Welbeck Primary School Development

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2022

At Welbeck Primary School, we are committed to ensuring that each individual pupil receives the very best education allowing them to reach their full potential academically and socially. This belief is reflected in our school vision: we have the highest expectations and that we continually strive to ensure that no pupil is left behind.

When deciding how to spend the Pupil Premium Grant (‘PPG’) it is important that we look at the potential barriers to learning faced by Pupil Premium pupils in the context of our school.

Not all PP children underachieve but for those that do the reasons are varied and could include:

  • Less support at home
  • Social and emotional difficulties due to complex family situations
  • Attendance and punctuality difficulties.

Each child entitled to the PPG is unique in their situation and our response to their needs must reflect this. With this in mind, we aim to build the capacity and expertise to enable us to provide a highly personalised programme of support in order to allow each child to reach his/her full potential.

Our key objective in using the PPG is to:

  • Ensure all PP children of all abilities achieve their full potential.
  • Narrow the attainment and achievement gap between those entitled to Pupil Premium and those not.

Historically pupils at Welbeck Primary achieve and attain well, often at levels much higher than those expected nationally. However, although not a trend, in some year groups non-Pupil Premium pupils achieve better than PP pupils and we aim to narrow and even remove this gap.

We will ensure that:

  • A high profile is given to Pupil Premium Pupils
  • All staff are accountable for the progress of Pupil Premium children
  • The HT and DHT will track and monitor PP achievement
  • A designated Governor is allocated to review impact of the PP Grant


Our funding priorities for 2021-2 fall into 4 key areas:

  1. Learning and the Curriculum (including the Catch-Up Learning Programme which addresses lost learning during the COVID lockdown school closures).
  2. Parents and Families
  3. Social and Emotional Support
  4. Enrichment within and beyond the curriculum

Learning and the Curriculum

  • Teacher and TA led interventions including the intensive Catch-Up Learning programme, Reading Recovery and Number work.
  • 1:1 and small group tutoring including after school Booster sessions across the whole school.
  • Specialist teachers to develop G+T talents in music, art, sport and Languages


Parents and Families

  • Parent Support Work
  • Structured Conversations between teachers and families
  • Family days in school
  • Improving attendance and punctuality
  • Breakfast and After-School Clubs


Social and Emotional Support

  • Counselling
  • Learning Mentors


Enrichment Within and Beyond the Curriculum

  • Enriched curriculum opportunities
  • Breakfast and After-School Clubs
  • Access to a wide variety of clubs in and out of school

Impact is measured through:

  • Standards and progress.
  • Attendance and punctuality.
  • Incidents of behaviour.
  • Participation in enrichment activities including: visits, residential, clubs, sport and music lessons.


A detailed breakdown of how the funding will be used is included in the Pupil Premium Statement.  This will be updated post-census (7th October) An impact report will be completed at the end of each term.

We will review our strategy in July 2022

Signed:   Rebecca Gittins          Headteacher                   September 2022


Pupil premium strategy statement 2020-2021

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019-2020