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Blair Peach Primary School - Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-2021


What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low income families and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been continuously looked after for at least 6 months (LAC) the school receives an amount per head within their budget. 

Blair Peach Primary School is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to diminish any gaps. At Blair Peach we actively promote equality of opportunity for all staff, governors, pupils and parents, creating an outstanding community where all can succeed.

We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. These are monitored and evaluated robustly and on a regular basis. In depth analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximise progress of all pupils. Strong leadership systems ensure that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact.

All matters relating to the Pupil Premium are reported back to the Governors, ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending. For 2020 to 2021 the school will receive £1345 per primary pupil who is currently eligible for free school meals (FSM) or has been eligible for FSM in the past 6 years (FSM ‘Ever 6’).


School Overview

Pupils on roll

481 (January 2020 Census)

Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium


Amount received for Pupil Premium

£1345 (per child)

Total amount of Pupil Premium



Objectives 2020-2021

  • To support mental health and emotional well-being, resilience and recovery needs that may have arisen as a result of COVID 
  • To continue to raise standards of attainment for all PP children and narrow the gap between Pupil Premium and other pupils in school and nationally. 
  • To implement a catch-up curriculum to close the learning gap created by March 2020   
  • To secure high progress rates of PP pupils in all year groups and across all subjects
  • To rigorously monitor and review standards of attainment and progress for PP pupils
  • To develop parental engagement, confidence and skills with digital learning and home support      

Planned Expenditure 2020-2021


Item/ProjectObjective/Focus AreaCost
Weekly speech and language groups for selected children in years one to three (including staff training) and additional reading support)Improve speech and language skills of selected children and improve attainment in reading in KS1£6,925
Additional intervention teacher in KS2 to support reduction of gap that has risen due to COVID and DA

Raise attainment in core subjects especially reading  

Ensure all DA pupils make expected progress through high quality teaching 

To support mental health and emotional well-being, resilience and recovery needs due to COVID Drama Therapist support

Mental health and Well-being focus is a whole school priority

Ascertain the impact of school closure during Autumn term

Deliver a carefully planned PSHE curriculum

1: 1 counselling support for vulnerable children and families for 1 day a week


To improve cultural capital for all disadvantaged pupils 

Subsidised trips and clubs,

Year 5 and 6 residential trip

Outside workshop providers,

Increase take up of clubs by PP pupils

Provide extended schools opportunities and counselling for vulnerable children and especially PP£12,215

Additional support provided by Leadership Team, Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Additional Interventions TA to support PP catch up due to March 2020   

To provide support for quality first teaching Ascertain the impact of school closures

Plan a recovery curriculum with teachers to improve depth and breadth of learning

Additional small support for pupils in core subjects.

Additional support for teachers planning, team teaching 

TOTAL £104,910