Pupil Premium

Background

The pupil premium is allocated to schools in respect of children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. This applies to both mainstream and non-mainstream settings. From 2012-13 this will also include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit to “close the gap” between children from disadvantaged circumstances and those above the low-income threshold – it is not linked to a specific child but is to be used for overall impact. However, we are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.

Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll      

Rec to Y6 Jan 2015

Rec to Y6 Jan 2016

EY Nursery Oct 15, Jan 16, May 16 

313

315

45, 64, 74

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG                                                       

        FSM 6+ January 2015

                                                                      FSM 6+ January 2016

                                                                                  LAC (Sept 15 – Aug 16)

                                                                                      EY Nursery Jan 2015

 

141

151

1

11

Amount of PPG received per pupil

FSM 6+ (Sept 15-Aug) 

Looked After Children (Sept 15 – Aug 16)

                                                                        EY Nursery (Sept 15- Aug 16)

 

£132 

£1900 Max

£0.53p ph

Total amount of PPG received

                                                           (Sept 15 – Mar 16)

                                                             (Apr 16 - Aug 16)

                                   LAC  (Sept 15 – Aug 16)

      EY Nursery (Sept 15 – Aug 16) 

Total Income £191620 + £1454 + £2268       Total Expenditure £203210

£108570

£  83050

£    1454

£    2268

 

 

Summary of PPG spending 2015/16

Objectives in spending PPG:

Maintain levels of KS2 progress and accelerate KS1 progress; all pupils make at least good progress and we close the attainment gaps compared to National data

Ensure that all our pupils have equal access to the curriculum and the extra-curricular activities on offer. Remove barriers preventing full participation in school life and learning and target resources and support where they are required the most.

Examples of how the money is used include:

Small group and individual intervention and teaching

Subsidising school trips and journeys

Providing children with equipment, particularly when ensuring equal access to our extensive programme of music lessons and events.

Provision of additional teaching assistant support

Purchasing resources for homework activities including games and books to loan to families

Provision of uniform

Subsidising our Breakfast Club

Subsidising after school activities

Summary of spending and actions taken:

The use of PPG money has focused on ensuring that our pupils from low income families are supported in their learning in order that they may achieve their full potential. In our school the pupils from low income families are supported in a number of ways. Some require support with the basic skills they need to access the curriculum, such as speaking, listening, reading and writing. Others are new to the UK and are supported to learn English. We also have high achieving pupils who are supported to work towards challenging targets.

Our school ethos focuses the potential of our all of pupils and our curriculum aims to give them the skills and confidence to be safe, happy and successful. We invest in supporting pupils in the social and emotional aspects of learning. This can mean many things but essentially we want them to be in a good place to learn and ensure they are enjoying school life. For some of our pupils from low income families this is challenging but measures such as subsidising our breakfast club, trips and residential visits and providing uniform (and other resources) does makes a vital difference.

When focusing on the curriculum we use the majority of the PPG funding to provide teacher and teaching assistant time to deliver the teaching, learning and individualised support described above. It also ensures we have the resources that they need to achieve the best outcomes for the pupils. Special themed days and weeks, visitors to school and resources required for special activities have all been areas on which money was spent last year.

Outcomes to date:

The result of the way in which the PPG is used is monitored and evaluated in a number of different ways. The outcomes can be looked at in terms of the progress children make in their learning but also in terms of how they are developing socially and emotionally. It is extremely important to us that they enjoy school and have a wide range of valuable and exciting experiences.

We make sure we know that the PPG is having an impact on the school life for children from low income families by assessing pupil’s progress, evaluating the impact of teaching groups and interventions, meeting with pupils, parents and carers and listen to what they tell us, monitoring the participation in extra-curricular activities and collecting data on who attends school trips and residential visits. We also closely monitor punctuality and attendance.