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Pupil Premium Grant

Highgate Primary School is committed to narrowing the gap in attainment of children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The targeted and strategic use of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) supports the school to achieve this aim.


  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups and ensure that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for Free School Meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Grant funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil Premium Grant funding is allocated following a needs analysis which identifies priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will always be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at any one time.


The range of provision the school may put in place to support this group includes:

  • Early identification and intervention in language development and communication through the school’s Family Centre, including participation in the 2 Year-old Progress Report
  • The provision of ‘Family Learning’ classes, delivered by the school’s Leader for Parental Involvement.
  • Supporting pupils through the work of the school’s Pastoral Support Officer, including support to raise attendance of this group of pupils.
  • Supporting families through the school’s Parent Support Adviser, who provides support and advice for families on a range of issues including housing and benefits advice.
  • Funding small group work with a specialist teacher focusing on overcoming gaps in learning.
  • Funding one-to-one or small-group support from a teaching assistant.
  • Funding specific or specialist equipment.
  • Funding pupils to attend off-site learning activities, including residential visits.
  • Funding pupils to attend extra curricular clubs that address specific learning needs
  • Funding breakfast and after-school booster classes
  • Funding booster classes within the school holidays
  • Subsidising children to attend Early Birds Breakfast and Night Owls After-school Clubs
  • Funding healthy snacks for children who have not had breakfast

All our work through the Pupil Premium Grant is aimed at accelerating progress, moving children to at least age-related expectations in literacy and mathematics. However, Pupil Premium Grant resources may also be used to target higher attaining children registered as receiving Free School Meals.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-24