Primary School


Pupil Premium Statement 2022/23

Netherthong Primary School Pupil Premium Statement
Designated teacher with responsibility for Pupil Premium: Miss R C Kelly
Governor with responsibility for Pupil Premium: Mrs B Cooper

About the Pupil Premium

 Pupil premium is additional funding provided to school for supporting more disadvantaged pupils to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children and narrow gaps in attainment.  National data shows that generally, these children do not achieve as highly as their peers. There are three categories of children who qualify for pupil premium:

 ·         Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been in the last 6 years

 ·         Looked after children (including children who were adopted from care)

 ·         Armed forces children

Netherthong Primary School           

Pupil premium strategy statement

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.

It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.

Statement of intent 

At Netherthong Primary School we target the use of Pupil Premium Grant funding to ensure that our disadvantaged pupils receive the highest quality of education to enable them to become active, socially responsible citizens of the future. We recognise that disadvantaged children can face a wide range of barriers which may impact on their learning. Our ultimate objectives are to:

  • Remove barriers to learning created by poverty, family circumstance and background

  • Narrow the attainment gaps between disadvantaged pupils and their non-disadvantaged counterparts both within school and nationally

  • Ensure ALL pupils are able to read fluently and with good understanding to enable them to access the breadth of the curriculum

  • Develop confidence in their ability to communicate effectively in a wide range of contexts

  • Enable pupils to look after their social and emotional wellbeing and to develop resilience.

  • Access a wide range of opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world

Our context:

11.2% of our children are eligible for Pupil Premium, this is below the national average of 23%.  Netherthong is in a semi- rural location and there is a large divide between levels of deprivation. Areas of need are often hidden 

Achieving our objectives: In order to achieve our objectives and overcome identified barriers to learning we will:

  • Provide all teachers with high quality CPD to ensure that all pupils access effective quality first teaching.

  • Provide targeted intervention and support to quickly address identified gaps in learning including the use of small group work, 1:1 tuition

  • Target funding to ensure that all pupils have access to trips, residentials, first hand learning experiences.

  • Provide opportunities for all pupils to participate in enrichment activities including sport and music.

  • Provide appropriate nurture support to enable pupils to access learning within and beyond the classroom.

This is not an exhaustive list and strategies will change and develop based on the needs of individuals.

 Key Principals:

We will ensure that effective teaching, learning and assessment meets the needs of all pupils through the rigorous analysis of both summative and formative data. Class teachers will identify specific intervention and support for individual pupils which will be reviewed at least termly through progress meetings. Alongside academic support, we will ensure that those pupils who have social, emotional and mental health needs will access high quality provision from appropriately trained adults and in particular through our Nurture lead.


This details the key challenges to achievement that we have identified among our disadvantaged pupils.

Intended outcomes

This explains the outcomes we are aiming for by the end of our current strategy plan, and how we will measure whether they have been achieved.

Activity in this academic year

This details how we intend to spend our pupil premium (and recovery premium funding) this academic year to address the challenges listed above.

Teaching (for example, CPD, recruitment and retention)

Budgeted cost: £15,597

Targeted academic support (for example, tutoring, one-to-one support structured interventions)

Budgeted cost: £15,693

Wider strategies (for example, related to attendance, behaviour, wellbeing)

Budgeted cost: £4,000

Total budgeted cost £35,290

Pupil premium strategy outcomes

This details the impact that our pupil premium activity had on pupils in the 2021 to 2022 academic year.

Our internal data measures for 2021-22 show that disadvantaged children have performed as well as their peers. Children scored highly in the phonics (93%) and multiplication check

School led catch up tutoring has been very successful with children making good progress: -

8 children on Fresh Start intervention (Year 5). 75% have made good reading age progress from their starting point of up to 3-9 months (just two whose reading ages have remained static but they continue on the programme). 

PP child having reading volunteer support - increase in reading age of 8 months Nov 21 - May 22

Catch up tuition - improvements in written work seen since starting.  Reading ages have improved or remained static (not any significant length of time between tests to see huge progress).  Extremely positive anecdotal feedback from children and parents.

3/7 PP children (43%) on Nessy making progress. 

Morning interventions also show good progress Reading/writing catch -up with overall SATS results at end of KS1 and KS2 showing: -




80% achieving expected in Reading   16.7% GDS

80% achieving expected in Writing     13.3% GDS

87% achieving expected in Maths       10% GDS


90% achieving expected in Reading   38% GDS

84% achieving expected in Writing     19% GDS

87% achieving expected in Maths       38% GDS


NFER results have been analysed and all children monitored and interventions put in place based on these results.

Children’s needs have been met through interventions such as Lego therapy, evidence being that children are able to socialise and there have been few friendship problems throughout the year.

Children have accessed the Nurture group through identification of teacher monitoring. Parent and children feedback show that these sessions are valued.

Circus skills has supported children with large motor development which impact positively on their work in the classroom.

All children have been supported to attend trips/residentials – Robinwood/Cliffe House impacting positively on their mental health.

All records have been transferred to CPOMS and the system is working well

A new deputy DSL is in pace and fully trained

Children in class 5 have had a brass lesson all year. They had the opportunity to perform at Holmfirth Folk Festival

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