Pupil Premium

What is it?

The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children that are in care or adopted and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Why has it been introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish this online.

For the academic year September 2017 to July 2018 our school received £293,040 of Pupil Premium funding.

For the current academic year September 2018 to July 2019 our school will receive £299,640 of Pupil Premium funding. The percentage of pupils eligible for pupil premium is 44% the national percentage is 24%.

What are our main barriers to disadvantaged children's progress?

  • Many children have gaps in their learning, arrive in school not at normal transition points and are generally well below age related expectations when they start school. So our strategies will focus on ensuring all disadvantaged children receive consistently high quality personalised teaching and learning that ensures they make accelerated progress.

  • Many children do not speak English as a first language, have gaps in their vocabulary and are not as confident to take on new challenges or over come barriers to learning difficulties. So our strategies will focus on improving disadvantaged children's independence, resilience, confidence and vocabulary.

  • Many parents and families are new arrivals to the country and find it difficult to know and understand how best to support their children. So our strategies will focus on improving parental knowledge and strategies to support disadvantaged children as well as improving the parents' and pupils' attendance and engagement.

  • Many children have limited access to wider life and extra curricular activities further limiting their vocabulary and confidence to take part in new activities and take on board new ideas. So our strategies will focus on improving disadvantaged children's access to a wide variety of life experiences and extra curricular activities.

What are we spending our Pupil Premium on this year?

  • Additional higher level teaching assistants to support personalised intervention programmes.

  • Raised awareness and personalised pupil support programmes and progress tracking.

  • Improved provision and inclusion for vulnerable children and families.

  • Strategies to improve parental knowledge and support for home learning.

  • Strategies to improve parental engagement and pupil attendance.

  • Increased access to a wider variety of experiences and extra curricular activities.

See Action Plan below for more details.

 Summary of Outcomes 2018

School Results
National Results 2018
  Disadvantaged  children Non disadvantaged children Non disadvantaged children
Foundation Stage          
Good Level of Development  59% 57% 74%
Key Stage 1 Phonics      
Year 1 Phonics Pass      73% 84% 85%
Year 2 Phonics Pass 86% 64% 93%
Key Stage 1      
RWM Expected Standard 59% 53% 64%
Reading Expected Standard 60% 53% 79%
Writing Expected Standard 60% 53% 74%
Maths Expected Standard 60% 55% 80%
Reading Greater Depth 18% 31%  28%
Writing Greater Depth
 9% 27%  18%
Maths Greater Depth  9% 25%  23%
Key Stage 2      
RWM Expected Standard 53% 74% 70%
Reading Expected Standard  58% 74% 80%
Writing Expected Standard 58% 80% 83%
Maths Expected Standard 58% 82% 81%
EGPS Expected Standard 58% 82% 82%
Reading Higher Standard 3% 12% 33%
Writing Greater Depth  5% 18% 24%
Maths Higher Standard 13% 12% 28%
EGPS Higher Standard 18% 35% 39%
Reading Progress -1.5 -1.3 +0.3
Writing Progress -0.7 0.4 +0.2
Maths Progress -0.1 -0.1 +0.3
Attendance 94%  95%   96%
Persistent Absentees > 10% 16%   12.5%  8.8%