Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is a sum of money the school receives from the Department for Education (DfE) for each pupil who is either in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or for Looked After Children (LAC). Nationally, the statistics show that pupils who are in receipt of FSM do less well than their peers in their attainment. The aim of this money is to try to close that attainment gap.

Pupil Premium Income 2016/17: £95, 180

An additional part-time teacher to work with children who attract the pupil premium: £28, 403

Support staff to provide additional small group of 1 to 1 teaching for children who attract the pupil premium to help to accelerate their progress: £24, 883

A Parent Support Assistant (PSA) who provides support to the Inclusion manager in helping vulnerable families in various ways, e.g. improving attendance, establishing bedtime routines, addressing health needs: £16, 659

Non-contact time for the Inclusion manager to lead the provision for vulnerable families and for children with special educational needs who also attract the pupil premium: £10, 916

Free Breakfast Club for children who attract the pupil premium: £7, 500

Non-contact time for the Deputy Headteacher to organise family learning and adult education courses so that parents of children who attract the pupil premium can provide better support at home: £3, 037

A speech and language therapist who works in school for half a day per week with pupil premium children: £2, 565

1:1 tuition for children who are adopted: £1, 216

Impact of the funding

  • At the end of Year 6 in Writing, disadvantaged pupils achieved an average progress score of 2.25
  • In the Year 1 phonics screening check: 88% of disadvantaged pupils passed the check compared with 70% of disadvantaged pupils nationally; the average mark for disadvantaged pupils was 37 out of 40 compared with 31 out of 40 for disadvantaged pupils nationally; 88% of disadvantaged pupils passed the check compared with 83% of non-disadvantaged pupils nationally
  • By the end of Year 2, 91% of disadvantaged pupils passed the phonics screening check compared with 86% of disadvantaged pupils nationally