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Brimscombe C of E Primary School

Brimscombe C of E Primary School


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Pupil Premium

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. The Pupil Premium is allocated to children who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), service children, adopted children and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. This also includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). The grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as being the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free schools meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. 

Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils at thier school.

At Brimscombe CE Primary School we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality teaching in all classes, supplemented by interventions to support or challenge learners as and when required.  The headteacher and Governing Body regularly monitor the impact of all spending including the Pupil Premium.

For a breakdown of the school's pupil premium grant allocation for 2017/18 and an overview of  how the money is spent please see the PDF at the bottom of this page 

 

Pupil Premium espenditure 2013-2016

Financial Year Pupil premium grant (per child) % of children on FSM Provision
2012/13 £630 9%
  • Parent Support Advisor and Teaching Assistant hours to support individual children and families
  • Supply teacher costs to enable Pupil Progress Meetings between class teachers and headteacher/SENCo
  • Intervention materials and resources
  • Funding towards extra-curricular activities
  • Holiday tuition
2013/14 £900 9%
  • Parent Support Advisor and Teaching Assistant hours to support individual children and families
  • Intervention materials and resources
  • Funding towards extra-curricular activities, including a homework club
  • Counselling for individual children
  • Holiday and/or after-school tuition
2014/15 £900 14%
  • Parent Support Advisor and Teaching Assistant hours to support individual children and families
  • Intervention materials and resources, including Mathletics
  • Laptops to enable some children to access on-line learning materials
  • Funding towards extra-curricular activities, including a homework club
  • Holiday and/or after-school tuition
  • 4 day drama workshop

Impact

Parents and children tell us that Pupil Premium Funding has helped them to receive extra tuition, either in lessons, after school or in the holidays and this has significantly improved thier progress and achievement.

Parents value the advice and practical support given by the Parent Support Advisor. 

Pupils have had access to extra-curricular activities which they wouldn't have been able to afford, including music tuition and sports' coaching.  This has developed their talents, raised self confidence and self esteem.

The data below indicates how much average progress was made by children in receipt of Pupil Premium against those who were not, in the core areas of learning.  It should be recognised that the number of Pupil Premium children is very small at Brimscombe and are unevenly distributed across the year groups.  However, we are pleased that our "individual approach" to supporting our Pupil Premium children appears to be accelerating their progress and closing the gap.

  PP progress Average Target Points (3= expected progress)

Non-PP progress

  2013/14 2014/15 2013/14 2014/15
Reading 3.0 3.2 2.6 2.5
Writing 3.1 3.7 4.5 3.3
Maths 2.2 2.8 3.0 3.0

We will inform parents/carers at the beginning of the financial year if the school has been allocated the Pupil Premium Grant for your child and welcome suggestions for improving the provision made for them.

Please  make an appointment to see Mr Roberts if you would like to discuss this further.

Brimscombe Hill, Brimscombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2QR

01453 882474