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Pickering Community Junior School- Pupil Premium Reporting to Parents




  • 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 Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. 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 Governors may consider include:


  • Reducing class sizes thus improving opportunities for effective AfL and accelerating progress.
  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.
  • One to one support additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained TAs or external agencies.
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in English and maths.


Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve Greater Depth at the end of Key Stage 2.


The Governors of the school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils.


Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2020-2021 was: £77.660.

The PPG Allocation for 2021-2022 is: £61,800.


The school has targeted the PPG in a number of ways to include: 

a) Operating a Breakfast Club for FSM/FSMEVER6 pupils and for those with SEND.

b) Providing Advanced Teaching Assistants (ATAs) to run interventions.

c) Providing quality reading resources in order to promote reading for pleasure and raise attainment.

d) Providing after-school 1:1/1:2 tuition.

e) Subsidising the cost of residential trips and extra-curricular clubs.

f) Funding the Wider Opportunities program for all pupils in Year 4.

g) Providing time and resources for the Headteacher to 'champion' and support the needs of our disadvantaged pupils.

h) Providing training to ensure quality teaching for all.


The impact of the use of the PPG will be monitored, evaluated and reviewed on a termly basis by the school's Headteacher in conjunction with the whole Senior Leadership Team.


For further details on how the PPG was allocated for 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, please refer to the strategy statement below. 


Our chosen mechanisms of support are evidence based. We refer to for examples of successful strategies to raise attainment and outcomes.

PCJS Pupil Premium Strategy for 2020-2021

PCJS Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019-2020

PCJS Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018-2019

PCJS Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017 - 2018