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Tydd St. Mary Church of England School

Pupil Premium Information

The government introduced the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel. 

For further information parents are advised visit the DFE website . 

For direct information regarding their child parents should contact our school Pupil Premium Champion- Mrs Lucie Burton.

To help ensure that we are able to claim the correct level of funding, please either complete the form attached or ask for a copy at the school office and return it to us once completed. Parents do not have to provide this information but we would encourage you to register so that we receive the funding your child is entitled to.



At Tydd St Mary Church of England Primary School we are committed to remove the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils.

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupils Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being in need of intervention and support
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. However, all classes will have additional adult support every morning. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.

The range of provision the school has used the PPG allocation for includes:

  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher/TA focused on overcoming gaps in learning
  • The major focus of our work through the pupil premium is aimed at accelerating pupil progress – moving children to at least age related expectations in English and Maths.
  • Pupil premium resources used to target able children on FSM to achieve greater depth.
  • 1:1 Tuition
  • Whole staff training
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities which have included subsidised day visits.
  • Supporting transition arrangements for pupils new to the school with a high mobility rate.
  • Breakfast Club provision
  • After school homework support sessions
  • Access to ELSA support (1 day per week)


The impact of the PPG has been:

Pupils have benefitted greatly from smaller class sizes, the enrichment of the curriculum and from the pastoral support on offer on their return to school. Validated data is not available.

Pupil Premium Grant received for 2022/23- 

 To date current spending has enabled us to continue to

  • provide a range of 1:1 and small group tuition using intervention programmes. These include Reciprocal Reading, Numbers Count and First Class at Number and Nessie.
  • deliver bespoke Speech and Language programmes and Physiotherapy within the school environment and purchase the equipment necessary to do so, inlcuding NELI and ELKLAN.
  • buyback Specialist Teaching so that formal assessments can be conducted and specialist advice sought where it is necessary.
  • provide additional 1:1 daily reading opportunities.
  • provide additional TA hours for those classes with a high % of PP children
  • introduce sensory circuits for those children who benefit from this additional resource
  • improve reading materials, magazine subscription and increase access to classic fiction through audio books to promote Reading for Pleasure
  • Letterbox reading packs distributed to children
  • Music 1:1 lessons

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-24