Respect - Collaborate - Grow

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant 2019/20


Dorney School will receive a total of £21,300, based on 17 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.

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

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

Extra – curricular opportunities


3. Residential trips
Swimming lessons


4. Before and After school club

Pyramid clubs




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. Residential trips

  • The two trips focus on outside education and teamwork. It is intended that these projects will target softer skills that will promote confidence, problem solving and motivation.

    3. Before and After school club

  • Focusing on socialisation, these sessions intend to enhance a sense of belonging as well as targeting collaboration and communication skills. Including our Pyramid Club, Maths Mastery, Sports clubs and afterschool care - providing homework support and social development.