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Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-23 to 2025-26

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-22 to 2024-5 with outcomes 2022

The main challenges to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils:



Challenge number

Detail of challenge


Poor basic skills upon entry to school in the prime areas of Communication and Language, Physical Development and Social and Emotional Development


English as an additional language (paucity in both home language and English)


Dyslexia type difficulties/poor phonological awareness and reading fluency


Varying parental capacity to support learning


Limited knowledge of the world (general knowledge) and associated vocabulary


Gaps in early mathematical knowledge


Speech and language difficulties – approximately 35% of children identified with difficulties are entitled to pupil premium funding


Social, emotional and mental health difficulties – approximately 45% of children with SEMH difficulties are entitled to pupil premium funding


Digital divide (albeit lessened during COVID with provision from DfE for disadvantaged families)


Progress scores for 2022 (KS2) were all above 0 but reading (0.5 was lower than writing (2.3) and maths (2.4)


0% of disadvantaged met the higher standard in 2022 (R, W, M) 


Only 40% of disadvantaged children achieved a GLD in 2022 (communication and language, reading, writing, physical development, maths, knowledge and understanding about the world areas for development)


Our next pupil premium review will take place in July 2023 when our board of governors meet.


For more information and our more detailed plan, please click on the links below.


The action plan will also show how impact and effect of expenditure will be measured.


The statement details our school’s use of pupil premium funding for 2021/2022 - 2024/2025 (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year)  to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.

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