Skip to content ↓

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


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


Amount of PPG received per pupil


Total Amount of PPG received and spent 2016/2017


Academic Support



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



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 PPG spent on Academic Support:


Pastoral Support



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.




Uniform and Other Essentials including food for breakfast.

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

The school supports families facing significant hardship.




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.



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.



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.



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.



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 PPG spent on Pastoral Support:



Grand Total spent on Academic and Pastoral Support: