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Pupil Premium

All schools are required to publish information on their Pupil Premium funding on their website. The Department of Education issue the Pupil Premium allocation to schools from the 1st of April each year. This is based on the number of children eligible for Free School Meals, ‘Ever 6’ i.e. those who have been on FSM at any time during the past 6 years and those children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months.

Pupil Premium Allocation 2017 -2018

This year we will receive £72,600. We will use the money to fund pupils' support as we did in 2015/16 and 2016/17. We also hope to buy resources that will further enhance learning e.g. Chrome Book computers to supplement ICT. We will continue to subsidise extra curricular activities and trips.

Pupil Premium Impact 2016 -2017

We received £88,220. We used the money to fund pupils' support as we did in 2015 -16. We bought resources to enhance learning including: extra electronic spell checkers, more Ipads and more playground equipment. We subsidised extra curricular activities and trips.

KS2 SATS 2017, Results for Pupil Premium pupils:

55% of achieved the expected standard in reading.

64% of achieved the expected standard in writing.

55% achieved the expected standard in maths.

Pupil progress was positive with a score of +0.6.

Initial data analysis of "in year" progress 2016 -2017 shows that many children receiving pupil premium made similar or better progress when compared to non pupil premium children e.g. Year 5 in reading, writing and maths, Year 4 in reading and maths, Year 3 in writing and maths. Year 1 in reading and maths.

Pupil Premium Impact 2015 - 16

We received £88,800. We used this to provide staff for both individual tuition and mentoring, group targeted intervention and booster classes to ensure continued progress and academic achievement. This was focused on Literacy and Numeracy and also included guided reading, handwriting, phonics and language development groups. We increased lunchtime staff to support active play and indoor games at our temporary Ks2 location which impacted on behaviour and learning in afternoon sessions for our pupil premium children.

We targetted support for extra curricular activities in autumn term. We subsidised school trips and residential visits which impacted on children'sideas for writing. The academy has in place rigorous monitoring and evaluation systems. Data analysis is completed termly using Pupil Target Tracker and evaluation of intervention programmes are reviewed by the SLT. 

Initial data analysis of "in year" progress 2015 -2016 shows that many children receiving pupil premium made similar or better progress when compared to non pupil premium children e.g. Year 5 in reading and writing, Year 4 in reading, writing and maths, Year 3 in reading and maths, Year 2 in writing and maths.

The allocation in previous years is shown below.

1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015               £83,700

1st April 2013 to 31st March 2014                £45 100.

1st April 2012 to 31st March 2013               £37 185.

Pupil Premium Impact 2014-15

Our initial analysis shows that disadvantaged KS2 pupils had an average point score equal to or above the national score for other pupils in mathematics. The proportion of disadvantaged KS2 pupils that attained at least Level 4 was equal to or above the national figure for other pupils in reading & mathematics.The proportion of disadvantaged KS2 pupils that attained at least Level 5 was equal to or above the national figure for other pupils mathematics.

Pupil Premium Impact 2013-14

Pupils were able to take part in extra - curricular activities and they became more confident as a result.  Improved provision in teaching and learning led to improvement in our attainment and achievement data (Raiseonline November 2014):

Closing the gaps trend at KS1:

  • Maths – the gap has closed.
  • Pupil Premium pupils outperformed Non Pupil Premium pupils in maths.
  • Writing – the gap is narrower than 2012.

Closing the gaps trend at KS2:

  • Maths - the “expected progress gap” and the “more than expected progress gap” have closed and our disadvantaged children outperformed other pupils nationally.
  • Reading - the “expected progress gap” and the “more than expected progress gap” have closed and our disadvantaged children outperformed other pupils nationally.
  • Pupil Premium pupils who had been low attainers in KS1 outperformed others nationally.
  • The Value Added score shows the gap has closed in maths and reading and it is narrow in writing – see table below.
Subject

Value Added 2014

Pupil Premium

Value Added 2014

Non-Pupil Premium

Maths 100.1 99.2
Reading   101.6 99.8
Writing 98.0 98.8
  • The three year trend for average point scores shows the gaps in Maths and Reading are closing.
  • The gap in average point scores for English, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling is narrower than 2013.
  • Proportions of pupils attaining Level 4+: Maths - the gap is narrower than 2013. The gap in reading has closed. The gap in English, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling is narrower than 2013.

Click here to view the School Improvement Plan for Pupil Premium 2015-16.

Click here to view the Pupil Premium Policy.