Pupil Premium

 

Pupil Premium

Purpose

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

Accountability

The Government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

  • the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
  • the new Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium
  • the new reports for parents that schools now have to publish online 

St Peter's Church of England (Aided) Primary

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2015/16

Overview of the School

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received 2015/16

(based on the January 2015 school census)

Total number of pupils on roll

229

Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium including adopted pupils*

45 (20%)

Amount of Pupil Premium received per pupil

£1,320

Amount of Pupil Premium received per pupil adopted from care

£1,900

Total amount of PPG received

£61,720

* includes currently eligible for free school meals (FSM) or pupils who have been eligible for FSM in the past 6 years (FSM ‘Ever 6’)

Nature of Support 2015/16

Strategy for Whole School - Benefitting all pupils

 

Attendance Improvement Officer

£1,353

Provide teacher training to ensure high quality engagement, challenge and feedback

£8,500

Forest Schools Programme, including training costs

£230

Strategies for Underperforming Pupils - including PP Pupils

 

Provide one to one intervention tutoring

£10,556

Additional Learning Support for targeted PP Pupils

£33,850

Specialist Assessments, e.g. Educational Psychologist

£2,100

FSM Bursary for subsidised uniform, trips and extra-curricular activities etc.

£1,495

Provision of two ELSA staff, including training and set up costs

£1,510

To provide additional PSHE resources

£495

To purchase additional curriculum resources, e.g. books for Novel Study work

£350

Funding to short term dual registered school

£1,286

Impact of PPG spending 2015/16

Attainment Data 2015-16

Key Stage 1 (New Assessment Framework % at Expected)

Subject

Pupil Premium (9 pupils)

Non Pupil Premium

Difference between

Pupil Premium and Non Pupil Premium

Reading

56%

52%

+4%

Writing

33%

45%

-12%

Maths

56%

59%

-3%

 

Phonics

Pupil Premium

Non Pupil Premium

Difference between

Pupil Premium and Non Pupil Premium

Year 1 (7 pupils)

71%

74%

-3%

Year 2 (cumulative)

89%

76%

+13%

 Key Stage 2 (New Assessment Framework % at Expected)

Subject

Pupil Premium (7 pupils)

Non Pupil Premium

Difference between

Pupil Premium and Non Pupil Premium

Reading

29%

70%

-41%%

Writing

14%

37%

-23%

Maths

29%

59%

-30%

Reading, Writing and Maths

14%

30%

-16%

 Progress of Other Cohorts using Step Measure 2015-16

Year Group

Number of Pupils

Reading

Writing

Maths

1

0

PP[1]

NA

NA

NA

29

NPP[2]

5.5

6.6

6.5

2

PP better

6

PP

4.8

5

4.5

32

NPP

5.8

6

5.2

 [1] PP = Pupil Premium

[2] NPP = Non Pupil Premium

 

 Year Group

 Number of pupils

 

 Reading

 Writing

 Maths

3

No significant difference

5

PP

6

5.2

5.6

29

NPP

6

5.7

5.9

4

No significant difference

3

PP

6.3

6.3

6.3

24

NPP

6

6.3

6

5

Negative difference in maths

7

PP

5.6

6

5.7

30

NPP

5.6

5.9

6.5

6

Negative difference in writing

 

PP

5.8

4.6

6.2

 

NPP

5.3

5.2

6.2

Analysis

Pupil Premium pupils match Non Pupil Premium in phonics attainment in Year 1 and did better in Year 2.

Progress

Year 2 pupils did not make as much progress as their peers in reading, writing and maths. There is a large overlap with SEND and other emotional problems in this year group. Strategies have been put in place this year for this cohort to help address this problem.

Pupils in years 3 and 4 made similar or better progress from their starting points.

Pupils in year 5 made similar progress in reading and writing but did not achieve as well in maths. This is an area of focus for this year.

Pupils in year 6 made similar progress in reading and maths but did not achieve as well in writing. This is an area of focus for this year.

Attainment

Year 2 attainment for PP was similar to NPP except in writing, but attainment for this year group was low compared to other schools nationally. Strategies have been put in place to accelerate progress for this year group so a greater percentage will reach age related expectations (ARE).

Year 6 attainment for PP was not as good as NPP, but attainment overall was low compared to other schools nationally. The Senior Leadership Team has analysed the results and strategies have been put in place to address the issues identified although the results were partially influenced by external factors.

Next Steps

This year the school is focused on improving outcomes in writing and maths. Challenging targets for ARE have been set to ensure accelerated progress. Intervention groups have been set up for targeted support and progress will be monitored closely.

 

Funding for 2016-17

Amount of Pupil Premium Grant received: £69,641

Number of pupils entitled for Pupil Premium Grant: 47 (21% of 224 pupils)

This year the focus of spending will be:

  1. to provide additional LSA support in the classroom
  2. to provide short term intervention programmes for underachieving pupils
  3. to provide additional PSHE resources
  4. to support the cost of extra-curricular activities and school trips
  5. to purchase additional curriculum resources
  6. to subsidise the cost of school uniform
  7. to support children with attendance issues
  8. provide teacher training to ensure high quality engagement, challenge and feedback
  9. provision of two ELSA staff, including training
  10. resources for the implementation of Novel Study work