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Lynwood Rd, Huncoat, Accrington , BB5 6LR

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 

Government Funding:

  • Primary pupils: £1,345
  • Secondary pupils: £955
  • Looked-after children: £2,345
  • Children who have ceased to be looked-after: £2,345 
  • Service children: £310


Pupil Premium Statement & Review 2023-24

Pupil Premium Statement & Review 2022-23

Pupil Premium Statement & Review 2021-22 

Pupil Premium Statement 2020-21

Pupil Premium IMPACT 2019-20

Pupil Premium Statement 2019 - 20

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 :

  • Speech and Language in the Early Years is lower than national
  • Pupil Premium children come into the Early Years lower than Age Range Expectations 
  • A percentage of Pupil Premium children come into school lower than their peers and the gaps aren't closing 
  • Issues such as Mental Health/Behaviour/ Esteem/ Social skills that stop a percentage of Pupil Premium children achieving 

Other barriers include:

  • ACE's (adverse childhhod experiences) from within the home environment 
  • low attendance and persistent absentees 
  • high levels of mobility within school

 At Huncoat we are using our Pupil Premium to :

  • To close the gaps between PP children and non PP in reading/ writing and numeracy
  • To offer experiences and opportunities for PP children – in return this has an impact on writing and reading inference
  • To provide PP children who are also GRT with extra support in Reading & Maths to close the gaps
  • To close the gaps between PP and non PP within speech and language in the Early Years
  • To offer PP who struggle with social, emotional, behaviors to learning - opportunities to feel safe/ be listened to through wellbeing sessions/ social skills/ behaviour strategies - so they can learn and access learning to the very best 
  • To support children with behaviours that stop access to learning 
  • To close the gaps within phonics for the Early Years/ Yr1-2 and continue any support into Yr3-4
  • To pay for Pupil Support Officer through attendance to ensure PP have 96%+ attendance
  • To address mental health needs within our children