The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.

How do we spend the pupil premium?

Here at Holy Trinity we recognise the importance of allocating the Pupil Premium (PP) in a way that ensures that we achieve ambitious goals for each of our children.

It is of vital importance to us that this expenditure leads to a higher quality educational experience and better outcomes for all pupils by targeting and closing the attainment gap for the most vulnerable children in school. We see the PP as an additional supplement that we use as an enrichment tool specifically for this reason.

As knowledgeable and skilled practitioners we are committed to providing an equitable education for children with mixed socio-economic backgrounds and therefore decided to establish core teaching and learning practices that provide individualised pathways for children in our care while recognising the financial wisdom of investment in shared resources.

We can be confident that the enrichment and inclusion choices we have made lie at the heart of our core teaching and learning practices as they have their roots in our successful assessment for learning approach and therefore provide effective support and extension for individuals. Examples of our 4 core practice structures and their provision are shown below; it is important however to note that these are by no means the full menu of provision provided by the school, just those either funded or linked in with the pupil premium core practices. Please see parents and pupil provision maps for the full school provision menu.

Improving outcomes for children with social, emotional, behavioural needs

  • Art therapy and specialism
  • Music therapy and specialism
  • SEBN TAs
  • Learning mentor

Improving outcomes for children with special educational needs

  • Specialist EAL support
  • Learning mentor support
  • 1:1 support

Improving outcomes for children using specialist support

  • Extending higher attaining children
  • Subsidised clubs
  • Subsidised trips
  • Subsidised music
  • Wider opps (Jazz Band)
  • Sports specialist
  • Drama specialist

Improving outcomes for children by engaging parents and the community

  • Subsidised courses
  • ESOL classes