Additional Funding / Pupil Premium

In September 2016, the school received additional funding under the title “Pupil Premium” We have been given an additional £128,340 to spend on enhancing the children’s learning experiences.

This year we have planned to spend the money as follows:

  • To provide all DAY school educational visits at NO cost to parents and to subsidise ALL residential visits by at least 70%. A list of all visits undertaken throughout the year can be found in the School Prospectus.
  • To provide enrichment activities for the children to support their musical appreciation. We will employ a music specialist to deliver throughout the school.
  • To provide children with support where they need to make accelerated progress in order to be at their age related expectation by the end of the academic year. We employ support staff to deliver interventions.
  • To provide all pupils in Key Stage 2 with a rucksack, ensuring that they are adequately prepared for learning on a daily basis.
  • To provide support for pupils and their families through access to a range of services offered by the schools Safeguarding officer.
  • To purchase a new school uniform (jumper and tie) for every child registered at the school in September 2016.

We know that the children benefit greatly from this and enjoy the additional opportunities given to them through this funding.

The impact of this funding is seen through the high levels of achievement and progress of the pupils at the school and their enthusiasm and behaviour towards learning is outstanding. The pupil premium strategy is reviewed half termly at pupil progress meetings and the fund is directed in terms of where specialist support is targeted.

The impact of this funding last year (2015/2016)

Key Stage 2 Attainment

  • The percentage of disadvantaged pupils attaining at the expected level or above in reading was 83% which was 17% above the national average
  • The percentage of disadvantaged pupils attaining at the expected level or above in writing was 86% which was 12% above the national average
  • The percentage of disadvantaged pupils attaining at the expected level or above in GPS was 83% which was 11% above the national average
  • The percentage of disadvantaged pupils attaining at the expected level or above in maths was 90% which was 20% above the national average
  • The percentage of disadvantaged pupils attaining at the expected level or above combined was 79% which was 26% above the national average

Key Stage 1 Attainment

  • The percentage of disadvantaged pupils attaining at the expected level or above in reading was 81% which was 3% above the national average
  • The percentage of disadvantaged pupils attaining at the expected level or above in writing was 77% which was 7% above the national average
  • The percentage of disadvantaged pupils attaining at the expected level or above in maths was 81% which was 4% above the national average

Year 1 Phonics attainment

  • Of the 9 disadvantaged pupils, 89% achieved the standard which was 19% above the national average

EYFS

  • The percentage of pupils with entitlement to FSM achieving a good level of development was above the national average at 67% compared with 52% nationally