Gillas Lane Primary Academy and Nursery, Seaton Avenue, Houghton Le Spring, Sunderland, DH5 8EH

0191 500 5956

Gillas Lane Primary Academy and Nursery

Proud to be part of the Aim High Academy Trust


Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium at Gillas Lane Primary Academy

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is allocated to support children who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM), or have been over the last 6 years. The purpose of the grant is to raise attainment and remove barriers to learning. The grant is calculated using data from the census taken in January.


How will Ofsted evaluate our use of pupil premium?

  • Inspectors are required to consider the impact of the pupil premium
  • Inspectors will look at the achievement of pupils eligible for the pupil premium
  • Pupils eligible for the pupil premium should be making sustained progress
  • School leaders should ensure that the pupil premium is being used effectively


Gillas Lane Primary Academy objectives:

We continue to improve the learning of our pupils by:

  • Ensuring teaching and learning remains at least good by developing highly effective teaching and learning strategies
  • Embedding and refining work completed with the Great North Maths Hubs and the NCETM to raise achievement and attainment in maths
  • Use our SIMS data analysis tool to ensure robust data analysis and share standards and achievement of specific groups e.g. SEN, disadvantaged, most able, to inform next steps
  • Raise attainment and achievement in reading by further developing reading comprehension skills through the use of accelerated reader and core texts
  • Develop and deepen our use of tracking progress grids so effective use is being made of formative assessment and target setting, further increasing pupils attainment and achievement
  • Review the intent, implementation and impact of the foundation subject curriculum to ensure the Gillas Lane drivers impact on outcomes
  • Regularly reviewing interventions to ensure impact of targeted support on all pupils including disadvantaged.  
  • Strengthen links with the Sir Tom Cowie Charitable Trust and other community orgnaisations to give disadvantaged children enrichment opportunities to prepare them for future life.
  • Investment in Forest School clubs to provide curriculum opportunities disadvantaged children do not normally experience
  • Use of Relax Kids sessions to provide one to one sessions and group work to targeted individuals.  
  • Termly attendance treat to reward 100% attendance.   

Number of Pupils and PPG received 2019-2020

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

80 FSM

2 post LAC

2 service children

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1320 x 80 FSM

£2300 x 2 post LAC

Total amount of PPG received

£110 800


Please see our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019 -2020 below for more detailed information. Further details of the impact of this provision will be made at the end of the academic year.