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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, adopted children and those looked after by the local authority. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise achievement. It was first introduced in the academic year 2011/2012, and since then the Government has decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium will be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools via the local authority funding systems and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.


We would wish to encourage all families who feel they may be eligible for Free School Meals, to claim them, as not only does it support you in the health and care of your child, but it also supports their learning in school. For further information please visit: or click here for an application form. All matters regarding Free School Meals and the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.

For your information, outlined below is a summary of how our school has spent and intends to spend this fund.

The children across school in receipt of this funding display a wide range of abilities and, as a group, have benefited from the following group work and intervention programmes over the past five years in school:

  • Focused catch up literacy sessions
  • Focused catch up numeracy sessions
  • Delivery of Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc Catch Up Phonics – 1:1
  • PSHE nurture sessions with Learning Mentor,
  • Support with costs for peripatetic music lessons, extra cuuricular actvities and school trips.
  • introduction of Breakfast Club, Homework Club and Lunchtime Club.
  • Introduction of Reading Plus, on line reading programme. 

Pupil Premium Strategy Plan 2017-2018 (reviewed termly)

Total Funding Received 2017-2018 £63980

Proposed Actions: taken from the School Development Plan 2017-2018 Prioirties 3 and 5.

• All staff to know who are PP children within their class.
• Use of same day intervention and EYFS/GTA interventions to target PP children
• Ensure PP have additional 1:1 GTA time for reading across the week if not consistently reading at home.
• Monitor progress and attainment of PP children especially Y4 and Y5 and those children 2c/2b prior middle attainment in KS1.
• Delivery of Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc Catch Up Phonics – 1:1 to target individual PP children
• Reading Plus scheme to be purchased to target 30 chn (PP, SEND, MAPS) to improve comprehension skills.
• CPD for support staff on reading, writing, maths and EGPS
• Teachers to ensure maths tasks are appropriately scaffolded for PP children to promote independent learning e.g. using concrete, pictorial and abstract approach.
• Learning Mentor support for targeted individuals.
• Use PP funding to pay for enrichment activities e.g. school trips, clubs

Impact this academic Year so far (up to end of pring Term 2017-2018).

Priority 3 SDP: To improve outcomes for Disadvantaged Pupils.

  • Pupil premium children across school in all subjects are making at least expected progress in all year groups and core subjects, except small pockets in one year group.

  • Through lesson observations it is clear that staff have a thorough knowledge of which children are PP. This supports staff in their planning of lessons.

  • The introduction of a new assessment procedure for guided reading, led by subjects leaders for English has provided a sharper focus on PP children and their achievement.

  • The purchase of Reading Plus has raised the profile and importance of reading to children, with the scheme aimed at PP children in Y4 and Y5, reading online books to support fluency and comprehension. This began January 2018.

  • 18.01.18 Support staff received training on Guided Reading from English subject leader. This has impacted on support staff as they know understand the process of guided reading sessions and how to record children’s understanding and support all children including PP.

  • 22.01.18 Support staff received training on Singapore Maths from Maths subject leader. This has impacted on support staff as they know understand the process of lessons and are better able to support all children including PP.

Impact this academic Year so far (up to end of Spring Term 2017-2018).

Priority 5 SDP: To develop the Nurture Room; supporting the personal development, behaviour and welfare of vulnerable children across school

  • The Inclusion Room has been resourced with furniture including: dining table and chairs, sofa area, bean bags, kitchen facilities, pop-up tent and creative activities. The impact of this has been that there is a suitable supervised place to host breakfast club, lunchtime club, homework club and student voice meetings (school council/Dojo Ambassadors), the room has also been used as a ‘break-out’ space for children in crisis; preventing situations escalating and possible exclusions.

  • The learning mentor has been using the room for pastoral sessions for vulnerable pupils. The impact of Lego therapy, work on emotional regulation and self-esteem has allowed pupils to improve their communication skills, build resilience and foster teamwork. One pupil has seen a  dramatic decrease in physical outburst and behaviour, now being able to regulate his behaviour and emotions.

  • Breakfast club has been set-up and is attended by 5 regular pupils. The impact of the club has improved their punctuality and reduced anxiety. Verbal feedback from parents reflect positively on the reduced stress at home as well as the reduction in separation anxiety for both parents and children.

  • Lunchtime club has been set-up to support vulnerable pupils who struggle with sensory difficulties at lunchtime (busy dining hall). The impact of the club is that the children are calm and anxiety free, being provided with a more intimate family dining experience. This has prevented meltdowns and the escalation of poor behaviour and possible exclusions. Children can begin afternoon sessions in class smoothly.

  • Homework club has been set up and is attended by around 12 children regularly. The impact of this club has been that some pupils who were reluctant to work at home are now completing tasks in a calm and nurturing environment with access to resources including the internet. This has reduced stress and anxiety at home, where children were unwilling to cooperate to do their homework, providing parents with support. Children are working together to support each other and are achieving better results in their weekly spelling tests.

  • The room has been visited by other schools to gain ideas on implementing their own nurture room and clubs.

  • The welfare given to pupils was considered a strength of the school from the advisors visit in January 2018. 



Anti-Bullying Week 2018

Our Anti-Bullying Ambassador Team have been involved in organising this year’s Anti-Bullying Week (12th-16th November).

Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is: ’Choose Respect.'


The Anti-Bullying Alliance, amongst many people, believe that bullying behaviour is a choice and that children and young people can set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school; in their homes and communities and online.

This Anti-Bullying Week we want children to understand:

  • The definition of respect.
  • That bullying behaviour is a choice.
  • That we can respectfully disagree with each other ie we don’t have to be best friends or always agree, but we do have to respect each other.
  • That we all have to choose respect face to face and online.


During Anti-Bullying Week this year we are holding ‘Odd Socks Day’ on Monday 12th November, along with many other activities, competitions and lessons.


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