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Pupil Premium

The current Ofsted inspection framework states that schools should ‘identify and support pupils who have significant disadvantages so that their progress is maximised’. Barlby Primary School is committed to ensuring all children achieve the highest academic standards and any disadvantage as a result of pupils’ home circumstances is redressed as quickly and effectively as possible. The school has had huge success in this area and analysis of national test data shows that our pupils by the end of key stage two make better progress when compared to disadvantaged pupils nationally.

Pupil Premium (PP) is a grant given to schools for each child who claims free school meals currently or who has done so in the past six years. The government provides this grant so that schools can allocate additional support to ensure that the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils at least match or are rapidly approaching those of other pupils nationally and in the school.

Pupil premium funding at Barlby is allocated to reduce class sizes and improve pupil-adult ratios. Barlby serves a diverse community where deprivation is high. Access to additional academic and pastoral support is crucial for the community. Barlby is a 1.5 entry school (45 spaces in each year group). Historically, classes were organised to include mixed classes e.g. Year 3/4. This is far from ideal and the school leadership took the decision to spend PP funding on organising the school to include two small classes in each year group. This organisation has led to considerable success.

Funding is allocated to direct academic support to ensure all pupils in receipt of the PP have the necessary support to reach at least national standards of attainment in the core areas of reading, writing and mathematics by the time they leave the school. Further PP funds are used to ensure pupils are able to play a full part in the life of the school, removing any differences in opportunity that might occur as a result of financial constraints.

Ultimately all funds, both those derived from the PP and those from the main school budget that supplement these, are used to ensure equity of experience and outcomes for the most disadvantaged children with their peers.

Pupil Premium 2016 - 2017

Planned PPG Expenditure 2016-2017

Number of Pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received- 2016/2017 Financial Year

150

Total Number of Pupils on Roll (Year 1 to Year 6)

277

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1320

Total Amount of PPG received and spent 2016/2017

£198000

Academic Support

Area

Description

Approximate Cost

Two smaller classes per year group

Barrier: low starting points when starting school. Low parental aspirations.

 

Although officially a 1.5 entry school (45 places in each year group). The school operates with two classes of 22/23 in each year group avoiding the need for mixed year group classes.

Additional Staffing Costs

Total:

£163428

Speech and Language Support

Barrier: speech and language difficulties.

The school purchases a Service Level Agreement (SLA) annually for S&L. Additional time is purchased for children with additional needs.

Total:

£6500

 

 

Total PPG spent on Academic Support:

£169928

Pastoral Support

Area

Description

Approximate Cost

Educational Visits

Barrier: poverty, low parental aspirations. Barlby aims to expose its pupils to educational opportunities outside of school to broaden their range of experience.

Funding is allocated to ‘top up’ parental contributions to ensure equality of access for all pupils.

 

Total:

£2105

Uniform and Other Essentials including food for breakfast.

Barrier: poverty. Barlby often needs to provide the basics.

The school supports families facing significant hardship.

Total:

£1500

 

Residential School Journey (Year 6)

Barrier: poverty. Barlby aims to give all pupils an equal chance to enjoy extra-curricular activities.

Pupils are not excluded from school journey for financial reasons. The school subsidises the visit.

Total:

£8000

P3 (total funding allocated in addition to targeted places for after school play provision)

Barrier: poverty. Barlby aims to give all pupils an equal chance to enjoy extra-curricular activities.

The school works in partnership with a charitable organisation to provide support after school for all families.

Total:

£6240

Fruit Scheme (Barlby funds the fruit/veg scheme for KS2)

Barrier: lack of a healthy lifestyle/coming to school without breakfast.

The free fruit scheme offered in FS/KS1 is funded by school to extend through to Year 6.

Total:

£5000

Enriching the curriculum (in-house) eg. visiting theatre groups

Barrier: many children have very few experiences beyond school involving the arts. Barlby aims to broaden horizons and offer new opportunities.

Barlby values the arts and aims to expose all pupils to opportunities which enrich their experience of school life and the wider world.

Total:

£5000

Achievement for All

Barrier: some parents either lack confidence or have low aspirations.

Barlby is involved in the AfA initiative and has focused on engaging parents in their children’s education.

Total:

£227

 

 

Total PPG spent on Pastoral Support:

£28072

 

Grand Total spent on Academic and Pastoral Support:

£198000

Pupil Premium 2015 - 2016

Outcomes for Pupils Entitled to PP 2015-2016

Number of pupils

 

 

 

Read

Reading progress

Maths

Maths

progress

Writing

Writing

progress

All

47

46% (66%)

1.9 (0)

81% (70%)

5.7(0)

72% (74%)

2.5 (0)

Disadvantaged

29

38%

0.9

76%

5.6

66%

2.9

Other

18

56%

3.7

89%

5.9

83%

1.9

National Figures

Impact of PP Funding

  • Progress in all areas for disadvantaged pupils was higher than the national average progress for all pupils
  • Disadvantaged pupil’s attainment & progress was particularly strong in Mathematics
  • 33% of disadvantaged group were also SEN and resulted in unusual but expected results
  • Action Point: to analyse current year 6 cohort in order to target support effectively
  • Action Point: to ensure children have access to appropriate level texts in order to focus on key skills
  • Action Point: to organise a ‘Strategy Working party’ including SLT, key teachers & governors to raise standards in reading

Number of pupils

EXS (Expected Standard)

Greater Depth

 

 

Read

Writing

Maths

Read

Writing

Maths

All

49

86% (74%)

69% (65%)

86% (73%)

16% (24%)

6% (13%)

20% (18%)

Disadvantaged

26

92%

73%

92%

8%

4%

12%

Other

23

78%

65%

78%

26%

9%

30%

 

National Figures

Impact of PP Funding

  • Disadvantaged pupil’s attainment at the end of KS1 in reading, writing and maths was higher than for than the national average for all pupils and compared to their peers
  • Action Point: to increase the number of disadvantaged pupils attaining at a higher level in all areas by the end of year two (historical pattern)

Phonics Test Year One

Barlby’s Pass level

National Pass level

All pupils

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Impact of PP Funding

  • Disadvantaged pupils were significantly below those nationally and therefore will be a key focus for 2016-17 funding
  • Action Point: to ensure ‘disadvantaged group’ assessed regularly throughout Autumn/Spring term and interventions put in place accordingly
  • Action Point: to arrange three differentiated groups between two classes to target individual needs more across Year 1 and Year 2 target children

Summary of PPG Expenditure 2015-2016

Number of Pupils entitled to Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) - 2015/2016

178

Total Number of Pupils on Roll

359

Amount of PPG  that will be received per pupil

£1320

Total Amount of PPG estimated 2015-2016

£233,640

Additional staff employed to maintain small class sizes, to lead on coaching and mentoring, and to employ therapists.

£226,993

Daily fruit year R to year 6 to ensure pupils ready to learn

£6,647

Total estimated spend

£233,640