Pupil Premium Allocation

‚ÄčPupil Premium Allocation 2018-2019

The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011, and is paid by means of a specific grant allocated by the government which is based on the school census figures for pupils registered as being eligible for the funding. It is up to the school to decide how the grant is spent but the outcome of spending the grant needs to be an additional provision made for the identified individuals. 412 children 59% of the pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium as they are deemed to be disadvantaged pupils,  giving school £530,613 to spend on initiatives to improve their attainment and break down barriers to learning.

Through research (EEF), experience and feedback from the NGA we know that a significant barrier to learning is the poor Social and Emotional skills that dealing with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) cause.

Reviewing last year’s results in attainment and reflecting upon the behavioural incidents that occurred in school has allowed us to make a plan to utilise this money effectively.

Last Year 62% in Early Years achieved Good Level of Development (GLD) – the measure of attainment for the EYFS curriculum. Our deprived children’s attainment was in line with non-pupil Premium (the group known as other), although 8 children were open to Children’s Services and attendance for this group was 92% which is below the school target. So we can justify that these interventions worked. We will be repeating a similar timetable including:

  • Interventions for Maths & English
  • TA to support nappy changing  (£4,500)
  • TA for small group Speech & Language support (£15,000)
  • TA to support Social and Emotional Behaviour (£17,000)

Total £36,500


In year 2 the None Disadvantaged children did better than the Disadvantaged children. There are fewer None Disadvantaged children and 91% of these achieved Expected standards whilst 64% of Disadvantaged children attained the Expected standard in all 3 subjects. The barriers to learning were high numbers of SEN needs, 13 children were open to Children’s Services and 2 were LAC (looked after by the Local Authority.)

We can conclude that as the gap has widened between the two groups of children and we need to review our spending to ensure that the Emotional and Social needs of this cohort are improved to maximise learning. To do this we will offer:

  • KS1 Acorn Room (£43,000)
  • 1:1 Tuition (£2,000)
  • LAC & SGO Social and Emotional Support  (£5000)
  • Speech and language therapy (£10,000)
  • Phonics interventions (£20,000)
  • Reading Support (Bean Stalk £6000)
  • School Social Worker (£5,000)

Total  £91,000


There was no gap between the attainment of the disadvantaged and the other pupils in Maths but there was a gap in reading and writing. This indicates that some interventions are working. Through experience we find emotional, disillusioned boys do not want to read or write as it is hard work. They enjoy maths as there is instant reward of success and from this they feel the achievement that encourages them to continue to develop their learning. Also the vocabulary is easier to understand in the Maths curriculum and there is no need to know how to infer information. This shows us we need to develop the vocabulary of the KS2 Boys (see school development plan) and put in initiatives that help them to control their emotions.  There were around 30 children open to Children’s services; behaviour of children on the playground has been an issue so needs preventative measures in 2018-2019. Attendance due to behaviour (exclusions and part-time timetables) have also impacted upon the learning of SGO and LAC children, again preventative measures need putting in place.

  • Acorn provision for lower & upper KS2 (£124,000)
  • 1:1 Tuition (£6,500)
  • LAC & SGO Social and Emotional Support  (£10,000)
  • School Social Worker (£10,000)
  • Small provision for children with behavioural barriers to learning (POD) (£63,000)
  • Boosting groups for Year 6 children provided by 2 additional Tutors (£19,000)
  • Residential for Year 6 (£20,000)

Total £252,000


In KS1 was in line with the school target for all pupils so these initiatives work. KS2 disadvantaged pupils including LAC had lower attendance due to the behaviour of a large group of boys, for this reason we have started 2018 with the POD open as previously costed.

Attendance support

  • Pick-ups / drop offs / home visits   (£27,000)
  • Fines / Parent Support (£11,000)
  • Walking Bus (£12,000)
  • One Education Attendance Support (£1,750)

Total £51,750

Social and Emotional Support / LAC

  • Pupil referral Unit preventative place & support  (£20,000)
  • Parent Support Officer (£27,000)
  • Attendance / Early Help Support  (£32,000)
  • School Nurse (£5000)
  • LAC Officer (£15,150)

Total £99,150

In addition to these costings are the costs of any after school activities, uniform, trips, St John’s Ambulance – First Aid Training, transport  that are not charged for Disadvantaged children. These costs are allocated to each child on Provision Map Writer.

Total £530,400


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