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Linslade Lower School

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

What is pupil premium?

Schools receive a payment, or pupil premium, for each child who is registered for free school meals (FSM) or has been within the last six years and those who have been in continuous care for six months or more. Schools also receive a smaller payment for pupils whose parents are serving in the armed forces and those who are eligible in the early years.



Number of pupils in school

180 (including nursery)

Proportion of disadvantaged pupils


Pupil premium allocation 2020 - 2021


Academic year covered by statement


Pupil premium lead

H Farlam

Link governors

Progress and attainment


There is no assessment data for 2019 to 2020 due to COVID 19


Disadvantaged pupils for the current academic year (2020 -2021)

Year group

Number of children

Percentage of year group
















Total in school


6% of 180 pupils



What are our aims?

  1. For disadvantaged pupils to make at least expected progress in reading, writing, and maths.
  2. For disadvantaged pupils to be able to access the full curriculum and extended curriculum offer.
  3. To supports pupils to overcome barriers such as multiple disadvantages and financial deprivation that can make it difficult to access opportunities offered by the school.


What do we do to achieve them?

  1. The progress and attainment of each pupil are analyzed. Intervention is provided to meet their individual needs. Most often this is additional sessions with a teaching assistant for reading, handwriting, spelling, and maths. Some pupils are supported in a small group in the classroom by a teaching assistant. Disadvantaged children in years 3 and 4 who require it, have additional opportunities to practise their multiplication tables using times table rockstars.
  2. Where necessary some pupils are provided with equipment that enables them to access the full curriculum e.g trips and visits, PE kits, and disadvantaged pupils are also given the opportunity to participate in clubs and activities.


How do we monitor the impact?

Each pupil’s progress is monitored on a termly basis and intervention groups are adjusted accordingly.

Subject monitoring activities always include disadvantaged pupils as part of the group.

Twice yearly the link governors for progress and achievement meet with the Headteacher, at these meetings the provision for disadvantaged pupils is discussed, and outcomes are reviewed. They report back to the full governing body.

Pupil progress and attainment are discussed by the full governing body in September each year.

The school improvement advisor visits three times per year and disadvantaged pupils always feature in her monitoring activities.


How is the funding used?

The funding for disadvantaged pupils contributes towards the salary costs of the teaching assistants. This accounts for the majority of the funding.

A small amount of funding is used to ensure that pupils can access the full curriculum and extended curriculum offer e.g. PE kit, clubs, and activities.


The next review of Pupil Premium will take place in April 2022.