peterhouse has not been allocated any Pupil Premium for the current academic year.  Four of our pupils receive Pupil Premium Plus payments.  We are holding termly Internal Reviews for each of these pupils to discuss each pupil's specific barriers to learning, plan how to best use these funds to overcome their barriers, evaluate how effective spending has been to date and review and adjust plans accordingly.