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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is extra money given to schools by the Government each year.

Q - What is it for?
A - It helps raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils, to close the gap between them and their peers.

Q - How do you know which pupils are disadvantaged?
A – Each child who has registered as eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years is eligible for Pupil Premium.
Apply for Free School Meals on the Leicestershire County council website.

Q – How much do they get?
A – The pupils don’t get the money but the school receives an additional £1,345 extra funding for each primary aged child.

Q – Do any other children get Pupil Premium money?
A – Schools also receive £2,345 for each pupil who:

  • Has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • Has been adopted from care
  • Has left care under a special guardianship order.

For Service children or those in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence the school receives £310 per pupil.

Q - How many pupil premium children are there at Hall Orchard?
A – This year there are 69 Pupil Premium children.

Q - How much extra does that add to the school budget?
A – That adds £95,460  for 2020-2021.

Q - How do we know the money is being well spent?
A – The Headteacher and Governors work hard to check that Pupil Premium money is spent effectively. Pupil Premium spending at Hall Orchard is carefully tracked through regular pupil progress meetings and the impact of interventions are evaluated.  Following an evaluation of the impact of the spending of the pupil premium money, decisions are made as to the most effective ways of spending future Pupil Premium money to maximise pupils’ progress.

(Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed annually in September)

Pupil Premium 2020-2021

For the year 2020-2021 Hall Orchard CE Primary has received £95,460 of Pupil Premium money.

This is a summary of how the funding will be spent:


LEXIA- Independent differentiated reading programme. £3,300
PiXL Primary £2,400
PIXL small group tuition to narrow the gap in reading, writing and mathematics. £29,051
Small group tuition for reading and phonics led by Learning Support Assistant. £21,790
Small group tuition for maths led by Learning Support Assistant. £17,344
The services of an Education Welfare Officer to manage attendance and punctuality £1,000
Forest School activities to develop resilience and self-esteem. £7,000
Social Communication Groups. £4,795
Lunch time 1-1 and small group support. £2,280
Pupil Premium Package Subsidy £6,810
Pupil Premium allocation £95,770
Total Expenditure £95,770