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Pupil Premium at Coddington Primary School

Mrs Penn is the Pupil Premium champion who can offer more support if it is felt necessary by parents/carers and class teachers. (

What is Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Government has started a scheme named Pupil Premium. This Pupil Premium is allocated to local authorities and schools with pupils on roll in January 2012 that are known to have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the last six years, also children who have been Looked After for more than 6 months and those children who are from Service families. Since December 2013 this has now been extended to children who are post looked after children and are now adopted, part of a residential order or under special guardianship.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

What is the intended impact?

Pupil’s progress is closely tracked and monitored to ensure that the next stages of learning are catered for. A suitable intervention, consolidation work or next steps to learning program is then put in place. Once the individual pupil has met the age related or above target they should be able to access their learning at a much better rate.

How is it used?

Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for these pupils.



School overview

Detail Data

School Name

Coddington Primary School

Number of pupils in school


Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils


Academic year/years that our current pupil premium strategy plan covers 

(3 year plans are recommended)

3 years




Date this statement was published

December 2023

Date on which it will be reviewed

December 2024

Statement authorised by

Rebecca Major
Head Teacher

Pupil premium lead

Lesley Penn
PP Lead

Governor / Trustee lead

PP Governor
Sam Oliver
























Funding Overview

Detail Amount

Pupil premium funding allocation this academic year


Recovery premium funding allocation this academic year


Pupil premium funding carried forward from previous years (enter £0 if not applicable)


Total budget for this academic year

If your school is an academy in a trust that pools this funding, state the amount available to your school this academic year



Part A: Pupil Premium Strategy Plan

Statement of Intent

Our ultimate objectives are:

  • All children to have access to high-quality teaching as this has been shown to have the greatest impact on closing the gap.
  •  All children, regardless of their background and challenges, make good progress and achieve in all areas.
  •  All pupils can read fluently and with good understanding to enable them to access the breadth of the curriculum.
  •  All pupils have confidence and self-esteem.
  •  All pupils to be given the skills to look after their social and emotional wellbeing and to develop resilience.
  •  All children to become self-motivated, enthusiastic, and creative learners keen to achieve their full potential.
  •  All pupils will learn independently and collaboratively.
  •  All children to be self-aware, sensitive, caring individuals with respect for others and the environment.
  •  All children should be able to form and express ideas and questions and communicate effectively.
  •  All pupils enjoy their learning, experience success and be proud of their achievements.
  •  All pupils have the personal and social skills to be able to play an active and constructive role in society.
  •  All disadvantage children, including the high attainers, have access to targeted interventions in reading, maths, and writing.
  • Our Pupil Premium strategy forms part of our plans for education recovery across the school.


This details the key challenges to achievement that we have identified amongst our disadvantaged pupils.

  1. All FSM6 KS1 children achieved their phonics level this year. We now need to continue with the phonic programme but close the gap between phonics and reading levels in KS1.

    At KS1 100% FSM6 passed their phonics but only 60% reached the reading standard.
  2. Reading at KS1 there were 60% readers on track. Last year there was 70%. Challenge is to increase the number of FSM6 children who attain expected at KS1.

    For the last 2 years in KS2 88.9% of FSM6 children have achieved Expected or above in reading.

    Resources are needed to support the bottom 20% of readers.

    A teaching assistant is working 5 afternoons on the bottom 20% of readers in KS2. Baselines and regular assessments are being kept.

  3. Maths

    Above are the results for the last 2 years of following our new maths scheme. The challenge for this year is to continue to improve the percentage of children reaching the expected standard in maths in KS1 and KS2.

  4. Writing

    Writing had been identified as an issue within the school and formed a main part of the previous year’s SIP (2022 to 2023) and the ma focus for last year’s PP strategy.

    The above data shows that more children reached expected in KS2 than the previous year (11.2% increase) Results for KS1 remained the same. Last year was our first year introducing a new writing progression document. At KS1 the level was above local and national for FSM6 children. At KS2 it was just below local (1.5% below) and national (2.7%). The challenge this year is to continue to improve our writing levels and to be at least exceeding local and national levels.

    Resources are needed to support writing within the classroom and during interventions.

