Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to support pupils who are entitled to receive free school meals or have been entitled to free school meals in the last 6 years.  Schools also receive pupil premium funding for children who are in care, have been adopted from care or who have a parent in the armed services. The funding is to be used to remove barriers to learning and improve academic attainment.

At Crookhill Primary School, this money is used largely for extra staffing to deliver intervention programmes or support in class. Funding is also used for staff training and resources.  All children who are entitled to pupil premium funding receive an appropriate level of support according to their ability or specific need. 

The Inclusion Manager works with staff to plan, implement and monitor intervention programmes and support across school. In addition to teaching assistants, experienced teachers work with small booster groups for phonics, reading and basic English and Maths skills.

Pupil Premium 2020-2021

Allocation = £91 665

Pupil Premium  2019 – 2020

Allocation = £96 755


Pupil Premium School Improvement Plan


 Maintain/improve progress and outcomes

Key Issues:

  • Attainment compared to other pupils
  • % of pupils attaining above age related expectations at every key stage
  • Increasing the rate of progress for some pupil premium children
  • Fluency – reading, basic skills in maths and writing
  • Poor language and speech on entry
  • Improve communication, language and vocabulary
  • Supporting mental and physical wellbeing


  • High quality teaching, learning and assessment  - staffing levels, basic-advancing-deep teaching and learning, staff training on key focus areas e.g. reading, spelling, fluency,
  • Small group focus on ability groups
  • Staffing – focused intervention programmes e.g. Catch Up, BRP, boosters for less/more able pupils, Funky Phonics, Rapid reading, Talk Boost
  • Other support programmes – LEXIA, Accelerated Reader, Mathletics, Reading plus
  • Subsidising trips/visits
  • Engaging parents – class assemblies focusing on learning, open afternoons, Marvellous Me/2simple communication with parents


  • Better Reading Partnership
  • 1stclass@number
  • Booster phonics
  • Lexia reading programme
  • Reading between the lines
  • Digismart
  • Higher level Maths and English
  • Mathletics
  • Breakfast booster for KS1
  • After school reading club
  • Catch Up Numeracy
  • Before school club for Y6
  • Cracking Comprehension
  • Intervention boxes in Reception
  • Early Literacy Support
  • Reading Plus
  • Small group booster writing, reading and maths


 See PUPIL PREMIUM REPORT 2020-2021 for current priorities, intended outcomes and a breakdown of outcomes for 2019-2020.