We are required to publish information on how we spend Pupil Premium and Sports Premium money and the outcomes for our children.

Background

The Pupil Premium (PP) is allocated to children from disavantaged families who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), or who have been looked after for more than 6 months.  This includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years.

Schools are free to spend the PP as they see fit.  However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support children from low-income families.  We are also required to publish online information about how we have used the PP.

At present the DfE seem to be referring to Pupil Premium children as “Free School Meals” (FSM) children whether they are currently in receipt of FSM or have been at some point in the last six years.

The amount of the PP is £1320 per pupil per annum and is assessed based on the January census.

Our School: Basic Information

We have a below average percentage of children entitled to FSM at Cranmere compared to schools nationally.  At July 2015 (source RaiseOnline) 15.3% of our children were entitled or had been entitled within the last 6 years (in the past this has been known as “Ever 6”) to FSM, compared to 26% nationally.

For the financial year beginning April 2015, we received £72724 as our Pupil Premium budget for supporting our most disadvantaged children. 

The percentage FSM children in each year group was as follows (July 2014 source RaiseOnline i.e. last academic year):

Year

1

2

3

4

5

6

Percentage

8.3

8.3

18.2

22.4

15.1

23.3

The numbers of FSM in each year group is as follows (Feb 2016 i.e this academic year)

Year

R

1

2

3

4

5

6

Number

4

10

6

3

11

9

8

 Total = 51

In recent years we have seen the number of PP children at Cranmere decrease as a percentage as the school expands. Therefore, PP children tend to be concentrated more in the older year groups. However, current Year 1 bucks this trend and has a particularly high intake of PP pupils.

Our School: Performance according to RaiseOnline

KS2 -

 

PP

Non PP

Nat Ave PP

Nat Ave Non PP

VA

99.1

100.7

99.8

100.1

APS

28.7

29.8

27.2

29.5

Expected progress reading

100%

100%

n/a

92%

Expected Progress writing

100%

100%

n/a

95%

Expected Progress maths

100%

82%

n/a

91%

Better Than Expected Progress reading

17%

41%

n/a

33%

Better Than Expected Progress writing

17%

55%

n/a

37%

Better Than Expected Progress maths

0%

45%

n/a

37%

KS1

 

PP

Non PP

Nat Ave PP

Nat Ave Non PP

Phonics Yr 1

60

82

66

80

Phonics Yr 2 retake

80

91

84

92

KS1 SATs APS

11.7

16.1

14.8

16.6

EYFS - Reception FSM children did extremely well with 67% achieving a GLD compared to 64% in non-FSM and 45% nationally.

In addition to this we regularly monitor and track Pupil Premium progress as a matter of routine and as often and alongside all other pupils and groups.

Pastoral Provision

Some Pupil Premium budget is directed to pastoral care and giving these children opportunities that they would not otherwise get or experience. For example all trips including residentials are subsidised for PP children. Without this PP children might not experience activities such as climbing, abseiling and being away from home. There are also opportunities for mentoring and counselling in school. Many PP benefit from attending externally run fee paying clubs for free, for example dodgeball and football.

Attendance

We have numerous reward systems to encourage good attendance in school. We also use the Educational Welfare Service to hold parents of low attendance children to account. In many cases this involves PP children. We are having a particular focus on this at present.

Summary of how the Pupil Premium was spent

Sept 2014 to July 2015

Activities

Further details

Estimated Cost

Intervention

One to one (or very small group) tuition on a weekly basis by trained staff in the core subjects and/or social skills. They include  Talking Partners, Early Literacy Support, Fischer Family Trust Wave 3 and First Class at Number.

Total cost of SEN TA staff is £86645. Notionally we are attributing one quarter of this,  £21661 as coming from PP funding

School trips

Parents with children entitled to FSM can apply to pay less for trips, workshops etc where parents are asked to meet the cost.  A significant cost relates to residential trips. This also includes a small amount of paying for hot lunches and milk for PP children.

£7505

Training and software

TAs have received training in 1st class @ number and ELSA. We also extended Lexia licences and clicker 6

£5100

Home School Link Worker (HSLW)

The Home School Link Worker engages with several families and offers support to parents in how to support their children at home.

£6399

Classroom Support

Many of the Pupil Premium children who have a SEND overlap work in small table groups supported by a TA in class.

The annual budget for class TA salaries is £108K. 15.3% of this (i.e. percentage of PP) is

£28611

Counselling

This is run by an external agency called Valley Trust. They work with children who need support due to their background in order that they are positive and engaged at school.

£2442

Booster

This is run in the spring & summer term of Year 6. It is for children on the Level 3/4 and 4/5 borderline. All Yr 6 Pupil Premium children fell within this but this figure gives the proportion that relates to PP.

£128

Tuition

1:1 tuition

£1944

Sports club funding

Payment for subcontracted sports clubs e.g Ultimate Coaching

£500

Total

 

£74290*

*it is important to note that there is a significant overlap between pupil premium budget and SEN budget. Like most schools we have a notional amount of money and draw on several “pots” to finance both SEN and PP children. This makes calculating precise figures, particularly for support staff salaries attributable to PP funding, challenging.