  5. Assessments, observations, and discussions with pupils indicate underdeveloped oral language skills and vocabulary gaps among many disadvantage pupils. These are evident from Nursery through to KS2 and in general, are more prevalent among our disadvantage pupils than their peers.

  6. During a previous INSET day, teachers completed a barrier to learning audit, they also completed observations, and had discussions with parents where they have identified some children with an emotional and social need.

  7. Teachers have noted that some PP children have had issues with accessing technology to complete homework tasks. Our times tables and spelling homework is online through TTRockstars and Spelling Shed.

  8. Attendance Through analysing the data and conversations with staff lateness was highlighted as a concern for several of our disadvantage pupils. Some PP children also had poor attendance.

  9. To make the curriculum accessible to all children, including those with complex needs.

Intended Outcomes

This explains the outcomes we are aiming for by the end of our current strategy plan, and how we will measure whether they have been achieved.

Intended Outcome Success Criteria
Improve reading.

Teaching Assistant works with bottom 20% to support reading.

Improve writing attainment for disadvantage pupils.

There is evidence of interventions taking place and these lead to an improvement in writing levels for disadvantage pupils, so they are closer to school expectations.

Last year a TA was employed to deliver extra writing interventions. Progress is monitored every half term, through keeping assessments, moderating children’s writing and through progress in No More Marking.

At least 60% of the FSM6 to reach Expected in writing at the end of KS2. 2023/2024

Improved maths attainment for disadvantage pupils.

All children receive quality first teaching. Regular interventions are also taking place across school and termly assessments are being used to monitor and evaluate progress.

By 2023-2024 KS1 and KS2 maths levels for disadvantage pupils are now closer to National Expectations.

Data shows that this was achieved in 2023. Now the challenge is to close the gap between non FSM6 and FSM6.

To achieve and sustain improved wellbeing for our disadvantage children.

Pupil questionnaires show wellbeing has improved. Evidence shows that enrichment activities have taken place.

This year a parenting engagement officer has been employed to improve lines of communication with parents. They are also responsible for making daily check ins with our vulnerable children.

Children to have access to technology so that they can complete their homework.

Children are accessing the homework clubs and have completed their tasks (Times Tables Rockstars and Spelling Shed).

Laptops are available for some children to use in school, and these are being used to complete set tasks.

Ensure quality first teaching in writing and maths.

Staff continue to have training on writing and maths.

Microsoft Word - Teachers Impact report final.docx (

Improve Teaching Assistants knowledge and delivery of interventions.

Teaching Assistants are also supported to deliver writing and maths interventions.

Adapted Curriculum Implement our new Coddington Adapted Curriculum to support our disadvantage children across the school so that all children have access to it.

Activity In This Academic Year

This details how we intend to spend our pupil premium (and recovery premium funding) this academic year to address the challenges listed above.

Teaching (for example, CPD, recruitment and retention)

Budgeted cost: £33,296

Activity Evidence That Supports this Approach Challenge Number(s) Addressed

Ensure quality first teaching in writing, maths and reading.

Over the last 2 years the English and maths leads have introduced new schemes. Some staff meetings and INSET days have been used to support staff to fully embed these schemes across the school.

This year staff should be fully embedding these schemes and adapting them to the needs of their children.



Improve Teaching Assistants knowledge and delivery of interventions.

Teaching Assistants are confident delivering writing interventions.

Teaching Assistant Interventions | EEF (



A part time teacher trained in speech has been employed to work with those children who need extra support with their speech.

Oral language interventions | EEF (

Speech teacher leads some interventions. She also completes assessments and passes on reports to the class teacher. These reports contain suggestions for activities that the class TA or parent may carry out to support the child’s speech.

A teacher, who has been trained in developing speech and language interventions, has been employed for half a day a week to work across the school with children who have identified as having issues in this area.


PP lead has time to carry out their role of coordinating and monitoring PP across the school.

Time for Pupil Premium lead to plan, monitor and evaluate the strategy.


Adapted curriculum

This year we are introducing an adapted curriculum so that all of our children have access to all areas of the curriculum.

An evidence-informed approach to… | Durrington Research School


Targeted academic support (for example, tutoring, one-to-one support structured interventions)

Budgeted cost: £ 26,528

Activity Evidence That Supports This Approach Challenge Number(s) Addressed

Additional writing interventions groups for all PP children.

