Henry Tyndale School

Learning & achieving together

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 2018 - 2019  Strategy and Statement


The amount the school received in pupil premium in 2018 – 2019 was £50,066


Pupil Premium is the name given by the government to additional funding for schools to support enhanced progress for children from vulnerable groups. It is used to provide resources or support for pupils who currently (Or within the last six years) receive free school meals or who are in the care of the Local Authority. A smaller grant has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces or have done so in the last two years.


The key barriers to learning that are students who receive pupil premium, along with most of our student face are

  • Difficulties with communication skills
  • Difficulties with self -regulation and attention skills
  • Difficulties with cognition and learning


We have used our pupil premium to help our students overcome these barriers in the following ways:


Emotional learning support assistant work (ELSA)

Draw and talk therapy

Massage therapy

Music therapy

Sensory OT assessment and work

AAC support for communication

Residential trip funding

Additional LSA support in class


Pupil Achievement


The CASPA data attached clearly indicates that pupil progress in relation to the P Levels at Henry Tyndale for the year to 2019 is excellent and that pupils in vulnerable groups at Henry Tyndale typically perform at a level at or above what is seen as ‘Good Progress’ for non-vulnerable students within the school and nationally


Along with the P levels we have also monitored progress of students receiving pupil premium with their communication skills if they use PECs.  Again this data whilst small reflects that these students are showing  progress at a level at or above what is seen with non-vulnerable students in the school


From September 2019 we will be developing a 3 year strategy for the use of our pupil premium