Emsworth Primary School

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Emsworth Primary School

Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium Strategy Statement

The Pupil Premium Grant is central government funding paid to schools and is designed to support additional provision for students in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) now or at any point in the last six years. It is part of recognition nationally and internationally that economic disadvantage has a negative impact on student attainment. It is also recognised that there has been a disproportionately high impact of COVID-19 on the education of disadvantaged pupils.The Pupil Premium, therefore, should be used to close the gap between these students and is aimed to eradicate any disadvantage. At Emsworth Primary School each child is treated as an individual and interventions are tracked on an individual basis. Each child’s progress is tracked rigorously and interventions are put in place in order to close any gaps.

The Department for Education has allocated the following amounts for 2021/22:

  • £1,345 per pupil for those who have been entitled to free school meals at any time in their primary schooling
  • £2,345 per pupil for looked after children by the Local Authority 
  • £2,345 per pupil for those who were looked after by the LA and are now subject to adoption, special guardianship, child arrangement or residents order 
  • £310 per pupil for those who have a parent in the regular armed forces or have ever had during their schooling

The grant may be spent in the following ways:

  • for the purposes of the school e.g. for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school
  • for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies
  • on community facilities e.g. services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated

This is fully explained in the following Department for Education document:DfE Pupil Premium conditions of grant 2021 - 2022

The Recovery Premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding is to help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils. This funding is allocated with respect to pupils who meet pupil premium criteria and is a further £145 per pupil. 

Like the pupil premium, schools can:

  • spend the recovery premium on a wider cohort of pupils than those who attract the funding
  • direct recovery premium spending where they think the need is greatest

To comply with School Information regulations, Emsworth Primary School is required to publish an updated pupil premium strategy annually ( to include use of the recovery premium).

All schools must use the templates available on GOV.UK to publish their 2021 to 2022 pupil premium strategy, by the end of December 2021. Our template is available via this hyperlink:

Emsworth Primary Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

  Emsworth Primary School statistics for the Financial Year 2021/22 


 Funding per eligible pupil

 Amount allocated

FSM pupils (ever 6) at time of October 2020 census 59 @ £1,345 £79,355
Service pupils (ever 6) at time of October 2020 census 20 @ £310  £6,200
Pupils who were classified as Looked After (LAC), or had previously been, at time of October 2020 census 1 @ £2,345 £2,345

2019 Pupil Performance Data

 End of KS2 pupil performance data for 2019 :

RWM Reading Writing Maths
% of pupils eligible for PP  at Emsworth Primary who achieved ARE









% of pupils eligible for PP in Hampshire who achieved ARE









 % of all pupils nationally who achieved Age Related expectations 









Emsworth average scaled score for pupils eligible for PP









Age Related Expectations (ARE)

70% of disadvantaged pupils at Emsworth Primary School achieved the expected standard or higher in reading, writing and maths combined at the end of KS2 in 2019.  The school's attainment gap with non disadvantaged pupils, nationally, improved by 5.4%

37.9% (22) of our disadvantaged pupils have a SEN provision, 12.9% higher than the national of 25.0%.

5.2% (3) of our disadvantaged pupils are BME, 23.6% lower than the national of 28.8%.

Pupil Premium Strategy

The main barriers for PP eligible pupils in our school are:

  • limited vocabulary and language skills which affects reading and writing progress and attainment
  • lack of concentration and limited attention span which hinders engagement within lessons (readiness to learn)
  • limited access to resources and opportunities both in and outside school which creates a limited educational experience 
  • low expectations and aspirations within families
  • lower attendance

The main strategies the school is employing to break down these barriers are:          

  • ensuring we provide first rate quality teaching
  • targeted intervention where necessary
  • welfare and pastoral care
  • adding and enriching experiences