A TA has been employed part time to deliver writing interventions for PP children.

Writing groups with a TA or in a small tutoring group can add an extra 4 months.


Children are identified who do not have access to technology at home. A homework group will be established to allow them to complete their homework in school.

Evidence for homework clubs: The definition also includes activities such as ‘homework clubs’ where pupils have the opportunity to complete homework in school but outside normal school hours. Digital technology has an impact of up to 6 months.


Maths’s intervention groups will take place regularly for all children who are seen to be requiring extra support. PP children will receive extra maths support

Pre and post teaching groups of no more than 6 may receive support up to 3 times a week. Teaching Assistants, when trained, have shown to make progress with intervention groups.

Improving our maths teaching and the curriculum planning in line with the DFE


Additional reading intervention groups will take place for those children who are seen to be significantly behind their peers (Bottom 20%).

Add up to 6 months extra progress EEF KS2 Purchase extra resources to support the teaching of reading.




Wider strategies (for example, related to attendance, behaviour, wellbeing)

Budgeted cost: £ 38,047

Activity Evidence That Supports This Approach Challenge Number(s) Addressed
Staff are trained and available to support children with emotional and wellbeing issues.

SQ and NH will work with children who are experiencing emotional needs.

NH will do a morning check in with some of our children who need extra support.


Ensure enrichment activities are provided to develop children’s self-esteem and confidence.

Social and emotional learning | EEF (

Weekly enrichment group is provided for several our disadvantage pupils.  


Provide a breakfast club to improve punctuality and support some of our vulnerable families. Work with parents to improve attendance.

Magic Breakfast | EEF (

Our family engagement officer liaises with families



Improve attendance and punctuality.

Our family engagement officer liaises with families on attendance and punctuality

An evidence informed approach to… | Durrington Research School

Improving school attendance: support for schools and local authorities - GOV.UK (


Total budgeted cost: £98,609.93 – Based on the figures above.


Part B: Review of Outcomes in the Previous Academic Year

Pupil Premium Strategy Outcomes

This details the impact that our pupil premium activity had on pupils in the 2022 to 2023 academic year.


Improve Teaching Assistants knowledge and delivery of phonics.

Year 1 Phonics

Phonics Recheck for Year 2

Improved phonic knowledge in KS2.

Phonics 2022 to 2023

TA has been delivering daily (4 days) RWI interventions with a select group of children.

TA has delivered a Fresh Start intervention during the autumn term. All the children completed the scheme in one term. The other group worked through the scheme throughout the year.

This year the Year 3 children have all passed their phonics. What is our concern now is at the end of KS1 all the FSM6 passed their phonics test, however not all these children were EXP in reading at the end of KS1.

Ensure quality first teaching in writing, maths and reading.


Our children continue to have good attainment in reading compared to local and national levels.  In KS2 our reading levels for FSM6 were higher than national and local attainment for all children. Reading in KS1 was better than FSM6 in local and national levels.

Children are continually monitored through our NFER termly tests and teacher assessment to make sure that this continues. Termly Pupil Progress meeting happen throughout the school.

Reading KS1

Our school










KS1 all children


(non FSM6)




Reading KS2

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KS2 all children


(non FSM6)



NFER results – progress monitored in termly pupil progress meeting. Teachers are asked about the progress of their PP children. The children’s reading levels were also monitored termly using Scholar Pack. When on the Spring data children were shown to have not made the required progress those children were targeted in the summer term.

Looking at reading data across the school 36% of FSM6 children made better than expected progress.

Improved maths attainment for disadvantaged pupils

Last year a new scheme introduced across the school. This year the focus has been about embedding and adapting the scheme for our children.

Staff meetings on mastery maths was moved to the Spring term 2023.


Maths KS1

Our school










KS1 all children

82.6% non FSM6



Our FSM6 children’s attainment in maths in KS1 and KS2 is significantly better than the LA and national for FSM6 and non FSM6 children.

Maths KS2

Our school










KS2 all children

84.8% non FSM6



Maths was monitored across the school.

Looking at maths data across the school 87% of FSM6 children made expected progress and 52% made better than expected progress.

