‘Let your light shine…’  Matthew 5:16


School Statement

Broadbottom Church of England Primary School staff and governors are committed to providing the highest quality education, care and experiences for all our pupils.


The aim of the Governments new Pupil Premium is to raise achievement among disadvantaged children. It will provide additional funding for disadvantaged pupils to ensure they benefit from the same educational opportunities as pupils from wealthier families.The Pupil Premium has a number of wider aims:

to increase social mobility;

to enable more pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to get to the top universities;

to reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils nationally.

Pupil Premium Funding for 2019 – 2020


Pupil Premium Funding Report 2018-2019

It is the responsibility of the management of the school and governing body to explain Pupil Premium expenditure to parents in the form of an annual strategy statement.  Within this we will publish details on how Pupil Premium has been used in school the attainment and progress of pupils who receive Pupil Premium and additional interventions/activities/resources that have been delivered by the additional funding.  We are determined to close the gap.

Barriers to Learning

On entry to school listening and attention skills, and readiness to learn are low, particularly with those children who access this funding.  The ability to manage feelings and behaviour as well as knowledge and understanding of the world again is less well established with these particular children.  When these factors put together this can hinder attainment and progress in reading, writing, maths and phonics in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.

Parental engagement (throughout the school) in home reading routines and supporting homework can often (but not always) be sporadic for disadvantaged groups.

External agencies including Children Social Care and Educational Psychology have often supported a number of these children.

Planned Expenditure and Resource Allocation

Allocation 2018-2019– £27,380

5th/12th of 2018-2019 allocation (£27,380) = £11,408

7/12th of 2018-2019 allocation (£27,380) = £15,972


1 extra 0.5 TA (afternoons) for working specifically with children in receipt of Pupil Premium, delivering pre and post teach and overlearning opportunities in a small group or individual basis from EYFS/Year 1.

1 extra 0.5 TA (afternoons) for working specifically with children in receipt of Pupil Premium, delivering pre and post teach and overlearning opportunities in a small group or individual basis from Year 2 to Year 6.

2 extra 0.5 TA for working specifically with children in receipt of Pupil Premium in class

Contributory educational visits/Residential for Year 6

Contribution to community clubs

Extra Curricular Clubs


Music tuition

Measuring the Impact

  • Summative and formative assessments including progress in books
  • On-going teacher assessments and standardised tests
  • Termly pupil progress meetings informing impact on progress and attainment
  • Evidence based interventions using before and after assessment data
  • Individual education plans (4×4) to measure progress and meet outcomes against individual targets

Allocation 2017-2018 £26.980

5/12/th of 2017-2018 allocation (£26,980) = £11,241

7/12th of 2017-2018 allocation (£26,980) = £15,738


1 extra 0.5 TA working specifically with children in receipt of Pupil Premium

Education Welfare – Cost = £570 divided by 14 children

1:1 support and booster groups with a qualified teacher, supported learning in numeracy and literacy to accelerate progress.

Contributory education visits/Residential for Pupil Premium

Extra Curricular Clubs

Follow the links below for further information:

Pupil Premium Data 2017

Pupil Premium Action Plan 2018 

Pupil Premium Policy


Healthy Start

Healthy Start is administered by the Department of Health. 

To check that you qualify and to make a claim go the Healthy Start website.

If you qualify for Healthy Start through Child Tax Credit, you’ll automatically get an application form in the post.

With Healthy Start you can get:

  • Coupons to exchange for free vitamins
  • Weekly vouchers to buy milk, fresh or plain frozen fruit and vegetables, or infant formula milk


Healthy Start – can I get it?

If you’re on certain benefits, or you get Child Tax Credit and are on a low income, you could qualify. You’ll need to be at least 10 weeks pregnant, or have a child under four.

If you are pregnant and under the age of 18, you will automatically qualify whether or not you get other benefits or Child Tax Credit.

You won’t qualify if you get Working Tax Credit, unless it’s just the four week extension of your payments – often called a ‘run-on’. You may get a run-on after you stopped qualifying for Working Tax Credit – for example if you’ve stopped work or reduced your hours.

You don’t have to get Child Benefit to qualify for Healthy Start.