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Pupil Premium

Barlby Primary School is committed to ensuring all children achieve the highest academic standards and any disadvantage as a result of pupils’ home circumstances is redressed as quickly and effectively as possible. 

Pupil Premium (PP) is a grant given to schools for each child who claims free school meals currently or who has done so in the past six years. The government provides this grant so that schools can allocate additional support to ensure that the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils at least match or are rapidly approaching those of other pupils nationally and in the school.

Pupil premium funding at Barlby is allocated to reduce class sizes and improve pupil-adult ratios. Barlby serves a diverse community where deprivation is high. Access to additional academic and pastoral support is crucial for the community. Barlby is officially a 1.5 entry school with 45 spaces in each year group. Historically, classes were organised to include mixed classes e.g. Year 3/4. This is far from ideal and the school leadership took the decision to spend PP funding on organising the school to include two small classes in each year group. This organisation has led to considerable success.

Funding is allocated to ensure all pupils in receipt of the PP have the necessary support to reach at least national standards of attainment in the core areas of reading, writing and mathematics by the time they leave the school. Further PP funds are used to ensure pupils are able to play a full part in the life of the school, removing any differences in opportunity that might occur as a result of financial constraints.

Ultimately all funds, both those derived from the PP and those from the main school budget that supplement these, are used to ensure equity of experience and outcomes for the most disadvantaged children with their peers.

Barlby Primary School Academic Year 2019-20

The main barriers we have identified are:

1. Arrival in school with below average attainment, especially in speech, language and communication

2. Decreased likelihood of fulfilling complete academic potential

3. Fewer opportunities outside school for enrichment and wider personal development

4. Inconsistent attendance and punctuality

5. Increased risk of social and emotional difficulty due to challenges faced outside school

6. Low parental engagement/parenting skills





Impact Measure

EEF Impact


Reduced class sizes




Historically we have had 45 places in each year group as a one and a half form entry school. We now operate as a two form entry with two classes of up to 25 in each class  avoiding the need for mixed year group classes. There are significant social & emotional benefits with more time available for individuals and families.

Closing the gaps between PP pupils and others. Closing the gaps between PP pupils and National.



Additional staff


Speech & Language Therapy




Typically, pupils on entry are below national average for speaking and listening and this impacts on attainment and progress in most areas of the curriculum. We are focusing on additional specialist input for year one to continue on from last year then to the current reception age children. (Five  individuals in other year groups are also accessing S&L support through the WLZ project -(see below)

Closing the gap between PP pupils and National in CLL.


Additonal Speech therapist


West London Zone



We have identified 40 disadvantaged pupils across the school who are receiving additional support through a charitable organisation West London Zone. The support provided by the WLZ includes a school based link worker and tailored activities and support.

Individual Attainment and Progress data


West London Zone – charity partnership £1700

Social and Emotional learning



There has been an increase in mental health issues for our pupils. The Art Room is a UK charity working with children and young people to increase their self-esteem, self-confidence and independence through art. Working with trained Art Room Practitioners, students work in small groups in the dedicated studio space until Easter 2020.

Pupils are emotionally ready for learning. Exclusion and withdrawals are low.


The Art Room (charity on site) £8,000

Outdoor Adventure learning



Residential School Journey in Y6.

Barrier: poverty. Barlby aims to give all pupils an equal chance to enjoy extra-curricular activities.

Pupils are not excluded from school journey for financial reasons. The school subsidises the visit.


PGL subsidies


Curriculum Enrichment participation


Providing experiences that pupils would otherwise find difficult to access. Subsidised trips and workshops. To extend pupils learning beyond the classroom and raise aspirations.

Range of opportunities for each year group. Barlby values the arts and aims to expose all pupils to opportunities which enrich their experience of school life and the wider world.



Attendance and punctuality



Attendance is below national average. Key families are being targeted for support as well as whole school initiatives such as termly incentives. Meetings held with key staff to decide follow-up actions on targetted children .

Attendance will improve from 95.3% (17-18) to 96.1% (18-19)


Early Help.




Fruit scheme and subsidised places for breakfast club.


We are committed to healthy eating and recognise the importance of a healthy mid-morning snack for all pupils. We aim to raise aspirations and promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Increased focus on learning as children have had breakfast and a heathy snack- not hungry.


Paid for key stage two fruit daily  and subsidised places at breakfast club £7500 (fruit and staffing)



Uniform provided for families most in need.