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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding Allocation Plan 2016-17


The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals or have been eligible for Free School Meals during the previous six years, this is known as Ever 6, receive Pupil Premium funding, as are children whose Parents/Carers are in the services. Children who have been Looked After for one day or more, were adopted from care on or after 30th December 2005, have a special guardianship order or a residence order receive Pupil Premium Plus funding.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers. Each individual school is held accountable for how they use their Pupil Premium allocation, in order that the funding is targeted towards those pupils who need it the most. Every school decides on how to spend their allocation.


1. The additional funding will be used to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupils Premium and others.

2. We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

3. The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.



1. Pupil Premium will be clearly identifiable within the budget.

2. The Head teacher, in consultation with the governors and staff, will decide how the Pupil Premium is spent for the benefit of entitled pupils.

3. The school will assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils.

4. The school will be accountable for how it has used the additional funding to support the achievement of those pupils covered by the Pupil Premium  

5. We will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.

6. We will seek to further develop strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of these pupils.

7. We will track the impact of the strategies put into place through the funding to ensure that we can show the value that has been added to the education of the entitled children.


We will ensure that these pupils are treated equally and as favourably as others and that the additional funding is used well to address the challenges they face. The school will use the additional funding to promote the achievement and progress of all entitled pupils. Through wise use of this additional funding we are fully committed to ensuring that the individual needs of each entitled child are met. As a result of the additional funding, these children will make better progress and achieve higher standards that would have been likely without it.

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on role excluding nursery 245

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 96

% of pupils eligible for PPG 37%

Amount received per pupil £1320 + PPG Plus for 5 children

Total amount PPG received £127,920

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received NURSERY

Total number of pupils 50

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 14

% of pupils eligible for PPG 28%

Amount received per pupil £304

Total amount PPG received £4256

How we use Pupil Premium Funding

When making decisions about using Pupil Premium funding it is important to consider the context of the school and subsequent challenges faced.

Common barriers for disadvantaged children can be:

At Kirkby CE, we recognise that these challenges are varied and there is no one size fits all, we therefore personalise learning for our pupils.

Our key objective in using Pupil Premium Funding is to narrow the gap between vulnerable groups and other groups. As a school we have a very good record of ensuring that pupils make good progress. Through targeted interventions we are working to eradicate barriers to learning and progress. For children who start school with low attainment on entry, our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach their Age Related Expectations (ARE) as they move through School.

Key Principles of Pupil Premium Funding


We provide a culture where:

Increasing Learning Time

We maximise the time children have to learn through:

Pupil Identification

We ensure that:

Improving Day to Day Teaching and Learning

We continue to ensure that all children across school receive good teaching, with all teaching ‘Good or better’ by asking teachers to:


We ensure that:

Personalised Learning

We ensure that we provide personalised learning and additional support which is effective by:


This year our aim is to continue to raise standards in writing, by enthusing all children to become confident writers by providing rich stimuli. We want all children to be able to talk confidently about their learning, where they are and what they need to do to improve.

We are determined to maintain high levels of Good Level of Development at the end of EYFS and in the Year 1 Phonic Screening Check, whilst also ensuring that all groups are achieving above the national average.

The Impact of Pupil Premium Funding

The School’s evaluation of its own performance is rigorous and tracking of progress over time for each pupil is thorough so we can quickly identify any dips and develop sensible strategies and interventions to promote improvement. The impact of Targeted Interventions is analysed half termly as assessment data is gathered. Moderation of data between teachers in school and other schools also takes place. Follow up support is then put in place if an intervention is not having the desired impact and different interventions decided upon.

In 2016-2017, we will use a range of data to analyse the impact of our Pupil Premium Funding spending, this will include:

End of key stage data

Phonics Screening Check Outcomes

Early Years Foundation Stage data

Current data based on Teacher Assessments on Itrack

Intervention analysis

Outcomes of observations, work scrutinies, learning walks and pupil interviews

Stakeholder feedback

Governor visits

Planned PPG spending by item/project 2016-17

Targeted  parent courses and learning


Chance to talk programme and Talk Boost KS2


Employ specialist child counsellor


Reduce pupil/teacher ratios in Years R-6


Contribution to Teaching assistant’s salaries in order to deliver interventions


Saturday morning school and revision guides


Additional Educational psychologist time



Attendance strategies and prizes


Provision of enrichment activities


Train TA staff in further intervention strategies


Provide additional Exceeding tuition to identified pupils


Provide additional PPA time for class teachers to produce PPA analysis data for each cohort.


Subsidise school visits, uniform and wrap around care for targeted children.


Management costs for Data manager to monitor whole school data and progression ensuring GLD across PP children and narrowing the differentials.


Impact of Pupil Premium Funding 2015/16

“Disadvantaged KS2 pupils had an average scaled score equal to or above the national score for other pupils in


Inspection Dashboard 2016 Ofsted

In 2016 the Year 6 cohort, 14 of the of the 34 children (41%) were eligible for PPG. Of this group 35% were identified as having special educational needs.

Prior attainment at Foundation stage and KS1 was below national average.

5 of the cohort joined through KS2 and 1 during Year 6 was EAL.

At the end of KS 2 the percentage of disadvantaged children achieving expected levels in Reading, Writing and Maths was below all children nationally but above disadvantaged figures nationally.

Click here for graphs and documents.

Click here to view and download (pdf) attached reports for further detail on progress and subject attainment for children in KS1 and 2.

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