Our Philosophy

We are proud of our friendly community within Manor Farm Community Junior School where courtesy and self-discipline are nurtured and each child is given the opportunity to make the most of their individual talents. The development of character as well as intellect is a vital part of the Manor Farm philosophy and a wide range of extra-curricular activities support high academic standards in the classroom. Children are encouraged to live as responsible and caring individuals and also to respect the lives and opinions of others.

The school community work closely together with the aim of providing the highest possible standard of all round education for all our children.


Pupil Premium Funding

All schools receive additional funding for children who are entitled to free school meals and for families in the armed forces – this additional funding is called the “Pupil Premium”. The funding is provided for any child who has been entitled to free school meals at any point within the last 6 years.  The money is given to schools to support them in enabling all pupils to reach and/or exceed the nationally expected level for their age. It is used primarily to help close the gap in attainment and / or progress that is often observed between Pupil Premium Pupils and Non-Pupil Premium Pupils.

At Manor Farm we treat the allocation of Pupil Premium with the strictest of confidence.  We use all our resources to ensure that every child at Manor Farm has an equal opportunity to become an empowered learner and we believe that everyone can succeed and reach their full potential.

We work with our families and colleagues to make sure that everyone involved with all of our children has the highest of aspirations.

More information can be found here


If you think you might be eligible for free school meals and therefore Pupil Premium funding, please speak in confidence to Mr Sierant or Mrs Street in the school office. Alternatively, click here to download the application form and return to the school office once completed.




How much money has the school received?


School Year Total Number of Children in School (on 7thSeptember for each year) Number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding Amount of Funding Received per PP Pupil Total Amount of Pupil Premium Funding Received
2015 – 2016 239 32 £1320 £43,860
2016 – 2017 239 32 (incl one forces premium £300) £1320 £42,540
2017 – 2018 238 27 £1320 £35,640


How do we use our Pupil Premium Funding?

Pupil Premium funding is used to help children achieve their full potential both within the curriculum, for example in their reading, writing and maths, but also for building character outside of the curriculum, for example, confidence and team-working skills.  The school decides how to spend the money based on what we believe will have the most significant impact.

We are currently using Pupil Premium funding to:

  • Provide morning focus intervention groups to support those in need, as appropriate.
  • Provide training for support staff so that they are always facilitating outstanding learning for the children they work with.
  • Support pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding to attend school trips, after school club sessions, out of hours learning clubs, music and sport tuition where appropriate to help build character and improve learning.
  • Provide high quality learning opportunities for all that include IT hardware and software, such as Just 2 Easy.
  • Provide intervention resources to enable identification of individual focus areas for development and to address these specific areas.

We are keen to work with the parents and carers of our Pupil Premium pupils so that parents / carers have a greater understanding of how to support their children’s learning at home.

Click here to see a summary of 2018-2019 spend: PP spend outcomes 18-19

Click here to see a summary of 2017-2018 spend: PP spend outcomes 17-18

Click here to see a summary of 2016-2017 spend: PP spend outcomes 16-17

Click here to see a summary of 2015-2016 spend: PP spend outcomes 15-16


What results have we seen?

The school and governors review data every term to ensure that any Pupil Premium funding spent has a direct impact on improving the attainment and / or progress made by our Pupil Premium Pupils. We have seen some good improvements in attainment and progress for Pupil Premium Pupils recently. We will continue to work hard to ensure that this improvement continues.

We track the pupils who are currently in school every term and ensure that appropriate support is put in place where necessary.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statements


PP Strategy Information 2019 -2020


PP Strategy Information 2018 – 2019


PP Strategy Information 2017-2018


PP Strategy Information