Pupil Premium

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Pupil premium strategy statement

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.

It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.

School overview



School name

Barford Primary

Number of pupils in school


Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils


Academic year/years that our current pupil premium strategy plan covers (3 year plans are recommended)


Date this statement was published

September 2021

Date on which it will be reviewed

May 2022

Statement authorised by

Mrs M J Burns

Pupil premium lead

Mrs M J Burns

Governor / Trustee lead

Mr Craig Pym

Funding overview



Pupil premium funding allocation this academic year


Recovery premium funding allocation this academic year


Pupil premium funding carried forward from previous years (enter £0 if not applicable)


Total budget for this academic year


Part A: Pupil premium strategy plan

Statement of intent


This details the key challenges to achievement that we have identified among our disadvantaged pupils.

Challenge number

Detail of challenge


A percentage of children lack tools to support their own learning and therefore over-rely on adults’ help


Some children struggle with their behaviour and emotions which hinders learning


In a few cases lack of support from home

Intended outcomes

This explains the outcomes we are aiming for by the end of our current strategy plan, and how we will measure whether they have been achieved.

Intended outcome

Success criteria

Improvement in 2021/22 phonics screening results

Year 1 phonics screening in line with the national average

Ensure that high quality interventions are implemented

These are effectively monitored for impact and outcomes measured

Nurture groups to address in-class issues and promote positive learning culture.

Improved well-being of pupils

Put a robust strategy in place to target persistent late and absent children, working with families and external agencies where appropriate

Attendance percentage raised



Activity in this academic year

This details how we intend to spend our pupil premium (and recovery premium funding) this academic year to address the challenges listed above.

Teaching (for example, CPD, recruitment and retention)

Budgeted cost: £6,400



Challenge number(s) addressed

Training for TAs to further their skills to support pupils in the classroom

Effective deployment of support staff

TAs will be conversant with the latest strategy and thinking to fully support pupils


CPD/peer support meetings for staff focussed on teaching and learning

To achieve Quality First teaching in all class bases


Provide TA training in delivering Phonics interventions

English Lead to work closely with teachers to support them in planning and preparing their phonics intervention so that it is specifically tailored to the pupils’ needs


Targeted academic support (for example, tutoring, one-to-one support structured interventions)

Budgeted cost: £27,000



Challenge number addressed

Intervention groups for targeted pupils in small groups

To exceed Government floor targets and narrow the attainment gap compared to national figures

Hold regular timetabled pupil progress meetings


1.1 for target pupils in year 2, 3 and 5 delivered by experienced practitioner

To support and build self esteem and confidence in pupils.

To implement interventions that target children’s vocabulary, expressive and receptive language to increase oracy and reading skills.


Strengthen the reading culture within school. Children moving from KS1 to KS2 with higher capabilities for comprehension

Children motivated to read at home and at school

Library resources used creatively to support reading

More children working at greater depth for reading

1 and 3





Wider strategies (for example, related to attendance, behaviour, wellbeing)

Budgeted cost: £9,450



Challenge number(s) addressed

Nurture groups for targeted children

To encourage a more positive attitude to learning behaviour


Purchase of resources to support wellbeing

Mindfulness sessions for class groups

To encourage a positive mindset towards learning and reduce anxiety levels


Support for families to fund/subsidise extra-curricular activities, eg school trips, residential visits


To ensure PP pupils have the same opportunities as non-PP pupils


TA to monitor and support PP attendance

Improving attendance for disadvantaged pupils (and others) so that achievement is at or better than national.

96% or above attendance

Persistent absence below national average



Total budgeted cost: £15,450

Part B: Review of outcomes in the previous academic year

Pupil premium strategy outcomes

This details the impact that our pupil premium activity had on pupils in the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

Due to COVID-19, performance measures have not been published 2020 to 2021, and 2020 to 2021 results will not have been used to hold schools to account. Despite this, we have been monitoring the progress of PP children through analysis of interventions, book scrutiny and teacher assessment records.

PP children were given access to a range of interventions, both academic and social/emotional. Staff running these interventions reported progress with the children involved seen through greater confidence, ability to verbalise their feelings and improvements in recall of key facts and procedures during phonics and maths interventions.

Pupil voice is also considered with children asked after every session whether they feel the session has helped them and what further support they would like.

Book scrutiny and lesson observations show that PP children are generally engaged in work, have good resilience and positive attitudes. This shows in the quality of work they produce. When children have difficulties with these areas, TAs are used to provide further support within class. PP children receive funding to attend school trips but only a handful of these happened between 2020-2021. There was a whole school trip to Colchester Zoo which was funded for PP children.

Externally provided programmes

Please include the names of any non-DfE programmes that you purchased in the previous academic year. This will help the Department for Education identify which ones are popular in England




Further information

The core approach of our Pupil Premium strategy is to deliver quality first teaching in the classroom. Coupled with a curriculum designed around the needs of our pupils. We want all children to feel happy and safe and share a love of learning.

The overall aim of our Pupil Premium strategy is to:

·       Ensure full access to the curriculum for all our children, effectively identifying and meeting their individual needs

·       Continue to prioritise our supportive ethos which promotes inclusion

·       Build leaders at all levels who positively impact on education, health and social outcomes

I like school because everyone knows you and you know everyone. The teachers are really nice and even if you have a particular friend, you can always get another one because everyone is so friendly.
Safia Year 5 pupil
I like reading books at school. We have lots of books at Barford.
RohanYear 2 pupil
I like playing with everyone and learning lots.
MarnieYear 2 pupil
I have been here for a while now and I like being in a small school because I know everyone. The surroundings are nice, it isn’t too crowded. My favourite thing is being able to learn new things, even if they are hard.
MollyYear 6 pupil
I’ve been here since Reception, in Year 2 I moved house, but I did not want to move schools because Barford is so homely, I have so many friends.
Emily Year 6 pupil
I really like this school because the classes are mixed, it means you get to work with a range of ages and all the teachers really know you.
Francesca Year 6 pupil
I like Maths because we work out problems together. I like seeing my friends too.
EllaYear 3 pupil
The teachers are totally brilliant. They make it so fun. My favourite thing at school is Maths.
JoesephYear 4 pupil

Partnership Schools

Barford Primary School
Chapel Street, Barford, Norwich, NR9 4AB


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