Pupil Premium Grant

We are required to report on the school website the amount of the school’s allocation from the Pupil Premium grant in respect of the current academic year; details of how it is intended that the allocation will be or has been spent; details of how the previous year’s allocation was spent, and the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium funding as they wish - but are held accountable, and must report on how the funding has been used to support these groups of children.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school 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. This also includes children who are in care (LAC).

At Grassington Primary, we realise that not all children who are eligible for Free School Meals are socially disadvantaged, and also that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged will be registered or qualify for Free School Meals, be looked after or be from service families. Therefore, we allocate Pupil Premium funding on a needs basis where we identify priority classes, groups or individuals.

Pupil Premium is used to help fulfil our vision and aims for all children and provide additional help and support for those children and families who may at times need something over and above the consistently good support we provide here.

  • Extended TA provision across the school to allow targeted support and wider interventions in the afternoons as well as the mornings. The clear focus is on enabling every child to reach their full potential from their respective starting points.
  • Specialist staff training to provide early intervention in numeracy training, Numicon to support early intervention of Maths needs.
  • Investment in additional resources to support practical learning.
  • Paying towards breakfast and after school clubs to provide additional social interaction and fun activities outside of school time.
  • Additional money towards school trips and Y6 residential places and equipment.

As an overview, the £17,420 of Pupil Premium funding received in 2016/17 is providing support in the following areas:

  • Support in class enabling pupils to access classroom activities and learning.
  • Year group specific support within mixed key stage and mixed year group classes.

Targeted support

Learning interventions, for example:

  • One to one teaching
  • Literacy interventions
  • Numeracy interventions and numeracy groups
  • Phonics.
  • Learning support
  • Screening for specific difficulties. 

Funding for educational visits, before and after school for example:

  • Residential
  • Curriculum trips
  • Visitors into school. 

Our Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2015/16 was: £17,420

We used the money in 2015/2016:

1. To support children’s learning on an individual basis with one-to-one tuition where appropriate to help children achieve their potential.

2. To provide small group work focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.

3. To provide additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies.

4. To acquire effective materials, including IT resources aimed at raising standards particularly in reading, mathematics and grammar, punctuation and spelling.

5. To fund places for school trips to allow those who are less financially fortunate to access the same educational opportunities as others.

6. To fund after school clubs to widen access to those who may be limited by finances.

7. To ensure the well-being of those children eligible for free school meals and looked after children. This includes the provision of enrichment opportunities in order to support and develop positive learning behaviours and raise self-esteem.

What were the Impacts of the Pupil Premium funding in 2015/16?

Children in receipt of this money are in the following groups:

End of Key stage results showed that middle attainers achieved +5% progress, above national average in Reading, Writing, Maths in Key Stage 1

Ethnical minority was +30 Boys progress above national average in Key Stage 1.

FSM6 pupils in Key Stage 1 made +30 % progress above national expectations in Reading, Writing, Maths

Wrap around school care was financially supported. There were no persistent absentees at school in either KS1 or KS2

Pupils who were provided instrumental lessons continue to be enthusiastic and wish to continue these. A positive attitude and sense of pride has been developed.

Pupils who had support with life skills demonstrated that their confidence had improved to the extent that they were able to take prominent roles in the end of year production.

Pupils who were financially supported with trips, enrichment activities, clubs and the residential all enjoyed the participation and developed their social skills as well as  extending their learning. In the case of the residential, they also formed new friendships across the Cluster schools in preparation for transferring to senior school.

Previous Years

2014/15

Our Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2014/15 is: £17,600.

The PPG allocation for 2014/2015 was targeted:

1. To support children’s learning on an individual basis with one-to-one tuition where appropriate to help children achieve their potential.

2. To support children’s learning in the classroom by:

  •  Ensuring that there is appropriate support for our vulnerable learners.
  •  Ensuring that the children who qualify for free school meals have their needs clearly identified and their progress closely monitored through school.
  •  Providing further intervention in learning when this would help the child reach their potential.

3. To accelerate the progress of all pupils in mathematics through staff training and development in order to narrow the attainment gap.

4. To ensure the well-being of those children eligible for free school meals and looked after children. This includes the provision of enrichment opportunities in order to support and develop positive learning behaviours and raise self-esteem. .

The impacts of the PPG for 2014/2015 were:

1. At the end of the Foundation Stage 70% of pupils attained a good level of development. (Compared to National of 66.3%)

2. At the end of KS1 100% of pupils attained Level 2 or above in reading and maths and 92.3% attained a Level 2+ in Writing. 46% attained a Level 3 in Reading, 38% attained a Level 3 in Maths and 23% a Level 3 in Writing.

3. At the end of KS2 100% of pupils attained a Level 4+ in Writing and Maths and 89% a Level 4 in Reading. 56% attained a Level 5+ in Reading, 44% a Level 5 in Writing and 22% a Level 5 in Maths.

4. Successful interventions have helped to raise the attainment of vulnerable pupils throughout school.

2013/14

Our Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2013/14 was £4620.The impact of the PPG for 2013/4 was:

1. At the end of the Foundation Stage 62.5% of pupils attained a good level of development. (Compared to LA of 60.9%)

2. At the end of KS1 100% of pupils attained Level 2 or above in Reading, Writing and Maths.

3. Throughout school 87.9% of pupils are at or above age related expectations (ARE) in reading, 89.7% of pupils are at or above ARE in writing and 84.5% are at or above ARE in mathematics.

4. Successful interventions have raised the attainment of vulnerable pupils.