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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium Grant 2017-18


Here is the summary of our Pupil Premium Grant plan for this academic year.  Any questions, please ask.  If at any time throughout the year you become eligible for PPG funding please contact the office straight away, and we are able to support you in your registration.
Also,Nursery aged children may be eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium  - this is a way of accessing additional grant funding for younger pupils.  In just the same way we can help families register.


PPG Support Plan Summary 2017 – 2018


We are targeting the bulk of the funding available on improving academic outcomes for children in school who are entitled to Pupil Premium Grant by:

  • Staff being aware of the children and their entitlement, and discussing their progress with Senior Leaders throughout the year at Pupil Progress Meetings, in order to ensure that funding is targeted strategically to meet their academic needs.

  • Annual meetings with parents to seek their views on priorities for their children.  These meetings are organised more frequently when appropriate.

  • 1:1 and small group interventions with our Learning Support teacher Mrs Sarah Roberts.  These sessions include activities that focus on Literacy and Numeracy skills, social skills, mentoring and coaching - as appropriate!

  • Specific interventions, for example we use programmes such as Better Reading Partners when appropriate, with Teaching Assistants.  Additional support from Teaching Assistants in class is also organised for those who need this kind of support.

  • Resources aimed at improving attainment and progress for individual children are purchased, such as sets of reading books, books to read at home.

  • Nurture Group provision is organised for children who benefit from focused support with settling in, establishing relationships, gaining self confidence or self regulation, learning codes of behavior and establishing attachments at school.  Children from Reception class are currently accessing this provision.

We also use an element of the funding to enhance broader educational aims:

  • Supporting children with social and emotional needs through small group work, Protective Behaviours work, counselling, play therapy

  • Supporting families with wrap around care such as holiday club and lunch club fees

  • Funding extra-curricular clubs to enable children to take part in a wide range of learning experiences

  • Funding all workshops and visits for which parents are asked to make a contribution at school

  • Supporting families with uniform, book bags or transport needs: if we think it could help improve attendance, attitude or relationships, we are happy to help.


If a parent or teacher comes forward with a funding need that we feel would support a child, we are always happy to consider other opportunities.  Funding is targeted at individuals and their needs: this can cover a very wide range and we regularly assess the impact of our strategies and see if there is anything we can improve.

Pupil Premium Grant 2016-17 summary


Pupil Premium Grant 2016-17
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Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received
Total number of pupils on roll                      260
otal number of pupils eligible for PPG         18
ount of PPG received per pupil                    £1,300
Total amount of PPG received                    £23,400


Spending 2016-17

  • Additional staff were employed in Reception to organise and run the Nurture Group, working with specific children in a group of 8, to give them additional support with key skills, particularly self confidence and self regulation.
  • Additional Reception staff also worked with children on specific identified targets and small groups in class where it was appropriate, for example building listening and speaking skills by playing games, individual Reading and Maths activities.
  • Individualised support for KS1 pupils from a trained teacher to focus on specific needs.  Generally this focused on key skills – Reading, Writing and Maths – and enabled children to make good and better progress. 
  • PPG was used to support children in accessing extra-curricular activities at lunch time and after school.  Also parents were not asked for any voluntary contributions for trips and workshops, as the money was used to subsidise these activities to allow them to take place.
  • Holiday club provision was funded where families would benefit from it
  • Other identified personal, social and emotional needs were also addressed by small group work, social skills groups and 1:1 mentoring.  This supported children with their confidence and helped them to develop a positive attitude to their work and their peers.


Measuring the impact of PPG spending on outcomes
The majority of children in KS1 made expected or better progress in all core subjects, and 80% of Year 2 pupils entitiled to PPG met age related expectations (ARE) in Reading, 60% in Writing and 80% in Maths.
All of the Reception children made expected or better progress, and 50% met ARE in all Areas of Learning.
We are confident that we are using the funding effectively to support learning, and progress data supports this.  Throughout the year pupils are rigorously tracked to ensure that all children are making progress.
  • The Governing Body ensured that there was an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding had been used. This task was carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education.
    Anna Archer
    Head teacher
    July 2017