The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium money within their own schools and are then held accountable for the decisions they make through:
- the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
- the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium
- the reports for parents that schools have to publish online
Please see below how Bedale C of E Primary school has used pupil premium money and the impact it had on these children.
NB: Some figures may not tally with the ‘Financial Year’ table due to pupil mobility during the year. Also, please note that the data shown for Key Stage 1 pupils does not use the same starting point as the nationally recognised APS scale. Therefore, please contact the school if you require further clarification.
Pupil premium money is funding which targets funds to the benefit of pupils from low income families (those children who are eligible for free school meals). For this year pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years are also included in the allocation (Ever-6 measure).
Pupils who are look after (in care/fostered) for more than 6 months and children from service families are also included.
In the 2016-17 financial year, Bedale Primary School received Pupil Premium Funding of £71,120 as follows:
|Per Child||2015/16 (April Financial Year)||2016/17 (April Financial Year)
|Free School Meals
As the result of our effective use of Pupil Premium money, we have been able to support our pupils to achieve well in EYFS, Y1 phonics screening and KS1 and KS2 assessments.
In 2015-16 our FSM pupils performed exceptionally well, resulting in some groups being in the top 15% of pupils in the country or even better.
You can see the full results from 2016's assessments below:
Summer 2016 Outcome Summary
|EYFS||Our School FSM children||National average|
|Good level of development||100%||69%|
|Our School FSM children||National average|
|Y1 phonics screening||100%||81%|
|KS1 SATS||Our School FSM children achieving expected standard||Expected standard - National average|
|KS2 SATS||Our School FSM children achieving expected standard||Expected standard - National average|
|More able pupils - Y2 SATS||FSM pupils working at greater depth||National|
|More able pupils - Y6 SATS||FSM pupils working at greater depth||National|
Summary of KS2 outcomes 2016
- Our high prior attainment disadvantaged pupils in reading are in the top 4% nationally for progress.
- Our middle prior attaining disadvantaged pupils are in the top 1% for progress nationally for writing, while our high prior attainment pupils are in the top 13% of pupils nationally for their progress in writing.
- Our low prior attainment disadvantaged pupils are in the top 14% of pupils nationally for progress in maths, while our middle prior attainment disadvantaged pupils are in the top 3% nationally for their progress in maths.
Barriers and issues to be addressed in school using Pupil Premium funding (2016-17)
In order to allocate money in the most suitable way, the school looked at the specific needs of the children receiving PP and set objectives to match - these are addressed in our pupil premium spending evaluations.
Oral language skills of CLA pupils are lower than other pupils on entry (Years 1, 2 and 4). This slows progress in subsequent years.
Behaviour issues for small group of FSM pupils in Year 6 (writing and maths) this has had a detrimental effect on their academic progress.
Above average mobility within year group, a number of FSM pupils in Year 5 new to Bedale primary – this has had a detrimental effect on their academic progress (maths).
Attendance of one FSM pupil in Year 5 (reading and writing) significantly below average, attendance 80.5%.
Attendance of a small group of FSM pupils in Year 4 (reading, writing and maths) this has had a detrimental effect on their academic progress. Attendance of two pupils 88.2% and 91.6%, both below the school average.
Attendance of one FSM pupil in Year 3 (writing and maths) significantly below average, attendance 86.6%.
Behaviour issues for one pupil on FSM in Year 3 (writing and maths) this has had detrimental effect on their academic progress.
Average FSM pupil in Year 2 making less progress than others across KS1 (reading and writing).
Pupil Premium Spending Details and Impact Evaluations (2016-17)
Pupil Premium and clubs
Pupils attending at least one club at school:
|All Pupil Premium||74%||73%||61%||66%|
During 2014-15 An average of 24% of the pupils attending free clubs at school were pupils for which the school received Pupil Premium money. During the same period, 23% of the school roll were pupils for which the school received Pupil Premium money.
We have applied for the AFF Excellence for Forces Families (Service Premium) Award 2015. Read our supporting statements by clicking the image below:
In 2015/16, Pupil Premium funding was used to:
- Provide magazine subscriptions for pupils to take home to promote reading.
- Employ an additional teacher to improve the teacher to pupil ratio in KS2, therefore provide increased opportunities for high quality teaching.
- Offer free clubs after school, including HMS Heroes, sport clubs and singing.
- Employ an additional TA for EYFS & KS1 to support individual and small group teaching of identified pupils.
- Purchase of a new maths resource - Dynamo Maths.
- Purchase additional resources, including social skills resources, Rising Stars assessment materials and online subscriptions for use at home (Education City).
- To fund development of reading areas, provide more books and fund visits to local bookshops.
Previous years' funding has been used to:
- provide additional teaching to raise attainment and achievement in Year 6 through targeted interventions in literacy and numeracy.
- provide additional learning intervention
- employ an additional teaching assistant to work with pupils in Year 4 and Year 5
- offer free sports clubs after school
- fund the purchase of a number of maths resources including mathletics
- fund the purchase of resources to support handwriting, speech and language and reading books and phonic books in KS1
- fund comprehension resources in KS2
- fund new scheme to aid spelling across the school
- fund HMS Heroes club throughout the year and provide transport when needed (see below)