Pupil Premium 2014/2015

Pupil premium funding is additional funding, given to publicly funded schools so schools can extend their support to disadvantaged pupils in order to help close the attainment gap between these children and their peers.

Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential. It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years.

Pupil Premium Plus was introduced in the financial year 2013/2014 to support children who:-
  • are currently under the care of the Local Authority;
  • have been looked after by the Local Authority, at any point, for 1 day or more;
  • were adopted from Local Authority care on or after 30 December 2005;
  • left Local Authority care under a Special Guardianship on or after 30 December 2005;
  • left Local Authority care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991
Number on roll : 197
Number of pupils on roll in receipt of Pupil Premium : 128
% of pupils on roll in receipt of Pupil Premium : 65%
Pupil Premium allocation per pupil for financial year 2014/15 : £1,300
Pupil Premium allocation per pupil for financial year 2015/16 : £1,320

The total pupil premium the school has budgeted to receive this academic year : £168,600

Pupil Premium continues to be used to fund:-
  • employment of additional well qualified teaching assistants to support the teaching and learning of children through delivery of small group individual tuition
  • extra teachers to booster children at risk of under achieving
  • purchase of resources to support learning e.g. ‘Big Write’, ‘Rising Stars’ to develop reading comprehension
  • resources to develop the assessment of Science
  • resources to support the teaching and learning of numeracy through small group intervention e.g. Success@Arithmetic
  • employment of a Leading Teaching Assistant to support, in conjunction with the Head Teacher, the provision for SEN Children. This member of staff also leads and manages the work and professional development of a team of well qualified teaching assistants who work throughout the school
  • employment of a Child Well Being Officer to ensure that the children’s social and emotional needs are being met
  • supporting access to educational and residential visits
  • involvement of Children’s Services (attendance)
  • emotional resilience
  • access to a Psychologist
  • support for Modern Foreign Languages
  • transition mentoring
2014/2015 Impact

  • In key stage 1, disadvantaged pupils (DAPs) performed better than non-disadvantaged pupils (non-DAPs) in reading and mathematics at age related expectation (ARE). However, there is still a difference in the number of disadvantaged children achieving ARE in writing (DAPs 68%, non-DAPs 91%). Pupil premium funding is used wisely to provide additional support for vulnerable pupils and to provide a wide range of curriculum enrichment activities. The employment of a Child Wellbeing Officer has ensured pupils with complex social, emotional and behavioural issues are very well supported.
  • In key stage 2, DAPs performed better than non-DAPs in all subjects at ARE. The school is tracking progress of FSM pupils carefully and providing intervention where necessary. In 2015, FSM children DAPs do better than DAPs nationally (English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling 86% ARE 2015 compared to 66% nationally in 2014).
Pupil Premium Attainment and Achievement Overview 2014-2015 Pupils receiving Pupil Premium funding Pupils not receiving Pupil Premium funding
Mathematics Level 2B+  95%  64%
Mathematics Level 3  32% 18% 
Reading Level 2B+  84% 73% 
Reading Level 3 26%  36% 
Writing Level 2B+ 68%  91% 
Writing Level 3 21%  9% 
Mathematics Level 4+ 86%  75% 
Mathematics Level 5+ 38%  50% 
Reading Level 4+ 95%  88% 
Reading Level 5+ 43%  38% 
Writing Level 4+ 90%  75% 
Writing Level 5+ 29%  25% 
2+ Levels Progress Mathematics 90%  100% 
3+ Levels Progress Mathematics 35%  43% 
4+ Levels Progress Mathematics 0%  14% 
2+ Levels Progress Reading 100%  100% 
3+ Levels Progress Reading 45%  71% 
4+ Levels Progress Reading 10%  0% 
2+ Levels Progress Writing 100%   
3+ Levels Progress Writing 45%   
4+ Levels Progress Writing 0%