Pupil Premium and Covid Catch Up Funding

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years. This additional funding is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers.

The pupil premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and for children whose parents serve in the armed services.

Primary schools receive an additional £1345 for each pupil eligible for FSM in the last six years (also known as Ever6) or up to £2,345 for each pupil considered as a looked after child (LAC). Children whose parents serve in the armed forces receive a lower amount of £310. Each school can decide how they spend the pupil premium but will be held to account to show the impact it has had.

How will Audley Primary School make decisions about the spending of the pupil premium grant?

  • We will ensure that the Pupil Premium funding is targeted to support disadvantaged pupils.
  • We will make reference to the latest research and reports on effective deployment of funding to secure improved outcomes for pupils eligible for the pupil premium funding to inform decisions on allocation of funding.
  • We use analysis of recent patterns and trends in the performance and engagement of pupils eligible for pupil premium compared to other pupils to inform decisions onthe most effective ways of spending this funding.
  • We will involve the Governing Body in planning the spending of this funding
  • We will ensure that deployment of funding reflects and enhances the learning opportunities for all groups of learners eligible for the fund and not just lower attaining pupils
  • We will include targeted initiatives which will improve attendance, behaviour or links with parents where these present as barriers for learning for individual or groups of pupils.We will refine and introduce new initiatives and interventions which are responsive to the needs of pupils through the year.
  • The senior and middle leaders will regularly monitor the quality and improvements in outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

Impact Measures

In order to evaluate the effectiveness of our pupil premium spending to improve outcomes for our disadvantage children we will consider :

  • Attainment and progress of pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and eligible Children Looked After (LAC) in reading, writing and mathematics compared to non FSM pupils/non LAC. We will look at the attainment gaps within school and compare achievements for FSM & LAC pupils against national standards for FSM pupils and LAC pupils. We will look to see if there any gaps and how these are being narrowed using the following :
  • Attendance data
  • Exclusion data and other indicators of improvements in behaviour
  • Attitudinal surveys to review improvements in engagement, self-esteem and social interaction
  • Engagement with extracurricular activities and events
  • Pupil voice
  • Parent feedback
  • Staff feedback
  • Case studies

Spread of pupils across the school eligible for Pupil Premium Funding (2020/2021) is illustrated below. With this in mind the school will predominantly focus spending on pupils in KS2.

Year Reception Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Number of Pupils 4 3 5 4 6 6 5

Total Amount of Pupil Premium 2020-21(estimated): £44,040

Pupil Premium Statement 2020-2021:

Activities selected Objectives Targeted Pupils Cost
1. To improve the feedback that disadvantaged children receive during and after lesson time. Feedback is information given to the learner or teacher about the learner’s performance relative to the learning objectives.

Class teachers will highlight specific areas of writing that the student has done well in and what needs to improve.

Children will note specific areas they are confident in and what they need to work on in their regular self-evaluations.

In discussion with the class teacher, children will set specific targets at the beginning of a particular topic and evaluate on a more regular basis.

Class teachers will give next steps in children’s learning to direct them to specific areas they need to improve.

All pupils with specific attention given to children with pupil premium funding. No Cost
2. Meta-cognition and self-regulation Pupils will be encouraged to self-evaluate regularly in all aspects of their learning. These evaluations will be read by the class teacher and if necessary, specific feedback or adaptation of work will be given the following day or during an afternoon session.

Children will constantly be asked to give a confidence rating during the lesson and think about what they have been learning so far in lessons. This confidence rating will be used by the class teacher as part of their continuous assessment of the children and informs them whether to move the learning on.

For some tasks, children will be asked to select their own standard of activities rather that differentiation being specifically set by the class teacher.

All pupils with a focus on children with pupil premium funding. No cost
3. Collaborative Learning Collaborative or cooperative learning involves teachers setting tasks or activities where the pupils work together in a small group or paired work and each participant has an equal opportunity to contribute. This can be either a joint task where the group members do different aspects of the task but contribute to a common overall outcome, or a shared task where the group members work together throughout an activity. All pupils with a focus on children with pupil premium funding. No Cost
4. Mastery Learning Mastery learning involves breaking down the subject matter and learning content into clearly specified objectives e.g. in mathematics, a pupil will need to be able to show independence with a skill before trying to apply it to a worded problem. If they can do this they will then move onto using the skill amongst others they have learned. All pupils with a focus on children with pupil premium funding. No Cost
5. Peer Tutoring Peer tutoring involves a range of approaches where pupils work in pairs or small groups to offer each other support.

Pupils will also be encouraged to show mastery by explaining their methods to / or teaching the methods to other children.

All pupils with a focus on children with pupil premium funding. No Cost
6. Reading comprehension strategies These strategies aim to improve reading by focusing on the understanding of text and may involve a number of techniques. These include inferring meaning from context; summarizing or identifying key points and using questioning strategies. All pupils with a focus on children with pupil premium funding. £4510

Proportionate time will be dedicated to PPG pupils by HLTA intervention – (1 day per week)

7. Intervention

Groups/1 to 1 tuition support

Targeted small group tuition for core subjects to pupil’s not achieving expected progress or attainment based on the new curriculum or to ensure that pupil premium children make accelerated progress. For example: Project X code, Inference Reading Project, Times table intervention.

Gifted and talented pupils will have additional group work to ensure that their attainment and progress is above the National Standard for attainment and progress.

All year groups depending upon need



£7100  – 1:1 class teacher (1 day per week)


8. Booster Groups These small groups are aimed at “boosting” expected targets of pupils who may fall just short of achieving the National Standard at the end of KS2 using in class support in the morning and withdrawing pupils in the afternoon if they have not picked up on a particular aspect of learning. Year 6 in Autumn and Spring and year 5 in the summer term. £17478


9. Reading IT Home Enrichment Package (Lexia Reading Training) To support ‘at home learning’ (or at school) in order for targeted groups to achieve the  National Standard at the end of KS2 for Reading. KS2 £2212
10. Doodle Maths Purchase ‘Doodle Maths’ which is  a bespoke online package that enables narrowing of gaps with greater engagement and ongoing assessments.  Homework club will enable pupils who do not have access to a computer to complete Doodle Maths homework or activities. Whole school £2000
11. Additional enrichment funding


Appointed to support pupils and their families in need of additional support during a time of need in their lives. Works closely with school SENCO/Inclusion leader All year groups depending upon need £600
12. ELSA support We have a trained ELSA member of staff who works in collaboration with the Inclusion Leader to support not only pupils with their educational needs, but with their emotional and developmental needs as well.


All year groups depending upon need £8180
13. Contributions towards Residential Trips This substantial contribution to the cost of the residential trip enables pupils to access these educational activities. Without this assistance these pupils could not participate in the trip. Years R to 6 £1150
14. Contributions towards Breakfast/After School clubs This contribution to the cost enables pupils to access the wraparound clubs which provide care before and afterschool. Whole School £500
15. Contributions towards Swimming This contribution to the cost of swimming lessons enables the pupils to access further provision in order that they can meet the National Expectations. Year 3 to 6 £ 310
TOTAL SPEND : £44,040







Due to COVID-19 national lockdown, there were no national statutory testing.

COVID Catch Up Planned Expenditure

Audley is committed to ensuring that our pupils are able to catch up from missed schooling during the COVID pandemic (March 2020).   Department of Education announced catch up funding to support schools in response to narrowing the gaps for those who were demonstrating as not being on track for age related expectations. We initiated a rigorous Curriculum Learning Recovery Programme post national lockdown.

Please click on the document below to ascertain how Audley have delegated the funding:

Catch up planned expenditure September 2020