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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 2018-19

Our Pupil Premium funding for the 2018-19 financial year is;


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:    (SLT and Assessment) Amie Naylor(Assessment) Katie Wainwright (SENCo)

Pupil Premium Responsible Governor: Sara Tucker



Academic Year 2017 -2018 Impact of Pupil Premium

For the academic year September 2017 to July 2018 our school  received £18,138 of Pupil Premium funding.  3.7% of children in school eligible for the grant this year.