Pupil Premium

Report on Pupil Premium Spending and Impact 2015/16

The School receives additional funding from the government in the school budget for pupils who are - or have within the last 6 years - been entitled to Free School Meals; children who have a parent / parents in the services (HMF) and children who have been adopted from care. This money is used by the school to improve outcomes for these pupils. Reports on the use of this funding are given regularly to governors who monitor the impact of its use in school.

Details of Pupil Premium expenditure and its impact for the year 2015/16 can be found below. Information regarding the planned use of this year's Pupil Premium funding and its expected impact on pupil outcomes is provided on the link below. Money received through the Pupil premium is added to the school's main budget allocation.


Pupil Premium funding: School Budget Share 2015-16       Received: £34,099.50

Focus of Expenditure

Actual Cost 15/16


SENCO out of class from September 2015 and to broaden role to include all vulnerable children groups


There was a greater focus on all vulnerable children. Their outcomes were closely tracked and needs identified and reviewed early enabling them to make better progress and achieve more. Teachers and Teaching Assistants were able to offer more tailored support in class through advice and CPD. A detailed provision map was developed by the SENCO to track interventions and their impact on each child individually.(This cost represents a proportion of the SENCO salary)

1: 1 support for identified vulnerable children.


Greater support in class was targeted on specific children,  which enabled either a TA to work with these children or released the class teacher to work more closely, to accelerate progress especially in reading, writing and maths.

TA hours were increased to cover some time before school so that they can be prepared for pre – teaching for vulnerable children.


Support staff had all the information they needed in advance of teaching to ensure that the pupils they were  supporting could access the learning more easily. This included   pre-teaching some aspects of the lessons or supporting the child to respond to feedback from a previous lesson.

Trips and residential trips, paid for families in receipt of FSMs.


Families who had difficulties paying for trips were helped with this funding to ensure that they could go on these trips , which enrich learning and engage children through first-hand experience supporting them to make better progress.

Play therapy sessions with a highly qualified play therapist


Children who had an identified need for support with mental  health issues,  emotional or social aspects had the opportunity to work with a therapist to address these needs. This had a positive impact on the children   and enabled them to engage more fully with their learning, improving their rate of progress.

Costs of extra-curricular activities, paid for some children to address needs identified in their support plans.


Activities identified in the support planning to develop self- esteem and social skills, which enabled the children to engage better with their learning at school.

TOTAL: £ 30,609 remainder carried forward to cover salaries and expenses committed for the academic year 2014/15

Mandy Sadler