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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure Report 2016-2017

The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low income and other disadvantaged families and their peers.

Initially a per pupil sum of £600 was delegated to schools to support each child’s educational needs so that the gap between their peers and any barriers to learning are overcome. In April 2013 this figure rose to £953 per pupil, in April 2014 rose again to £1300 per pupil and it is now £1,320 per pupil


Who is eligible?

Pupils eligible for this funding are identified in the different ways as follows:

  • EVER 6 - This refers to a pupil who may have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in the last 6 years.

  • Ever 4 - This refers to a pupil who is a child of a member of Service Personnel in the last 4 years.

  • CiC - This refers to a pupil who may have been in care for a minimum of 6 months



  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a termly needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. We

  • will use our school assessment processes (progress grids) to enable us to identify need (children who are falling behind). Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

  • Children may move out of the group outside the normal assessment cycle if progress has been made and is likely to be sustained. Other children may move in to take their place.

  • There may be children who are making expected or above expected progress who may not receive pupil intervention within the year.

  • The progress of all children will be monitored on at least a termly basis and children identified quickly if they start to fall behind. This may include children who have already received intervention

  • Depending on need some children may receive more than 1 intervention at a time, although the school is mindful of ‘over intervening’


    How can the Pupil Premium be spent?

    Headteachers and school leaders decide how to use the Pupil Premium to meet the particular needs of their pupils, and will also be held accountable for the difference it makes.

    At Parkfield Primary School we monitor the progress and attainment of all children along with particular groups so that we can adjust our curriculum and support to raise standards.

    We use our pupil premium funding to support the children in a number of ways relevant to the specific needs of the individual.


    For some children the money is used to fund intervention support for English. For others extra support is provided in Maths. Some children are able to attend booster groups to ensure they are ready for the transition to secondary school. For other children we provide additional forest school provision which supports pupils in developing socially and emotionally. In addition to this, as a school also identify and supply extra-curricular provision for targeted pupils.


    The impact of this support is measured in the progress that children make both academically and socially.


Pupil Premium Grant Awarded 2016/2017

Total number of pupils on role



Total number of eligible for PPG


Amount of PPG received per pupil


£1,320 FSM £300 SF

Total amount of PPG received




Previous performance of disadvantaged pupils.





% of pupils making expected progress in Writing




% of pupils making expected progress in Maths




% of pupils making expected progress in Reading














Music Concerts

Support is in addition to regular lessons. Experienced teachers and teaching assistants may deliver programmes in maths and English, focusing on key skills in maths, comprehension, phonics and grammar in English. Regular monitoring of feedback ensures pupils are clear about how to achieve and reach expected standards. Focused intervention and pastoral support is rigorously timetabled to ensure maximum impact. Focused intervention will ensure that pupils leave equipped for secondary school and achieving at least expected progress.


Music has allowed children to experience a way of expressing themselves and proving they have a talent which raises their self confidence


Progress this year is as follows…

59% made expected progress in Writing with 33% making above expected progress.

64% made expected progress in Reading with 10% making above expected progress

49% made expected progress in Maths with 15% making above expected progress.


This is an improvement on the last two years


There is still room for improvement and the impact is constantly being reviewed.


HLTA Provision


Teaching equipment+ SEN resources



LSA support staff


Attendance Officer

Effective monitoring of regular attendance. Absenteeism is checked up upon on a daily basis so improving pupil performance


Contribution to Espresso subscription

The use of Espresso allows for varied learning styles and access to other resources


School meals and


Support given to ensure the children have a healthy diet and are ready to learn.


Music lessons and clubs

Support is during lessons. Parents can request this addition to the curriculum for their children. Reports are sent out to parents.


SDP part funded by PP as per Budget plan

Money is put into general whole school issues identified by the school development plan that vulnerable children have access to also


School Uniform

Support is given to vulnerable children


Before and after school homework/breakfast club

Time and teacher support is offered to vulnerable children to allow them to achieve to their potential


This is very well attended with many parents working long hours. The children are able to keep up with others with regard to their homework and so improving their learning

Visits and activities


Vulnerable pupils should have the same life chances as every other pupil.



Children developed independence and tried new activities, including trying new foods.


Income from Devon CC re LAC


£ -792












Evaluation of our pupil premium interventions and national evaluations have demonstrated that the following strategies are the most effective:

  • Intervention staff working very closely with the class teachers, ensuring their input (appropriately differentiated) supports the learning in class.
  • Where possible, support taking place in the afternoon and is therefore ‘additional to’ rather than ‘instead of’.
  • Intervention follows the principles of excellent AfL where teaching is constantly evolving in response to daily assessments
  • Intervention staff are aware of the barriers to learning of the individuals within their group
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress, moving children to at least age related expectations.
  • Initially this will be in attendance, English and Maths. Where a child is already at the expected level for their age, resources will be used to support their social and emotional development or deepen their knowledge.
  • Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM
  • A review will be commissioned this academic year in order to ensure PP funding is spent on approaches proven to be effective in improving achievement

In addition to this, academic progress is also monitored through termly Pupil Progress Meetings, where cohort class teachers report the progress (or concerns) of their pupils to the Head Teacher or Assistant Head. Teachers are asked to identify strategies that work or barriers to achievement. A comparison is made between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium to monitor the gap in progress and attainment. Comparisons are also made to monitor progress of Pupil Premium children throughout the academic year. Discussions are held about how to progress the pupils further. These Pupil Progress meetings then feed into the spending of Pupil Premium for those children who receive the funding.

The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education.