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What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to school so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

What is the purpose of the funding?

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and  allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered as eligible for free school meals.  From April 2013 this was extended to those who had been registered at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after by the Local Authority for more than six months or adopted, and children of service personnel.

   

In making provision for socially disadvantaged children, we recognise that not all children who receive FSM will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all children who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for FSM.

 

At St  Nicholas we closely monitor the attendance of our disadvantaged group as we are aware that low attendance  has been a barrier to  their educational achievement.  On-going reviews take place at least termly and more often as required. 

 

 

The Pupil Premium grant previously received:

 

2014-2015: £67,910

2015-2016: £84,188

        

In 2015/16 we received £84,188.  Below is a summary of our expenditure.                              

                                                                      2015/16

Maths & English extra support                              7,800

1:1 pupil support                                                6,480

Teacher led support                                           29,904

Teaching Assistant Interventions                          7,245

Beanstalk reading volunteers                                  900

Year R transition                                                 2,914

Year 3 transition and team building                         635

School visits & residentials part funded                 1,146

Mathematics consultancy                                     1,000

Other learning support                                       26,164

                                      Total                          86,263

 

For the current academic year 2016-2017, we are expecting approximately: £79,382.

 

The school accurately tracks the achievement of ALL children and this has had a positive impact for ALL children including those identified as disadvantaged.  Provision for this year is detailed below.

 

Activity

Amount

Year Group

Teacher-led support

£37,500

All

PP Lead Monitoring

£9,720

All

Maths Mastery Training with focus on PP

£800

All

Pupil Progress Meetings

£1,250

All

Maths Teaching and Learning Resources

£870

All

Teaching and Learning Booster Groups

£1,200 

Year 6

Homework Club

£1,000

KS2

Parental Workshops

£1,000

All

Reading Resources

£4,620

KS1 and 2

Bug Club – Online Reading Resources

£2,500

KS1 and 2

Support for Welfare and Attendance

£4,922

All

Emotional Literacy/Nurture Sessions

£2,000

All

Learn Pads

£4,000

All

Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips

£7,000

All

Lunchtime Provision

£1,000

All

 

Total: £79,382

 

 

 

 

We have a robust system to monitor pupil progress and ensure that, where individual and groups of children are not making sufficient progress, interventions are put in place to support improvement.

Often pupil premium children at St Nicholas make as good as and sometimes better progress than those in the same year group and nationally.

We work hard to ensure that all children achieve well and fulfil their full potential. Our aim is to reduce the attainment gap between the Pupil Premium group and other children in the same year group. 

 

The tables below show attainment in Year 6 over the past few years. We have been successful in many cases and continue to endeavour to 'close the gap' completely. 

 

 

 

ACHIEVEMENT OF DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN

 

                                                      

 

2015-16 Year 6  

  % Expected Standard

 

National Non-PP

PP School

Gap

Other

Year 6

School

Gap

Reading

71

78

 +7

85

-7

Writing

79

100

+21

91

-9

Maths

75

78

+3

78

 =

SPaG

78

78

=

84

-6

 

 

 

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

 

PP

​School

Other Year 6

School

Gap

PP

​School

Other

Year 6

School

Gap

PP

​School

Other Year 6

School

Gap

PP

​School

Other

Year 6

School

Gap

Reading

28.3

30.4

2.1

28.3

30.3

2.0

28.1

30.9

2.8

28.0

30.4

2.4

Writing

23.7

26.5

2.8

27.0

28.6

1.6

27.0

29.0

2.0

28.0

28.4

0.4

Maths

25.0

28.8

3.8

27.7

29.9

2.2

27.5

30.7

3.2

24.0

29.6

5.6*

SPaG

N/A

N/A

N/A

28.3

29.5

1.2

28.1

31.0

2.9

25.0

29.5

4.5*

 

                                                                                                                        *PP children with SEND also

2014-15 Results for PP without 2 SEND pupils

 

        2014-2015

PP

​School

Other

Year 6

School

Gap

27.8

30.4

2.6

28.2

28.4

0.2

26.6

29.3

2.7

29.3

29.2

+0.1

                                         

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