Pupil Premium

At Northmoor Academy we aim to improve both the attainment and achievement of all our pupils regardless of their circumstance. Raising the aspiration, attainment and self-esteem of our least financially advantaged students is a major priority of the school. At Northmoor we aim to improve both the attainment and achievement of our pupils regardless of their circumstance, giving every child the very best chance of success. 

Allocation of funding 2018-19

The academy priorities for 2018-19 are:

  • improve attendance and punctuality
  • ensure improved progress and attainment in reading
  • ensure the emotional well-being safety of pupils.

The estimated funding for the academic year 2018-19 is £174,240.  This is based on 132 pupils being eligible to receive the PP Funding.

The table below shows how we plan to use our funding to address our three priorities for disadvantaged pupils.


Part share of SLCN Teaching Assistant to assess all nursery and reception pupils using Wellcomm Language Assessment and follow up intervention using the Elklan Language Tool


KS2 Language and Literacy base to support language development and intervention


Contribution towards ‘Accelerated Reader’ so support the development of reading in particular reading comprehension


Portion 2 x Learning Mentors to support pupil well-being and behaviour for learning


Leadership and Management (portion AHT – analysis and evaluation)


Subsidised Curriculum enhancement such as visits to the theatre, museums and outdoor education enabling all children to participate


Subsidised visits and visitors so that all children have access to the curriculum


Part share contribution to breakfast club staffing


Part share contribution to attendance and family support team


Contribution to Curriculum enrichment – Brass, Drama, Music


Portion 12 x L3 Teaching Assistants to provide targeted support for underachieving pupils


Early Morning Intervention and reading programmes 12 x Teaching assistants 2.5 hrs per week


Portion 2 x Lead Assistant Principals to improve Teaching and Learning and ensure pupil progress





Impact of the Pupil Premium Funding

School self-evaluation and monitoring shows the following strengths:

  • A wide range of appropriate teaching and learning strategies contribute to the quality of pupils’ work and learning. 
  • Feedback and Marking constructively contribute to children’s learning.
  • Almost all pupils demonstrate high levels of interest, enthusiasm and engagement in teaching and learning across the curriculum. (Pupil Questionnaires) 
  • Additional support is used effectively to enhance the quality of learning and progress of pupils with SEN and FSM. (Attainment Data)
  • Effective deployment of staff and the targeting teachers /support staff / HLTA/ mentors to key groups is a strength of the school.
  • Excellent resources including ICT are used well to promote good learning.
  • The school has a very effective policy, systems and strategy for assessing, recording and reporting pupils’ progress that meets the needs of all.
  • Vulnerable Families received excellent support and have an improved attitude and awareness of the importance of education.


If you would like more information, please contact Mrs Hainsworth at our academy.

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