Pupil Premium

Background - What is Pupil Premium?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main Academy funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals {FSM} and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2012-13 would be extended to pupils who have been elgible for free school meals {FSM} at any point in the last 6 years.  As a group nationally, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment  than those who have never been eligible for FSM.

A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Pupil Premium is spent within the context of the overall funding agreement between the DfE and Oasis Community Learning.

Our Pupil Premium strategy document

Overview of the academy

Key figures

Total number of pupils on roll

Yrs N - 6: 373

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG: (nursery figures to be added when available)
Nursery tbc Reception – 24% Yr 1 – 24%  Yr 2 – 18% Yr 3 –43%.1% Yr 4 – 73% Yr 5 – 58% Yr 6 – 56%

Total 142


Amount of PPG received per pupil


% of children eligible for PP

40% (not including N)

Total amount of PPG received


Total projected spending of received grant


Total projected spending on specific narrowing the gap programmes

£220, 000

Early Years pupil premium grant for Nursery (27.5%)


Total number of pupils in EYFS eligible for PPG (Reception)


Total of eligible pupils including EYFS


Total grant is



Aims and Context


Our aim is to ensure that every child is given the best possible chance of achieving their potential in line with national age related expectations and progress expectations. Pupil Premium, which is additional to main academy funding, is carefully managed to enable us to offer personalised support for children in a range of ways. We aim to raise attainment through providing excellent teaching, timely and effective interventions and quality experiences in a supportive, nurturing and happy environment. Working closely with our families is also key to our strategy. The provision aims to ensure that there is no attainment gap between pupils by the end of Key Stage 2 and that it is narrowed as soon as possible in Key Stage 1 through early intervention strategies.


In this academy, the number of pupils supported by the pupil premium is above average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children who are looked after.

Impact of last year's spend

Phase of education

All pupils

Pupils eligible for pupil premium

Pupils not eligible for pupil premium








End of the early years foundation stage: good level of development






64% (2017)

Year 1 phonics screening % pass







Year 2 phonics screening re-check % pass







End of Key Stage 1 (Yr 2) – expected progress as 6.0 steps

Reading 6.6
Writing 6.4
Maths 6.4


Reading 6.5
Writing 6.3
Maths 6.3


Reading 6.6
Writing 6.5
Maths 6.6


End of Yr 2 standardised assessments

Reading 74%
Writing 67%
Maths 80%
Combined 61%

Reading 75%
Writing 67%
Maths 75%

Reading 77%
Writing 73%
Maths 91%
Combined 72%


Reading 72%
Writing 63%
Maths 72%
Combined 50%


End of Yr 6 standardised assessments

Reading 82%
Writing 88%
Maths 94%
GPS 82%
Combined 82%

Reading 75%

Writing 76%
Maths 76%

Reading 82%
Writing 86%
Maths 91%
GPS 77%
Combined 77%


Reading 100%
Writing 91%
Maths 100%
GPS 91%
Combined 91%


End of Yr 6 standardised assessments greater depth standard

Reading 27%
Writing 18%
Maths 24%
GPS 42%
Combined 12%

Reading 28%
Writing 20%
Maths 24%
GPS 34%

Reading 18%
Writing 5%
Maths 14%
GPS 27%
Combined 5%


Reading 45%
Writing 45%
Maths 45%
GPS 72%
Combined 27%


End of Key Stage 2 (Yr 6) – school expected progress as 6.0 steps

Reading 6.9
Writing 7.0
Maths 8.8


Reading 6.9
Writing 7.0
Maths 9.2


Reading 6.8
Writing 6.8
Maths 8.1


End of Key Stage 2 (Yr 6) – national progress measure

Reading 2.4
Writing 1.
Maths 3.7

National expected:
Reading - 5
Writing -7
Maths -5





Science: Strong progress for all pupils with higher performance for those pupils eligible for pupil premium funds:








Intervention strategies and overall provision for pupils eligible for the pupil premium is very effective. As the children journey through the school any pupil gap decreases quickly and is closed by the time the children reach the end of key stage 2 so that pupil premium children achieve beyond national averages at  the expected standard.

Projected costs against intervention strategy plan for this year


Expenditure (breakdown available)

Learning in the classroom / specific interventions are listed below:


Reading Recovery

1 full time teacher (190 days)

Speech & Language programmes

95 days of TA time

Better Reading Partners

25 hrs per week of TA time

Maths interventions

10 hrs per week of TA time

Numbers counts intervention

0.2 teacher

BLAST & phonological awareness

2.5 hrs per week of TA time

Additional specialist teacher (English)

0.5 full time teacher

Additional languages teacher


EAL intervention

3 hrs TA time per week 0.1 teacher per week

Literacy circles - after school tuition

3hrs per week of teacher time

Lunch time reading circles

95 hrs per year of TA time

Before school study support

95 hrs per year of teacher time

Wellbeing and emotional health support

2018- 19 ELSA TA 1.5 days
Teacher 1 day

Additional teacher (numbers counts intervention) plus training costs

1  days of teacher time plus training costs & resources

Additional TA's

4 full time TA's x 4

Social, Emotional and Behaviour:


Community Hub workers


Inclusion officer

1 day of teacher time

Families and Communities:


REAL (staff time working with parents / visits)


Enrichment beyond the Curriculum:


Off site visits


Music tuition



The impact of the PPG is measured termly in the form of individual pupil attainment, achievement, social and emotional gains. This is reported to the Academy Council termly.


Resulting from the impact evaluations from 2017/18 we aim to continue with the projects as above. An additional programme for maths was introduced in September 2016 and another in Sept 2017. This is a numeracy intervention programme for pupils aimed at cognitive acceleration in mathematical acquisition and a maths mastery programme. A further aim will be to improve the number of pupil premium pupils who achieve the higher standard at KS 1 and KS 2

Total projected spending: £220,000

Action plan for 2018 / 19

Expected outcomes for 2018 / 19

Identified need: language acquisition, reading decoding, inference and comprehension; mastery in mathematics
Interventions - Specialist curriculum Interventions with related training and resources: speech & language therapy, reading recovery, better reading partners, phonological awareness, mathematics tuition, BLAST for early years & EAL pupils and maths mastery / numbers counts/NCTEM; tuition before / after school and additional specialist teaching in Year 6; small group teaching, lunchtime tuition and after school activities; support and challenge for gifted and talented children for greater depth in learning

Children to reach national targets with no achievement gap between those eligible for PPG and those who are not. They are to make at least the required progress for their age group with more achieving greater depth in learning

Identified need: Social & emotional well being
Interventions- play therapy; resilience strategies; co-ordination of professional services for children and families; enrichment activities beyond the curriculum; community activity


Wellbeing interventions and support for families

Children to reach national targets with no achievement gap between those eligible for PPG and those who are not. They are to make at least the required progress for their age group with more achieving greater depth in learning

Children reach their full potential, are happy and become active citizens as part of a healthy community

Identified need: Supporting families and communities through early intervention
Intervention - delivery of the REAL project – Raising Early Attainment in Literacy

REAL project maths

The diagnosis of learning difficulties early and closing the attainment gap to ensure that all children achieve a good level of development at the end of Reception

Identified need: Ensuring enrichment activity to enhance the curriculum and provide breadth to learning through experiences
Intervention - Specialist music tuition; off site visits; after school clubs and community activity

Equality in entitlement for those who are eligible to enrichment activity.
Children to reach national targets with no achievement gap between those eligible for PPG and those who are not. They are to make at least the required progress for their age group with more achieving greater depth in learning

Children reach their full potential, are happy and become active citizens as part of a healthy community