Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) within the past 6 years. 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.

However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. Please see below for information regarding how the pupils premium was spent in the last academic year, the impact of this funding, and the plans for future spending.

Principles

At Abbey Primary Community School:

  • we ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
  • we ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.

In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

Provision

  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.

1:1 support

  • additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies
  • acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.

All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress and moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in Literacy and Numeracy.

Pupil premium resources will be increasingly used in 2016/2017 to target more able children on FSM in to achieve GDS at the end of KS2.

The school will publish information on how we have used our Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’ for socially disadvantaged pupils.

We measure the impact and effect of the funding by monitoring the progress and attainment of pupil premium children against non pupil premium children in school and nationally.

The next review for our pupil premium strategy will take place in July

.Pupil Premium Funding 2016/17 academic year

Pupils Eligible for Free School Meals  (last 6 years)

127 pupils @ £1320

 

Total Pupil Premium 

 

£167, 640

 

 

Use of Funding  2016/17 Academic year

  • Employment of two learning mentors to support the emotional and behavioural needs of pupils - £40,211
  • An EAL Level 2 TA to work with pupil premium students new to English - £14,401
  • A KS1 Level 3 TA to undertake focus phonics and other small group interventions - £22,333
  • Six additional teaching assistant posts to increase support in class for disadvantaged pupils and to undertake 1:1 reading interventions - £86,406 (£14,401 per TA)
  • Access to curriculum enrichment and school trips - £4,289

 

 

 

Pupil Premium Funding 2015/16 academic year

Pupils Eligible for Free School Meals  (last 6 years)

146 pupils @ £1320

 

Total Pupil Premium 

 

£197,720

 

 

Use of Funding  2015/16 Academic year

  • Employment of two learning mentor to support the emotional and behavioural needs of pupils - £39,612
  • An EAL Level 2 TA to work with pupil premium students new to English - £13,956
  • A KS1 Level 3 TA to undertake focus phonics and other small group interventions - £21,552
  • Seven additional teaching assistant posts to increase support in class for disadvantaged pupils and to undertake 1:1 reading interventions - £97,692 (£13,956 per TA)
  • Purchase of improved learning resources - £3,375
  • Release time to plan work and interventions for disadvantaged pupils  - £5,500
  • Access to curriculum enrichment for pupil premium students:
    • M and M Productions - £2,045
    • Library costs - £6,988
    • School trips/clubs - £2,000

 

Impact of Funding 2015/16 Academic year

  • KS1 Reading: Disadvantaged pupils outperformed other pupils, with 88% gaining the expected national standard compared to 82% of other pupils. 56% of disadvantaged pupils achieved the advanced ‘greater depth’ standard compared with 30% of other pupils.
  • KS1 Writing: Disadvantaged pupils again outperformed other pupils, with 88% gaining the expected national standard compared to 80% of other pupils. 44% of disadvantaged pupils achieved the advanced ‘greater depth’ standard compared with 23% of other pupils.
  • KS1 Maths: Disadvantaged pupils once again outperformed other pupils, with 100% gaining the expected national standard compared to 92% of other pupils. 38% of disadvantaged pupils achieved the advanced ‘greater depth’ standard compared with 45% of other pupils.
  • KS2 Reading: Disadvantaged pupils performed as well as other pupils, with 58% gaining the expected national standard compared to 59% of other pupils. 13% of disadvantaged pupils achieved the advanced ‘greater depth’ standard compared with 13% of other pupils.
  • KS2 Writing: Disadvantaged pupils again performed very well in comparison with other pupils, with 96% gaining the expected national standard compared to 98% of other pupils. 29% of disadvantaged pupils achieved the advanced ‘greater depth’ standard compared with 45% of other pupils
  • KS2 Maths: Disadvantaged pupils once again performed very well compared to other pupils, with 79% gaining the expected national standard compared to 80% of other pupils. 13% of disadvantaged pupils achieved the advanced ‘greater depth’ standard compared with 28% of other pupils