Pupil Premium Grant - and how we use it

Statement in Regard to Pupil Premium Funding 

Pupil Premium is an amount of money paid into school in regard of:

  • Pupils who receive Free School meals 
  • Pupils who have parents employed by the armed forces

Total Amount Delegated to this school this year was £19,760

As we have a small number of children for whom we receive Pupil Premium we do not report exact details of expenditure to prevent individuals being identified.

Pupil Premium Funding is used to fund activities or resources such:

  • One to One and Small Group Tuition - extra tuition for pupils who are at risk of falling behind in their progress in Mathematics, reading and writing.
  • Additional Teaching Assistant time to support, extend or deliver interventions for children.
  • The school employs an experienced and trained Teaching Assistant to run ‘top up club’ for mathematics. Children, who find aspects of maths tricky, are invited to attend this after school club – it has been well attended by a range of year 6 pupils.
  • Provide play therapy or specialist emotional support for children with an identified need
  • Music lessons with a peripatetic teacher
  • Access for Pupil Premium pupils to after school clubs 
  • Fund programme of Gifted and Talented sports opportunities at Bath University for identified individuals.
  • Financial support to enable identified individuals to take part in residential experiences and all school visits.

The school organises a wealth of extended school clubs and additional activities, such as music tuition, Chess, workshops children who attract this funding are able to take up these opportunities at no cost.

The funding is also used for any update training for the above members of staff.

The school also employs a Teaching Assistant to deliver reading interventions to children from KS1. This is carried out several times a week on a one to one basis.

Impact on Attainment

This work has led to

  • Improved confidence and attitudes to mathematics for pupils allowing them to keep pace with their peers in learning.
  • All Y6 pupils making at least good progress and exceeding national and school targets and floor standards.
  • Reduced anxiety and increased confidence and self-esteem enabling children to access learning, work in groups with others more successfully, organise their learning and complete homework
  • Move successfully to Secondary School with confidence to access their learning
  • Parents positive response to intervention and increased engagement with learning

1-1 and the small group tuition run by Teaching assistants has resulted in:

  • Children making gains in progress in English and Mathematics and making up ground in order to keep up with their peers
  • Children gaining in confidence to address areas of Maths and English that they may find challenging