Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

The pupil premium provides funding for children:

  • who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years
  • who have been previously looked after, subject of a special guardianship order and/ or adopted from care
  • pupil premium plus children currently being looked after or in care

The total Pupil Premium Funding received for Academic Year 2015/6 was £4987

The predicted Pupil Premium Funding  for Academic Year 2016/7  is £9185


Summary evaluation of Pupil Premium spend 2015/16 – 5 pupils

Objective 1: to improve attainment by reducing challenging behaviour, including aggression, violence, bullying, substance abuse and general anti-social activities.

How we planned to achieve this:

  • Introduce Enrichment activities (targeted to individual groups), in and out of school that build self esteem, resilience, teamwork and allow individuals to experience new opportunities and challenges.
  • Support in class and out of class needs via Pastoral Support – A provision that observes, supports, reflects and refocusses pupils to increase time on task and learning.
  • Provide a pupil led rewards system that involves daily, weekly and termly acknowledgement of success, short term targets and personalised rewards for achieving expected outcomes.


  • Evidence suggests that behaviour interventions can produce large improvements in academic performance along with a decrease in problematic behaviours (EEF).
  • Overall, studies of adventure learning interventions consistently show positive benefits on academic learning, and wider outcomes such as self-confidence. On average, pupils who participate in adventure learning interventions appear to make approximately three additional months’ progress.

Success Criteria: Most pupils to achieve over 85% positive pupil monitoring scores. Whole school target of over 90% positive class charts scores.

Cost breakdown:
Pupil monitoring systems – £350 (whole school)
Enrichment budget – £390/pupil
Rewards budget – £185/pupil
Whole school pupil monitoring scores for 2015/16 was 92% positive
(Autumn 1 – 89%, Autumn 2 – 89%, Spring 1 – 92%, Spring 2 – 91%, Summer 1 – 95%, Summer 2 – 96%)

Number of pupils achieving over 85% positive pupil monitoring scores for 2015/16: 14 pupils

Percentage of pupils achieving over 85% positive pupil monitoring scores for 2015/16: 88% of pupils

To improve further:

Enrichment and rewards will continue with the addition that all pupils to be provided with a weekly 1:1 session that identifies significant gaps and addresses through targeted intervention with a teacher or teaching assistant.




Objective 2: To increase attendance, engagement and participation (pupils, parents and carers).

How we planned to achieve this:

  • To reward attendance by linking to our daily pupil monitoring system.
  • To provide home:school liaison to meet specific needs.
  • To hold regular events that include parents/carers.
  • To provide equipment and clothing that allows all pupils to engage without barriers
  • To provide a healthy, balanced diet as and when required.



  • Overall, the evidence indicates that, on average, pupils make two additional months’ progress per year from extended school time or the targeted use of before and after school programmes.
  • Extending the positive experience allows for respite and focussed time at home.
  • Parents expectations/belief in school is paramount to affecting the emotional state of each pupil upon entry and beyond.
  • Parents have shown a lack of understanding, capacity and impact on the wellbeing of their child – school to act as an extended family and provide support and respite where appropriate.
  • Parents/carers have limited impact on preparing their child for school – School to act as a support but also aim to develop skills.

Success Criteria:

Pupil Progress
Improved individual attendance
Increased parental engagement

Cost breakdown:
Online Parent portal and learning journal (SeeSaw) – £300 (whole school)
Individualised transport and home school liaison – £500/pupil
Breakfast club: £200/pupil
Whole school attendance for academic year 2015/6: 93.31%

Attendance increase for all pupils with previous attendance of less than 95%

Parents signed upto and regularly using online learning journal SeeSaw: 12/16 (75%)

Most pupils achieving expected progress in Maths, English and Science

To improve further:

Increase individual transport/home school liaison

Increase promotion of events through text messaging, social media and home school liaison

Whole school target of 95% attendance


Summary of proposed Pupil Premium spend 2016/17 – 9 pupils

The whole school priority for 2016/17 continues to be  attendance, attainment and engagement as new pupils arrive and require immediate intervention. Objectives and actions will remain the same with enhancements added to improve outcomes further.