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Pupil Premium 2015/16

On this page, you will find information about how the school intends to spend its Pupil Premium grant in 2015/16. This information is also available to download as a PDF file.


Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2015/16


Number of pupils and Pupil Premium grant received


Total number of pupils on roll 312
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 34
Total amount of PPG received £43,560


Nature of Support 2015-16


The funding received from Pupil Premium has been allocated in the following ways:


· % of Teaching assistant support to increase targeted support in phonics, writing reading and mathematics

· Contribution to Family wise service (CNAW) to support individual children social and friendship skills and to support for families (first intervention)

· 1 to 1 tutorial support in reading and writing and  mathematics to improve attainment

· Financial Support in extra curricular activities for looked after children and school contribution to residential holiday and where appropriate for other pupils where there this would beneficial to the child


Curriculum Focus of Pupil Premium spending 2015/16


· The school will continue to provide pastoral support for pupils through Family wise (Child Action North West) to improve attendance, family support or to provide behaviour support or work as lead professional.

·  To identify pupils for one to one interventions in mathematics, phonics, reading and writing The intention is to close the gap between Pupil Premium pupils and other pupils in attainment and achievement.

· The attainment and achievement of Pupil Premium pupils are also  built into the performance targets of both Teachers and Teaching Assistants.

· Provide financial support to enhance the curriculum and wider curriculum for Pupil Premium pupils where appropriate

· Fund the use of outside agencies (pupil support services) to support pupils


Measuring and Monitoring the impact of PPG spending


In the Specific areas  of learning in Foundation Stage 67% pupil premium pupils were at the expected level. In the prime areas of learning their personal, social  and emotional development was (67%) and their physical development was 100%


In the Year One phonics screening test 67% of pupils met the required standard


At  the end of Key Stage One of 33% of pupil premium pupils were at expected level in reading, writing and mathematics


At the end of Key Stage Two, 67% of pupils made the expected progress in Mathematics. However, only 33% were at the expected level in writing and 50% in reading.


School also provided pastoral and academic support for pupils and this had a positive impact in terms of overall progress, behaviour and attendance. 


Financial support was also given to pupils for school visits and learning resources in the classroom, which had a positive impact on their attitude to learning.


Next Steps for PPG Spending 2016-17


Through curriculum support, one to one tuition, intervention strategies improve attainment levels for all pupils


The school will continue to provide pastoral support for pupils through it’s work with Child Action North West (CNAW) , as well as providing targeted support for Pupil Premium pupils.


See Pupil Premium Report 2016-17 for more detail planned. This can be downloaded.