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Pupil Premium

Alwoodley Primary Pupil Premium School Summary


The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of  disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.


 In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools will receive £1,320 for pupils in Reception  Year to Year 6 who are  eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

 Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil identified in the spring school census as  having left local-authority  care because of one of the following:


  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

  If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local  authority care for any of the  the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.

 Children who have been in local-authority care for one day or more also attract £1,900    of pupil premium funding.


Schools are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they  have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. 

Alwoodley Primary School Pupil Premium Strategy 2016 - 2017

       How did we spend the money (£141,450) and what impact did it have?

                                     2015 – 2016


Who? / What?



Speech and Language Therapist

1 day a week working with children.

Children can articulate and listen more effectively.

  • early identification of children with speech, language and communication needs
  • quicker access to assessment by the SLT
  • access to appropriate intervention e.g. 1:1, group, classroom-based strategies
  • advice and recommendations agreed in collaboration with school staff
  • training and advice for TAs with a role supporting children with speech and language difficulties
  • increased parental engagement as school staff support parents to attend and liaise with the SLT

Educational psychologist

Additional time half a  day a fortnight

Children’s conditions identified and needs targeted.

  • Early identification and assessments in place
  • Advice and recommendations to school staff and parents
  • Training and support for staff
  • Sign posting to additional support e.g. CAMHS

Learning Mentor


Breaking  down barriers to learning

Parental support

Emotional support

Breakfast Club

Lineham Farm

Homework Club

Children emotionally resilient, have more tools to face challenges in life and are

ready to learn.

Every Child a Reader


1 to 1 work with children not making appropriate progress in reading.

Engaging parents

Parents more engaged, coming into school to learn how to help their child’s learning.

Targeted pupils make accelerated progress in KS1.

Breakfast Booster Sessions

Y6 small Maths group before school

All children achieved the expected level in Maths

English as an Additional Language

1-1 and class support for pupils with English as  an Additional Language

Children able to join in class teaching more.

Parents more involved in child’s learning and more willing to come in to school.

25 Learning Support Assistants

We have a high number of LSAs throughout school supporting all children but also supporting pupil premium focus.

Children make good progress in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Happier children.



                                     Specific Projects £37,000  




After School Maths

1-10 sessions

Class Teachers

Children's Maths ability and self-esteem increased

Increased impact of LSAs

J Hill and C Pattenden

LSAs have increased knowledge and skills to support children

1-1 and 1-3 after school tuition


Children's ability and self-esteem increased in relevant subject

Attitude Online Testing.

A Coltman, J Langley and J Walker

Attitudes to learning are improving.

Key areas highlighted and addressed.

Instrumental lessons

50% reduction

Artforms Teachers and A Weston

Children having musical lessons. Increases their memory, co-ordination, attitude to perseverance.

Educational Visits

50% reduction

Admin staff

Pupil Premium children are not excluded from activities due to cost.

Breakfast Club

50% reduction

J Walker

C Toothill

D Sacks

Ready and energised to learn.

Irlen’s free overlays


B Paxton

Children make good progress in reading and can access learning

Lineham Farm


Year 4 pupils

Children have a rich learning experience.

Easter School  2015


Children more confident and academically able to start secondary school.


Specific Funding

  • As requested by parents or linked  professionals to meet needs of child

Example: Specialist equipment e.g. chair