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Pupil Premium

Purpose of the Pupil Premium Grant

The Pupil Premium grant is funding to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged 5-16 year-olds in state-funded schools in England. In the financial year 2023-24, Pupil Premium spending will increase to almost £2.9 billion, with an additional £1 billion of recovery premium funding across academic years 2022/23 and 2023/2024. In England the primary and secondary school attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has grown between 2019 and 2022, having narrowed between 2011 and 2019. In the context of the widening attainment gap, it is more important than ever that schools use the wealth of evidence of ‘what works’, evaluated by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), to drive maximum impact from the pupil premium. Based on latest data about the impact of the pandemic on reading and maths - which are the cornerstones of a broad, academic, knowledge-rich curriculum - spending will include a particular focus on these areas.


The Pupil Premium funding that is received by the school annually is used in a variety of ways in order to improve attainment and to help overcome any barriers to learning. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the children. The Pupil Premium is allocated for children who are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM);  'Children Looked After' or have parents in the Armed Services.


At Healey School, we use the Pupil Premium in different ways to support pupils' individual needs and to help them to achieve their full potential. This could be additional support in English and Maths, support with gross or fine motor skills, support with speech and language, support with social development, access to a range of experiences, free (or subsidised) clubs (including breakfast club), support with attendance and punctuality or anything else that a child needs to enable them to thrive at  school.


The money that the school receives from the Government will be spent in a range of different ways, as outlined in the 3 Tiers Approaches shown below, including:

  • quality first teaching and continuous professional development 

  • additional classroom staff for intervention work

  • pastoral staff

  • visits, visitors and experiences

  • speech and language therapy

  • updating equipment and learning resources throughout school

  • providing breakfast club and after school club places


We will use the additional funding to meet the needs of those eligible in the most appropriate way, we make sure they receive the support they individually need to make good progress. Using formative and summative assessments throughout the year, in line with the whole school methods, the effect of the additional support will be measured regularly and changes made according to their needs. 

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Healey Junior, Infant and Nursery School is part of Batley Multi Academy Trust, company number 07732537, a Company incorporated as private limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales and an exempt Charity. Registered Office Blenheim Drive, Batley, WF17 0BJ.

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Healey Junior, Infant and Nursery School

Healey Lane, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 8BN