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Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium:

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based upon the number of children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals or have been eligible over the last six years. It is also includes the number of children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. The funding is provided for the specific purpose of increasing the attainment and progress of these groups of pupils. An additional premium is provided based upon the number of pupils who have a parent working for the armed services. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.


Use and Impact of Pupil Premium

(Reviewed September 2016)
Pupil Premium allocation in our school:
For 2015 – 2016, our school received an allocation of £32,840
For 2016 -2017, our school received an initial allocation  of £30.200


Outcomes for pupils in our school receiving the Pupil Premium Grant:

Academic Year 2015 - 2016



Progress from starting points was outstanding. 100% achieved a good level of development.

71% of Non- Pupil Premium Pupils achieved a Good Level of Development.


Key Stage One

Progress from starting points was good in reading, writing and mathematics though attainment was well below that of other pupils in the cohort.

Progress in phonics was good though attainment was well below that of other pupils in the cohort due to a significantly lower starting point.


At the end of Key Stage 2:

% of pupils achieving the national expected standard

(Unvalidated data)




Pupil Premium


Non Pupil Premium

National – all pupils











Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling









Pupil Premium Pupils have performed better than the national averages for all pupils in all subjects. Non-Pupil Premium Pupils performed significantly better than all pupils nationally.


Internal tracking of progress:


Average points progress of Pupil Premium Pupils

(3.0 points = good progress)

  • Reading            = 3.1
  • Writing             = 3.4
  • Mathematics   = 3.2


Pupil Premium Pupils made at least good progress throughout the school.


Other Outcomes:


  • All Pupil Premium Pupils who were eligible to attend a residential visit and educational day visits participated unless absent through illness.


Intended use of the Pupil Premium for 2016 – 2017


For 2016 -2017, our school received an initial allocation of £30,200


Barriers to learning:


In recent years many of the pupils have started school with attainment in English and Mathematics well-below that expected of pupils of their actual age. These pupils are provided with additional specific support to accelerate their learning. Pupils with Special Educational Needs are supported with individual education plans.


Planned use:


To continue to employ an additional teaching assistant to:

  • Provide support for individuals/small groups of pupils during Literacy and numeracy lessons
  • Reduce the group sizes in the teaching of phonics.
  • Provide early morning intervention work with individuals/ small groups of pupils


To provide additional teacher support in Year 6, enabling targeted support for groups of pupils in literacy and numeracy.


To provide one to one/small group tuition in Literacy/Numeracy for identified pupils.


To subsidise residential and educational day visits for pupils receiving Free School Meals or for whom the school currently receives Pupil Premium Grant.


Measuring Impact


Impact will be measured by:


  • % of pupils achieving Year 2 Phonic re-check
  • % of pupils achieving expected standards at the end of Key Stage One and Key Stage Two
  • % of pupils making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics throughout the school
  • % of pupils participating in residential visits and educational day visits


Last annual review:  September 2016


Spending and impact is reviewed termly by both the Finance and General Purposes, Pupils and Personnel Committee and the Strategic Development Committee.


Next annual review: September 2017