Albert Pye Primary

Pupil Premium

Have you heard about the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided by the government to help schools narrow the gap in attainment between different groups of children.  Sometimes children do not attain so highly when they are:

  • a member of a low-income family and entitled to free school meals (or ever have been),
  • looked after by the Local Authority
  • children whose parent(s) serve in Her Majesty’s Forces.

These children may be high-fliers, have disabilities or Special Educational Needs, or be anywhere in between!

It is up to the school’s Governing Body to decide how to spend the money we receive and to be accountable for the impact that it has in raising standards, improving rates of progress and providing opportunities to widen children’s experiences.  It is not intended to be spent only on these children, although we need to be sure that they benefit from the spending decisions we make.

2017 – 2018

Total number of pupils on roll 247

Number of pupils

benefiting from PPG

49
Total amount of PPG received £65,840

Summary of main barriers to educational barriers

  • Attendance of some pupils
  • Some of our children come from families with issues around Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Unstable family life
  • Reading fluency and understanding of vocabulary
  • Spoken English not fully developed – Standard English not transferred to written work and spelling
  • Lack of regular support from home for reading and homework
  • Some children do not have access to a computer or a quiet working space

How Pupil Premium Grant is used to overcome barriers

Employment of teaching assistants in classes to enable small group or 1-1 work:

  • In class, targeted support
  • Reading groups
  • Phonics groups
  • Maths intervention
  • Nurture Group

2016 – 2017

Total number of pupils on roll 252

Number of pupils

benefiting from PPG

48
Total amount of PPG received £64,360

Summary of main barriers to educational barriers

  • Attendance of some pupils
  • Some of our children come from families with issues around Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Unstable family life
  • Reading fluency and understanding of vocabulary
  • Spoken English not fully developed – Standard English not transferred to written work and spelling
  • Lack of regular support from home for reading and homework
  • Some children do not have access to a computer or a quiet working space

How Pupil Premium Grant is used to overcome barriers

Employment of teaching assistants in classes to enable small group or 1-1 work:

  • In class, targeted support
  • Reading groups
  • Phonics groups
  • Maths intervention
  • Homework club

Outcomes in 2017

  • Reading progress has been in the top 20% nationally for the last 2 consecutive years for disadvantaged pupils in Year 6. Average progress score 2.5
  • 67% of disadvantaged pupils in Year 6 made better than expected progress in writing between Year 2 and Year 6
  • Progress in maths for disadvantaged pupils was very close to national average (-0.4)
  • 86% of Year 2 disadvantaged pupils achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths
  • 29% of Year 2 disadvantaged pupils achieved the higher standard in reading and writing