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We are a member of the Bedale Cluster of schools and a member of the Swaledale Alliance.

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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

The Pupil Premium Grant Schools receive is:

£1320 for children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years;

£2300 children who are looked after.


Pupils from Service Families also attract Pupil Premium Funding of £300 per child. This money is to be used to support pupils' pastoral needs, for example, during times of parental deployment or during a move to, or away from, our school.


A summary of the main barriers to educational achievement for the pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding at Hunton & Arrathorne CP School are:

  • Access to enrichment opportunities to develop social and emotional skills and improve self esteem where these are barriers to learning
  • Aspects unique to the individual pupil leading to targeted support for these areas as determined by assessments e.g. difficulties with Reading
  • Ensuring that low expectations are not a barrier to achievement- not settling for more able pupils only reaching expected levels for their age
  • Family situations causing barriers to learning through ongoing distress with pupils in need of emotional support, counselling  and development of life skills
  • Completion of homework tasks that support classroom learning 


  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, in making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils -  we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis


‘Pupils known to be supported by the pupil premium funding, including those known to be eligible for free school meals make similar to and often better progress than their peers and there are no gaps in attainment between the two groups.’ Hunton & Arrathorne CP School OFSTED report December 2013


Pupil Premium Spending


Pupil Premium Spending and Impact