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Pupil Premium



At Iqra Primary School we are proud of our record in terms of spending the significant amount of money the Government makes available to support the learning of those pupils who are entitled to benefit  from what has become known as the pupil premium grant.


Please open the latest PDF report below to see how we used last year's money and the tremendous difference it made to our pupils.

Iqra VA Primary School Premium Grant Planned Expenditure Report



  1. To increase the number of pupil premium children who achieve above National Average (Greater Depth).

  2. To improve the attainment and progress of pupil premium children in writing.

  3. To help families on a low income overcome the impact of economic disadvantage.

  4. To support the emotional wellbeing of disadvantaged pupils


Amount of Pupil Premium Grant Received for academic year 2017/18



Pupil Premium grant anticipated spending by implementation 2017/18

Year Group

Item / initiative



Objective / description

Expected Outcome


Targeted support Sept / Oct – additional teacher, with a focus on more able pupil premium pupils


P1: Support for pupils in English & maths in preparation for end of key stage assessments

Increased %ages at mastery / exceeding ARE



intervention teacher


P2: Targeted Support for pupils in English

Pupil premium pupils attainment is at least in line with attainment for all



intervention professional


P1: Targeted Support for pupils in Maths

increase % Pupil premium pupils achieving mastery



AHT interventions

Jan-May, including pastoral care


P1 / P2: Support for pupils in English & maths in preparation for end of key stage assessments

Pupil premium pupils attainment in line with attainment for all


2 & 5

AHT interventions

Throughout the year



Support for pupils in English & maths

Pupil premium pupils attainment in line with attainment for all



AHT pastoral support throughout the year


P4: Support for pupils at playtimes / in lessons

Pupil premium pupils supported to feel safe, valued and included


2 & 6

CGP revision materials


P2 / P3:

As above

As above



After school Booster classes; March-April


P2 / P3: As above

As above



Before school Breakfast club (May)


P2: Temp - During SATs provision

As above



Support staff interventionsReading booster groups


P2: Targeting pupil premium children  below ARE



Support staff interventionsMaths booster groups


P3: Targeting pupil premium children  below ARE



Wave 3 literacy support


P2: Phonics acquisition & reading skills

pupils at ARE


Year R

Chatterbox sessions / Terrific Talkers


P3: Speaking and listening support, social skills & vocabulary work

Increased skills in asking, answering, waiting, confidence



Specialist speech and language interventions


P3: Targeted and varied provision

Pupils increased ability to converse, understand, listen, turn take



Support staff additional focussed in class support for targeted pupils


P1 / P2: Across all areas, targeting PP pupils

PP pupils made good progress, attainment gap closed in all year groups using ARE measure



Support for access to educational visits / clubs


P3: Ensuring inclusive access to wider opportunities

No pupils excluded from participation


Years 1-6

Logic & Reasoning (P4C) classes, targeting more able pupils


P3: Thinking skills, critical awareness skills, questioning skills

Pupils benefiting from higher order (metacognitive) skills







Achievement for All


Iqra has been working in partnership with Achievement for All since
Autumn 2015 and has seen a marked improvement in many aspects including
working with parents and carers on children’s targets as part of the AfA framework.

Achievement for All works closely with parents, carers, teachers and the individual
child to secure the best outcome and attainment for the pupils through personalised
and specific targets. The specific programmes of support aim to raise children’s
self-esteem, build stamina and resilience and remove barriers to learning.

Iqra is now working towards the Achievement for All Quality Mark which would.
recognise the impressive work being done by the school to improve progress in reading, writing and maths for all pupils, particularly those with barriers to learning.

Iqra is continuing to build on the success and accomplishments of this
effective initiative.

Parents and carers are invited to termly rounds of Structured Conversations with their
child’s coach/mentor usually taking an hour. Additionally, Achievement for All have worked closely with our staff to support our drive to improve the quality of marking and feedback that is given to our children, not just by teachers but by all adults working at the school. This has made a significant difference to our pupils.