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Larkfields Infant School

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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.


The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who are registered for Free School Meals (FSM) or have been registered for FSM within the last 6 years, and children that have been Looked After by the Local Authority for more than six months.


Why was it introduced?


The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools are free to allocate the money to the initiatives they feel will best ensure their pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.


For 2018-19 the school received £18,480 in Pupil Premium funding. Below is a breakdown of where these monies were spent for the benefit of children in receipt of PPG. The parents of pupils who receive Pupil Premium funding are notified of the initiatives we spend the money on to support their child. Feedback from parents is welcomed and encouraged. 


This financial year we have been allocated £23,760 Pupil Premium funding which is received in quarterly tranches which is being utilised in a similar way.


Spending Allocation of Pupil Premium Grant 2018/19


Provision Cost No of Sessions per Week Number of pupils Intended Impact
To enable participation in after school clubs

Educational visits and Year 2 residential visit



  All PP pupils

4 Year 2 pupils

To promote improved self-confidence and self-esteem, and to improve social and emotional behaviour.
Literacy Volunteer £350 1 session per child for 1 term 4 per term To improve reading attainment
1:1 support (allocated member of staff) £2640   All PP pupils Toward support staff salaries

TA intervention –

1:1 English & Maths

£5460 10 sessions per child All PP pupils Improved reading & maths attainment
TA intervention – writing  £1260 1 session per child for 1/2 term All PP pupils Improved writing attainment
TA intervention- maths  £672 1 session per child for 1/2 term All PP pupils Improved maths attainment
Switch-on reading £504 4 x 20 mins for 12 weeks All PP pupils Improved reading attainment
Target Readers £2772 5 x 10 min sessions  All PP pupils Improved reading attainment
ELSA (emotional literacy support) training and nurture group time £273 1 session per week  To benefit all PP pupils To provide emotional support in order to improve self-confidence and self-esteem
Precision Teaching £420 5 x 5 min sessions All PP pupils  
Think Children £370 1 session per child 2 pupils To improve social and emotional well-being
Nurture Group £546 1 x 1 hr session    
Yoga £1260 1 x 1 hr session for 6 weeks All PP pupils  


Additionally, the Primary Sports Development funding has been targeted at pupils who are in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding. This is to ensure that our most disadvantaged children are able to access out of school activities to broaden and deepen their overall development.



Pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding have their attainment monitored every half-term to ensure they are making sufficient progress and that the interventions delivered by teaching assistants are resulting in accelerated progress. The school’s Pupil Premium strategy review takes place at the end of each academic year when the impact of the initiatives is measured by reviewing pupil progress.


Last year, the funding was spent on similar initiatives to those we have chosen this year other than training one of members of staff to support pupils with their emotional development. While our pupils have made good progress, we believe that giving them emotional stability and support will accelerate this rate of progress. 


All infant children now receive Universal Infant Free School Meals but if you think your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium Funding because of your family’s level of income, please contact the school office, (in confidence), to discuss registering and follow the instruction below. The Pupil Premium funding will then be used to support your child in achieving their full potential.


You can register for Pupil Premium Funding by following the instructions:-


Log onto the Nottinghamshire County Council website –
In the search box type ‘Free School Meals’
Click on ‘Free School Meals and Milk’
Scroll down the page and click on ‘register and apply online’. This will take you to the citizens portal.


Register and follow the instructions to apply for free school meals and milk.


If you do not have access to the internet or if you have any problems please call into the office and speak to Mrs Allen or Mrs Maltby.

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