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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium & Recovery Premium 

Our Pupil Premium Funding


What is it?

The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding schools receive for two separate policies:

  • raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential

  • supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces



  • £1,345 for each eligible primary aged pupil

  • £2,345 for each Looked After Child

  • £2,345 for each Post Looked After Child

  • £310 for each Service Child


This year, schools will receive additional ‘Recovery Premium Funding’ to implement a ‘catch up strategy’ to address the impact of the interruptions to education because of COVID-19.  


Leighton’s 2021-22 Catch-Up Strategy can be found here


Who is eligible?

Leighton Primary School receives a Pupil Premium Grant for each child who is entitled to receive Free School Meals or who has been entitled to over the last six years, any ‘Looked After Children’ and any children who have ceased to be looked after by the local authority because of adoption, a special guardianship or child arrangements order (Post-Looked After Children).


You can apply following the below link to get an instant answer whether your child is eligible:


What is this funding used for?

We aim for every single one of our pupil premium funded children to reach at least national expectations in all areas.

We also want the attendance of our pupil premium funded children to exceed the attendance of all non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.

We have targeted our additional pupil premium funding on:

  • Ensuring we provide first rate quality teaching

  • Targeted intervention where necessary

  • Pastoral care and well-being

  • Enriching experiences

  • Parental engagement


We have a school wide commitment to raise achievement for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium and know these pupils must make faster progress than non-eligible pupils. All staff work together with determination to achieve this.

  • We never confuse eligible pupils with low ability and strive to instil 'ambition for all' in this group of pupils and support them to achieve the highest levels.

  • We create an overall package of support aimed to tackle the range of barriers including; attendance, behaviour, external factors, professional development focussing on improving outcomes for eligible pupils, improving the quality of teaching and learning, language acquisition, parental engagement, opportunities for first hand experiences and development of literacy and numeracy skills.

  • We use assessment systems to track and enable thorough analysis of data, reviewing the work in books to identify pupils who are underachieving and why.

  • Leaders direct resources and interventions to accelerate progress of eligible pupils and close the attainment gap compared to their peers.

  • We use data to carefully track the impact of targeted spending (interventions, projects or pedagogy) on attainment and progress of eligible pupils.

  • The Headteacher, Pupil Premium Champion and subject leaders have a clear overview of how funding is allocated and the difference it is making to the outcomes of pupils termly.

  • Leaders ensure class teachers, phase leaders and subject leaders know which pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium so they can take responsibility for accelerating progress and accountability is shared across the school.

  • The Governing Body is ambitious for pupils and closely monitors the school’s effectiveness in closing the gap between different groups of pupils.