For the last 2 years FSM6 in maths has increased significantly.

Maths in our school

2021 to 2022

2022 to 2023







Improved writing attainment for disadvantaged pupils

Miss Parker took staff meeting on improving writing in the classroom.

Writing KS1

Our school










KS1 all children

69.6% non FSM6




In writing the FSM6 children have better outcomes than national and local.

Writing KS2

Our school










KS2 all children

76.1% non FSM6



Note 1 FSM6 child in our school achieved Greater Depth.

Writing interventions and writing within the school is on a 3-year programme.

Writing in our school

2021 to 2022

2022 to 2023








Looking at writing data across the school 18% of FSM6 children made better than expected progress.

Last year FSM6 children achieved 44.4% in writing at KS2 so although there is an improvement this year, we are expecting it to take at least one more year to see the results of our new Writing approach in lessons and intervention groups.

Writing formed the main part of last year’s SIP. It is still the focus of the PP strategy. A part time PP teaching assistant has been appointed this year to work with these children across the school. She focused on improving writing for PP children across the whole school. We are expecting this to take up to 3 years to see real progress.

Last year, several staff meetings were dedicated to writing. On the 31st of August there was one session on using Active English, on the 7th of September there was one on our new school handwriting scheme and on the 22nd February there was one on modelling and aiming for Greater Depth in writing. There were also three writing moderation staff meetings.


A part time teacher SALT teacher has been employed to work with those children who teachers feel need extra support with their speech.

A SALT teacher was employed to come in every other week. They did this for 2 terms until they went on leave. Unfortunately, we were unable to replace her for the summer term. There was an underspend due to us being unable to replace the SALT lead.

A member of the EYS went on a speech and language course. She then worked for one afternoon a week with children who were assessed to have issues in this area.

To achieve and sustain improved wellbeing for our disadvantage children.


Over the past year, ELSA has continued to grow. During the summer term we trained a second member of staff as an ELSA due to increasing demand across the school for pastoral/emotional support.

Children are accessing ELSA through both 1:1 sessions and group sessions depending on their need. Approximately 8 PP children have accessed/are currently accessing ELSA over the last academic year. The need of these children ranges from dealing with difficult emotions to supporting them with issues outside of school. We have seen an increase in the number of children experiencing low self-esteem and anxiety related issues.

In response to this need, I set up an after-school club (summer term) and invited some of our children to attend. Most of these children were PP. We focused on building self-esteem and resilience and the children really enjoyed their time at ‘Mindful Mondays’.


Last year 7 children attended weekly enrichment sessions. Comments from the children during our Pupil Voice report.

How does the adult help you?


“keeps things off your mind that you are stressing amount”

“kind/really good ideas”

“fun/ kind”

“It was good knowing the older ones as they shouted for us at sports day, and they can help at playtime and stick up for you. I would like the sessions to continue next year and new children.”

Do you enjoy these sessions – why/why not?

Children said these were fun activities that they really enjoyed.

What do you do in the enrichment sessions? when/where?

“fun, craft, we offer suggestions, and she chooses some”

“relax and have time with different children, the youngers are really nice”

“For those who are nervous for SATs it will really help them chill out.”

Children to have access to technology so that they can complete their homework.

The laptops arrived in school however it took a long time to have them set up. Two homework lunchtime clubs were set up to support the Year 6 children. Booster sessions also took place after school on a Tuesday for a term and a half.


Autumn and Spring term 2022 to 2023


Persistent 90%

FSM6 Notts



All children Nots



All children national



Our school


37.97% *


*Two children’s attendance was 37.67% because they returned to Ukraine. Another child did not return after the first half term and was still on role until mid-November.

This year we have appointed a Family Engagement Officer to monitor and help reduce absences across the school, with a particular focus on PP children.

Breakfast Club - breakfast club places were offered to some of our families.


Service pupil premium funding (optional)

For schools that receive this funding, you may wish to provide the following information:

Measure Details

How did you spend your service pupil premium allocation last academic year?

Training for ELSA and Therapeutic conversations to support children in times of uncertainty and transition.

Classroom support for pupils

What was the impact of that spending on service pupil premium eligible pupils?