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Pupil Premium Strategy



What is Pupil Premium?


Pupil Premium is funding allocated  to  allocated  schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children who are in care or adopted, and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds.


Funding 2017-18

Our Pupil Premium funding for the 2017-18 financial year is projected as:

Free School Meals / Ever 6:  pupils @  = £13,538


Our Early Years Pupil Premium funding is projected to be:


 Looked After / Post Looked After or Service Children.

Allocation= £5700


Total Amount:  £19,238


Identified Barriers to Educational Achievement

At Homefields Primary School we value the abilities and achievements of all our pupils, and are committed to providing each pupil with the best possible environment for learning. We recognise that each child is unique and will have different needs, which may well vary throughout their time in the school. We have planned to spend our Pupil Premium funding to try to give them all the support that they need to “Step up and achieve their potential"

Homefields  Primary School has identified the following as barriers to achievement for many of our children:


  • Some of our children have a low level of attainment when they join the school, compared to the National average.
  • Children have varied social and emotional needs which impact on their learning in a variety of ways.
  • Due to economic and social challenges, some of the children have  limited access to extra-curricular activities and learning experiences out of school.
  • The more able children require effective, differentiated teaching to enable them to also fulfil their potential.
  • A number of our children and families face challenges with attendance and supporting children at home with time and resources..


  Pupil Premium Funding Plan  
Area of Spend Focus



Intervention Groups;

Booster Maths

Spelling Booster

Phonics Intervention

One to One support

Contribution to staff salaries –  Teaching Assistant support

These focus groups will aim to give children the strategies, and skills to consolidate and further extend their learning.

Learning Mentor Support

Contribution to staff salaries –  Learning Mentor

To provide 1:1 and group support to enable children to develop positive social/ interaction including lunch time support through positive play.

To develop self confidence and self esteem and ways of managing feelings.

For the learning mentor to work with families to address attendance challenges.

Enrichment Funding

Contributions based on need to:

  • Breakfast Club
  • After School Clubs
  • Music Tuition-
  • Financial support for PP children to enable all children to participate in class trips and residential visit. The above list will be best matched to a child's needs and their particular barrier to learning and thriving.
Total:  £19,200


How will the school measure the impact of Pupil Premium Funding?

  • Depth of Learning assessment tool is used by class teachers (KS1 and 2) to measure attainment and progress at termly intervals through the year
  • All teachers are responsible for tracking the progress of all vulnerable groups, including Pupil Premium, SEND and EAL. This information is then collated and monitored by the  Assessment team and SENCo.
  • Pupil Progress meetings are held each term between class teachers and SLT to monitor impact and identify any concerns to be addressed.
  • Attendance data is collected and monitored by the Learning Mentors, supported by the Head.
  • When selecting pupils for intervention groups and support, this will not be limited to children who are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, but will include other pupils who have similar needs, and who we
    believe will benefit from the support / intervention.
  • Pupil Premium funding and its impact is a regular agenda item for the School Governor’s meetings.


Designated staff member in charge: Sarah Coleman (Headteacher)

Monitoring, assessment and tracking:  Emma Holiday (Deputy Head   Kathy Burke  (SLT and Assessment) Amie Naylor(Assessment) Katie Wainwright (SENCo)


Pupil Premium Responsible Governor:



Academic Year 2016 -2017

For the academic year September 2016 to July 2017 our school  received £11,025 of Pupil Premium funding.  3.7% of children in school are eligible for the grant this year.

Barriers to Educational Achievement

At Homefields Primary School we consider that pupils eligible for Pupil Premium face the following barriers to learning and educational achievement.

  • Erratic or poor attendance.
  • Low self esteem and aspirations.
  • Challenging social/emotional circumstances.
  • Limited access to resources and support.
  • Low attainment in Literacy and Numeracy.

How do we aim to address these barriers in 2016-17

  • Funding to provide staffing for 1:1 tuition or small group tuition for pupils in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Funding to provide additional Teaching Assistant hours to run Booster sessions in Literacy and Numeracy to raise attainment and progress in these areas.
  • Funding to provide additional Teaching Assistant support during lunchtime to promote positve play and social interaction.
  • Funding to provide additional Teaching Assistant training.
  • To contribute to the funding of the Learning Mentor to support families and children with attendance and social and emotional issues.
  • Funding of stationary packs for KS2 children to enhance self esteem.
  • Funding of music tuition and club attendance to enhance self esteem and develop social skills.

How will we monitor impact?

  • Termly teacher assessments to measure attainment and progress.
  • Discussions with teaching staff and Senior Leaders in Pupil Progress meetings.
  • Learning Mentor to monitor social and emotional development of identified children.
  • Assessments before and after Booster sessions.
  • Headteacher and Learning Mentor to monitor and review of playground incident reports.


The Headteacher and Pupil Premium Governor will review the spending of the Pupil Premium grant 14th July 2017. The Senior Leadership Team will monitor and adjust spending in repsonse to identified needs following termly Senior Leadership Meetings and Pupil Progress Meetings.