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Yealmpstone Farm Primary School

'The doorway to learning for the whole community.'

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil premium?


Pupil Premium is a Government initiative, which provides additional funding aimed at children from deprived backgrounds. Research clearly shows established links between deprivation and educational underachievement, with the grant enabling schools to support these children in overcoming any barriers they may have in successfully engaging with their education. The Pupil Premium is provided in order to support these children to reach their full potential by accelerating their progress and providing them with experiences which may not normally be available to them. 


We have used our pupil premium money to enable children to make accelerated progress in the core subjects. The funding is shared between the following areas:


  • Ensuring we employ the very best teachers and teaching assistants for our pupils;
  • PSA support;
  • 1-2-1 provision;
  • Multi-agency support;
  • Access to a learning mentor;
  • Access to intervention through Read, Write, Inc;
  • Reading software: The Bug Club and My Maths;
  • Training for staff around guided reading;
  • Staff training: Lesson Study;
  • Staff training: Literacy through Talk for Writing: Pie Corbett;
  • Gifted and talented workshops;
  • Book awards;
  • Junior Ten Tors training


Please read the document below for a more detailed breakdown and impact of last year's work.