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Pupil Premium Grant Statement 2020-2021

Pupil Premium: the policy context

“National evidence shows that economically disadvantaged pupils perform less well on average than non-disadvantaged pupils, at all levels of school education; furthermore, economically disadvantaged pupils are also associated with slower progress compared to their peers with the same level of attainment. The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is additional funding for schools to use to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap with their peers.”

Number of Pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG


Service children


Looked After/Adopted Children (LAC)


Total amount of PPG to receive


Carry over from previous year


Total funding



Summary of planned spending 2020-2021

Objectives in spending PPG

To continue to provide personalised learning programme tailored to each individual student’s needs, including support that pupils may not otherwise receive at home.

To continue to provide opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds targeting a range of barriers to pupils learning, including attendance, behaviour, family circumstances and resources.

To continue to provide a more bespoke service to families and build positive relationships with them and our students in order to have clarity of communication and co-operation between school and home.

To continue to support extended services such as After School Clubs and the Summer Scheme.

To continue to utilise the online software for recording behaviours (Sleuth) to promote change and develop positive outcomes for students

To provide access to home learning equipment such as laptops, IPads and tablets to families in need.

To provide access to additional therapies for identified students such as Music Therapy, Art Therapy and Reflexology once Covid allows

CPoms-To continue to utilise CPoms to ensure the safeguarding of pupils.

To build on outdoor learning opportunities in school.


Summary of areas of spending

Learning pledges

1.  Personalising individual pupil support in order to inspire and encourage our students to make good or better progress at home and at school and provide resources to support children learning at home.

2.  We have a highly skilled staff team at Portesbery, we will continue our staff training and develop a wide range of parent workshops.

3.  To support and resource the newly launched curriculum and ensure access for all pupils.

4.  To enable identified student’s access to additional therapies, such as Music Therapy, Art Therapy and Reflexology.  

Social and Economic Pledges

1.  Students to be able to attend extra-curricular activities such as After School Club and the Summer Scheme once Covid allows.

2.  To be able to attend all day trips and class activities.

3.  To provide school uniform for students that need it to help develop a shared identity with their peers.

4.  To enrich outdoor play opportunities for all to encourage and develop cooperative play skills.

5.  Provide Family Support Worker and together to provide additional pastoral and learning support at home.


Full details of our allocation and use of this funding for 2019-20 is available here.