Overview of the Pupil Premium Grant 14/15

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 2014/15
Total number of pupils on roll 155
Total number of pupils eligible for the PPG 23
Amount of PPG received per pupil £1300
Total amount of PPG revieved £29,900

 

Focus Of PPG Spending 2014/15 Aim
Curriculum Enrichment To enhance the curriculum and maximise pupils’ engagement and enjoyment of topics covered.
One to One Tuition and small group intervention 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 2014/15

How Free School Meals pupils (FSM) or Looked After Children (LAC) did at Holy Redeemer Catholic Primary School in the 2014/15 KS2 SATs. Average Points Progress from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 for Reading, Writing and Maths combined is 13.6 for Non-Free School Meal Ever 6 children, and 13.1 for Free School Meal children. Average Points Score: Reading is 30.8 for Non-Free School Meal children and 29.3 for Free School Meal children Writing is 30.5 for Non-Free School Meal children and 29.8 for Free School Meal children Maths is 31.8 for Non-Free School Meal children and 29.4 for Free School Meal children Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation for Non-Free School Meal children is 31.4 and 30.1 for Free School Meal children  

Measure FSM Non FSM National FSM National All Pupils
Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 Value Added 100.2 101.4 99.8 100.1
Valued Added for Expected Progress in Reading 96.9 100.7 99.7 100.0
Valued Added for Expected Progress in Writing 100.2 101.8 99.8 100.0
Value Added for Expected Progress in Maths 101.9 101.6 99.8 100.1
Percentage of Key Stage 2 Pupils Achieving Level 4 or Above in Reading, Writing  and Maths 75% 100% 86% 91%

*NB due to small cohort, 1 FSM child = 25%

When comparing the non FSM to FSM with no additional barrier to learning, the gap is much smaller:

Measure FSM (only barrier) Non FSM
Percentage Making Expected, or Better, Progress in Reading 100% 100%
Percentage Making Expected, or Better, Progress in Writing 100% 100%
Percentage Making Expected, or Better, Progress in Maths 100% 100%
Percentage of Key Stage 2 Pupils Making Expected or Better Progress in Reading, Writing  and Maths

100% 100%

 

Key Stage 1 Pupils 2014:

Average point score for All NC subjects: School National FSM 13.8 14.8 Non FSM 15.8 16.6
Average point score for Reading: School National FSM 15.0 15.2 Non FSM 16.6 17.1
Average point score for Writing: School National FSM 12 14 Non FSM 14.7 15.8
Average point score for Maths: School National FSM 14.5 15.2 Non FSM 16 16.8

When comparing the non FSM to FSM with no additional barrier to learning, the gap is much smaller:

Measure FSM (only barrier) Non FSM
Percentage Achieving Expected, or Better, Level in Reading 100% 73%
Percentage Achieving Expected, or Better, Level in Reading 100% 73%
Percentage Achieving Expected, or Better, Level in Reading 100% 73%

Based on this data we judge the impact of our Pupil Premium spending at both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to be outstanding, as FSM children at Holy Redeemer (who had no additional barrier to learning) achieved a higher average point score than FSM children nationally with all of them achieving the expected level or better in all subjects. In KS1, due to a large SEN cohort, FSM children with no additional barrier achieved better than non FSM children, however, as there is a gap between FSM and non-FSM at KS 1 and KS2 when considering whole cohorts, this will be a key focus for next year.

NB small cohorts and small numbers of FSM children, who also have additional barriers to learning such as SEN and EAL, skew the figures.