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Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-2022

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 Roll481
Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium78
Amount received for Pupil Premium£1,345.00 (per child)
Total Amount of Pupil Premium£104,910.00


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 through quality first teaching.
  • To ensure the teaching of vocabulary in English lessons and across the curriculum is embodied in quality first teaching
  • 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 so that gap is narrowed  
  • To ensure all PP pupils and SEND make good progress form their starting points
  • To support parental engagement, confidence and skills with digital learning and home support


Planned Expenditure 2020-2021


Objective/Focus Area


Quality teaching for all – CPD for all staff


To reduce the attainment gap that has risen due to school closures and ensure targeted PP pupils make accelerated progress over time and attain in line with their peers nationally in reading   

£ 6,000

Reading for Meaning Programme

To improve reading comprehension, inference skills, better understanding of high-quality texts CLPE and other  

£ 5,000

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


£ 7,000

Additional intervention teacher in KS2 to support reduction of gap that has risen due to COVID lockdowns


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 Catholic Service

Mental health and Well-being focus are 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

£ 7,000

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, equal access to educational and enrichment activities  

£ 6,000

Additional EP support

To assess and improve educational outcomes for SEND pupils

£ 6,000

Subject Leaders and Leadership Support to embed changes to the revised curriculum   

To improve depth and breadth of learning for all pupils through carefully planned curriculum


EAL Learning Village

Improve day to day vocabulary, access to the curriculum and educational outcomes for newly arrived groups

£ 7,315





Outcomes/ Impact


As a result of two closures performance measure have not been published for 2019-2020 and 2020-202


Due to the second lockdown full implementation of the planned actions for PP has been difficult. A second school closure during January to April 2021 meant that some funding was diverted to support home learning through Teams. This proved to be effective as more pupils engaged with on line lessons and activities as the school and ensured pupils were well equipped with devices from eth DFE and additional laptops, tablets purchased by the school.


When pupils returned in the Summer term 2021, the focus was on well -being, recovery as well as additional support for families. The aim was to try and close the learning gap with a high focus on reading, vocabulary Some of the planned interventions did not take place as planned. All pupils were supported with their mental health through PSHE, outdoor learning, whole school text to explore emotions and feelings and planned opportunities for time to talk. This particular focus allowed children to access class learning and settle into school smoothly. Pupils who needed additional support were swiftly identified and given small group support through HLTAs, additional teacher KS2.  


Teacher assessments at the end of the year have identified have identified that there needs to be close monitoring of PP groups in the following areas


  • Attendance and PA
  • Phonics Year 2 Check Nov 2021
  • Vocabulary building for all
  • Maths Key Stage 2
  • Writing Key Stage 1 and 2