Lainesmead Primary School and Nursery

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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Each year, our school receives extra funding for children who:

  • are currently eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  • have been eligible within the last six years for FSM
  • have been identified as a Looked after Child (LAC)
  • have parents in the armed forces.


These children are considered to be ‘disadvantaged’ by the government as children in these groups tend to perform less-well academically than their peers. As a school, we must use this money as we believe is most appropriate to assist the groups of pupils identified.


Children who receive the Pupil premium Grant:

  • Attend breakfast club for free.
  • Their parents are offered a reading workshop with one of our reading experts.
  • Can attend residential in year 4 and 6 at a reduced rate.
  • Receive extra in school interventions in subjects where needed.
  • Receive support through our family centre when required.


If you think your child should be in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant please click below and complete the Swindon free school meals form. Alternatively, please contact Mrs Mepstead for any more help or information.

At Lainesmead, we have identified the following as barriers to some of our disadvantaged children:

Difficulties with speech and language or communication skills.
Lack of the wider vocabulary and knowledge that they need to reach the higher levels in their writing.
Lack of a wide range of experiences/opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of the world.
A high number of children with special educational needs.
Lack of parental engagement with school.
Poor regular attendance in school.
Emotional or social barriers that have a negative impact on pupils’ learning.
Economic hardship.


At Lainesmead, we use of Pupil Premium funding to address the barriers above as best we can. Please see our annual expenditure report for how it is being spent this year and our reasons for these decisions.


National Tutoring Program 


At Lainesmead Primary school and nursery we are utilising the school-led tutoring grant to support children in Y1, 2, 3 and 4 with reading. Selected children receive 121 reading support for 15 minutes, 4 times a week. This will last for 15 weeks. In session the children will revise key phonic and tricky words as well as receive feedback and input on their reading fluency.  


We are also using the Tuition partner pillar to provide children in Y5 with 121 maths support. Again children receive 121 maths support for 15 minutes, 4 times a week. This will last for 15 weeks. Children’s maths gaps have been assessed and sessions will address these gaps in learning.  


Tuition started in term 3.