The Greneway Middle School

The Greneway Middle School

Garden Walk, Royston, Herts. SG8 7JF
Telephone: 01763 243650  (School Receptionist, Mrs N Johnson)   Email:


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Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement (2017/2018)

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement (2016/2017)

We pride ourselves on the progress pupils make over their four year journey at Greneway.  Staff collaborate to provide a high quality, enjoyable and inclusive education experience.

The aim of the Government’s Pupil Premium Grant is to raise attainment among disadvantaged children. The funding is allocated to children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and any child that has been registered for Free School Meals in the past six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).  The funding also covers children in care who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months.  This category is referred to as Children Looked After (CLA).  There is a premium for children who have been adopted from care (AFC) and a service premium for children whose parents are serving in the armed forces.

The Pupil Premium Grant aims to provide additional funding for disadvantaged pupils with the aim of increasing social mobility, reducing the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils nationally and enabling more pupils from disadvantaged background to attend top universities. In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive Free School Meals will be socially disadvantaged and not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for Free School Meals. 

Developing a Pupil Premium Strategy

We strive to ensure:

  • Teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils;
  • Appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups;
  • The needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.

Research undertaken by the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) has identified seven building blocks that are successful in raising attainment of disadvantaged pupils.  Greneway has explored the following building blocks alongside the Sutton Trust-Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) research to tailor our provision and practice and allocate funding:

Building Block

Notable Greneway provision/practice linked to Pupil Premium

Whole-school ethos of attainment for all

Developing CRISP Mindsets (Challenge, Resilience, Independence, Self-management, Positive response to feedback).   Analysis and intervention linked to Pupil Attitude to School and Self (PASS) surveys

Addressing behaviour and attendance

Strong partnership with external agencies (for example, North Herts Education Support Centre-NHESC and Attendance Improvement Officer-AIO, Drama Therapist, Family Support Worker- FSW)
School Mentor programme

High quality teaching for all

Teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
Effective Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme
Expert practitioners leading lessons
Introduction of metacognition and self-regulation strategies (for example, Table of Errors (TOE) reflections)
Study Support programme

Meeting individual learning needs

Barriers to learning identified and recorded
Priority classes, groups or individuals identified
Strategies to meet needs deployed
Case Study approach to track individual pupil progress
Drama and Music Enrichment

Deploying staff effectively

Learning Mentor programme
Pupils Welfare Officer
Teaching Assistant timetable design

Data driven and responding to evidence

Use of GLAssessments to profile learners
Interventions to support pupil progress (‘Read, Write Inc.’/QuickLit/Comprehension Cohort/)

Clear, responsive leadership

Pupil Premium Coordinator role established in 2015/16
Pupil needs assessed and addressed (Leader of Inclusion, Year Leaders of Learning, Curriculum Leaders)
Monitoring and evaluation of practice embedded (for example, Cohort Action Plans, Reviews)

Our work through the Pupil Premium is aimed at ensuring access to the curriculum and accelerating pupil progress.


Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received:





2015/2016 2016/2017

Total number of pupils on roll (September)




453 445

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG
Current pupils on roll receiving Free School Meals











Average amount of PPG received per pupil


£953 (Primary Pupil)

£900 (Secondary)

£1300 (Primary Pupil)

£935 (Secondary)

£300 (Armed Forces)

£1320 (Primary Pupil)

£935 (Secondary)

£300 (Armed Forces)

£1320 (Primary Pupil)

£935 (Secondary)

£300 (Armed Forces)

Total amount of PPG received

£35, 511


£73, 915

£70,000 £53,000 (TBC)