Pupil Premium Funding

What is the Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium funding is additional funding allocated to all schools to support disadvantaged pupils. Hunwick Primary School receives pupil premium for: children that are cared for or adopted from care; children whose parents are in the armed forces; and for every pupil who has received free school meals over the past 6 years.

How can I find out if my child is entitled to the Pupil Premium funding?

The process for applying is straightforward and confidential. You can speak to a member of the office staff by calling 01388 602150 (9am-4pm), who will be able to assist you through this process. All enquires will be treated in confidence.

Children in Reception and KS1 are automatically entitled to a free school lunch; however, registering your child for free meals will help them to receive additional support, as well as raising additional funds for the school.

Summary of barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school.

The majority of pupil premium children come into school below national expectations in most areas of the curriculum especially in the areas of listening and attention, understanding, reading, writing and numbers. This low base line leads to the importance of additional support throughout the school to narrow the gap. Many of our pupil premium children also lack confidence and resilience. Poor attendance can also be a barrier for some pupils; good attendance is key to effective learning and good progress.

How is the funding used?

For the academic year 2019-20 we received £34,440. Hunwick Primary School seeks to ensure the effectiveness of Pupil Premium expenditure. We look for individual ways to support each child to achieve their very best.  We do this by offering our children a wide range of opportunities and ensuring that these are accessible for everyone. We work with our families and colleagues to make sure everyone has high aspirations for all pupils. We ensure pupil premium children are well represented and have a voice on our school council.

We measure the impact of pupil premium by closely monitoring our intervention programmes through learning walks, pupil progress meetings, data and work scrutiny.

The impact of this will be reviewed termly and the final impact assessed during Summer term 2020.

What support do we offer?

Enriching the Curriculum

  • Whole school themed days
  • Subsidised class trips where requested
  • Workshop and Theatre performances
  • Free places given to after school enrichment clubs
  • Introduction of Accelerated Reader to promote resilience and understanding in reading
  • Use of MyMaths to promote independent learning at home

Targeted Support

  • Tailoring each intervention to suit each child
  • Small group support
  • Booster groups
  • 1:1 tuition for able and underperforming pupils
  • Speech and Language support
  • Occupational Therapy programmes
  • Use of high quality IT hardware and software

Well-being Support

  • Parent Support Advisor
  • Connecting With Children: Listening Matters programme

Staff Training

  • Regular training relating to support programmes across the school

Parental Engagement

  • A variety of workshops and meetings including those with a curriculum focus, support plan meetings and additional one to one support meetings take place on a termly basis.


Click here for the Pupil Premium strategy statement for 2020-21 showing how the money has been spent and the impact.


Previous Years

Pupil Premium strategy statement for 2019-20

Pupil Premium statement for 2018-19.

Pupil Premium statement for 2017-18.