Dorney School

The Little Village School with a Big Heart

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant 2023/24

Dorney School will receive a total of £30,015, based on 16 pupils’ eligibility for Pupil Premium funding.  This will contribute to additional learning support and enrichment opportunities.
Our school’s vision focuses on targeting the whole person. As such, our forward-thinking approach with Pupil Premium groups will ensure that our intervention is holistic and not purely focused on the academic, further capturing our ethos:

“To grow through collaboration and respect


Allocation of funds:

  • Providing support in Reading, Writing and Maths, with the target of 85% of PP children making expected progress by the end of 23/24 and 40% of PP Children exceeding expected progress. 
  • Providing extra-curricular enrichment opportunities such as Pyramid/Nurture Club, Music lessons, some after school clubs such as football, and wrap around provision when required. Using the arts to enhance creative thinking and independent learning, and to promote confidence and self-awareness
  • Funding for School Uniform
  • Funding/part funding any school trips if/when necessary to enable our pupils to explore opportunities outside of school
  • Funding/part funding any school resources that will enable these pupils to make good progress and acquire cultural capital eg books, stationery, uniform,

Planned Spend breakdown:



1. Specialist support to deliver Reading, Writing and Maths


2. Classroom support (eg use of teaching assistants)


3. School Trips


4. Music Lessons


5. Before & After School Clubs


6. Mental Health & Wellbeing Support


7. Uniform£500



Intended Impact:

1. Support in Reading, Writing and Maths

  • Specialist intervention in Reading, Writing and Maths will narrow the gap in attainment between children receiving the pupil premium grant and their peers. Examples of interventions are specific computer software, specialist teachers/teaching assistants. 
  • Clearly measurable impact of intervention based on half-termly assessments. Teachers will meet once every half-term to review targets and progress of all Pupil Premium students.
  • Teachers in the school have clear accountability for the performance of all children in their class that are receiving the funding.
  • Anecdotal data showing impact on confidence, attitude to school and self-awareness. 


2. School trips

  • These trips focus on learning outside the classroom/school. They may be linked to the school curriculum eg trips to museums may explore objects learnt in History. Some of these trips enhance personal development, independence, and confidence and builds teamwork.


3. Extra Curriculum support

  • Focusing on socialisation, these sessions intend to enhance a sense of belonging as well as targeting collaboration and communication skills. . Examples of clubs are Nurture/Pyramid Club, Maths clubs, Sports clubs.  Breakfast and afterschool care - providing homework support and social development
  • Music Lesson
  • Help with Uniform purchase
  • Children are given a wide range of opportunities to access a range of activities including football and dance to help children develop their skills in the wider curriculum. 


4. Mental Health & Wellbeing

  • All pupils are supported to be at their optimum physically, socially and mentally to enable them to focus on their learning. Pupils needing extra support are provided with specific resources and interventions to ensure good mental health and well-being. Some examples are specific one-to-one nurture support, specialist support and intervention if/when necessary