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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding was introduced in April 2011 to support disadvantaged pupils. It is allocated to children from low-income families, who have been eligible for free school meals at some point in the last six years, children who are looked after or previously have been looked after or adopted from care. The amount allocated per FSM pupil in 2015/16 and 2016/17 is £1320. Schools are free to spend pupil premium as they see fit, but with the responsibility to use the funding to support these pupils in making good progress and improving attainment. Please click on the links below to see how we have spent our Pupil Premium Funding and the impact it has had.

Funding for the academic year September 2016 – July 2017

Our funding for the current academic year is £112,080 (86 pupils). This is how we are planning on spending it.

Proposed Spending Amount (est.)
Teaching Salaries
  • Intervention groups
  • Leadership time for support, monitoring and school improvement focused on Vulnerable pupils
  • Contribution toward additional KS1 teacher allowing for smaller classes to improve progress made
Teaching Assistant Salaries
  • 1:1 reading
  • EAL groups
  • Phonics groups
  • Homework club
  • Creative Kids ( self esteem)
  • Rainbow group ( nurture)
  • Counsellor for individual pupils
Curriculum Budgets
Sports Coach
  • After school activities
  • Change for Life programme
Mid Day Supervisors
  • Providing extra provision and support
Educational Support Services
  • TaMHs
  • Family Support Worker
CPD, assessment and feedback
Trips and Visits

(Contribution towards cost for PP Pupils)

The Hub Extended Schools Support

2 x AM and 3 x PM to PP pupils.

Minibus Costs

(Contribution towards running cost)

Swimming Costs

(Contribution towards cost for PP Pupils)

Misc PP Funded Activities
  • Music lessons
  • Club and activities
  • Uniform
  • Books
Admin Costs


Total Expenditure £112,080.00

Funding and Impact for academic year September 2015 – July 2016

Total Pupil Premium 2015 – 2015 = £114,216 (93 pupils)

We have continued to narrow the gap between the performance of pupil premium children and non pupil premium children  by targeting areas of underperformance. Last year our RAISE-Online showed that out Pupil Premium children made better progress than others nationally.

Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 overall Value added: Free School Meals/Children Looked After
No in cohort for VA VA School Score (Disadvantaged) VA National Score(non-disadvantaged)
Mathematics 13 99.9 104.1
Reading 13 101.4 103.8
Writing(TA%) 13 38% 79%
Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 performance: Percentage making expected progress
Mathematics Reading Writing
Cohort School % National % Cohort School % National % Cohort School % National %
All Pupils 45 73 70 45 67 66 45 49 74
Free School Meals 13 62 75 13 62 71 13 38 79
Children Looked After 2 50 70 2 50 66 21 50 74
Disadvantaged pupils 13 62 75 13 62 71 13 38 78
Spending & Impact Amount
One to one and small group interventions

A range of individual support and small group interventions took place in both literacy and numeracy. Some of these were implemented by teachers and some teaching assistants. All were monitored on a regular basis and resulted in increased progress for the pupils involved. Pupil premium children who have had regular “one-to-one” reading have continued to make particularly good progress.

Extra teacher to support the teaching of groups in Y5/6

In Y6 there was good progress for our pupil premium children. Y5 pupils benefited from smaller groups in Literacy and Numeracy and and many made accelerated progress.

Key Stage 1 Phonics groups

Phonics had been identified as an area for development and we used specialist staff to work with small groups of pupils throughout the year. The Y1 pupils made good progress from their starting points. i

EAL (English as an Additional Language) Support

We identified that some of our disavantaged children with English as an Additional Language were not making expected progress and so we employed a TA to focus on these children. These children have made good progress

TaMHS (Targeted Mental Health in Schools) support

TaMHS supported pupil premium children over the year on a range of issues including attendance, bereavement, behaviour, separation, past trauma, mental health. This gives the additional support they need to learn effectively and removes some of the barriers to learning. Increased progress has been achieved and parental feedback on the effectiveness of these interventions has been extremely positive.

Family Support Worker

Family Support supported 14 families on a range of issues including attendance, bereavement, debt, behaviour, parenting skills, housing, separation, benefit issues, relationship difficulties,sleeping issues, educational issues, poverty, past trauma, mental health, mediation, court proceedings, poor health and poor literacy skills. All these services give our children with pupil premium funding the additional support they need to learn effectively and remove some of the barriers to learning . Increased progress has been achieved and parental feedback on the effectiveness of these interventions has been extremely positive.

Assertive Mentoring Programme

Assertive Mentoring has continued to help to drive learning forward throughout the school. Improved reporting to parents and use of regular feedback and regular mentoring has proven very effective with disadvantaged pupils.

Creative Kids Club

Some of our most vulnerable children benefited from this bespoke nurture group, run after school and at weekends. Creative Kids has continued to offer a range of activities to pupil premium children such as trips, cooking, art activities, cycling, boosting self-esteem, providing experiences and increasing participation in activities

Homework Club

This club is offered to all children, with priority given to those who lack adult support or who find it difficult to complete homework and concentrate at home. Many of our pupil premium children and CLA use this club.

The Hub Extended Schools Support

Our Extended Schools provision can be offered, free of charge, to those pupil premium families that need our additional support. Children can spend extra time in a supportive environment and benefit from the equipment and meals provided

Sports Coach

Children that otherwise would not have been able to access after school sporting clubs have been able to benefit from specialist provision.


This has enabled disadvantaged pupils to get to sporting, arts and other after school educational experiences that otherwise would not have been accessible to them.

Staff Training

Staff have had training on the use of Pupil Premium Funding to ensure progress and also how  support can be best placed for these children.

School Counsellor

This has enabled children to discuss issues that are barriers to their learning.

Experiences for speaking & writing

We have found that many of our disadvantaged pupils lack the experiences of their peers and therefore have less to talk or write about in school. We have provided a range of experiences including theatre performances, visitors, local trips and creative activities to inspire them and improve their progress in literacy. Their writing in school has improved as a result.

Additional Support & Subsidies

This has paid for the individual needs of disadvantaged pupils that have been identified during the year by their class teachers. Some examples of this are trips, residential visits, music lessons and books , uniform, including PE kit.

Total Expenditure £114,216