Pupil Premium
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What is Pupil Premium funding?
The Pupil Premium is government money designed to help disadvantaged children and young people to achieve good results. The Funding is allocated to schools for children from Reception to Year 11 who have registered for Free School Meals in the last six years, are in care or have parents in the Armed Forces.

For more details on Pupil Premium visit: www.gov.uk/guidance/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings
Disadvantaged Pupil
Pupil Premium Predicted Expenditure – Academic Year beginning September 2016


Number of children entitled to Pupil Premium across the whole school as of September 2015
Current number of children on role226%
Current number of children entitled to Free School Meals4017.7%
Forever 6 children4118.1%
Current number of LAC00%
Current number of children entitled to Pupil Premium Plus (adopted – future funding)00%
Funding received September 2017 – March 2018
Current amount received per Pupil Premium Child£1,320
Amount that will be received September 2017 – March 2018£50,050
Expected Funding Expenditure (2017/2018)
Quality First Teaching/mentoring/ groups£45,540
Attendance, counselling, therapy£16,900
Resources/courses£16,940
Educational visits, assistance with uniforms£2,000
Lunch time clubs for vulnerable pupils£3,750
Total£85,130
Overall objectives
  • To enable pupils eligible for pupil premium to access the same learning opportunities as other pupils
    To target support in basic skills, including national or accelerated progress in maths and English.
    To narrow the gaps between pupils eligible for PP funding and their peers
    To work on closer relationships with and more engagement from the families of pupils who are eligible
    To enrich the lives of children eligible for PP funding by providing a range of after school clubs, trips and music lessons otherwise unavailable to them.

Areas that the funding will be used to support
  • Mentoring for Disadvantaged pupils
    Access to programmes with a proven track record in closing the gap
    Mathematics Mastery has been introduced R,Y1 and Y2 (Y1 and 2 are in the second year of the programme)
    Accelerated Reader has been introduced to support reading comprehension
    SEASS (Attendance service)
    Services and support for children with Emotional, Social and Behavioural difficulties
    Counselling, Behaviour Support, Family Worker support etc.)
    Access to clubs, trips and enrichment activities
    Courses and workshops for parents and staff

Outcomes of Pupil Premium Provision 2017

Phonics Screening Y1
 NationalNumber achieving expected standardPercentage achieving expected standard
Disadvantaged children (3)Edit266%
Non- Disadvantaged children (27)Edit2074%
The impact of the interventions aimed at the disadvantaged group is that the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils has narrowed this year. Phonics has been a priority, Disadvantaged pupils have had small group support for their phonics.


Phonics Screening Y2
 NationalNumber achieving expected standardPercentage achieving expected standard
Disadvantaged children (3)Edit133%
Non- Disadvantaged children (6)Edit350%
Key Stage 1 % of children reaching ARE or above
Percentage of pupils reaching AREDisadvantaged (8)Non-Disadvantaged (22)National ARE
Reading25%82%76%
Writing12%86%68%
Maths75%95%75%
RWM12%82% 
The impact
The gap for the disadvantaged pupils is still significant at KS1

The disadvantaged group has achieved in line with national expectations for maths.


Key Stage 2 % of children reaching ARE or above
Percentage of pupils reaching AREDisadvantaged (12)Non-Disadvantaged (17)National AREDisadvantaged and not SEND (6)MA Disadvantaged (3)
Reading58%76%71%67%100% 67% (GDS)
Writing42%53%76%67%100% 33% (GDS)
Maths58%76%75%50%100% 90% (GDS)
GPS58%76%77% 100%
RWM8%47%61% 100%
The impact
At KS2 the attainment gap for the disadvantaged pupils is diminishing, and the progress from KS1 for these pupils is better in Reading and Writing and the progress for maths is similar to for the non-disadvantaged group.

  • For the Disadvantaged cohort that did not have SEND, there was a diminishing of the gap in reading,
    In writing, these pupils exceeded the Non Disadvantaged pupils by 14%.
    The MA Disadvantaged pupils exceeded the Non Disadvantaged MA pupils in all areas, with Writing being significantly higher 36% (at expected)
    Progress for Disadvantaged pupils is better in Reading 1.0 and Writing -3.9, the progress for maths - 2.5 is similar to Non Disadvantaged pupils.
    Attainment compared to last year: the gap between disadvantaged pupil in Writing (-11) and Maths (-24) has narrowed Reading remains the same.
This page updated 31 October 2017

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