Parkside School

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil premium strategy statement

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our Pupil Premium pupils.

It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.

School Overview



School name

Parkside School

Number of pupils in school


Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils

24% 7-13 (28% 7-11)

Academic year/years that our current pupil premium strategy plan covers

3 years

Date this statement was published


Date on which it will be reviewed

July 2022

Statement authorised by


Pupil premium lead


Governor / Trustee lead

Nikki Parker

Funding Overview



Pupil premium funding allocation this academic year


Recovery premium funding allocation this academic year


Pupil premium funding carried forward from previous years (enter £0 if not applicable)


Ring-fenced tutoring funding the much of which will be targeted at students who are eligible for Pupil Premium


Total budget for this academic year



Statement of intent

The objectives for our Pupil Premium students are that they develop into

  • confident, independent learners
  • who have a specific, aspirational but realistic hope for the future which they can articulate and work towards.
  • We want them to have a range of strategies that they can utilise to help them deal with any problems they come across as they negotiate life’s challenges whether that be future learning opportunities and career changes or mental health

Our pupil premium strategy works towards achieving these objectives by

Focusing on Teaching and learning:

  • to ensure that diagnostic assessment and assessment for learning strategies are used to identify gaps in learning or knowledge and understanding that has not been fully embedded leading to re-teaching
  • to use EEF and interrupted learning research recommended strategies to accelerate the progress of students such as feedback and metacognition. These will also provide self-regulation skills for the future
  • to develop strong literacy skills and narrow the chronological reading age gap and reading age gap between PP and nonPP using EEF recommended strategies
  • to support early career teachers in ensuring they make excellent progress through their early career, any gaps resulting from COVID-19 are filled and they are able to meet the needs of all learners including those with SEN/PP.
  • Use of technology to augment teaching and learning, academic support and meeting the needs of learners e.g., those who are SEN as well as PP

Focusing on targeted academic support:

  • by ensuring that staff know who their pupil premium learners are (and other learners who will benefit from Pupil Premium funding such as those with social workers)
  • ensuring that Pupil Premium students who are underachieving are highlighted at every data collection and relevant actions, including wave 1 interventions linked to quality first teaching, are put into place
  • ensure that students benefit from tutoring and home learning 
  • by developing an achievement centre working on the principle of ‘High Challenge High Support’ pastoral care

Focusing on wider strategies

  • ensuring that students receive high quality emotional support and mental health interventions where required (social worker/wellbeing welfare leader/therapy and interventions)
  • ensuring that students secure improvements in their behaviour through a number of strategies including reports, reset, mentoring and the achievement centre
  • ensuring students have high levels of attendance and are punctual through close tracking, intervention and a proactive approach
  • ensuring that students are regularly rewarded and praised through the house system
  • ensuring students take responsibility for their behaviour and actions through a relational and restorative approach
  • ensuring that students have access to a wide range of personal development, cultural capital and leadership opportunities

The key principles of our strategy are:

  • High quality CPD and support for classroom practitioners to ensure quality first teaching and for all staff in relational and restorative practice
  • ‘High Challenge High Support’ principles of pastoral care with a focus on mental health and wellbeing
  • Data led, targeted interventions for academic, behaviour and attendance needs
  • Aspiration raising to continue education post 16 and post 18
  • Access to technology where needed

Use of technology to augment teaching and learning, academic support and meeting the needs of learners e.g., those who are SEN as well as PP.


Full Pupil Premium Strategy available here.

Are you eligible for Free School Meals?

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
  • A parent in the regular armed forces
  • Pupils who are Looked after Children (LAC). i.e. those in the care of the local authority.
  • Pupils who where formally looked after children (FLAC) i.e. those that were previously cared for by the local authority

How to apply:

Apply online using the link below

Email: benefits@bradford.gov.uk

Telephone Bradford Council – 01274 432772

Write to: Bradford Council Housing & Benefits Reduction,

PO Box 1251,



In addition to the above, please feel free to contact Mr Cariss (email - chris.cariss@parksideschool.net ) if you wish to discuss this further.

Some benefits that your child may be entitled to:

  • £2.35 daily allowance for school meals (for children entitled to free school meals)
  • Targeted intervention classes
  • Funding educational trips & visits
  • Investment in IT – access to laptops
  • Mentoring
  • Revision skills
  • National Tuition programme providing additional tutoring in subjects including Maths, English & Science Vouchers for uniform