Pupil Premium

School leaders, including governing bodies, should ensure that Pupil Premium funding is not simply absorbed into mainstream budgets, but instead is carefully targeted at the children. They should be able to identify clearly how the money is being spent.

School leaders, including governing bodies, should evaluate their Pupil Premium spending, avoid spending it on activities that have little impact on achievement for their disadvantaged pupils, and spend it in ways known to be most effective.

Schools should continue to seek ways to encourage parents and carers to apply for free school meals where pride, stigma or changing circumstances act as barriers to its take-up.

Local authorities should ensure that there is greater consistency and transparency in the way in which the Pupil Premium is allocated to non-mainstream schools.

Ofsted should continue to evaluate the use of Pupil Premium funding by schools to ensure that they are focusing it on disadvantaged pupils and using it effectively.

If schools do not target Pupil Premium money effectively, then government should consider ring fencing, payment linked to outcomes, or other mechanisms to improve its use.

Arden Grove Infant and Nursery School

Pupil Premium 2015/16 - £23,760

Pupil Premium  2015/16 - £23,760
Full time equivalent TA for vulnerable groups across Year 2 - £15,000
Extra TA employed for 15 hours per week for vulnerable children in EYFS - £7,500
Enrichment activities –

Free after school clubs, special events and free educational visits for children who trigger Pupil Premium money - £825

Contribution to Taxi fares to enable a PP child remain in school for Year 2 - £435

Impact of Pupil Premium 2015/16

Analysis of school results at the end of Year 2 in 2016 compared to National results

Pupil Premium Children (8 children)

  • For KS1 disadvantaged pupils, attainment of at least the expected standard in all subjects for all EYFS development groups was close to or above national figures for other pupils (within one pupil below national)
  • For KS1 disadvantaged pupils, attainment of greater depth in all subjects for all EYFS development groups was close to or above national figures for other pupils (within one pupil below national)

Analysis of school results at the end of Year 1 in 2016

Pupil Premium children (5 children)

  • 3 out of the 5 children achieved the expected standard in the Year 1 Phonics screening check.
  • The other 2 children who did achieve the expected standard had SEN. Both children were ‘back classed’.

Analysis of school results at the end of EYFS in 2016

Pupil Premium children (5 children)

  • 4 out 5 children got at least a ‘Good Level of Development’
  • 2 out of these 5 children got a ‘Good Level of Development’ with several elements at exceeding
  • The 1 child who did not get a ‘Good Level of Development’ is currently undergoing a high level of support for Speech and Language.