Pupil Premium Summary Statement
This year our Pupil Premium is £328,680. This funding resources pupils eligible for Free School Meals and Looked After Children. It covers the cost of running additional interventions across the school, specifically targeting the highest proportion of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium, along with numerous other initiatives and staffing implications as detailed in the Pupil Premium Strategic Plan document (see link on this page).
During 2017/18, part of our Pupil Premium allocation was used to cover the cost of an additional class in year 6 where there was a significant proportion of pupils eligible for Free School Meals. It was also used to further embed Read Write Inc, employ additional support staff and provide training for staff to further meet the needs of our pupils (see Pupil Premium Strategic Plan for more detail).
As a result of Pupil Premium funding, the progress of disadvantaged children has shown a significant year-on-year improvement. We have seen continued improved progress and attainment from 2016/17 to 2017/18 with, for example, 54% of disadvantaged children achieving expected standard in KS2 or higher compared to the previous year at 41%.
The gap between our school and national averages for all pupils is also closing and is now in line with the national average for maths (see tables below). We are aiming to close the gap further this year, particularly the combined figures, writing at Key Stage 1 and greater depth at Key Stage 2.