Primary School


Pupil Premium 2023-24 Strategy Statement


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. In most cases the Pupil Premium is paid direct to schools. Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what their pupils need.

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

Apply for free school meals

Children and young people who live in Kirklees can apply for free school meals if they:

  • attend full time at a local authority school or sixth form

  • are under 19 years of age

and their parents or carers receive one or more of the following:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)

  • Income support

  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance

  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Child Tax Credit, but are not entitled to a Working Tax Credit and your annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) is less than £16,190

  • Support under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

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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:

6.9% of our children are eligible for Pupil Premium, this is below the national average of 24%. 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, residential's, 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 Principles:

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.