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Pupil Premium

Our Aim

The targeted and strategic use of pupil premium will support us in achieving our aim of helping everyone achieve to their full potential. We do this by:
Firstly: assuring the best possible delivery of learning experiences in the classroom.
Secondly: we have a range of group and individual interventions designed to support those with identified needs.
Thirdly: we try to offer a rich and varied menu of activities designed to engage and motivate pupils, raising their aspirations and creating a positive view of learning.

Pupil Premium Principles

At Dishforth Airfield Community Primary School

• We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils.
• We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
• Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis, which will identify priority groups or individuals.
• We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. Any group will be made up of FSM children and non FSM children, where their needs are similar, or where meeting their needs helps to create a learning environment more conducive to success for all.

Service Premium

As Dishforth Airfield Community Primary School predominately serves families who live on the Airfield as a result, most of the Pupil Premium Grant is the Service Provision.


Providing small group work with an experienced teaching assistant focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.
Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies.
Acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics. (Reading books, Read Write Inc, Maths resources).
All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress, moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this may be through targeted literacy and numeracy support or initiatives to promote children’s engagement in learning.

Click on the links below to see how this money is and has been spent previously:

Pupil Premium Policy Available - Here

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023 - 24

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022 - 23