Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to schools in order to support pupils who are at greater risk of underachieving. There are 3 categories of children that qualify for Pupil Premium. They are:

  • Children who are eligible for Free School Meals (or those who have been eligible within the last 6 years)
  • Children who are Looked After by the Local Authority
  • Children whose parents are in the Armed Forces

We are required to publish information about how we have used the premium and what the impact has been on the progress and attainment for this group of children.

In 2014-2015 we received £209,300 – please see the table below for an overview of how the funding was spent.

Focus and spending

 

Support for teaching and learning

 

(£122,500)

Additional teaching staff in Years 2 and 6 to work with specific children in small groups or 1:1.

 

Additional BCA (bilingual classroom assistant) support in the EYFS to support disadvantaged pupils whose first language is not english.

 

TA support for children in specific interventions such as Wave 3 maths and Speech and Language programmes.

 

Additional 1:1 and 1:3 TA support in class for pupils with a high level of SEND.

 

In and out of class support to develop and improve teaching and learning across the school from DHT.

 

Leadership time for phase/Literacy/Maths leaders to improve teaching and learning in core areas.

 

Provision of maths booster classes for children at risk of underachieving.

 

Investment in high quality learning resources, particularly in ICT, to support the implementation of the new curriculum and engage and enthuse learning for all children.

 

Learning Mentor support to help pupils to overcome barriers to learning resulting from their deprivation.

Cultural Enrichment (£24,000)

Investing in class sets of musical instruments and specialist 1:1 music tuition to ensure high quality music provision for all children.

 

Supporting the cost of high quality trips and visitors to enrich the learning experience for our pupils.

Pupil Welfare (£62,790)

Providing of breakfast club and school uniform assistance to support families in need.

 

Pupil Premium Impact of Spending

EYFS – in the Early Years, 92% of our PP cohort achieved a ‘Good Level of Development’. This was a significant improvement on 2014. Our PP cohort also outperformed PP children nationally by 41% and non PP children nationally by 22%.

Year 1 Phonics – the % of our PP cohort in Year 1 securing the required standard in phonics improved on our 2014 data by 10%, although they achieved slightly below (2%) their non PP peers in school. However, their achievements were 17% above PP children nationally and 3% above non PP children nationally.

Key Stage 1 (Year 2) – The attainment of PP children in Key Stage 1 in 2014 was above that of PP children nationally in reading, writing and maths. However, there is a gap in attainment between our PP children and our non PP children in all three areas with our non PP children showing higher attainment. This is also the case when comparing our PP cohort against non PP children nationally.

Key Stage 2 (Year 6) - The attainment of our PP cohort in Key Stage 2 in 2014 was above their non PP peers in school and above their PP peers nationally in all three areas. However, they did not attain as highly as non PP children nationally.

Progress from KS1 to KS2 – All (100%) of our PP cohort achieved at least 2 levels of progress from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 in reading and writing. This is above the data for non PP pupils in school and nationally as well as PP children nationally. Although the figure was slightly lower in maths (92%), the PP cohort made equal progress to their in school, non PP peers and better progress than both PP and non PP children nationally.

The % of PP children making 3 levels of progress from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 declined slightly in reading and writing but improved in maths. In reading and maths, more of our PP children made 3 levels of progress than their non PP peers, both in school and nationally and PP children nationally. In writing, less PP children made 3 levels of progress when compared to the non PP children in school, although they still outperformed PP and non PP children nationally.

 

Pupil Premium 2015-2016

For the current academic year, our Pupil Premium funding is £211,200. We will continue to ensure that provision is similar to last year, however, in response to our impact data, we will be carefully tracking our Pupil Premium pupils in Key Stage 1 to ensure that they are able to attain as well as their non Pupil Premium peers both in school and nationally.  We will also be reviewing curriculum provision for writing, in Key Stage 2 to ensure that more Pupil Premium children are able to make better than expected progress, in line with their non Pupil Premium peers in school.