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Pupil Premium at Windmill Primary

Pupil Premium – Reporting to Parents and Carers

The pupil premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for free school meals at any time in the last six years (this categorisation changed in 2012), any Looked after Children and/or the children of parents currently serving in the UK’s armed forces. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used. Pupil Premium is spent within the context of the overall funding agreement between the DfE and the Trust.

Follow this link to see if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium funding.


At Windmill Primary School, we organise teaching and learning in order to meet the needs of all of our children to ensure maximum impact.

We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that socially disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met.

We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals. We allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any child the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged and should be making accelerated progress.

Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.


Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school we strive to ensure that all pupils make good progress, whilst bridging the gap in the levels of attainment between FSM and non-FSM pupils.

Our next Pupil Premium Strategy Review is scheduled for July 2020.


Total Grant: £85,000


Maths Support

  • Specialist 1:1 tuition to provide focused intervention.
  • Monitoring of ‘in-class’ provision for all Pupil Premium children by Senior Leadership Team.

Reading and Writing Support

  • Read, Write Inc. Interventions to accelerate progress in English.
  • Monitoring of ‘in-class’ provision for all Pupil Premium children by Senior Leadership Team.
  • Intervention groups to support children with specific learning needs to support reading and writing.

Pupil Well-being and Learning Support

  • Funding a school Learning Mentor and Family Support worker to support targeted children and families.
  • Support for extra-curricular activities such as before and after-school clubs, residential trips and visits.
  • Providing places at breakfast club (Windmill Wide Awake Club) and an After School Provision to ensure quality ‘wrap-around’ care.
  • Use of external organisations and identified opportunities for children to have an enriched and enhanced experience of the curriculum. Investigate projects in mathematics, artistic and musical performances, sporting experiences are just a few of the curriculum enrichment areas we focused on this year.
  • Parenting support through the facilitating (and subsidising)of positive parenting courses such as 123 Magic and ‘Help I’m a Parent’.
  • Programmes of child support from external agencies such as Play Therapy.
  • Providing support through ICT software and hardware.

Contact Details

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Windmill Primary School,
Windmill Lane,

Tel:01933 623121


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