Lynwood Road, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 6LR

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Huncoat Primary School


Pupil Premium STRATEGY

Pupil Premium Funding at Huncoat Primary School.

Pupil Premium funding is additional funding given to schools to support pupils who are eligible.  There are a variety of reasons why your child may be entitled to this funding which includes:

  • If they are on Free School Meals or have been at any point in the last 6 years
  • If they are a Looked After Child (in the care of the Local Authority)
  • If they have previously been a Looked After Child and are now adopted from care or are under a Special Guardianship Order or a Child Arrangements Order or a Residence Order
  • If they have a parent in the military or has been in the military over the past 5 years or are in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence 

Our final pupil premium funding for 2013-2014 was £56,700

Our final pupil premium funding for 2014-2015 was £87,100

Our final pupil premium funding for 2015-2016 was £100,320

Pupil premium levels increased in 2015-2016 to £1320 per eligible child.

Our final pupil premium funding for 2016-2017 was : £87,720

The pupil premium is required to be used to support improving outcomes for pupils who may be disadvantaged and to close the gap in pupil achievement between identified cohorts.


A summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils of the school :

  • Lower historical levels of school attendance compared to National data
  • Lack of Literacy and Numeracy support at home
  • High levels of pupil transience and mobility


Our priorities for pupil premium funding in 2016-2017 are identified in our Pupil Premiu Stargety and Review document available on the link below this article  :

  • To appoint a Pupil Premium Champion as an advoacte for our Pupil Premium pupils.
  • To support the additional Speech and Language needs of our youngest pupils.
  • To ensure more PP children achieve age-related expectations across the school.
  • To ensure more of our PP children achieve higher level outcomes at the end of KS1 and KS2 by effectively supporting our more able disadvantaged pupils.
  • To continue to improve attenance rates across our PP population.


 At Huncoat we used our Pupil Premium in 2015-2016 to :

  • Increase the level of Teaching Assistant support in the school to deliver more individual and small group support
  • Continue to provide Literacy interventions such as 'Read Write Inc. and Fresh Start' to support children with their Literacy skills
  • Introduce new Numeracy interventions such as 'Power of One and Mathletics' to support children with their Numeracy skills
  • Employ an additional Level 3 Teaching Assistant (TA3) to support targeted pupils in Year 5 and 6.
  • Appointment of an Attendance Manager to promote high levels of attendance across the school
  • Appointment of a Learning Mentor to work with targeted families to improve achievement.
  • To enhance the curriculum by providing subsidy to provide a range of enrichment activities and school visits


 The impact of the above spending in 2015/2016 includes:

  • Raised pupil outcomes at the end of Key Stages 1 and 2
  • More children reading at or abve their chronological age
  • Improved attendance patterns for targeted pupils and improved whole school attendance
  • Fewer pupils are arriving late for school  
  • Improved achievement outcomes at the end of EYFS and Key Stage 1
  • Reduction in recorded incidents of serious behaviour and zero exclusions
  • Increased participation at residential visits and enrichment activities


 We have used our pupil premium to continue to do this, and in addition to this in 2016-2017 we are:

  •  Provide funding to operate additional booster sessions for Y5 and Y6 pupils.
  • Introduce IDL programme to support pupils with additional Litearcy needs.
  • To fund a Social Skills group to target pupil with a range of Social and Emotional needs to ensure they engage more effectively with learning and the school curriculum.
  • To provide additional TA support for targeted pupils with additional learning or behavioural needs.
  • To employ a Speech and Language therapist to provide early intervention and support.
  • To enhance the curriculum by providing subsidy to further enrichment activities and school visits.
  • To provide enrichement and cahllenge activities for our more able pupils within the local AGT cluster.
  • To fund the position of a Pupil Premium Champion to be the advocate for our PP cohort.


 It is a statutory responsibility to share information on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used on the school website and to measure the impact of pupil premium funding.

Pupil Premium Policy 2016

Pupil Premium Strategy and Review 2016-2017 (detailed)