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 2012-13 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 £600 per pupil per annum and is assessed based on the annual census:

  • For the April 2012 to March 2013 budget this was based on the January 2012 census
  • For the April 2013 to March 2014 budget this will be based on the census undertaken on 4th Oct 2012

Our School: Basic Information

We have a below average percentage of children entitled to FSM at Cranmere compared to schools nationally. 7.7% of our children are currently entitled to FSM. For overall FSM this puts us in Surrey Band 4 (out of 6); around 36% of Surrey schools are in this band. If you take the number of children eligible for FSM over the last six years (known as Ever 6) they account for 15.4% (2012/13) of children at Cranmere, compared to 26.6% nationally (2011/12). Cranmere has a higher concentration of PP children in KS2.

For the financial year beginning April 2012, we received £34,888 as our Pupil Premium for supporting our most disadvantaged children.

The children receiving FSM in each year group was is as follows (Dec 2012):

Year

R

1

2

3

4

5

6

Number

4

7

6

9

8

8

6

Our School: Past Performance

Surrey have provided us with an analysis of past performance for children with FSM for the period 2009-11, and compared our performance with similar Surrey schools. A summary of the findings is as follows:

  • For EYFS, 4 out of 8 children (Surrey Band 5) achieved the national expectation. This is 50% compared to 42.4% of children in similar schools and 37% in Surrey overall.
  • For KS1 3 out of 8 (Surrey Band 4) children achieved the national expectation. This is 37.5% compared to 35.6% in similar schools and 34.8% in Surrey overall.
  • For KS2 4 out of 11 (Surrey Band 3) children achieved the national expectation. This is 36.4% compared to 46.9% in similar schools and 51.6% in Surrey overall.

Therefore, the analysis for the period shows that our FSM children performed better than similar Surrey schools in the period 2009-11 in EYFS and KS1. In KS2 FSM children performed lower than Surrey averages.

RaiseOnline data 2011/12 shows that 60% Year 1 FSM children met the national expectation in the Phonics Screening compared to 45% nationally. At the end of KS1 FSM children at Cranmere obtained an Average Point Score (APS) of 14.7 compared to 14.1 nationally. In KS2 70% of FSM children gained a level 4 or above in maths and English compared to 68% nationally. At the end of KS2 the APS for all core subjects was 26.7 compared to 26.6 nationally. At the end of KS2 the percentage of children making expected progress was 90% in English (compared to 87% nationally), and 80% in maths (compared to 83% nationally). In 2011, 40% of our children entitled to FSM gained a level 4 in both English and Maths, whereas this year 70% did. This is particularly pleasing as this recent cohort had twice as many children entitled to FSM as the previous one. In English in 2011, 80% of our FSM children made the expected 2 levels of progress whereas in 2012 it was 90%. In 2011 the gap between the percentages of FSM children making two levels of progress in English and the percentage of children not entitled to FSM making two levels of progress was 12%. This reduced to 3% in 2012. In Maths, the gap reduced from 12% in 2011 to 5% in 2012, though the percentage of FSM children making two levels of progress remained constant over the two years.

Nevertheless, looking forward it is important that we make good use of the Pupil Premium to ensure that future cohorts of children make good or outstanding progress and do not fall behind other children at Cranmere in terms of progress.

Our School: Audit and Analysis of Current Performance

Surrey provided a template for a Pupil Premium audit which they recommended that Surrey schools undertake and this was completed in January 2013. The analysis of the school’s current performance, and the action plan, were (and continue to be) driven in part by the questions raised in the audit.

The analysis of the children currently in KS1 receiving FSM revealed the following:

  • 4 children out of 11 were below the national expectation at the end of Reception. These children are all currently in Year 1 and their progress and attainment on KS1 must be monitored.
  • All children in Year 2 (6 in total), except one, are meeting or exceeding national expectation.
  • Children falling short of national expectation have support put in place using Pupil Premium funding.

In summary, there are no significant concerns in respect of children currently in KS1 receiving FSM and they are generally attaining national expectations or above. Funds will continue to be targeted towards these children to ensure they meet their potential and make good or outstanding progress.

The analysis of the children currently in KS2 receiving FSM revealed the following:

  • 3 children in KS2 had not yet started working at NC levels at the end of KS1. 4 others were working at NC levels below the national expectation.
  • 6 children from 31 have made good or outstanding progress in all three core subjects. Another 9 have made good or outstanding progress in two core subjects. 10 pupils have made good or outstanding progress in one core subject.
  • There are 17 children who are close to or just progressing at the expected rate. These children need monitoring so as to ensure they do not slip into progress below what is expected.
  • There are 9 children from 31 who have made lower than expected progress in KS2 in one or more subjects. Of these, 3 children have made little progress in two subjects and 1 has made little progress in all three core subjects. These children are all receiving support through Pupil Premium funding.

In summary, whilst most of the FSM children are making expected or better progress there are several children in KS2 who need further support. The vast majority of these children are in one year group and have high levels of SEN in addition to being FSM (4 out of the 8 children in this cohort are statemented). Due to the level these children entered KS2 with being significantly below national expectation and the nature of their SEN it is unlikely that they will obtain a Level 4 in Year 6. However, through support and close monitoring, using Pupil Premium funding we hope that they will make good progress over KS2.

There are currently 4 children receiving FSM in EYFS; progress and attainment will need to be reviewed as the year progresses and as they move through KS1.

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 £34,888 is to be spent:

Sept 2012 to July 2013

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.

£16968

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.

£1926

Training for staff

TAs have received training in Talking Partners and First Class at Number interventions.

£1230

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. In particular she is deployed to work with ‘hard to reach’ parents.

£2400

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.

£9969

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.

£2737

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.

£300

Total

 

£35530

James Brown (Jan 2013)