The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools to enable them to:
• Raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap with their peers
• Support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces

The DfE offer the following guidance:

In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to schools per Free School Meal (FSM) pupil, is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

However they also state that:

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.

Pupil Premium Funding at Hartington C of E Primary School has been used to maintain a high level of staffing.  The increase in teacher hours from 0.7 to 0.9 and teaching assistant hours (Level 2 TA) to provide more focused and personalised teaching. This will improve attainment in maths and literacy and raise standards for targeted pupils especially in writing, spelling and grammar and ultimately increase attainment at KS2 for all pupils, including those who are in receipt of the pupil premium.


Pupil Premium



Mon 12th – Lent Afternoon in Church
Tues 13th – Pancake Day Lunch
Fri 16th – Break for Half Term
Mon 26th – Spring Term 2 begins
Tue 27th – Rachel Wilkes from Music Partnership delivering the music curriculum within the school on Tuesdays for 5 weeks. This includes the launch of the Interactive Music Scheme Charanga.

Fri 1st – MAST ~ “Jesus Calms the Storm”
Thur 7th – World Book Day – come to school dressed as your favorite book character.        Challenge – please could you take a photo of your child reading in an unusual place (they don’t have to be in their costume doing this), and send it into school?  

Tues 12th – MAST Hannah Wills ~Easter
Wed 13th – Parents Evening – further information will be provided for this. 
Fri 15th – Red Nose day – Dress in your own clothes with one item of red for a £1 donation per child please. 
Thur 21st – Schools Together – 11am at St Giles Church in Hartington with Biggin Primary School.
Mon 25th – Easter Service 09.30am – location in School unless otherwise advised.
Thu 28th – Break for Easter

Mon 15th – Summer Term 1 begins