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Due to the changes to educational provision caused by the COVID-19 pandemic the detail in the Pupil Premium strategy has been subject to review since April 2020.

Our use of the funding has been adapted to meet students’ needs as they have arisen, whilst maintaining where possible the principles outlined.


During the pandemic the following key steps have been taken to ensure that ‘disadvantaged pupils’ barriers to learning will continue to be overcome wherever possible:

  • Ensure attendance at school
  • Ensure children have access to home learning
  • Enable family support


School leaders with responsibility for administering the PPG have drawn on the following helpful publications:


Guidance and advice will be followed from relevant bodies as future versions of the strategy are developed. This will be approved, in consultation with other stakeholders.

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.


In April 2011, the government introduced additional funding for all pupils entitled to Free School Meals (Pupil Premium). This gives schools extra funding to close attainment gaps for Pupil Premium pupils from Reception to Year 6.

Pupil Premium (PP) Funding at Park Walk – 2019 – 2020

Number of pupils on roll (Reception to Year 6)


Total number of pupils eligible for PP funding


Amount of PP entitlement per pupil


Total amount of PP entitlement


Pupil Premium funding changes each year due to the amount of pupils registered as entitled to free school meals.  


The key barriers to future attainment for our children are:

  • Low starting points – communication, interaction and language, basic skills in English and Maths
  • Access to extra-curricular activities and educational experiences – trips, music lessons and after school clubs
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Parental engagement – inconsistent support at home
  • Links to SEND – cognitive and learning
  • Behaviour – pupils with specific social and emotional needs


How we will spend the funding to overcome the barriers:

PP funding at Park Walk is allocated to improve pupil-adult ratios, increase academic and pastoral support and ensure equality of experiences and opportunities for pupils entitled to the grant.

Funding is allocated to:

  • ensure all pupils achieve their full potential, regardless of background or starting point
  • provide necessary support to reach at least national expected standards of attainment  in the core areas of reading, writing and mathematics by the time they leave the school
  • ensure all pupils are able to play a full part in the life of the school


Targets for 2019 – 2020:

That disadvantaged pupils perform equal to the standard of their peers by the end of their time at Park Walk

Park Walk’s PP Offer 2019 – 2020:




Total Cost



Teaching and Learning

To further improve provision for PP group across the school in reading, writing and maths


To provide CPD for staff on effective inclusive  strategies to enable progress and attainment for all

Develop and improve core learning within the school.


Investment in one Teaching Assistant per class – in class support for English and Maths sessions


Developing high quality in class support is led by class teachers and teaching assistant – targeted in each class to suit needs of the PP group

Training and Resources:


Teaching Assistant Allocation = £41,629


Additional Teaching Staff Allocation = £22,000

Maintain attainment for PP group in reading, writing and maths

PP group and non PP group at end of KS2 in reading, writing and maths attain equally

Rates of progress for PP pupils are at least in line with non PP pupils

Engagement of Pupils


To provide a range of opportunities for PP pupils and enable all PP pupils to access learning opportunities outside the classroom, educational visits and enrichment activities

Breakfast Club

After School Clubs

School Trips




100% PP pupils attending educational visits

All PP who need access to breakfast club



To implement strategies addressing the attendance gap between PP and non PP pupils

IN TO WIN initiative

Rewards and Prizes

Attendance Officer

In-class initiatives

Resourcing - £1000


 Staffing - £13,000


PP pupils % of attendance in line with non PP


Pupil Well Being

To ensure PP pupils have emotional and social support

SLT for behaviour – identifying support needed for targeted individuals

Develop behaviour support across school with pupil ownership as a focus, including use of:

MIND UP Programme

Zones of Regulation

Trailblazer (Emotional Mental Health Practitioner)

Language for thinking

Training for targeted behaviour and emotional support intervention – including social skills, self-esteem and mental health

Emotional Literacy sessions delivered to pupils in need. Both 1:1 sessions and small group activities. Enable pupils to explore their emotions and thought processes

Teaching Assistant Allocation =£24,997



Training £500



Early intervention is in place for PP pupils each week and evaluation shows the positive impact on pupils learning


              Total Spent = £114,243                                             PPG remaining = NIL                                     



How we will measure the impact of the funding:

At Park Walk, we use both internal and external data to measure the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant on our pupils’ learning. We will review the effectiveness of the interventions we are using and adapt them to meet need when and where required.

We will ensure:

  • children make good progress, in line with the rest of the school, compared within each cohort in reading, writing and maths
  • children make attainment in line with National at the end of EYFS (Good Level of Development), KS1 and KS2 ( combined reading, writing and maths)
  • children respond positively to support showing a ‘can do’ attitude and increasing independence shown through school monitoring systems – observation and work scrutiny

Pupil Premium Group Data will be analysed in Jan 20, April 20 and Sept 20 and reported to Governors.

The next full review will be September 2020


Impact of Spending 2018 – 2019

Target for 2018 – 2019 – to decrease the difference between the PP groups compared to the non-PP group within maths.

The end of KS2 results below show that we achieved our target to decrease the difference between the PP group and non-PP group within maths.

The impact of our spending also shows that:

  • the PP group compared to the non PP group for combined results (reading, writing and maths) difference has decreased by 17% so the two groups are in line with each other
  • there was a difference between the PP group and non PP group in the Reading and Writing Age Related Expectations (ARE) achieved
  • the PP group made greater progress in reading, writing and maths this academic year


End of KS2 results




PP Group

Non PP Group


PP Group

Non PP Group


Reading – ARE







Reading – Progress







Writing – ARE







Writing – Progress







Maths – ARE







Maths – Progress







Combined – Reading, Writing and Maths – ARE