Pupil Premium



The intention at Lyndhurst Primary School is that all pupils, irrespective of their background or the challenges they face, make good or better than average progress. The focus of the pupil premium strategy is for disadvantaged pupils to achieve highly across the whole curriculum, in particular in Reading, Writing and Maths.  

We will consider the challenges faced by vulnerable pupils and their families, such as declining mental health, lower income particularly post-pandemic, cost of living crisis and insufficient access to digital technologies impacting on their rates of progress. The activity we have outlined in this statement is also intended to support their needs, regardless of whether they are disadvantaged or not. 

High-quality teaching is at the heart of our approach, with a focus on areas in which disadvantaged pupils require the most support. This is proven to have the greatest impact on closing the disadvantage attainment gap and at the same time will benefit the non-disadvantaged pupils in our school. Implicit in the intended outcomes detailed below, is the intention that non disadvantaged pupils’ attainment will be sustained and improved alongside progress for their disadvantaged peers. 

Our strategy is also integral to wider school plans for education recovery, therefore our approach will be responsive to common challenges and individual needs, rooted in robust diagnostic assessment, not assumptions about the impact of disadvantage. The approaches we have adopted complement each other to help pupils excel. To ensure they are effective we will: 

  • ensure disadvantaged pupils are challenged in the work that they’re set, including high achievers
  • act early to intervene at the point need is identified 
  • adopt a whole school approach in which all staff take responsibility for disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes and raise expectations of what they can achieve


What if I want to use my child's allocation to pay for something in particular?

We have a strategic plan for our spending of the additional pupil premium funding however if there is something specific you feel should be made available to your child come and speak to our Deputy Headteacher Pastoral (Mrs Nowakowska) and we will see how we can support you.

How does the school spend the Pupil Premium funding?

Our pupil premium report explains how much money the school receives and how it is spent. It also explains our longer term strategy for using the additional funding.

Is my child eligible for Pupil Premium Funding?

Your child may be eligible if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190.