Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding

The pupil premium is funding additional to the School’s budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils. Funding is used to support learning and pupil well-being and to close the gap in attainment between children who are classed as disadvantaged and their peers.

2015/2016 allocation -£121,440

2016/2017 – £153,120

2018/2019 – indicative allocation – £153,120

In 2017 -2018, the pupil premium was spent on the following:

  • Funding for an attendance officer
  • Intervention programmes and strategies delivered by teachers/TA’s
  • Additional lunchtime support for vulnerable children and those with the most significant needs
  • Funding for a School learning mentor
  • Additional Teaching Assistant support
  • Assessment and tracking materials
  • New reading books
  • Staff training
  • In School, curriculum activities e.g. visits by theatre groups, visit from Life Education centre and activities to support the curriculum and personal development
  • Whole school visit to a pantomime in December 2017
  • Funding for the choir to go to Blackburn to perform at King George’s Hall in a ‘Singing together’ concert
  • Funding for some children to attend Easter/Summer holiday activities run in the School
  • Wider opportunities – Weekly music lessons (keyboard) for all children in year 4 lead by a specialist music teacher from Lancashire music service
  • Change4life club
  • Third world learning space Maths intervention teaching for 4 PPG Year 6 pupil

The impact of this was:

  • High attendance rates have maintained across the School
  • Punctuality has improved and the attendance officer manages a first day response programme
  • Vulnerable children benefit from additional nurture and support at lunchtimes
  • Children are able to access more support in lessons and small groups
  • The learning mentor provides behaviour and family support and supports the most vulnerable pupils throughout the School day
  • Teachers’ and Teaching assistants have had training to enhance their skills, knowledge and expertise which support school improvement priorities
  • Children have wider opportunities including educational visits and experiences which support their learning and personal development
  • Children are aware of healthy choices and lifestyles which supports future well-being
  • School has good quality reading books which are relevant and engaging to the children
  • High quality interventions are run to support this group of pupils
  • A robust tracking system enables the progress of all children to be monitored closely
  • SEN and vulnerable children make appropriate levels of progress
  • There is improved behaviour support and an improvement in behaviour for learning.

The School plans to build on these initiatives in 2018-2019

  • Weekly social worker support to co-ordinate therapies for children
  • Speech and language therapist to work in School on a weekly basis
  • Educational visits for all pupils

Click here to access our pupil premium strategy or the 2018/2019.

The next review of pupil premium funding will take place in Spring Term 2019.