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Pupil Premium Strategy

Schools are awarded additional funding through the Pupil Premium to ensure children from disadvantaged backgrounds do as well as their peers.

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.  These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals (FSM), those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel.  The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.    

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. 

Source: DFE website

At Hornbeam Primary School:


  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. 
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. 


How will we use the Pupil Premium this year?

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022/2023 

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023/2024

 As part of the government strategy to help children catch up on their learning, caused by the pandemic, the school has received extra money to target this area. How this has been used can be found below:

Hornbeam DEALT COVID catch-up premium report.pdf

School Led Tutoring 2023 - 2024

Previous Expenditure results:

As a result of this expenditure children in receipt of Pupil Premium achieved the following outcomes at the end of each Key Stage: Due to the suspension of testing etc due to COVID 19, these are the latest results available. 

Outcomes for disadvantaged children at Hornbeam Primary School July 2022

In Key Stage 2

  •   In Key Stage 2- awaiting published data.

In Key Stage 1

Of the children that were able to be assessed

  • 55% of the disadvantaged group achieved the expected standard in Reading.
  • 27% of the disadvantaged group achieved the expected standard in Writing
  • 55% of the disadvantaged group achieved the expected standard in Maths.
  • 100% reached the expected standard in phonics by the end of Year 2

In the Early Years Foundation Stage

  • 0% of the disadvantaged group reached a Good Level of Development.
  • 14% of the disadvantaged group reached expected outcomes for Literacy
  • 86% of the disadvantaged group reached the expected outcomes in Maths


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