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What is the Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is funding we receive from the Government on an annual basis. It is additional to our main school funding and is used to address the underlying inequalities between children who are deemed to be at a disadvantage educationally compared to their more affluent peers.

In our school, we have noticed that children eligible for the Pupil Premium face certain barriers:

- less breadth of life experience can lead to difficulties, for example in understanding what they have read

- Oral language skills in Reception are lower for pupils eligible for PP than for other pupils. This slows reading progress in subsequent years.

- fewer resources in the home and lack of parental skill and knowledge in how to support their children (for some children)

- difficulties in making progress in their English and Mathematics at the same speed as their peers

- difficulty in accessing the broader curriculum (e.g. in paying for trips and swimming lessons)

- some children have attention difficulties or lack social skills, which impede their learning and social interactions in school

The school receives Pupil Premium for the following children:

· Children who are eligible for free school meals

· Children who are in the looked after care system

- Children from Forces families (lower level)

Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium in a way that they think will best support the raising of achievement for their children. The impact of the school's decisions is closely monitored by the governing body in relation to the progress the identified children make throughout the school year and year on year. In addition, Ofsted hold the school to account for the progress that Pupil Premium children make.

We review our strategy for spending of the Pupil Premium each year in the Spring, prior to setting the school's budget and allocating staff for the following September. 

How much has the school received in Pupil Premium?

2017 - 18: £15,950

2016 - 17: £10,560

2015 - 16: £12,280

What has the funding been used for?

2017 - 18

Training and support for teachers to ensure that all children, especially those entitled to the Pupil Premium, receive quality-first teaching at all times: £1200

Whole-school work on "growth mindsets" to alter children's and staff's thoughts about their potential: £400

Support for Reading: £2000

Emotional support through the Emotional Literacy Support Assistant programme: £2400

Small-group support for accelerated progress in all subjects for those at risk of falling behind or for those who need to catch up: £7250

Subsidy for trips and after-school activities: £2700

2016 - 17

Trip subsidy £300 / pupil: £2400

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant: £1800

Literacy interventions for individuals and small groups: £2595

Mathematics intervention for small groups: £670

Social skills intervention: £670

Extra TA support in classrooms to support integration and concentration: £2425

We have chosen these approaches because they directly address the difficulties faced by children eligible for the Pupil Premium. They need support to take part in trips, clubs or swimming, so we have made this free for them. They need direct support with the areas of learning and social skills they find difficult, so we have paid for this. They also need help to learn at the same rate as their peers in the classroom, so we are supporting this by the use of teaching assistants who know the needs of the individual children. 

2015 - 16

trip subsidy £300 / pupil: £2400

behaviour support: £679

Small-group intervention (phonics): £1200

Small-group intervention (Maths/ Writing, Key Stage 2): £1935

Small-group intervention (Spelling): £1219

TA support in classroom to aid concentration and integration: £2372

Purchase of intervention and assessment tools: £1475

RM Easimaths program: £200

What has been the impact of Pupil Premium?

We measure the impact of our Pupil Premium spending by how much progress our children entitled to the Pupil Premium make, compared with the expectation for children in their year group. For more information, see the attached Pupil Premium Strategy.

2016 - 17

Here is the percentage of children entitled to the Pupil Premium who have made expected or better than expected progress this year.

Children entitled to Pupil Premium because of their families' financial circumstances:

Reading - 75% expected; 50% better than expected

Writing - 100% expected; 75% better than expected

Mathematics - 100% expected; 87.5% better than expected

Forces Premium:

Reading - 56% expected, 39% better than expected

Writing - 72% expected, 44% better than expected

Mathematics - 83% expected, 44% better than expected

2015 - 16

Here is the percentage of children entitled to the Pupil Premium who have made expected or better than expected progress this year.

Reading -  100% expected; 11% better than expected

Writing -  100% expected; 33% better than expected

Mathematics - 88% expected; 44% better than expected

2014 -15

Here is the percentage of children entitled to the Pupil Premium who have made expected or better than expected progress this year.

Reading - 86% expected; 57% better than expected

Writing - 71% expected; 14% better than expected

Mathematics - 43% expected; 14% better than expected