Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium at Holm Cultram Abbey C of E Primary School​


This funding is allocated to initiatives which remove barriers to learning to ensure pupils reach their full potential both academically and socially.  In some cases it is used to provide staff to work with families.

Statement of Intent

At HCA CE Primary School we believe that by having the highest expectations of all learners the highest possible standards will be achieved.


The school receives additional funding in the form of Pupil Premium for children entitled to free school meals in the last 6 years, children in care and children of parents in the armed forces.


From September 2014, pupils recently adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order will also be eligible for additional funding.


The amount of funding available, the school’s aims in spending the funding, the policy and procedures for ensuring these aims are met and reported on, are all provided in this Pupil Premium Policy. 

Our Objectives

  • Provide additional educational support to raise the achievement of our pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium.

  • Narrow the gap between the educational achievement of these pupils and their peers.

  • Address underlying inequalities, as far as possible, between these pupils and others.

  • Ensure that the Pupil Premium funds reach the pupils who need them most.

  • Make a significant impact on the education and lives of these pupils.

  • Work in partnership with the parents of pupils to collectively ensure their success. 

Our Strategies

  • Ensure Pupil Premium funds are identifiable within the school’s budget  

  • Ensure spending is used to its best advantage to support the educational and emotion development of pupils in receipt of pupil premium- following constructive evaluation 

  • Assessing the individual provisions required for each pupil in receipt of Pupil Premium.


Measuring the impact of pupil premium funding.

The school will evaluate the impact of the funding through:

  • Pupil progress

  • Pupil’s self-confidence and emotional development

The impact will be monitored through:

  • The school’s tracking system

  • Pupil progress meetings

  • The school’s monitoring programme including lesson observations

  • Parent consultations

  • Discussion with pupils/pupil questionnaires

Schools, headteachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.

Source: DFE website