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Burnt Oak Primary School

Pupil Premium

Burnt Oak Primary School
Pupil Premium – Allocation, Use and Impact

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to underachievement.  These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals (or have been entitled to over the last 5 years), those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel.

Financial Year 2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022 2022/2023
Pupil Premium Allocation
Amount £249,096 £253,377 £270,914 £243,335



Disadvantage has a big influence on pupils’ life chances. Pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are twice as likely to be not in education, employment or training and are at higher risk of ending up in poverty as adults. In 2014, only 36.5% of disadvantaged pupils achieved 5 A*-C including English and maths GCSEs, compared with 64% per cent of all other pupils.

At Burnt Oak Primary School our spending of Pupil Premium funding is informed by the Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit - a summary of educational research which provides guidance for schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

On the basis of this research we recognise the importance of using Pupil Premium funding to support both pupils’ academic progress and their social and emotional development.

The impact of our spending of Pupil Premium funding is measured in terms of it's impact on attendance, achievement and wellbeing. 

Pupil Premium spending is reviewed annually and our next review date is April 2022.

To view our  Pupil Premium & Recovery Premium Strategy click here.


Planned spending of the Pupil Premium allocation

  • Breakfast Club to help pupils have a good start to the day: £8,815
  • Literacy and mathematics booster groups led by experienced teachers: £98,917
  • Literacy and numeracy one-to-one tuition for underachieving pupils: £84,729
  • Early Years interventions for underachieving pupils: £4,458
  • Support for bilingual children from an experienced Teaching Assistant: £20,598
  • Speech and Language support for pupils led by an experienced SaLT Teaching Assistant: £16,672
  • Place2Be provision to support children's emotional development by offering them a space where they can express their feelings through talking, creative work and play: £37,756

Impact of Pupil Premium spending

Number of pupils receiving funded support  

  • Breakfast club places were funded for 70 pupils.
  • 33 pupils received one-to one tuition.
  • 13 Year 2, 29 Year 5 and 40 Year 6 pupils were taught in small booster groups.
  • 65 Bilingual children received support from a Higher Level Teaching Assistant.
  • 50 pupils received Speech and Language support.
  • 174 pupils attended Place2Talk and 22 pupils attended 1:1 counselling with Place2Be.
  • 173 Pupil Premium pupils attended clubs and 126 attended one or more interventions.

 Impact of support

  • Attendance is in line with the National average.
  • 18 pupils were signed off Speech and Language programmes i.e. are now age appropriate.
  • The attainment of Bilingual pupils was in-line with that of other pupils in both Year 2 and Year 6.
  • The progress of Pupil Premium pupils was in line with other pupils in both Year 2 and Year 6.
  • Overall attainment in reading, writing and mathematics at KS2 has improved by 29% over three years (from 27% to 56%).
  • Pupil tracking indicates levels of wellbeing have improved over time.