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 low-income families who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), or who have been looked after for more than 6 months.  For the 2013-14 funding, this also included 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.

The amount of the PP is £900 per pupil per annum 2013-14 (rising to £1300 2014-15) 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.  14.8% of our children are currently entitled or have been entitled within the last 6 years (known as “Ever 6”) to FSM, compared to 26.7% nationally.

For the financial year beginning April 2013, we received £40500 as our Pupil Premium for supporting our most disadvantaged children. 

The percentage FSM children in each year group was is as follows (July 2013 source RaiseOnline):

Year

1

2

3

4

5

6

Percentage

11.9

12.5

14.5

20.0

33.3

20.7

The numbers of FSM in each year group is as follows (Nov 2013)

Year

R

1

2

3

4

5

6

Number

4

5

6

6

9

9

8

 Total = 47

These figures show that Cranmere has more Pupil Premium children in KS2 and the older year groups.

Our School: Performance according to RaiseOnline

KS2 – The Value Added score for FSM children was 101.8 (published Nov 2013) and although this is slightly lower than non-FSM VA of 102.2 it is significantly above the national average. This indicates that PP children in this cohort made exceptional progress over the whole of KS2. When broken down into subjects, FSM VA was significantly higher than national averages in every case. In fact, in reading FSM children have a higher VA than non-FSM children, 102.6 compared to 101.3. Again in writing, FSM children did better with a VA of 100.9 compared to non-FSM’s 100.3. In terms of attainment FSM children had an APS of 29.3 compared to 26.7 nationally and only slightly lower than non-FSM at 30.7. In reading PP children’s APS is higher than non-FSM, 31.0 compared to 29.9. Furthermore 100% of FSM pupils made expected progress in maths, reading and writing. The only area where FSM pupils have a noticeable gap between themselves and non-FSM is in numbers attaining level 4+. However, the value added data clearly shows that whilst these children did not attain as well, they did progress way in excess of national average and sometimes more than non-FSM children.

KS1 – In the 2013 Year 1 phonics screening, 1 pupil out of 7 FSM met the expected standard. This is disappointing but we would point to the fact that in Year 1 children have not been at Cranmere long enough for us to have made the best impact on them. In fact the cohort as a whole have a percentage meeting the expected standard lower than the national average. Compare this to the KS2 data, where they have been at Cranmere for 7 years, longer for us to make a difference. In the Year 2 retake, FSM children fair better with 87% of them meeting the expected standard second time around, compared to 72% nationally. In terms of APS FSM pupils attained 14.0 compared to 14.3 nationally and 16.6 for Cranmere’s non-FSM.

Our School: Performance according to Surrey data

Early Years attainment threshold - % of children attaining 78 pts+ including 6+ in PSED and CLL

FSM

Band

Number of FSM children assessed between 2010-2012

Number attaining the threshold

Number attaining the threshold expressed as a %

School’s FSM band attainment average 

FSM Surrey attainment average

           

5

10

3

30.0

46.8

43%

Key Stage 1 attainment threshold - % of children attaining Level 2B+ in reading, writing and maths

FSM

Band

Number of FSM children assessed between 2010-2012

Number attaining the threshold

Number attaining the threshold expressed as a %

School’s FSM band  attainment average 

 FSM Surrey attainment average

           

4

10

2

20.0

36.3

37.3%

Key Stage 2 attainment threshold - % of children attaining Level 4+ in English and maths

FSM

Band

Number of FSM children assessed between 2010-2012

Number attaining the threshold

Number attaining the threshold expressed as a %

School’s FSM band  attainment average 

FSM Surrey attainment average

           

2

13

5

38.5

47.0

55%

This shows that many FSM children are not meeting national attainment expectations for their age group but that this is broadly in line with Surrey averages. (This data is more historical than the RaiseOnline data and is only focused on attainment not progress)

Our School: Performance according to internal Target Tracker data

Internal data shows that on the whole KS2 children are progressing as expected or better. There are only a handful of children, 7 out of 32, that have made significantly below expected progress and are cause for concern. In all 7 cases this cause for concern is only in one subject out of maths, reading and writing. Several of these children have extensive special needs and four are statemented.

The picture in KS1 is not as positive. Over half the FSM children are attaining well below the national expectation. At the moment there is not enough historical or baseline data to assess if they are progressing any better. Again this could be put down the fact that they have been at Cranmere less time than the KS2 pupils and therefore the interventions and support that the school puts in place have not had enough time to take effect.

EYFS has only 4 FSM children of which only one is working significantly below national expectations.

Our School: Summary of spending

Attached is a summary of how the school is, and will be, spending the Pupil Premium this year to address the needs of those children entitled to FSM

Summary of how the Pupil Premium of £40500 is to be spent:

Sept 2013 to July 2014

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 1:1 in maths and/or literacy, Talking Partners, Early Literacy Support, Fischer Family Trust Wave 3, Numercon maths and First Class at Number.

£16971 (tutoring)

£9002 (SEN TA interventions)

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.

£2536

Training and software

TAs have received training in Physifun, Talking Partners and FFT Write Away Together. The software Lexia and TTRS have been purchased.

£4584

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. This is the case in most lessons KS1 and during morning lessons in KS2.

£11418

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.

£3607

Booster

This is run in the spring term of Year 6. It is for children on the Level 3/4 and 4/5 borderline. Some Pupil Premium children fall within this.

£90

Total

 

£54607