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 2019 to July 2020 our school received £311,520 of Pupil Premium funding.

For the current academic year September 2020 to July 2021 our school will receive £326,835.of Pupil Premium funding. The percentage of pupils eligible for pupil premium is 42%.

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.

Summary of Outcomes 2019                         

                                               

School Results

2019

National Results 2019

  Disadvantaged  children

Non disadvantaged children

Non disadvantaged children

Foundation Stage    

 

 

 

Good Level of Development 

59%

61%

71%

Key Stage 1 Phonics

 

 

 

Year 1 Phonics Pass     

79%

72%

82%

Key Stage 1

 

 

 

RWM Expected Standard

35%

66%

65%

Reading Expected Standard

35%

82%

75%

Writing Expected Standard

45%

74%

69%

Maths Expected Standard

45%

74%

76%

Reading Greater Depth

19%

27%

28%

Writing Greater Depth

13%

20%

17%

Maths Greater Depth

19%

20%

24%

Key Stage 2

 

 

 

RWM Expected Standard

55%

57%

68%

Reading Expected Standard 

61%

66%

76%

Writing Expected Standard

68%

75%

81%

Maths Expected Standard

59%

66%

82%

EGPS Expected Standard

73%

73%

81%

Reading Higher Standard

23%

27%

32%

Writing Greater Depth 

16%

16%

24%

Maths Higher Standard

16%

19%

31%

EGPS Higher Standard

 

 

 

Reading Progress

-0.1

+0.4

-0.6

Writing Progress

+1.0

+1.0

-0.5

Maths Progress

-0.8

-0.6

-0.7

Attendance

 

 

 

Attendance

95.6%

96.1%

96%

Persistent Absentees > 10%

4%

2%

8.8%