Pupil Premium Statement

Pupil Premium Statements


2017 / 18

What is Pupil Premium?

This is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to help improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

Who can claim Pupil Premium?

Children whose families are in receipt of certain benefits as they are on a low income may qualify. Children who are fostered or adopted from care will qualify for the pupil premium as well as children whose parents are in the Forces.

Should I apply?

Yes! Your child will benefit directly from Pupil Premium if they are entitled to it. It will be paid directly to the school so that extra support can be put in place for them as necessary to help them achieve to their full potential. This could mean an extra 1-1 Teaching Assistant support for them, the cost of attending a club or being able to access the services of our family support worker.

How do I apply?

Please ask Mrs Cottrell or Mrs Cox in the office for a form. They will be happy to apply on your behalf if you wish.

2016 / 17

What is Pupil Premium?

This is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to help improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

Who can claim Pupil Premium?

Children whose families are in receipt of certain benefits as they are on a low income may qualify (see our website under the Pupil Premium tab – Pupil Premium Letter – eligibility – how do I apply?, or go directly to http://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20032/schools_and_education/408/free_school_meals. This is different from Universal Infant Free School Meals which all infant aged children are entitled to.
Children who are fostered or adopted from care will qualify for the pupil premium as well as children whose parents are in the Forces. Please inform the school directly if this applies to your child.

Should I apply?

Yes! Your child will benefit directly from Pupil Premium if they are entitled to it. It will be paid directly to the school so that extra support can be put in place for them as necessary to help them achieve to their full potential. This could mean an extra 1-1 Teaching Assistant support for them, the cost of attending a club or being able to access the services of our family support worker.

How do I apply?

Please ask Mrs Cottrell or Mrs Cox in the office for a form. They will be happy to apply on your behalf if you wish, or use the links on the Pupil Premium tab on our school website.

Financial Information

Pupil Performance Information

Current strategy for utilising Pupil Premium Grant

2015 / 16

Pupil premium grant expenditure 2015/16

Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received
Total number of pupils on roll 130
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 24 pupils
Amount of PPG received per pupil £1.320 variable
Total amount of PPG received £31.449 (up to 31.3.16) including £2572 additional for named children
Performance of disadvantaged pupils compared to the main cohort at the end of KS1

(pupils eligible for free school meals or in local authority care for at least six months)

Main cohort (Y2) Achieving Level 2 + 5 Y2 pupils eligible for pupil premium in 2014-15 achieving Level 2+ Other Local Authority schools Pupil premium achieving Level 2+
Reading 84.3% 86% 90%
Writing 84.3% 71% 88%
Maths 90.2% 86% 93%

Summary of PPG spending

Objectives in spending PPG:

The key objective for 2015-16 is to continue to close the gap between the attainment of the pupils eligible for pupil premium funding and the main cohort, particularly in writing.

This was successful at the end of the 2014-15 academic year and the vulnerable pupils exceeded the attainment of the main cohort at Level 2+.

Pupil Premium spending for 2015-16

Funding per child for this year (up until 31 March 16) is £1,320.

£300 per child where parents serve in the armed forces

£1900 for “looked after” children and those adopted from care.

A total of £28,900 excluding additional funding up to 31.03.16.  (Additional funding of £2572 has been spent on staffing for targeted needs for pupils in receipt of this.)

£30,196 has been used primarily to keep class sizes small and to fund carefully planned and individually tailored intervention support as this worked so well last year.

Carefully targeted intervention support has been provided by teachers or TAs for individual children, in phonics, Maths, fine motor skills and IT.

A family support worker has run a series of parenting workshops which were well attended and has worked with individual families on a range of issues – £465.

Funding has also been set aside to pay for school trips (£85), milk (£563) and clubs for those children entitled to Pupil Premium (£130).

A member of staff has attended bereavement support training with Prospect Hospice (£60).

2014 / 15

Pupil premium grant expenditure 2014/15

Pupil Premium funding is additional funding, provided by the Department for Education, to enhance the education of the most socio-economically deprived children.

Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received
Total number of pupils on roll 132
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 24 pupils
Amount of PPG received per pupil £1.320 variable
Total amount of PPG received £30.268
Performance of disadvantaged pupils compared to the main cohort at the end of KS1 2015
Main cohort (Y2) Achieving Level 2 + 5 Y2 pupils eligible for pupil premium in 2014-15 achieving Level 2+ Other Local Authority schools Pupil premium achieving Level 2+
Reading 84.3% 100% 90%
Writing 84.3% 80% 88%
Maths 90.2% 100% 93%

Summary of PPG spending

Objectives in spending PPG:

The key objective for 2014-15 was to close the gap between attainment in Reading Writing and Maths of those pupils eligible for pupil premium funding and that of the main cohort.

This has been achieved for the end of the 14.15 academic year and the vulnerable pupils exceeded the attainment of the main cohort at Level 2+ in Reading and Maths.

 

Summary of spending and actions taken:

It was strongly felt that small class sizes and carefully targeted TA early intervention with vulnerable groups of pupils were the way forward in raising the attainment of the pupil premium group.

Staffing was planned accordingly, 6 classes were retained in September 2014 – instead of 5 – thus incurring the cost of an extra teacher, £24,887 of PPG has been used to support this.

TAs ran carefully planned and closely targeted intervention groups for phonics, Maths, Reading depending on the individual needs of the children.

An additional TA was recruited to work with Pupil Premium pupils who were in need of additional intervention support in order to achieve expected levels at the end of the academic year. At a cost of £2,421.

£547 was used to subsidise school trips and the cost of milk for those pupils.

A family support advisor worked with several families (a cost of £1,645) on a range of issues eg improving school attendance, applying for benefits etc.

Pupil Premium plans for 2015-16

Funding per child for this year (up until April 2016) is £1,320 (after April 2016 this may change), £300 per child where parents serve in the armed forces and £1,900 for “looked after” children and those adopted from care.

Numbers of pupil premium children in school are currently 22 plus 3 pending.  We are currently being funded for 24.

Our estimate is for approx. £29,500 in funding up until April 2016. We plan to use this to keep class sizes small and to fund carefully planned and individually tailored intervention support as this worked so well last year.

We may need to use some of it to buy in further services of a Family Support Advisor for specific families as necessary.

2013 / 14

Pupil premium grant expenditure 2013/14

Pupil Premium funding is additional funding, provided by the Department for Education, to enhance the education of the most socio-economically deprived children.

Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received
Total number of pupils on roll 133
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 23 pupils (17% of the cohort
Total amount of PPG received £13.236
Performance of disadvantaged pupils compared to the main cohort at the end of KS1
Main cohort (Y2) 10 Y2 pupils eligible for pupil premium in 2013-14
% of pupils who made expected progress in Reading 91% achieved the expected level (2b+) in Reading 70% achieved the expected level (2b+) in Reading
% of pupils who made expected progress in Writing 91% achieved the expected level (2b+) in Writing 70% achieved the expected level (2b+) in Writing
% of pupils who made expected progress in Maths 93% achieved the expected level (2b+) in Maths 70% achieved the expected level (2b+) in Maths

Summary of PPG spending 2013-14

Objectives in spending PPG:
The key objective for 2013-14 was to close the gap between the attainment of the pupils eligible for pupil premium funding and the main cohort.

Summary of spending and actions taken:
It was strongly felt that small class sizes and carefully targeted TA early intervention with vulnerable groups of pupils were the way forward in raising the attainment of the pupil premium group.

Staffing was planned accordingly, 6 classes were retained – instead of 5 – thus incurring the cost of an extra teacher.

TAs and HLTA run carefully planned and closely targeted intervention groups for phonics, Maths, Reading etc depending on the individual needs of the children.

1-1 tutoring support £350

Pupil Premium plans for 2014-15
Funding per child for this year (up until April 2015) will be £1,300 (after April 2015 this may change) and £1,900 for “looked after” children.

Numbers of pupil premium children in school are currently 13 plus 6 pending (YR)

Our estimate is for approx. £24,000 in funding up until April 2015

We plan to use this to keep class sizes small and to fund carefully planned and individually tailored intervention support.

We may need to use some of it to buy in the services of a Family Support Advisor.