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 2016-17

  • Positive value-added in year progress for all year groups across all reading, writing and maths
  • Maths and Reading KS2 attainment overall rose 6% (unvalidated). 
  • Writing attainment was 2% above the average national pupil premium (67%).
  • Y6 maths progress had been identified as an issue and whilst the progress figure was -3.6, similar to last year, in-year progress was positive and progress for the children who were at the school in Yrs 3-5 was -2.6.
  • For children who were at the school in yrs 3-6, attainment was above the national pupil premium average for maths (67%), writing (75%) and in-line with national for reading (58%).
  • 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 2017-18

We have been allocated £77, 300 for the academic year 2017/2018.

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 
  • Behaviour support from Locksley Short Stay School
  • Breakfast Club 
  • 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 Mathletics & Reading Egg 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