Holme Junior & Infant School

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

This is based on research showing that low-income income families perform less well at school than their peers. Often, children who are entitled to pupil premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, less family support, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.

Schools can choose how to spend their pupil premium money, as they are best placed to identify what would be of most benefit to the children who are eligible.

Common ways in which schools spend their pupil premium fund include:

· Extra one-to-one or small-group support for children within the classroom.

· Employing extra teaching assistants to work with classes.

· Running catch-up sessions before or after school, for example for children who need extra help with maths or literacy.

· Running a school breakfast club to improve attendance.

· Providing extra tuition for able children who receive the pupil premium, for example in preparation for NC tests.

· Providing music lessons for children whose families would be unable to pay for them.

· Funding educational trips and visits.

· Paying for additional help such as speech and language therapy or family therapy.

· Funding English classes for children who speak another language at home.

· Investing in resources that boost children’s learning, such as laptops or tablets.

Often, all of the children in a class will reap some benefit from how the school spends its pupil premium: for example, if the money is used to fund an additional teaching assistant who works across the whole class, rather than providing one-to-one support. But research shows that the fund does help to narrow gaps between disadvantaged children and their peers, particularly in English and maths.

Pupil Premium at our school 2023/24

During this current academic year the school has no children eligible for pupil premium funding. 

Pupil Premium at our school 2022/23

During this academic year the school had no children eligible for pupil premium funding. 

Pupil Premium at our school 2021/22

During this academic year the school had no children eligible for pupil premium funding. 

Pupil Premium at our school 2020/21

During this academic year the school had no children eligible for pupil premium funding. 

Pupil Premium at our school 2019/20


Pupil Premium (PP) money is given to schools to support children and families with lower incomes. It is calculated on the number of children who are registered as eligible for Free School Meals or have been in the last six years.

In the financial year for 2019/20 Holme J and I School has been allocated £3960. This equates to £1,320 per eligible pupil.  Schools have the freedom to choose how to spend this money for the best benefit of the children. Outlined in this statement are the desired outcomes the school are wishing to achieve.

Funding is planned  for 8.6% of pupils

The above allocation needs to be reported on an academic year basis. As such, the amount reported on for the academic year will be made up as follows;

PP= £3960 (3 pupils at £1230) 7/12=-Sept 2019 – March 2020

PP=1345 (1 pupil at 1345)  April 2020-August 2020

(This report measures the impact and expenditure for 1 pupil from April 2020-August 2020 and accounts for the whole expenditure of £1345 as advised and authorised by Kirklees finance department)

TOTAL PP funds being reported on = £3,655 (£2310 + £1345)

NB: From September 2020 the school currently has no PP children on the school roll.

Barriers to future attainment:

  1. A lower percentage of PP children achieving age related expectations.
  2. The rate of PP children making progress in line with their peers.
  3. Opportunities to attend additional learning experiences which they might not otherwise access.

Attendance rates for pupils eligible for PP is lower than the school average.

Desired Outcomes

  1. Pupils eligible for PP in school will make rapid progress by the end of the year so that an increased number of pupils eligible for PP meet age related expectations.
  2. Pupils eligible for PP will make as much progress as ‘other’ pupils in reading, maths and writing. Measured by teacher assessments and moderation practices.
  3. Increased life experiences of children eligible for PP
  4. Attendance of PP children is in line with the school average.

Pupil Premium at our school 2018/19

Our school received £3210 of pupil premium for the year 18/19.

The funding was used as follows:

  • £2200 additional classroom support hours, to provide additional time for targeted support for individuals/small groups 
  • £850 contribution towards the cost of additional numeracy intervention classes.
  • £660 towards the cost of additional teaching, learning and assessment resources.
  • £250 towards the cost of after school clubs.

The outcomes for children in KS 2 in 2018/19 show that pupil premium children have made good progress in writing, reading, maths and SPAG. Targeted support from ETA’s has enabled pupils to continue to make academic progress alongside their peers.  Additional maths support has helped pupils to develop a better understanding of mathematical concepts due to intervention or catch up sessions.  Pupil premium children have had enhanced access to extra-curricular activities such as school trips and a full programme of after school clubs including crochet club and a range of sports clubs.