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Robin Hood Infants School

Pupil Premium Funding 2019/20



The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who are looked after. In 2013-14 this also included pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. For example, it can be used for targeted support in classes or to fund additional places in after school or lunch time clubs. We are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012, we have been required to publish online information about how we have used the Pupil Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium and the extra support that they receive.


At Robin Hood Infants School, our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school we have a good track record of ensuring that pupils make good or better progress, but historically levels of attainment are lower for FSM (eligible for free school meals) – this is a national trend.

Through targeted interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. Many children start school with low attainment on entry and our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations (or better) at the end of KS1.


With the introduction of Universal Free School Meals in September 2014, there has been a reduction in the number of parents registering for their child to receive pupil premium funding. We have attempted to increase take up in the following ways:-

  • Explaining the funding and encouraging registration at parent information evenings in each year group.
  • Informing parents and encouraging registration on newsletters and blanket mailings.
  • Offering free uniform for children if parents register
  • Speaking to parents during Nursery and Reception home visits and encouraging them to fill out the form to check if they are eligible.
  • Targeting individual parents to encourage registration


In 2019 / 2020, we intend to send forms with school registration documents and will inform parents of the funding at new parents evenings and on Reception and Nursery home visits.


Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received 2019/20 RHI

Total number of Pupils on Role


Number of Pupils Eligible


Percentage of Pupils Eligible


Amount Received Estimated



Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received 2019/20 TWN

Total number of Pupils on Role


Number of Pupils Eligible


Percentage of Pupils Eligible


Amount Received Estimated



Spending the pupil Premium Funding in Robin Hood Infants School

(See Pupil Premium Policy)

  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. Our aim is to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged. Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis. However, we anticipate that the majority of pupils benefitting will be FSM. 


This year we have £30,360 in RHI and we are spending the funding in the following ways:-

Pupil Premium Spending 2019/20

Academic Support and Resources

To fund additional teachers and support staff to support raising pupils attainment through intervention groups and individual support in Mathematics and English including:-

  • Additional English and Mathematics support – Inclusion Assistant
  • Dedicated Teacher for Pupil Premium Support - Writing Projects, reading and Maths Groups
  • 1:1 additional daily reading support
  • Handwriting support/fine motor skills
  • Additional phonics groups
  • Speech and Language support
  • EAL Support
  • Targeted work and intervention for mastery
  • Booster group support
  • Additional comprehension support



Enrichment and Enjoyment

Subsidised trips and targeted enrichment trips and activities to engage pupils in learning including:-

  • Subsidised Trips
  • Subsidised After school clubs



CPD and Pupil premium Leadership

Funding staff training for Pupil Premium support including:-

  • Inclusion Team
  • Progress Meetings
  • Attendance improvement meetings
  • Staff training

Social, Emotional and Behavioural Skills and Support

To fund small group and 1:1 work including:-

  • SEAL small group work
  • ELSA support
  • Nurture groups
  • 1:1 support for individual children
  • Behaviour support
  • Lego therapy



Support for Families and the Community

To fund before / after school and lunchtime clubs to support engagement and raising attainment


  • Homework club
  • Parent workshops
  • Lego Club
  • Workshops with Sutton College for parents



Additional spending

  • School uniforms
  • PE Kits
  • Stationary and books for children to complete homework, projects and additional work they may want to practise
  • Breakfast club places



In the first half term of each academic year, teachers assess children in their classes in reading, writing and mathematics in KS1 and against the Early Years Foundation stage profile in Reception classes. At target setting meetings, targets are set for all pupils. Pupils attracting pupil premium funding are highlighted and targets are set in comparison to all pupils and also to ensure progress against starting points for individual pupils.

Progress in academic subjects is measured each term through assessments and pupil progress meetings.


Pupil Premium Spending

Decisions on spending the funding are made through:-

  • Analysis of assessments
  • Pupil progress meetings
  • Discussions at SMT and staff meetings
  • Governors curriculum committee
  • Sharing good practice with other schools
  • CPD
  • Research on other schools e.g. Pakeman Primary School



  • The Headteacher regularly reports to the Governors’ curriculum committee report on:


    • the progress made towards narrowing the gap by socially disadvantaged  pupils
    • an outline of the provision made since the last meeting


  • In the Autumn term the headteacher reports to the whole governing body to show how the Pupil Premium Grant was spent.


  • In the Autumn term the headteacher reports to parents to show how the Pupil Premium Grant was spent.

This information is put on the school website.


New Funding for Nursery Classes

In May 2015, all providers delivering funded early education places will be eligible to receive Early Years Pupil Premium. This will result in Thomas Wall Nursery School receiving funding for each eligible child. This year there are 11 children that are eligible for the Pupil Premium and we will receive £3300 in funding. We plan to spend the funding in these ways:

Academic Support and Resources

  • Additional resources to support learning if needed (Dragonflies)
  • Chatty Time sessions (Speech and Language)
  • EAL Groups
  • Fine motor skills groups
  • Speech and Language group

Social, Emotional and Behavioural Skills and Support


To fund small group and 1:1 work including:-

  • Nurture Groups
  • Friendship Groups
  • Behaviour support


Enrichment and Enjoyment


Subsidised trips and targeted enrichment trips and activities to engage pupils in learning including:-

  • Subsidised trip

Additional spending

  • School jumpers
  • Places in honeybees and breakfast club
  • Music therapy (Dragonflies)


Pupil Premium Policy