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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.

2017 to 2018 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 2017 to 2018 is £71,120.

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




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

0.5 HLTA to support intervention groups in KS2 in English and maths

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


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

To support PSE development in children and help encourage resilience

To support communication within families


Cost of additional support from teachers and teaching assistants to accelerate progress in writing skills, including spelling, punctuation and grammar.  Children receive additional support in class, and teaching assistants receive professional development according to need highlighted in monitoring sessions

To support, reinforce and embed learning during school from Rec to Y4. 



The school will engage in accredited programmes of CPD for improving rates of pupil progress CPD

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


Contributions to uniform, trips and school clubs

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





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 good progress, at least in line with their peers in school, in Maths, reading and writing
  • Children have a positive attitude towards their learning and development evidenced through self-assessment and opinion against 'Learning Muscles'.