Ightenhill Primary School

To be the best that we can be.

Pupil Premium and Recovery funding

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022 - 2023


Pupil Premium funding is additional funding given to schools to support pupils who are eligible.

There are a variety of reasons why your child may be entitled to this funding which includes:

  • If they are on Free School Meals or have been at any point in the last 6 years
  • If they are a Looked After Child (in the care of the Local Authority)
  • If they have previously been a Looked After Child and are now adopted from care or are under a Special Guardianship Order or a Child Arrangements Order or a Residence Order
  • If they have a parent in the military or has been in the military over the past 5 years or are in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.


Pupil Premium at Ightenhill Primary School


The Government believes school leaders are best placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use the funding to improve attainment, drawing on evidence of effective practice. It is up to school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium.


Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach. Therefore at Ightenhill we focus on:


  • Investing in High Quality Teaching
  • Targeted Academic Support
  • Wider Opportunities so that every child has the opportunity to succeed 


Our range of targeted strategies are reviewed regularly by Senior Leaders and Governors. Strategies are evidenced based and we take into account national research as well as reviewing approaches that have been used in school to determine whether they have been effective for our children or not.  This academic year (2021-2022) the school has been allocated additional funding which includes the Recovery Premium Funding, aimed at supporting identified pupils who's education has been affected by the pandemic.


Our in-school champions are:


Mr S Grimshaw (COG / Pupil Premium governor)

Mrs K Dunderdale (DHT/ Pupil Premium champion)