Westgate, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0BB



Elland C of E Junior, Infant & Nursery School (VA)

Pupil Premium

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 peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Find out more about Pupil Premium at The Department for Education.

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What do we do at Elland CE School?

You can find out how we are spending our Pupil Premium Allocation on this page or download the Pupil Premium Planned Spending for 2018-19. The next Pupil Premium strategy review will take place in April 2019.

You can also download reports from previous years.


Schools are now accountable for the ways in which they choose to spend their Pupil Premium funding. At Elland CE, we aim to measure the impact of all our spending on each child, and evaluate the effectiveness termly.

In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive £1,320 for pupils in Reception to Year 6 who are registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil identified in the Spring school census as having left local-authority care because of one of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £2,300 rate.

Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £2,300 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils is managed by the Virtual School Head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child.


The primary aim is to ‘Diminish the Difference’ in terms of attainment, achievement and opportunity.


  • To ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
  • To ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • To measure the impact of all provision put in place, and evaluate this provision termly


Provision will be made through:

  • Facilitating pupils’ access to a broad and balanced education
  • Facilitating pupils’ access to the curriculum
  • Providing alternative/additional support and intervention
  • The use of external provision (under exceptional circumstances)

The range of provision considered by the School includes:

  • 1-1 support from an experienced teacher or Learning Mentor focused on overcoming barriers to learning
  • Small group work with an experienced teacher focused on overcoming gaps in learning
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs/external agencies
  • Specialist equipment to help pupils with their studies
  • Alternative/additional incentives and rewards
  • Opportunities for outside learning
  • Opportunities to have breakfast and milk daily

Pupil premium is aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Pupil premium resources are also used to target high achieving children to reach Level 6 in English and Maths by the end of Year 6.



Updates will be provided on a regular basis regarding the progress made towards narrowing the gap between Pupil Premium and National expectations, by year group, for socially disadvantaged pupils and the activities undertaken which are funded by the pupil premium.

Pupil Premium 2018-19


  • To diminish the difference of attainment between the Pupil Premium and Non-Pupil Premium pupils by addressing inequalities, barriers and raising the attainment of those students entitled to pupil premium funding.
  • To raise the self-esteem and aspirations of students entitled to Pupil Premium through pastoral support and extra-curricular activities.
  • To support the parents and families of Pupil Premium pupils with a Family Liaison Officer whose role is to provide practical and emotional support in order to aid their child's education and welfare.
  • To measure the impact of additional provision provided and to evaluate this provision in order to use the funding effectively.


Targeted additional support strategies resulting in every student, however financially disadvantaged being able to:

  • Improve their levels of attainment and progress
  • Ensure intervention is rapidly targeted to increase progress
  • Close attainment gaps
  • Accelerate progress
  • Have full access to our curriculum
  • Have full access to pastoral support
  • Access extra-curricular provision

In 2018-19 pupil premium will be utilised to support the following:

  • Pupil Premium Review – to create an action plan that ensures that appropriate support is provided to enable all Pupil Premium pupils to make good progress.
  • Intervention Strategies – An additional teacher employed on a 0.6 contract to offer targeted intervention in English and Maths in order to accelerate progress of pupils eligible to Pupil Premium funding.
  • A HLTA - to reduce group sizes in Years 5 & 6 in order for pupils to achieve better progress.
  • Maths Whizz resources to support the progress in maths across school
  • 0.5 teaching assistant - to create an engaging environment and promote a love of reading using interventions.
  • Learning Mentor – Targeted support to selected pupils on the disadvantaged register. To meet with the pupils and families, and carry out intervention with the child based on their social and emotional needs
  • Family Liaison Officer – To provide direct and emotional support to parents in order to further support children’s learning at home and at school.
  • Pastoral Play Development Leader – Work to extend sports provision in order to encourage greater participation in active sports and learning.
  • EWO – Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding are supported and targeted to improve attendance and support them to access the full curriculum.
  • Extra-Curricular Activities – pupils to be supported so that they can access residential and other trips in order to broaden their learning experiences outside of the classroom
  • Funded Breakfast Club to continue to offer healthy breakfast options and encourage improved levels of attendance, punctuality and a readiness for learning.
  • The offer of milk daily to all pupil premium pupils
  • Reading Resources - Class sets of reading books to support Power of Reading. First News and Phoenix magazines for the library.
  • Purchase laptops - to promote a variety of learning experiences.
  • Speechlink - to track speech development and provide targeted support.
  • SATs Revision - to provide intensive support and targeted provision.
  • Mini-bus insurance to allow Pupil Premium Pupils to access further learning opportunities offsite