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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is paid in addition to main school funding and is used to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. At The Wells Free School Pupil Premium will be used to develop and resource additional and supportive opportunities aimed at improving the life chances of the most vulnerable pupils at the school. This may be through the use of specialist staff, employment of additional support staff, provision of extra curricular activities or specialist services according to the specific needs of our pupils.

The amount of Pupil Premium the school receives is dependent upon:

  • Pupils who are or have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years;
  • Children who have been continuously looked after for more than six months;
  • Children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Pupil Premium Grant expenditure 2013/2014

Overview of the school:

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll

72

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

4

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£834

Total amount of PPG received

£3,336

 

Summary of PPG spending 2013/2014

Objectives for spending PPG:

To narrow the gap between pupils in receipt of PPG and national averages at the end of KS1;

To raise levels of progress for pupils in receipt of PPG to at least expected progress (4points APS in reading, Writing and Maths);

To provide social and emotional support and interventions to improve attendance and behaviour;

To ensure pupils in receipt of PPG are able to access trips, visits, extra curricular clubs and support for health issues, uniform, materials etc.

 

Summary of spending and actions taken:

 

Description

        £

One to one support to cater for social and learning needs

3,038

Provision of free after school care to enable parents to access support and guidance services

86

Family liaison time

90

Provision of breakfast to pupils to cater for family crisis points

30

Contributions to school trips

92

 

Outcomes to date:

On average, pupils in receipt of PPG made the following APS in 2013/2014:

Reading   5.5 points

Writing     3.3 points

Maths       6.0 points

 

Comparative data :

APS/level attained (EOKS1) by disadvantaged pupils (NB includes data for 2 pupils who were identified as eligible for PPG in Sept/Oct 2014 – therefore no PPG was allocated to them during academic year 2013/2014)

Subject/Item

PPG pupils

School

National

Difference to National  

APS Reading

15.5

17.4

17

-1.5

APS Writing

14.5

15.6

15.6

-1.1

APS Maths

15.0

17.1

16.7

-1.7

L2+ reading

100%

100%

92%

+8%

L2+ writing

100%

95%

89%

+11%

L2+ Maths

100%

100%

94%

+6%

L3+ reading

0%

45%

35%

-35%

L3+ writing

0%

15%

19%

-19%

L3+ maths

0%

40%

28%

-28%

 

 

 

PPG Funding for 2014/2015:

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll

95

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

7

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1,485

Total amount of PPG received

£10,400

 

Plans for PPG spending 2014/2015

Objectives for spending PPG:

To narrow the gap in APS between pupils in receipt of PPG and national averages at the end of KS1 to -1;

To raise levels of progress for pupils in receipt of PPG to at least expected progress (4points APS in reading, Writing and Maths);

To provide social and emotional support and interventions to improve attendance and behaviour;

To ensure pupils in receipt of PPG are able to access trips, visits, extra curricular clubs and support for health issues, uniform, materials etc.

  

 

Proposed spending and actions to be taken:

 

Description

Estimated £

Funding for extra curricular activities, including paid-for after school clubs and trips;

 

 

           700

Access to play therapy sessions

 

 

       2,000

Support for materials/uniform purchases

 

 

          500

Individual support for social/health issues support

 

 

       1,000

Provision of after school care to enable parents to access support and guidance services

 

 

 

          500

Family support (medical appointments, advocacy)

          700

Literacy and Maths support (through intervention, 1-1 support or G&T provision according to individual need)

 

       5,000

 

 

Planned Impact:

Closing gap in APS in reading, writing and maths against national averages;

Improving social capital in terms of accessing extra curricular provision;

Improving levels of parental engagement with support services as required.