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Pupil premium

Pupil premium

The government offers funding to tackle inequalities between children on free school meals and their peers called the pupil premium. Pupil Premium funding supports pupils who are currently eligible for free school meals, or who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years.

For the academic year 2016/2017 our pupil premium funding is £219,420

Our strategy based on the needs of the pupils as highlighted through data, pupil conferences and pupil progress reports and meetings is:

  • To provide additional teaching support especially in reading, writing and maths.
  • To provide additional learning resources to individual’s specific needs.
  • To provide opportunities for enrichment through school activities such as art, music and educational visits.
  • To support the welfare of pupils with additional needs outside of academic achievement.

Although the gap is closing in all subjects, pupil premium funding will allow us to close this gap further when compared to in school gaps and national gaps.

Pupil premium funding enables pupils to take part in all extra-curricular activities and also take advantage of musical tuition.

How we anticipate using our pupil premium funding this year.

Description Cost Focus
Additional targeted teaching and support £57,130 To close the gap and accelerate progress for all individuals.
Transport costs £5,000 To support access to activities to enrich the children’s education and welfare.
Educational visits £5,000  
Services fees – music £10,000 To provide greater opportunity for children to receive musical enhancement.
Pastoral and group support £51,820 To support the welfare of individuals with specific needs.
Three support staff - intervention £55,770 To close the gap and accelerate progress for all individuals.
Pupil rewards £2,500 To provide greater incentives for good attendance and punctuality for all individuals.
Counselling service £4,500 To support the welfare of individuals with specific needs.
Educational psychology £12,000 To support the welfare of individuals with specific needs.
Reader in residence £5,700 To encourage pupils to read for pleasure outside of school.
Equipment and materials £10,000 To close the gap and accelerate progress for all individuals.

 

We measure the impact of the above provision through half termly reviews, intervention records and attendance at after-school clubs. A formal review of our pupil premium strategy will be undertaken in July 2017.

For the academic year 2015/2016 our pupil premium funding was £216,780 which we allocated to the following areas:

Description Amount
Additional targeted teaching and support £144,569
Staff training £1,366
Transport costs £5,000
Educational visits £5,000 
Consultants' fees to raise standards £4,034
Extra curricular activities £2,300
Pupil premium in-school conferences/monitoring £5,460
Books and resources £17,762
Pupil rewards £1,264
External bought in services for pupil support £30,025

The impact of that expenditure on pupil premium (PP) children:

All children received specific individual support with core intervention sessions. This targeted provision was successful in enabling pupils to catch up with other pupils if they had fallen behind and for others to accelerate progress further.

School

National

 

 

PP

Non PP

Gap 

All pupils

PP

Non PP

National gap between PP and non PP

School PP to national all pupils gap

School PP to national PP gap

% achieving age related expectations

combined

45%

55%

-10%

53%

39%

60%

-21%

-8%

+6%

% achieving age related expectations

in reading

61%

59%

+2%

66%

53%

71%

-18%

-5%

+8%

% achieving age related expectations

in writing

75%

82%

-7%

74%

64%

79%

-15%

+1%

+11%

% achieving age related expectations

in Maths

68%

82%

-14%

70%

58%

75%

-17%

-2%

+10%

% achieving greater depth

combined

2%

4%

-2%

5%

3%

7%

-4%

-3%

-1%

% achieving greater depth

reading

7%

9%

-2%

19%

15%

23%

-8%

-12%

-8%

% achieving greater depth

writing

7%

9%

-2%

15%

12%

18%

-6%

-8%

-5%

% achieving greater

depth maths

7%

21%

-14%

17%

13%

20%

-7%

-10%

-6%