Main Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN2 3PF


Hackthorn Church Of England Primary School

A small traditional school with a modern outlook

Pupil Premium

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What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is an additional layer of funding received by schools. The amount allocated is linked directly to the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals and the number of pupils whose families work in the Armed Services. Funding is also given to children in the care of the Local Authority.

Nationally the statistics show that students who are in receipt of FSM or in the care of the Local Authority do less well than their peers in external exams.

The aim of this money is to try to close that attainment gap.

Objectives for Pupil Premium:

· Pupil Premium and Armed Services Funding will be used to provide additional educational support that will directly or indirectly improve the progress and raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.

· The funding will be used to close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.

· The funding will reach those pupils who need it most to make an impact on their education and lives.

Context of the School:

Hackthorn Church of England Primary School educates children from 4 to 11 years of age. We currently have 58 children on roll. Our pupils derive from the local village and surrounding areas. Recently we have welcomed several families from Lincoln. We have links with a before and after school ‘Kids club’ in the neighbouring village who provide transport for children in a breakfast and after school club.

Monitoring Pupil Premium:

The School Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of spending and interventions. The Governing Body receive regular information on Pupil Premium and Services Funding which allows progress to be monitored, tracked and challenged appropriately.


Number of Pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received for 2019 – 20

Deprivation/EVER 6/FSM Service Premium Post LAC  


6 1  
Amount of funding for 2019-20 £14,407
Carry forward from 2018-19 £4,749

During the academic year the list of pupils eligible for funding is constantly reviewed. We spend the funding according to the needs of the individual pupil. This could be to support them directly with academic learning or to support other developmental needs which will in turn positively affect their ability to learn.

As we are a school with very small cohorts and children eligible for Pupil Premium are not evenly distributed across year groups it would be misleading to judge the impact of the use of Pupil Premium purely in terms of national testing data. When the progress of individual children is examined however, the effect of the funding on the development of ‘the whole child’ can be seen in context.

As some year groups have only one pupil entitled to Pupil Premium, we have intentionally removed the references to ‘barriers to learning’ as these children are too easily identifiable.



Nature of support 2019/20

The Pupil Premium funding received at Hackthorn Church of England primary school has been allocated in a number of ways.






Teaching assistants


Partially funded by PP funding, to provide individual intervention work opportunities eg Literacy support, Hornet, Toe by Toe and Plus 2 programmes

Increased progress in reading, academic gaps have been narrowed and pupils are on track to make at least expected progress or even greater progress (see whole school tracker and PP analysis)

Sports apprentice


Partially funded by PP funding to provide additional sports sessions

Improved behaviour for learning after lockdown, children were able to concentrate better after exercise

Additional Y6 booster lessons


To provide additional sessions to support Y6s in skills needed for SATs and prepare their transition to secondary school

Homework completed to a higher standard

Hard to measure impact as no official performance data was recorded, due to COVID.

Guided reading intervention programme


To raise reading comprehension skills in KS2 by having additional teacher to support Guided reading sessions

Progress of all pupil premium children rose significantly (see whole school tracker)

Pastoral Support – counselling


1 to 1 emotional support 

Improved behaviour for learning, leading to higher levels of achievement and progress

Support from SENCO


Partially funded to complete assessments, identify weaknesses and suggest necessary support programmes

Support programmes help targeted children to make ‘small steps’

Year 6 spelling sessions


Partially funded by PP funding, to improve children’s knowledge of spelling rules

Hard to measure impact as no official performance data was recorded, due to COVID.

Equipment and Materials


To purchase resource materials for use with pupils.

Access to programmes for individual learning

Study guides purchased to support homework for PP pupils

Reflection Area


Partially funded to provide an additional working space for pupils to use if they needed a quiet place to work or for mindfulness activities

An ideal extra space for counselling sessions and small group work which has benefitted all pupils. Became a classroom for COVID bubble

Therapy in Education training for staff and pupils


To provide children with strategies to regulate their wellbeing

Children were able to help each other and build resilience, which was particularly useful when facing a pandemic

Provision of enrichment activities (educational visits)


To provide wider experiences for PP children to raise aspiration by facilitating subsidised places for:
Educational visits

Experiencing different cultures, developing tolerance, learning new skills, new opportunities

Trips have included: Lincoln Castle, Gainsborough Old Hall.  Unfortunately the Y5/6 residential was cancelled due to COVID

Provision of enrichment activities (creative projects) theatrical performance, musical activities)


To provide wider experiences for PP children to raise aspiration by facilitating subsidised places for:

Creative projects

Children had the chance to watch and work with actors from the Young Shakespeare company and a professional musician from Front Row Music –these opportunities improved their confidence and they learned new skills. They also developed their language skills by attending Minilinguals Spanish club and grew in confidence by attending a theatre club.



Partially funded to enable pupils to get to school

Improved attendance. As a result attainment has improved

Clothing and uniform


An agreed allowance for all PP pupils

Improved self-esteem. Pressure relieved on  families who are financially vulnerable

Transport to after school Kids club


Providing access to club to develop socialisation skills development.

Improved self-esteem
Increase in energy and enthusiasm for learning
Ability to maintain high levels of focus and concentration during lessons
Improved attendance
Emotional support  for pupils  to assist in the removal of barriers to learning

TOTAL INCOME 2019 – 2020


TOTAL SPEND 2019 – 2020



£2,744* saved between April – July when school was closed to majority of pupils during lockdown.

Impact of Pupil Premium 2018-19

Impact of Pupil Premium 2017-18

Impact of Pupil Premium 2016-17

Impact of Pupil Premium 2015

Impact of Pupil Premium 2014