Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding has been allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) over the last 6 years. 

We are committed to ensuring that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils; however, we recognise the particular needs of vulnerable or socially disadvantaged pupils. One of our key priorities is closing the gap between the performance of vulnerable pupils and that of others.

The progress of all pupils is tracked and there is an expectation that over the Key Stage, the majority of pupils will make at least good progress in English and Maths. Actions and interventions are agreed and the impact of these is assessed half-termly.

Impact 2017-18

  • Positive value-added in year progress for all year groups across all reading, writing and maths
  • Maths, Writing & Reading KS2 combined attainment was above national pupil premium attainment (53 vs 51%)
  • Reading and maths pupil premium attainment was in-line with national pupil premium attainment.
  • Maths pupil premium progress was much improved at -1.17 and writing at -0.67
  • All children had equal access to educational visits & visitors to enrich the curriculum 
  • Children in the Nurture Group work showed an increase in good behaviours for learning. This had a positive effect on standards.
  • Pastoral support enabled some children to receive extra support for homework and in-class work which had a positive effect on standards

Please read the governors’ pupil premium report for more information.

Pupil Premium 2018-19

We have been allocated £69,540 for the academic year 2018/2019.

Funding will be used for the following:

  • Establishing afternoon Nurture Group for children who need social & emotional support 
  • SEN small group support
  • Purchase of Accelerated Reader 
  • Increased 1:1 teacher support for Pupil Premium children
  • Purchasing of Children's University Passports
  • HLTA focussed support - either in class, on a 1:1 or in a small group
  • To fund pastoral cover for support inside and outside of the classroom
  • To fund Sumdog computer licences
  • To enable the children to take part in all visits and to pay for some extra-curricular activities 
  • To fund some peripatetic music lessons
  • Counselling support
  • Nurture Talk
  • Easter School

Progress will be carefully measured by the following:

- Regular pupil progress meetings

- Pupil Voice surveys

- Data from end of term tests/reviews

- Governor visits & reviews

- Observations

- Learning Walks 

- Liaison with outside agencies 

 Barriers to learning

  • low aspirations
  • family history
  • poor attendance 
  • special educational needs
  • poor literacy levels