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Pupil Premium

All schools and academies are allocated the Pupil Premium, a grant based on the number of children who claim or have claimed free school meals. The purpose of the grant is to facilitate the narrowing of any gap between children who are from low income or disadvantaged circumstances and their peers.

Context of the School

William Read Primary Academy is a larger than average sized primary school for its type, serving 283 pupils. Pupils come from a wide range of social economic circumstances with the majority of pupils being from wards with below average social class households.

It is a good school and has many outstanding attributes. Our children greatly enjoy school and they feel safe and teaching is good. We offer an all-inclusive curriculum supported by extremely high levels of care and support and guidance through our pastoral care provision.

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG


The Head of School in consultation with trustees decides how the pupil premium is spent for the benefit of pupils following an in depth review of internal and external pupil level data. This information together with our knowledge of the children helps us identify the priority groups or individuals to access the funding. We consult research to inform our decision making and policy.

Strategy for the effective use of the pupil premium

In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged or underachieving. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We therefore reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

The school will assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.

The school will be accountable for how it has used the additional funding to support the achievement of those pupils covered by the pupil premium.

The Head of School will report to trustees and parents on how effective the intervention has been in achieving its aims, including publishing online information about how the premium has been used.

We will track the impact of the strategies put into place through the funding to ensure that we can show the value that has been added to the education of the entitled children.

We will monitor evaluate and review the success of the impact of the pupil premium funding.

Provision Summary

  • Ensuring quality first teaching across the school
  • Additional teaching and support for intervention groups
  • Pastoral care worker time
  • Funding a school counsellor
  • Enabling all children to access enrichment opportunities

2021 - 2022

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2020 - 2021

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2019 - 2020

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2018 - 2019

Click here for planned spending and expected impact of Pupil Premium Funding