Pupil Premium

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. In 2012/2013 financial year, the funding allocated was £623 per child, £250 for child of Armed forces families, £900 per child 2013/14, £1,300 per child in the financial year 2014/15 and in 2015/16 was £1,320 per child.

For more details on Pupil Premium visit: www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium
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Orchard Primary School
Pupil Premium Strategy 2016

How much Pupil Premium money does our school get?
In 2011-12 we received                      £41,480
In 2012-13 we received                      £59,808
In 2013-14 we received                      £81,900
In 2014-15 we received                      £122,200
In 2015-16 we received                      £99,000

How is the money spent?
  • We look at where more support or provision is needed in the school to raise standards for all children. If children are falling behind or need more help to achieve higher levels (more able children) then we put in place small groups or one to one teaching programmes; we call these ‘intervention programmes’. We choose teaching approaches and intervention programmes that are supported by research. Please see the link to the Sutton Trust Education Research documents. For more information on educational research visit: www.suttontrust.com

  • We can also spend the money on training for staff to make sure they are up to date with the latest information about teaching strategies that work best for all pupils.

  • How much parents and carers get involved with their child’s learning makes a big difference to how well a child will achieve at school. So we can spend the money on a range of activities that involve parents and carers coming into school to take part in workshops, courses, programmes and meetings. These are all designed to help parents and carers learn how to best support your child.

How will parent's know it is working?
  • We track each child’s progress every half term, so we can quickly see if our interventions and programmes are working effectively.

  • If your child takes part in an intervention programme, we will measure how they are doing at the start of the programme, and when the programme is completed. This will enable us to measure the progress made.

  • We will report to you at Parent’s Evening’s, held in September, February and July each school year, however we may meet with you more frequently if we feel that you should be aware of any concerns or to celebrate the progress that your child is making. If you would like information on your child’s progress at any time during the school year, please contact the class teacher.

Where can I get more information about the about the Pupil Premium finding and grant used at the school? 
For more information about how we plan provision and track progress please speak to Mrs Rowntree

How will the money be spent this financial year 2015/16 ?
We have identified the following key areas of expenditure to provide support for pupils in the school

Pupil Premium Predicted Expenditure – Academic Year beginning September 2015

Number of children entitled to Pupil Premium across the whole school as of September 2015
Current number of children on role221%
Current number of children entitled to Free School Meals4721%
Forever 6 children5826%
Current number of LAC41.8%
Current number of children entitled to Pupil Premium Plus (adopted – future funding)0
Funding received September 2015 – March 2016
Current amount received per Pupil Premium Child£1,320
Amount that will be received September 2015 – March 2016£99,000
Expected Funding Expenditure (2015/2016)
Support - in class and groups73 156
Attendance, counselling, therapy  8 670
Educational visits  2 000
Clubs, Free breakfasts  5 870
Total92 825
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
  • Additional Support teachers
  • Music access
  • Personalised Learning programmes
  • 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 2015
Phonics Screening Y1
Number achieving expected standardPercentage achieving expected standard
Disadvantaged children (13) 538%
Non- Disadvantaged children (17) 1463%
There is still a considerable gap between disadvantaged children and others. Phonics is a priority area for the school in 2015/2016

Phonics Screening Y2
Number achieving expected standardPercentage achieving expected standard
Disadvantaged children (8) 584%
Non- Disadvantaged children (20) 1992%
There is still a considerable gap between disadvantaged children and others. Phonics is a priority area for the school in 2015/2016

Key Stage 1 % of children attaining Level 2 or above
Percentage of pupils attaining Level 2 or above at KS1 (Gap within school)

2013

2014

2015

Reading

- 0.2

- 2.7

- 4.4

Writing

- 0.6

- 2.4

- 3.9

Maths

0.0

- 2.1

- 3.5

There gap at KS1 between the disadvantaged pupils and the cohort has grown over time, and the impact of the Pupil Premium funding will need to be closely monitored to ensure that the gap begins to close.

Key Stage 2 % of children attaining Level 2 or above
Percentage of pupils attaining Level 4 or above at KS1 (Gap within school)

2013

2014

2015

Reading

9

0

- 16

Writing

3

0

- 12

Maths

- 6

0

- 12

GPS

- 3

- 2

- 10

There gap at KS2 between the disadvantaged pupils and the cohort has grown over time, and the impact of the Pupil Premium funding will need to be closely monitored to ensure that the gap begins to close.
The school will update and report to governors each term. The governor with designated responsibility for Pupil Premium is Margaret Brooke.

Please read the following reports from the Pupil Premium Governor Margaret Brook.
Pupil Premium Governor Report


I am not sure if my child could have Free School Meals or Free Milk – Where can I get more information from?

What we found out last year about how Pupil Premium had worked?

Last year we found that the money enabled us to support more children in the school with their learning for example:


  • Maths Number Count programme – Y1 & Y2                                                                        
  • Reading Interventions – Y4/Y5/Y6                             
  • Maths one to one intervention – Y6                          
  • English intervention: Phonics Y1 & Y2
  • Maths Level 3 intervention Y2 /Maths Level 2 intervention Y1
  • Maths Numbers Count 2 programme – Y3/Y4/Y5             
  • Orchard Readers and Writers programme Y1, Y2, Y3.
  • Jump Ahead Programme – Reception and Y1                       
  • Music programmes & clubs: Ukulele, Recorder, Violin, Brass and Woodwind, Keyboard and Guitar club. Whole class Ukulele in Y4.

Impact of Pupil Premium money 2013/14 (financial year funding)   Pupil data outcomes in 2014
Year 6 SATS data 2014
100% of Pupil Premium pupils achieved 2 levels of progress in reading.
100% of Pupil Premium pupils achieved 2 levels of progress in writing.
96% of Pupil Premium pupils achieved 2 levels of progress in maths.
100% of Pupil Premium pupils attained Level 4 in reading.
100% of Pupil Premium pupils attained Level 4 in writing.
100% of Pupil Premium pupils attained Level 4 in maths.

Year 2 SATS data 2014
92% of Pupil Premium pupils attained Level 2 or above in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Year 1 phonics data 2014
71% of Pupil Premium pupils who completed the test in Year 1 achieved the pass mark in the Phonics Check.

Outcomes 2014 for our Pupil Premium pupils
Our 2014 data shows that Pupil Premium children at Orchard Primary School are achieving higher than all Pupil Premium children nationally and all other children nationally.

PUPIL PREMIUM AWARDS 2015
I am delighted to announce that on Monday 5th January 2015, the school received a letter from David Laws MP for Schools stating that the school had been awarded £1,000 in the Key Stage 2 category of the Pupil Premium Awards 2015. The school has now been invited to write an application to win one of the larger prizes, including the national prize of £100,000.

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Orchard Primary School, Oxford Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6LW
Tel: 0208 300 4878         E-mail: admin@orchard.bexley.sch.uk