Clifton Primary School

Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget. Schools are free to decide
how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. For 2020/21 the school has received £72,360.

Main Barriers to Children’s Learning for Clifton PPG Children:

  1. Poor Speech and Language on entry for an increasing number of pupils
  2. Minimal vocabulary on entry for some pupils
  3. Wide variety of social and emotional difficulties including anxiety, low self esteem and low self-worth
  4. Increasing number of pupils exhibiting behaviours signifying attachment disorder
  5. Difficulties regulating behaviour in school and at home
  6. Lack of parental knowledge and ability to support children’s learning
  7. Lack of parental engagement
  8. Persistent absenteeism
  9. Persistent Lateness

The Pupil Premium is being used in a variety of ways. These include:
• Providing a Teaching Assistant for each class to help support disadvantaged pupils with their learning.
• Providing additional Teaching Assistants within school to deliver personalised intervention programmes to help close the gaps in earning for key individuals.
• Employing a Family Learning Mentor to support children and their families, promoting good attendance and positive relationships to ensure children are accessing school on a regular basis and maximise learning time.
• Partnership with Trinity Hospice Ripples and Resilience Programme to provide counselling and therapy to improve mental and emotional health.
• Providing workshop sessions for parents to provide parenting techniques and strategies that will support learning and behaviour in school..
• Providing dedicated SENCO Time.
• Providing additional resources for identifying specific needs of individual children to help close the gap for children.
• Employing a specialist teacher to work with children with additional needs to advise teaching staff reading the best way to help accelerate learning..
• Employing a Speech Therapist to work train staff and support children with speech and language difficulties to improve speech and language skills, thus improving children’s chances of making good progress in phonics, reading and writing..
• Employing a CAMHs Practitioner to deliver personalised programmes including Play Therapy, Group Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Counselling to improve children’s mental health..
• Family support provided through Early Intervention Support to allow children to thrive.

The impact of the Pupil Premium so far, has been:
• Children identified as underperforming/under achieving have been highlighted for specific intervention.
• More individualised intervention programmes are now in place across school.
• Raised attainment at the end of  Key Stage 1.
• Increased pupil progress throughout school.
• An increase in the number of parents attending workshops.
• Positive feedback from families receiving additional support through working with our Family Learning Mentor and clearer signposting to relevant services.
• Raised standards for those children with speech and language difficulties.
• Reduced number in lateness
• Reduced number in appointments taken within school time
• Improvement in attendance. Attendance has risen significantly over the last year.
• Wider training for staff enabling more focussed support for children.
• Specialist training has empowered Teaching Assistants to support children with various difficulties.
• Wider opportunities for children to attend clubs and extra-curricular activities.
• Further support for families requiring support.
• Further signposting for families in need.


Click here to view the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2021-22

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-22

Click here to view the COVID Catch-Up Premium Plan

Covid Catch-Up Premium Plan