Pupil Premium

Reporting the use of Pupil Premium for Great Paxton CE Primary School


Pupil premium strategy statement      

School overview



 School name

Great Paxton CE Primary School

Pupils in school


Proportion of disadvantaged pupils


Pupil premium allocation this academic year


Academic year or years covered by statement


Publish date

September 2021

Review date

August 2022

Statement authorised by

Mr Lee Frost

Pupil premium lead

Mr Lee Frost

Governor lead

Mrs Carol Wylde

Disadvantaged pupil progress scores for last academic year

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, there was no published data for 2019-2020. Therefore below is the last set of published data from 2018-2019 based on the 2 disadvantaged pupils in Y6:









Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils



Meeting expected standard at KS2


Achieving high standard at KS2




Teaching priorities for current academic year



Target date

Progress in Reading

Achieve national average progress scores in KS2 Reading (0)

May 2022

Progress in Writing

Achieve national average progress scores in KS2 Writing (0)

May 2022

Progress in Mathematics

Achieve national average progress scores in KS2 Maths (0)

May 2022


Achieve national average expected standard in PSC

May 2022


Improve attendance of disadvantaged pupils so that it is in-line with non-disadvantaged pupils.

May 2022

Remember to focus support on disadvantaged pupils reaching the expected standard in phonics check at end of year 1.

Targeted academic support for current academic year



Priority 1

To raise attainment and accelerate progress of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding from their personal starting point using quality first teaching.

Priority 2

Interventions are implemented and evaluated for impact on progress and attainment using teaching assistant for delivery of interventions and 1:1 support.

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Overcoming impact of lockdowns and gaps in children’s knowledge and retention of learning.

Projected spending


Wider strategies for current academic year



Priority 1

To support eligible pupils with emotional, wellbeing and mental health concerns which can affect their learning at school.

Priority 2

To enable more children to access extra-curricular activities and to boost self-esteem.

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Improving readiness to learn, attendance and learning behaviours.

Projected spending


Monitoring and Implementation



Mitigating action


Ensure enough time is given over to allow for staff professional development

Use of INSET days and staff meetings and additional cover being provided by senior leaders.

Targeted support

Ensure organisation allows for the implementation of intervention and targeted support 

Training of additional staff to deliver programmes and interventions.

Wider strategies

Engaging the families facing most challenges

Work closely with the LA and National initiatives to provide information.

Review: last year’s aims and outcomes



Enrol in the National School Breakfast Programme to provide all disadvantaged children with breakfast parcels until March 2021.

All 15 children were enrolled and received breakfast packs throughout the entire academic year.

Purchase Nessy accounts for children to support reading and spelling and address gaps in phonic knowledge.


Nessy accounts set up for all SEN children across the school.

Participate in and administer the ‘Diminishing the difference maths project’ for Y5/6.

Project continued throughout the pandemic hit year and class teacher and teaching assistant continued to support the targeted children.

Training to be delivered to staff on Cued Spellings – delivered by Specialist Teaching Team.

All teaching staff participated in the training and are in place to implement from September 2021.


  •  We as a staff give reassurance to our children that we are there for them as Jesus was for his flock. We will care and look after them, we will teach them and do not leave anyone behind.

Strong Foundations
&High Expections