Overview of the Pupil Premium Grant 2013/14

In 2011/12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium funding initiative. This money is sent to schools based on the numbers of children who are either eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or are Looked After Children (LAC). From 2012/13 it has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years. The Pupil Premium funding that is received by the school annually is used in a variety of ways in order to improve pupil attainment and to help overcome any barriers to learning.

Number Of Pupils And Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) In 2013/14
Total number of pupils on roll 152
Total number of pupils eligible for the PPG 20
Amount of PPG received per pupil £900
Total amount of PPG revieved £18,000

 

Focus Of PPG Spending 2012/13 Aim
Curriculum Enrichment To enhance the curriculum and maximise pupils’ engagement and enjoyment of topics covered.
One to One Tuition To help pupils reach their full potential in Maths and English.
Funding Places on School Trips To enhance the curriculum, ensure the pupils are able to participate and to give children an opportunity to experience new and challenging activities.
Mentoring To support pupils’ self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of well-being and enjoyment of school via 1:1 and small group sessions.
Funding After School and Out of School Activities To ensure pupils are able to participate and to give children opportunity to experience new and challenging activities.
School Uniform Support To ensure the children are able to attend school in appropriate clothing.
Swimming To ensure that all children are able to learn to swim before leaving Primary School.
Music Tuition To ensure pupils are able to participate and experiences new creative challenges.

Impact of PPG Spending 2013/14

How Free School Meals pupils (FSM) or Looked After Children (LAC) did at Holy Redeemer Catholic Primary School in the 2013/14 KS2 SATs.
Average Points Progress from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 for Reading, Writing and Maths combined is 17.9 for Non-Free School Meal Ever 6 children, and 18.3 for Free School Meal children.

Average Points Score:

Reading is 32.6 for Non-Free School Meal children and 33 for Free School Meal children

Writing is 32.6 for Non-Free School Meal children and 30 for Free School Meal children

Maths is 34.1 for Non-Free School Meal children and 33 for Free School Meal children

Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation for Non-Free School Meal children is 33.4 and 33 for Free School Meal children

 

Measure FSM Non FSM National FSM National All Pupils
Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 Value Added 103.8 103.5 99.7 100.1
Valued Added for Expected Progress in Reading 104.8 102.8 99.7 100.0
Valued Added for Expected Progress in Writing 103.2 102.9 99.8 100.0
Value Added for Expected Progress in Maths 103.6 104.2 99.7 100.1
Percentage of Key Stage 2 Pupils Achieving Level 4 or Above in Reading, Writing  and Maths 100% 93% 67% 83%
Percentage of Sessions Missed Due to Overall Absence no data available

Key Stage 1 Pupils 2013:

Average point score for All NC subjects: School National
FSM 15 14.6
Non FSM 17.9 16.4
Average point score for Reading: School National
FSM 15.0 15.0
Non FSM 18.2 17.0
Average point score for Writing: School National
FSM 14.3 13.7
Non FSM 17.1 17.1
Average point score for Maths: School National
FSM 15.7 15.04
Non FSM 18.5 16.7

Based on this data we judge the impact of our Pupil Premium spending at Key Stage 2 to be outstanding, and at Key Stage 1 to be good, as FSM children at Holy Redeemer achieved a higher average point score than FSM children nationally, apart from Reading, where they achieved in line. However, as our non-FSM children did particularly well, there is a gap between FSM and non-FSM at KS 1, which needs to be addressed. NB: small cohorts and small numbers of FSM children, who also have additional barriers to learning, do skew the figures.