Pupil Premium

No child's educational achievement should be determined by their economic background

Our mission statement for pupil premium drives the culture of our school and the high expectations we have for all our pupils regardless of their backgrounds.  The government allocate funding to schools for the purpose of boosting attainment of pupils entitled to pupil premium funding.  Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children that are in care or adopted and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Our strategy

The main thrust of our strategy is based on the research that shows that the biggest impact schools can have on educational disadvantage is through quality first teaching

Whilst the main driver of our plan is quality first teaching, we do recognise at times pupils need more from us.  This triangle outlines our approach to intervention

The main tenants of our strategy are summarised as

  • Strategic, responsive leadership
  • Quality first teaching
  • Well sequenced curriculum
  • Timely and appropriate interventions
  • Whole school ethos and wellbeing
  • Attendance

Our strategy is outlined in full in our Pupil Premium Overview & Pupil Premium Action Plan 2019 - 2021.  The plan runs for two years.  This is following the research of Mark Rowlands.  The plan outlines the current attainment of pupil's entitled to pupil premium, the barriers to learning our pupils experience and the actions taken to raise attainment.

Although the plan runs for two academic years, there is a formal review of the strategy at the end of each academic year (in addition to the ongoing reviews that happen throughout the year).

The next review will take place in July 2021

Our allocation

For the academic year 2020 - 2021, Cottons Farm Primary Academy recieved £93,253 in pupil premium funding.


Sheridan Street, Sinfin, Derby, Derbyshire DE24 9HG

Mrs K Patmore - Principal

01332 771370 - Cottons Farm Academy