Pupil Premium




What is Pupil Premium?

The government allocates additional money to schools, Pupil Premium funding, for children from low income families or Looked after children. Funding is allocated to children who have been entitled to free school meals (FSM) over the last six years.

This is allocated to raise the attainment of these children and close the attainment gap between these pupils and others at our school as well as ensuring that all qualifying pupils benefit from the funding.


Total numbers of children on roll:

Although numbers fluctuate during the year our October 2022 CENSUS indicated that there were 285 children of statutory age of whom 147 were identified as eligible for pupil premium.

Therefore approximately 52% of our school population qualifies for Pupil Premium.


Pupil Premium funding received:

Disadvantaged pupils Pupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals £1,320
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority  
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order £2,300


Service children Pupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence £300


At Barlow Hall, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind and disadvantaged higher ability students continue to make accelerated progress. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure.

We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to achieve highly. Pupil premium funding, along with allocations made from the school’s own budget will help ensure this money is spent to maximum effect.


Our objectives for 2019 - 22 are:

  • To ensure that our identified pupil premium children have closed the gap with national expectations by the time they leave Year 6.
  • To ensure that all identified children, including those not underachieving, achieve their end of year 6 target.          
  • To ensure that identified higher achieving disadvantaged learners reach higher outcomes by the time they leave us in Year 6.


We have analysed our barriers to learning and based our actions on evidence and clear rationale on the most effective ways to support disadvantaged pupils’ achievement:

  • We have a whole school ethos of attainment for all
  • We address behaviour and attendance concerns
  • High quality teaching
  • We meet children’s individual learning needs
  • We deploy staff effectively
  • We make good use of data and information to identify and evaluate
  • We have clear roles and responsive leadership.


We have created pupil profiles which support our understanding of priorities and strategic planning. Our specific barriers to learning are:

  • language and communication,
  • low levels on entry to school,
  • readiness for school,
  • identified low aspirations,
  • some parent's lack of engagement in their child’s learning
  • behaviours for learning for some children, including independence and resilience.


Pupil Premium Spending decisions have been reached by an analysis of pupil outcome data and termly monitoring of the impact of interventions and specific programmes. This enables us to maximise the achievement for our children.


At Barlow Hall we direct this funding towards:

  • Learning in the curriculum for all learners
  • Enrichment activities, including projects to raise the aspirations of learners
  • Families and Community
  • Social, emotional and behavioural issues







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