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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding paid to schools in respect of their disadvantaged pupils. This includes children who have been registered for free schools meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years or are looked after continuously by the local authority for more than six months. Schools receive this funding to support their eligible pupils and narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and other pupils, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the children who need it most. Our school also receives funding for service children. 

You can check your eligibility for pupil premium via the link below. Please let school know if the check confirms you are eligible as we need to update our records accordingly.


The London Borough of Hillingdon have a scheme available to provide support to vulnerable households and families with children affected by the pandemic during this winter period. Our families in receipt of free school meals are eligible for a Covid-19 winter payment. The scheme details and the form can be accessed via

If eligible families do not have access to the internet they are able to phone the council 01895 558200 from 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Families who experience difficulties with the form or have any other queries should email


As required, we are publishing online information regarding our Pupil Premium Strategy to support these children.


Summary Information

Total Pupil Premium Budget: £76 397 (2019-20)

The school will do internal reviews each term to track the progress of the children and ensure strategies in place are having impact.

We will also do an annual review each October using both internal information and school performance data.



Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP, including high ability)

In-school barriers (issues to be addressed in school)

1. Pupils' vocabulary and reading skills.

2. Pupils' writing skills.

3. Pupils' aspirations.


External barriers (issues which also require action outside school, such as low attendance rates)

1. Attendance and punctuality rates for pupils eligible for PP.

2. Social, emotional and mental health needs of some of the pupils eligible for PP.

3. Some children need support at home through developing reading skills and helping them to broaden their vocabulary.



Desired outcomes and how they will be measured                           Success criteria

Children will develop a deeper understanding of vocabulary and the meaning of texts.

We will be continually enhancing our support across the school to help children develop their understanding of reading and the vocabulary they encounter. We will develop children's understanding of vocabulary in Maths through our work with a Maths Hub.

School will develop the teaching of writing to ensure children write well across all subjects, not only English lessons.

We will develop the teaching of writing across the school, both technically and through the use of adventurous texts to ensure all children can write well across the curriculum, not exclusively in English lessons. included in this will be our development of metacognition through training with The Vanguard Learning Trust.

School will support children and provide them with opportunities that enrich their experiences and raise their aspirations

Children will participate in activities that will enrich their school experiences. We will provide opportunities for children to take part in clubs, trips and enrichment activities.


Reason for the Approach


The development of pupils' vocabulary and reading skills

Many children need support to develop their understanding of vocabulary and the meanings of texts. By using the school's online reading scheme called 'Bug Club' to underpin this objective, both in school and at home, school will be able to more accurately monitor and identify gaps in children's knowledge. Training opportunities for staff will enhance their skill set and regular monitoring via weekly comprehension lessons will ensure children are developing their reading and comprehension skills at a balanced and appropriate level for them.  The Maths Hub programme will enable the school's maths lead to identify further strategies to improve the understanding of mathematical vocabulary for children across the school. Bespoke resources will be purchased to support this objective.


The development of pupils' writing skills

We have looked at support across the school to help children develop their writing skills. The ‘Bug Club’ scheme will help to support the pupils both at school and home in this aspect also.The use of metacognition across all classes will develop children's enquiry and questioning skills. Increased writing opportunities will allow children to demonstrate improved writing skills across the curriculum.



Children can be afraid to challenge themselves to take risks. We are encouraging children across the school to have high aspirations. Part of this approach is mentoring of pupils as well as work in the classroom. We provide the opportunity for pupils to participate in a club each term to enrich their school experience. Also we will be spending the money on emotional support for some children and support for their emotional needs will have an impact on their learning.


Part of the money is being spent on staff training as research shows that quality first teaching has a high impact on the progress of the children. The training being given is to support identified barriers to learning.

Also we will be spending the money on emotional support for some children and support for their emotional needs will have an impact on their learning.


Attendance and punctuality

Some children’s attendance at school falls below the expected 96%. Attendance figures for this group of pupils will be regularly monitored. Some children do not arrive at school on time and so miss part of their school day- the punctuality of this group of pupils will be regularly monitored too.


Planned Spending of Pupil Premium Grant in 2019 to 2022

After analysing pupil data the Leadership Team and class teachers planned support to help children meet and exceed expected progress.

We are using a range of strategies across the school to identify barriers to learning.

Below is listed some of the different support which will be given to the children:

  • One to One or small group teaching to help with English or mathematics.
  • A range of different support programmes are used to help the children make progress in their area of need.
  • Support with home learning and reading.
  • Social skills groups to support pupils’ emotional needs depending on individual need.
  • Access to specialist therapists to support the emotional needs of pupils.
  • One to one mentoring by teaching and support staff to encourage children to challenge themselves with their learning and have confidence in their abilities.
  • Careful monitoring by the staff and leadership of the school on the progress of the children and impact of any support they are receiving.
  • Offering additional opportunities for the wider curriculum.


Listed above are a range of the strategies we are using- records of the different names of different strategies and approaches are not named on the website to ensure anonymity for the children receiving the support. Each child’s progress is tracked as is the support they have received and this is carefully reviewed each term by the class teacher and the leadership team. This is to ensure that support is having an impact and to look at the progress children are making or any continued barriers to learning. Support may change as the year progresses depending on the needs of the children.



Please see the attached document for further details. 



Three year Pupil Premium Strategy Plan