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Dunstable Icknield Lower School

Dunstable Icknield Lower School

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding is used to pay for targeted additional support where it will have the most impact on learning.

The nominated governor for Pupil Premium at Dunstable Icknield Lower School is Mrs R Harrison.

2018 to 2019 Proposed Expenditure

The Pupil Premium (PP) is designed to ensure that funding is available to make learning opportunities accessible to the pupils who need it most.  The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools for pupils who are:

  • Eligible for free school meals (FSM).
  • Have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years.
  • Looked after children.
  • Adopted.
  • From an Armed Forces family.

The total amount allocated to the school for 2018 to 2019 is £56,080.

The key barriers to future attainment for children at Dunstable Icknield Lower School are:

  • Personal, social and emotional development impacting on learning and development of independence.
  • Relationship and communication skills development.
  • Limited life experiences and opportunities.
  • Attendance and punctuality.
  • Home support with learning.

How we will allocate funding



Costs covered

0.4 FTE teacher to lead specific interventions groups in KS1 maths, and writing across the school from Y1 – Y4

To accelerate progress of pupil premium (PP) children in identified areas and narrow the gap between non PP children


0.25 HLTA to support intervention groups in English and maths across the school

To support pupil premium (PP) children in English and maths skills and narrow the gap between non PP children


Family Workers to lead focused nurture groups, liaise with families and extra resources for activities

To support PSE development in children and help encourage resilience

To support communication with families


The school will engage in CPD for teaching staff to support pupil learning

To ensure all staff are delivering ‘best practice’ teaching to support progress for all.


Contributions to uniform, educational visits and school clubs

To enable children access to after school clubs that charge for participation and for trips /school journeys




£ 56,080

How we will measure the impact of the funding

  • Using both internal and external data to measure the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant on our pupils’ learning. We will review the effectiveness of the interventions we are using and adapt them to meet need when and where required
  • Data shows children make progress, at least in line with similar pupils in local authority averages in Maths, reading and writing
  • Children have a positive attitude towards their learning and development evidenced through self-assessment and pupil voice.