The Icknield Primary School

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At Icknield Primary School we strive to provide an environment where all children and all school members can be happy, healthy and safe and achieve their full social and intellectual potential. We do this by:

  • Providing a caring and supportive environment
  • Creating stimulating and exciting opportunities for learning
  • Developing positive relationships based on respect of self and others
  • Working in partnership with parents and carers. At Icknield Primary we strive to meet the needs of children and families whose circumstances may make them vulnerable and to minimise gaps in the progress children are making. The school works very effectively in partnership with the parents and carers of potentially vulnerable children to help break down barriers to learning and progress, that children occasionally encounter.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in 2011 and was designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the children who need it most. The premium is available for children eligible for free school meals, those who have had free school meals at any point in the last six years, looked after children and children of parents in the Services. Schools are free to spend the extra funding as they see fit, but the government requires schools to publish information about how they use it.

The total amount allocated to Icknield Primary School and how it is used:

  • The Government has stated that it “believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who most need it.” DfE website

We aim to work effectively with every child; we support them where necessary to overcome academic or emotional barriers that could prevent optimum progress. We want to enable all children to participate in the full range of activities offered within and beyond the school to ensure they have the very best learning experience and make outstanding progress. We believe that the first step in achieving this is through the provision of high quality first teaching and then if appropriate the provision of proven interventions which are planned, measured and monitored by the SENCo.



April 2015-16

April 2016-17

April 2017-18

Total number of pupils on roll

190 July 2016

184 July 2017

167 Oct 2017

Total number of pupils eligible for pupil premium


27 pp

1 service


Amount of pupil premium received per pupil


£1,320 pp

£300 service


Total amount of pupil premium grant received






How the Pupil Premium Allocation was spent 2016-2017.

  • Funding in order to allow opportunities for children to attend early morning and after school clubs, after clubs and participate in school trips and visits
  • Teaching Assistant hours to provide targeted support in phonics
  • Teaching Assistant hours to provide targeted support with English skills
  • Funding to pay for external counselling support for children

How the 2016-2107 Pupil Premium Allocation will be spent.

When making decisions about pupil premium funding it is important to consider the context of the school and the subsequent challenges faced. Common barriers for Icknield children in receipt of FSM can be less support at home, weak language and communication difficulties, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties and attendance and punctuality issues. Consequently in addition to those listed above the funding in 2017 will enable us to:

  • Fund the employment of a family worker to support all families, but especially vulnerable families, with aspects of parenting, attendance, supporting their child’s learning and working in partnership with school and outside agencies to achieve positive outcomes for children
  • To provide a safe place for children to be and person to talk to when they need ‘time out’ of classrooms
  • To create a safe place for when children need a quiet place to have reflection time.
  • Teaching Assistant time to support children with emotional needs.
  • Fund structured conversations for the parents of vulnerable children
  • Ensure that all children have access to clubs, trips, wrap around care and appropriate clothing when required
  • Ensure all children have a mid-morning snack if they require one
  • Ensure all children have milk, mid-morning
  • Access emotional support from outside agencies
  • Continue to support children through a range of interventions
  • Employ a teaching assistant to teach phonics intervention groups in KS2
  • Invite children to booster groups, which include food and drink.

Monitoring the impact of Pupil Premium Allocation

The Headteacher who has responsibility for Inclusion monitors the progress of all vulnerable groups and those in receipt of Pupil Premium funding half-termly. The progress of vulnerable groups is compared to children not receiving pupil premium and TA interventions allocated accordingly. The HT reports to the Standards committee of the governing body, on a termly basis. Full details of the pupil premium data is held in school. See attached document for the impact of Pupil Premium spending.


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  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • School uniform
  • Term dates
  • The school day
  • School dinner menu
  • SIMS Pay (online payment system)
  • Exceptional Circumstances Absence Request Form
  • TFU (after school club) and current booking form
  • Home & School Agreement statement
  • Online Safety Information
  • Exclusion Periods for Childhood Illnesses
  • Useful Links
  • Supporting Children with Stress and Anxiety
  • Complaints
  • Website screencasts




Children at Icknield may choose their uniform from the following list:

  • Grey skirts/ pinafores

  • Grey or black trousers (girls may wear these).

  • White or grey shirts/ blouses/ polo shirts. Plain white or grey T-shirts and roll neck tops are also acceptable.

  • Plain red jumpers/ cardigans.

  • School sweatshirts/ sweatcardis/ polo shirts

  • Plain grey or black summer shorts or short trousers (no Bermuda or cycle shorts).

  • Red and white checked, or striped, summer dresses.

  • Footwear should be sensible flat shoes or trainers – no high heels, boots or boot style trainers.


Children will also need:

  • PE kit of plimsolls, white T-shirt and black shorts. Trainers are not allowed for apparatus work.

  • Games kit of warm tracksuit or something similar to wear when the weather is cold, and outdoor trainers.

  • A one-piece swimming costume and towel when the pool is in use.

  • A book bag to store reading books and letters home.


Please remember:

  • All clothes should be clearly labelled with your child’s name.

  • Jewellery or make-up may not be worn in school. The only exceptions are watches and plain gold or silver studs for pierced ears.

  • Long hair must be tied back.

  • Younger children may also require a change of underwear or spare uniform in case of accidents!


Most items of uniform can be ordered direct from School Trends website. Here is Icknield Primary School Link:

Please note that non-branded uniform can also be purchased from a retailer of your choice. 



8.45 Classroom doors open

8.55 Registration

9.00 School gates locked

8.55-10.30 Morning session 1

10.30-10.45 Break

10.45-12.00 Morning session 2

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-14.30 Afternoon session 1

14.30-14.45 Break (EYFS/KS1 Only)

14.45-15.15 Afternoon session 2 (EYFS/KS1)

14.30-15.20 Afternoon session 2 (KS2)




Icknield's after school club (TFU) is open to all pupils in the school.

We collect children from their classrooms at the end of the school day and take them to the building we share with Pippins Pre-school, where we provide a healthy snack and a range of indoor and outdoor play activities.

We are open until 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

Sessions cost £5.50 per child if collected before 4.30pm, and £9.50 per child if collected between 4.30pm and 6.00pm

Information packs are available from the school office; a booking form for this term is available below.

If you have any questions or would like any further information please ask to speak to the TFU Playleader.


Please see below for the current booking form for this term.


An important part of children’s computing education is how to be safe online. We will continue our work in this area in lessons and through talking part in national E-Safety initiatives.


If you need any more information about keeping safe online or reporting issues please see the CEOP website, a great resource to support families and school. Resources can also be found on the NSPCC Website.




If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the web links below useful:


News and articles surrounding internet safety:


Great advice to keep children safe whilst using the internet:


Department for Education:


Action for Children supports and speaks for the UK's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people: