Dorney School

The Little Village School with a Big Heart

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant 2020/21

Dorney School will receive a total of £22,700, based on 12 children’s 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 be Respectful, work Collaboratively and Grow .”


Allocation of funds:

Providing support in Reading, Writing and Maths, with the target of 85% (72% 18/19) of PP children making expected progress by the end of 2019/20 and 40% (33% 18/19) of PP Children exceeding expected progress. (Please note due to Covid this the most up to date attainment data).

Providing extra-curricular enrichment opportunities such as Pyramid Club and our project group called Operation X – where pupils learn and experience less common learning experiences,   where pupils collaborate to complete less typical school work that challenges, motivates and inspires learning through mistakes. Offering greater social opportunities, all of the above will now have to be offered on a class basis.

Using the arts to enhance creative thinking and independent learning

e.g. carefully aimed dance clubs to enhance confidence and promote self-awareness
Planned Spend breakdown:



1. Specialist support to deliver Reading, Writing and Maths


2. HLTA focus support - Class support


3 Clubs and extra curriculum - when back up and running in 20/21  




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.

  • 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 & Swimming Lessons

  • No Swimming Lessons or School trips are currently planned for 2020/21.  This will be reviewed in the summer term.


3. Before and After school club

  • Once Covid restrictions are eased and class bubble are allowed to mix again. This is a really important tool for helping with team building and social skills.