Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018

Pupil Premium is an amount of money allocated to disadvantaged children in order to close the achievement gap.

The government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM), looked after children & service children and other pupils.  Three categories of pupils are eligible:

  • Pupils recorded as ‘ever 6 FSM’ (pupils who are or have been eligible for FSM at any point during their 6 years of Primary school education)
  • Looked after children and those children who have been adopted from care
  • Children of Service personnel

Pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium need to be aged 4 and over, in year groups to year 11 in a maintained school.

Pupil Premium is allocated straight to our school and it is clearly identifiable. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they feel is appropriate. The government thinks that schools are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils within their responsibility. However all schools will be held accountable for how they have used additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and in care. The schools must report and publicise annually how the money has been spent and what the impact has been made on the achievements of the pupils.

Our allocation this year from the Pupil Premium Grant is £64,680.00

Key Priorities:

  • For disadvantaged pupils to continue to achieve in line with national standards in Reading and Maths.
  • For disadvantaged pupils to achieve in line with national standards in Writing.
  • For the gap to continue to close between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils.
  • To continue to ensure excellent progress for all disadvantaged pupils from their starting points.

Barriers to educational achievement:

  1. Pupils living in overcrowded/temporary accommodation
  2. Pupils begining school with limited literacy skills and varied social experiences
  3. Lack of positive parental engagement

Raising Achievement Plan for disadvantaged pupils

Action Who? Timescale
1. Speech and language therapist to train staff in order to enhance pupils communication and conversational skills SENCo By Spring 1
2. Create a sensory room for children to access as required SENCo By Aut 1
3. SBM to ensure PPG information is up to date and given to all staff on a regular basis SBM On going
4. Specific PPG pupil progress reviews to take place every half term SLT/Teachers Every half term
5. Weekly guided group boosters/intervention in writing (based on data) DHT/LP On going
6. Create a workable year group provision map AHT Aut 1 and then on going
7. Track reading certificates regularly and if pupils have not met the target SLT to support DHT On going
8. Bug club reading comprehension to take place during lunchtime DHT and TA Begin Aut 2 and then on going
9. Track pupils attainment in Reading/Writing/Maths combined SLT On going
10. School to lead and organise family day trips on Saturdays SLT First trip Spring 1
11. Gather a profile of the parents to enable the school to tailor our support SBM Aut 2
12. Provide a range of services to support parents to further improve their work options eg breakfast club, adult English lessons, CV writing HT and SBM Throughout the year – coffee mornings
13. Weekly extra art sessions to provide opportunities for children to express themselves and build relationships DHT Weekly
14. All children to be trained and act as play leaders at lunchtime Lead SMSA Aut 1
1. The progress, attainment and provision for disadvantaged pupils to be discussed at every teaching and learning committee Chair of Governors Termly
2. The cost and impact of provision for disadvantaged pupils to be discussed at every resources committee Chair of Governors Termly

All actions will be monitored through regular PPRs, headship meetings, Governing Body meetings/visits, Link Officer visits, book scrutiny, pupil and parent voice.

The date of the review of this strategy will be March 2018 ahead of the new financial year, with a final evaluation to report impact in July 2018.

Budget Allocation

We have used the Education Endowment Foundation’s research to support and guide our decisions about the use of pupil premium funding. We have also reflected on what worked well last year and what we know about our current cohort of pupils and families. Many of our current PPG pupils have social and emotional needs.


Place 2 Be and Place 2 talk counselling services £11,013 To support pupils social and emotional well-being.

Provide support to families during challenging circumstances

Trips £252.00 To enable the school to support all pupils to attend trips which take place outside of school, to broaden pupils experiences
Workshops and Visitors £1,100.00 To enable the school to provide enrichment of the curriculum through real experiences
Uniform £220.00 To provide uniform for pupils so that they feel part of the school community
Extended school care £1,805.00 To support parents so that they can return to work

