Kinoulton Primary School

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Pupil Premium



School overview



School name

Kinoulton Primary School

Number of pupils in school


Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils


Academic year/years that our current pupil premium strategy plan covers

2021-22 and 2022-23

Date this statement was published

Autumn 2021

Date on which it will be reviewed

Autumn 2023

Statement authorised by

Simon Paramore (headteacher)

Pupil premium lead

Simon Paramore

Governor lead

Paul Townsend (chair)

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

Pupil Premium money is additional funding which is allocated to schools to be used to support children who belong to groups which are vulnerable to underachievement. This includes children who are entitled to free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. The purpose of this funding is to accelerate progress, raise attainment and to ensure financial inequality does not adversely affect learning in school.

This sum is paid for any pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). For some schools with a high percentage of FSM, this additional funding sum can be very significant (over 60K).

There is also another stream of funding for adopted/looked after children. This is called Pupil Premium Plus. This funding for 2020/2021 is £2300 per pupil.

At KPS we aim to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.  We also aim to ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups.

We recognise that not all pupils who are eligible for free school meals (currently or at any time in the last 6 years) are socially disadvantaged.  We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are eligible for free school meals.

These principles guide our spending decisions. 

At Kinoulton, we have very few children who are eligible for the Pupil Premium compared to many other schools.  We use the money we receive to ensure high quality teaching (through staff training), to provide intervention for those that need it and to ensure pupil premium children are supported with their learning whenever they need to be.


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

Challenge number

Detail of challenge


Children falling behind in their learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic


An increasing number of children requiring more specialist/specific intervention


Expense of school trips/residentials


Children’s mental wellbeing has been affected by the pandemic

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

Children catch up and keep up with their peers

·         Success in academic tests

·         Evidence from in-class tracking

·         Increased confidence

Children are given regular access to the specialist programmes/provision they need

·         Children accessing provision when needed

·         Staff training has taken place

·         New resources purchased and in use

No children miss out on opportunities due to financial difficulties

·         All children can attend visits – including residential visits

Children’s wellbeing is maintained

·         Children attending clubs

·         Positive feedback

·         Pupil questionnaire


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: £2470


Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

Whole school CPD on

retrieval and pre-teaching

Mastery learning | EEF

Impact +5 months



UPS teacher NPQ

with pre-teaching project

Mastery learning | EEF

Impact +5 months




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

Budgeted cost: £5800


Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

Pre-teach sessions

Mastery learning | EEF

Impact +5 months


1, 2

Lexia 1:1 interventions

Teaching Assistant Interventions | EEF

Impact +4 months

1, 2

In-class TA support

Teaching Assistant Interventions | EEF

Impact +4 months

1, 2


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

Budgeted cost: £800


Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

Subsidising trips and residential visits

Supported by the EEF tiered approach:

Using pupil premium | EEF



Lunchtime and afterschool

wellbeing clubs

Social and emotional learning | EEF

Impact +4 months



Total budgeted cost: £9070

  • Subsidising trips and residential visits for this year = approximately £800
  • Staff training = approximately £470
  • UPS teacher CPD qualification = £1000
  • Booster groups = approximately £1000
  • The remaining balance is used to enhance our current TA provision. Additional hours have been given to a teaching assistant in 2020-21 and additional hours for interventions have continued into 2021-22 = approximately £5800

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.

  • In 2020-21 we had a range of provision in place to support these pupils. This provision included:
  • providing 1:1 or small group work with a teaching assistant
  • additional support for assessments and advice from specialists such as dyslexia specialists, speech therapists, educational psychologists etc.
  • training staff in new intervention strategies (e.g. the Lexia programme, Switch on Reading and Switch on Writing)
  • subsidising school trips and residential visits for pupils who are currently receiving FSM
  • allowing pupils to access a wealth of different extra-curricular/developmental opportunities (this includes clubs and music provision)
  • booster groups in the spring and summer term using additional TA support.

All of our pupil premium eligible children were given small group and 1:1 support in class.  Many of them also accessed the Lexia programme to support with core skills.  The child receiving pupil premium plus had specific 1:1 support at key times of the day.  All the children accessed pre-teaching sessions (which all staff were trained on).