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Ivy Lane School

Ivy Lane School

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Ivy Lane School Vision for Disadvantaged Learners

At Ivy Lane Primary School we are committed to supporting improved outcomes for our disadvantaged pupils by working closely with our families.  In order to help our disadvantaged pupils overcome their barriers to learning and be happy and successful ‘life-long learners’, we are guided by the following principles.


  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of 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
  • 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. 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.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time


The range of provision the Governors may consider include:

  • Increasing opportunities for effective ‘assessment for learning’ and accelerating progress.
  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning 1-1 support.
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained TAs or other professionals.
  • Strategies to accelerate progress moving children to at least age-related expectations. Initially this will be in English and Maths.
  • Pupil Premium funding may also be used to target able PPG children to higher standards at  the end of each Key Stage.
  • The Governors of the school will publish information on how they plan and evaluate the use of Pupil Premium Grant funding to diminish difference in attainment for disadvantaged learners.

What our children and parents/carers say about our provision:

"Music Therapy is really fun! We play lots of games and use different  instruments.” Year 3 child.

“Everything is brilliant about Forest School! I really enjoy finger knitting and making popcorn.” Year 4 child.

“It’s amazing-definitely above and beyond” A parent

“They are always there for me.” A parent

Ivy Lane Pupil Premium Review Feedback:

“The school has many good systems and strategies in place and working effectively. The positivity and cohesion of the staff in wanting the best for disadvantaged learners was clear to see. There is much that leaders and staff should be proud of as they move forward on their ‘disadvantaged journey.” WK Jerman Consultancy, November 2022.

If you would like further information on what we offer at Ivy Lane Primary School, please click on the relevant documents below.  For social and emotional support please see our Thrive and Pastoral tabs.

For further information on how to apply for Pupil Premium please Pupil Premium leaflet below.