Ashmole Primary School Pupil Premium Information

Background Information

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is an amount of money (currently £1320 per eligible pupil) allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years.  Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel.  Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit.  However, they are responsible for how they use the additional funding to support pupils.

Use of the Pupil Premium at Ashmole

At Ashmole Primary School, we use the Pupil Premium to support individuals and groups of children who fall into the categories outlined above.  The school also uses the pupil premium to support other individuals and groups of children who the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged.  This is done through a needs analysis and referral system.  The academic progress of children eligible for the Pupil Premium is carefully monitored using an internal tracking system which informs decision making regarding appropriate interventions.  Wider school experience such as attendance at clubs and opportunities to engage in extracurricular activities is also carefully monitored to ensure pupils at social disadvantage have a rich school experience. 

Provision in 2015-16

% of School eligible for PPG

PPG funding received

33.3%

£105,398.90

The range of provision the school used to support children who received the Pupil Premium in 2015-16 included:

  • Additional tuition before school (now funded by the school after the 1:1 tuition government funded scheme ceased in spring 2012).

  • The employment of additional staff to support children in their core curriculum learning, with an emphasis on small group and early intervention work in the EYFS and KS1.

  • The employment of a core curriculum interventions teacher to work in KS2 to provide support for pupils identified as underachieving and to provide additional challenge for those identified as more able.

  • Investment in a rich and varied after school clubs programme including a number of subsidised places which allows children at social disadvantage to access a wide range of extracurricular activities.

  • Providing regular high quality staff development in the core curriculum with a focus on improving the impact of marking and feedback on pupil outcomes.

  • Providing additional non-contact time for subject leaders to support the ongoing monitoring of pupil progress and to aid staff development in closing gaps.

The impact of the Pupil Premium Grant for 2015/16 on Pupil Achievement

The impact of the extra support, opportunities and interventions funded by the pupil premium grant is carefully monitored.  Key indicators show that pupil premium funding has been used to successfully narrow the gap between the attainment and progress of children eligible for the pupil premium and non-pupil premium pupils (both in school and compared to averages of all pupil nationally).

Attainment:

EYFS (GLD)

 

All pupils Ashmole

PPG Ashmole

All pupils National

% of children achieving a GLD

89%

80%

69%

Year 1 Phonics

 

All pupils Ashmole

PPG Ashmole

All pupils National

% of children achieving ‘working at’ on Phonics Screening Check

93%

75%

81%

End of Key Stage 1 - Year 2

 

All pupils Ashmole

PPG Ashmole

All pupils National

% of children at expected standard or above in Reading

88%

78%

74%

% of children working at greater depth in Reading

35%

22%

24%

% of children at expected standard or above in Writing

81%

67%

66%

% of children working at greater depth in Writing

19%

0%

13%

% of children at expected standard or above in Maths

85%

78%

73%

% of children working at greater depth in Maths

31%

11%

18%

% of children at expected standard or above in R, W and M

81%

67%

71%

% of children working at greater depth in R, W and M

19%

0%

18%

End of Key Stage 2 - Year 6

 

All pupils Ashmole

PPG Ashmole

All pupils National

% of children at expected standard or above in Reading

93%

88%

66%

% of children achieving a high level of attainment in Reading

29%

29%

19%

% of children at expected standard or above in Writing

93%

88%

74%

% of children working at greater depth in Writing

29%

18%

15%

% of children at expected standard or above in Maths

93%

88%

70%

% of children achieving a high level of attainment in Maths

36%

41%

17%

% of children at expected standard or above in GPS

82%

76%

72%

% of children achieving a high level of attainment in GPS

43%

35%

23%

% of children at expected standard or above in R, W and M

86%

76%

53%

% of children achieving a high level of attainment in R, W and M

14%

6%

6%

 

Progress:

Progress from KS1 to KS2 (provisional average progress points score)

 

All pupils Ashmole

PPG Ashmole

All pupils Lambeth

Reading

4.9

4.9

2.0

Writing

5.0

4.9

1.8

Maths

4.9

5.4

2.1

 

Provision in 2016-17

Provisional % of School eligible for PPG

PPG funding projected

29%

£96,147.70

 

The range of provision the school currently uses to support children who received the Pupil Premium in 2016-17 includes:

  • Additional tuition before school (now funded by the school after the 1:1 tuition government funded scheme ceased in spring 2012).

  • The employment of additional staff to support children in their core curriculum learning, with an emphasis on small group and early intervention work in the EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

  • Investment in a rich and varied after school clubs programme including a number of subsidised places which allows children at social disadvantage to access a wide range of extracurricular activities.

  • Subsidising places at EDC Breakfast Club and EDC After School Club to promote school engagement and increase participation opportunities

  • Providing regular high quality staff development in the core curriculum with a focus on improving the impact of marking and feedback on pupil outcomes.

  • Providing additional non-contact time for subject leaders to support the ongoing monitoring of pupil progress and to aid staff development in closing gaps.