Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and is allocated to schools to help them tackle disadvantage and address inequalities for socially disadvantaged pupils.

At Nailsworth C of E Primary School we recognise that children face many barriers to their learning. Our vision of ' Together we rise, we learn, we love abundantly’ means we value all members of our community, love and and respect them for their unique qualities and prioritise their well-being and learning, ensuring that all pupils have any effectively and efficiently removed so that all children ‘rise’ and make good progress in their learning.

We have high expectations for all pupils in our school, and believe that with great teaching, effective engagement with parents and a personalised approach to meet children’s individual needs, every child can fulfil their individual potential, both academically and socially. In order to do this, we deploy a range of strategies to issue challenge at an appropriate level and provide support to overcome barriers. We provide a rich and varied curriculum, which makes an exceptional contribution to pupils’ outcomes so that children are engaged and achieve well.

Key interventions and approaches are adopted on a whole school level and are not only restricted to pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium. Some specific interventions and school initiatives have been made possible by allocating the Pupil Premium and/or catch-up funding. Our strategies target the individualised needs of our children in receipt of Pupil Premium, with the main aim being that these children do as well as their peers with similar starting points, who not eligible for the Pupil Premium.

School leaders at Nailsworth C of E Primary School are committed to ensuring that all of our disadvantaged pupils, including those who have Special Educational Needs, receive teaching which is at least good in every lesson and that disadvantaged children who have ‘fallen behind’ their peers with similar starting points, receive frequent intervention and daily support.

Funding is allocated within the school budget by financial year. The budget enables us to plan our intervention and support programme year on year, based on the needs of the current cohort of children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding. When making decisions about allocating our Pupil Premium Funding, we have analysed our data thoroughly and have made use of a range of research, such as the Education Endowment Foundation. Expenditure is reviewed, planned and implemented by academic year as shown within this strategy plan.

The DfE expect all schools to publish a strategy for the school’s use of the pupil premium.

For the current academic year, this must include:

  • our school’s pupil premium grant allocation amount
  • a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at our school
  • how we’ll spend the pupil premium to overcome those barriers and the reasons for that approach
  • how we’ll measure the effect of the pupil premium
  • the date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy

For the previous academic year, you must include:

  • how you spent the pupil premium allocation
  • the effect of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils

Pupil premium funding is allocated for each financial year, but the information we publish online refers to the academic year, as we recognise this is how parents understand the school system.

Please find links to our last three years Pupil Premium Strategy and Impact Statements below:

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-2022

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023-2026 (reviewed annually)

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Parents can apply for free school meals online – please follow this link:

If you would like a paper copy of any of this information, please ask at the School Office.

Together we rise, we learn, we love, abundantly.