To ensure children are ready for the school day

After school activity clubs £221.00 To provide the children with the opportunity to participate in sports/Art clubs and support their social skills
Teaching Assistant to support in the Additional Resource/Personalised Provision class in Key Stage 1 Undisclosed Staff are able to meet the needs of all pupils to support excellent pupil progress for all
Lunchtime play Leaders £456.00 PPG pupils to be responsible for supporting other children to raise their self-esteem and pride. To support their social and communication skills
Speech and Language training £1,120.00 Staff will be better equipped at supporting pupils with communication needs
Specialised Art Lessons £7,020.00 Small group hourly art lessons to take place fortnightly, which will provide a space for creative therapy and opportunities to build confidence in speaking to peers and develop social skills. This will also provide a different forum for pupils who may wish to disclose any concerns/worries they may have
Translators £960.00 To support parents during consultations/meetings with staff, so that they are better informed of their child’s needs and achievements
Teaching Assistant Training £700.00 To develop and further enhance staffs’ knowledge and skills
Talent Time £200.00 To provide an opportunity for pupils to identify and explore their interests
Parent Workshops £554.00 Provide workshops for parents to support them to write CV’s, gain confidence in going back to work and how they can help their children at home
Maths Booster Club Year 2 £318.00 Raise pupils’ confidence and ability in maths
Community Events £850.00 Families will socialise with each other and community spirit of support and care will be nurtured
Sensory Room to be developed and available for pupils £911.00 Pupils specific needs will be met which will enable them to be the best that they can be
Cooking Sessions £600.00 Pupils to participate in regular cooking activities so that they are gaining basic skills to support them to make healthy food choices
Curriculum resources £1,800.00 Year groups to use their allocated budget to enhance and enrich the curriculum
Family Day Trips £630.00 To support families to have ‘Special’ time together. To widen families experiences and inspire pupils and parents.
Forecast Spend £58,855.00  
Total Budget £68,480.00  
Difference £5,825.00  

Remaining budget will be allocated once the needs and status of current cohort have been identified.

In recent years we have children join mid academic year with PPG or refugee status along with vulnerable families.

EYPPG will be confirmed once new cohort has been admitted. The grant will be used to part fund an additional adult in the Nursery.

Impact of pupil premium spending 2016/17

We were allocated £87,697 in 2016/17

In Key Stage 1, the attainment of pupils entitled to Pupil Premium Funding was above Local in Reading, Maths and Science, broadly in line for Reading/Writing/Maths combined compared to National, and 7% below National in Writing.

Our disadvantaged pupils achieved broadly in line with Local data in Writing and Reading/Writing/Maths combined.

There is a gap between PPG pupils and Non- PPG pupils and the school are working towards continuing to narrow the gap.

9 pupils did not achieve expected national standards, 6 out of the 9 pupils have SEND.

8 out of 9 pupils made good and better progress from their starting points; which has been evidenced through monitoring and moderation activities. The school were moderated by the Local Authority and judgements were agreed.

5 pupil’s parents were in regular contact with School Business Manager due to parenting contracts for attendance. Attendance has greatly improved for these pupils throughout the year.

Percentage of pupils who achieved National Expectations – Year 2

  Reading Writing Maths Science RWM
  School National School National School National School National School National
All (83) 81.9% 76% 72.3% 68% 80.7% 75% 89.2% 83% 68.7% 64%
  School Ealing School Ealing School Ealing School Ealing School Ealing
PPG(22) 77% 67% 50% 57% 68% 65% 82% 76% 50% 52%
NON – PPG (61) 84% 77% 80% 70% 85% 78% 92% 84% 75% 66%

Percentage of pupils who achieved Greater Depth – Year 2

  Reading Writing Maths RWM
  School National School National School National School National
All (83) 21.7% 25% 16.9% 16% 19.3% 21% 8.4% 11%
  School Ealing School Ealing School Ealing School Ealing
PPG(22) 9% 14% 9% 10% 5% 12% 5% 6%
NON – PPG (61) 26% 23% 20% 17% 25% 22% 10% 11%

Year 1 Phonic Screening Results

  School National
All pupils (99) 86.1% 81.2%
PPG (13) 76%  
Non – PPG (72) 72%  

Reception EYFS GLD Results

  School Ealing
All pupils (83) 72.3%  
PPG (6) 83.3% 62.5%
Non PPG (77) 71.4% 73.3%

The EYPPG was £3,021.00. This was used to part fund an additional adult within the Nursery setting.

For more information regarding performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with other children in our school and nationally, over the last 3 years, please see the archived data below.

In order to ensure that we track and monitor provision and progress for the pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding in detail, Sharon Gorrie the Inclusion Leader has developed a provision map which details interventions and support given; impact and effectiveness; costings; and value for money. Our in-school monitoring, which consists of learning walks, book scrutinies, lesson observations, talking to pupils and half- termly pupil progress reviews, ensures that all pupils, particularly those entitled to the Pupil Premium Funding are effectively tracked and monitored and achieve the best possible outcomes.