Pupil Premium 2015-16

Pupil Premium Reporting to Parents 2015-16


We endeavour always to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs and aspirations of all our pupils. This includes socially disadvantaged, looked after children and the children of armed forces personnel.

• We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.

• In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that receiving free school meals does not always mean a pupil is socially disadvantaged.

• We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. This may include using funds to ensure equal access to opportunities.

• Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups and individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at any one time but that all children’s needs are considered and addressed carefully. 


The range of provision includes:

  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focused on overcoming gaps in learning
  • The appointment of a Specialist Support HLTA
  •  Additional teaching assistant provision
  •  1-1 support
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained TAs and external agencies
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress in an effort to moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in Literacy and Numeracy
  • Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on free school meals to broaden and deepen their knowledge and understanding by the end of Key Stage 1 or 2
  • Excellence Cluster support in the form of a Learning Mentor, counsellors, art and drama therapists, Educational Psychologist and access to Multi Agency Support Team  – where required
  • Additional teaching support for Reading – including the library
  • Additional Teaching Assistant time specifically to support vulnerable groups
  • Parent Support Advisor
  • Gifted and Talented opportunities
  • A commitment to HMS Heroes for our service children

The Pupil Premium Grant Allocation for 2015/16 is £1,320 per pupil and £300 for service children. The expected total being £62,640


Some of the ways we spent the PPG in 2014-15 

Our pictures illustrate the range of activites and outcomes - not the children.



Allocated Pupil Premium Funds

Plymouth Excellence Cluster provision


PP Teacher






1:1 Support


Additional TA EY








Teacher Trainee






Extra Curricular


Breakfast Club


CPD Training





The impact of the PPG for 2014/15 was:

  • Improved rate of progress across the school
  • Closing of gaps for individuals and groups
  • Improved attainment at end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
  • Higher rates of attainment in the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Increase in number of children achieving or exceeding the expected level in phonics in Year One

Impact can be seen in the strengths reported by Raise Online in 2015 which were:

  • KS2 value added was broadly average or above in all subjects.
  • From at least 5 out of every 6 starting points, the proportion of disadvantaged KS2 pupils making and exceeding expected
  • Progress in reading, in writing & in mathematics was similar to that of other pupils nationally.
  • Disadvantaged KS1 pupils had an average point score equal to or above the national score for other pupils in reading & mathematics.
  • The proportion of disadvantaged KS1 pupils that attained at least Level 3 was equal to or above the national figure for other pupils in reading, writing & mathematics.
  • The proportion of Year 1 pupils that met the expected standard in phonics was above the national figure.

Priorities for 2015/16 based on analysis of past performance

  •  Closing the gaps in maths and ensuring progress for all groups including disadvantaged across KS2
  •  Securing high quality interventions for children who may not be making the expected progress
  •   Extending ICT equipment to improve access for all to a wide range of learning resources
  •   Identifying children not making  good progress early