Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools reduce the differences in attainment between pupils from low income or disadvantaged families and their peers.

Children in full time primary education who are eligible for free school meals (not the universally free school meals for infant school children), or those that have been registered for free school meals at any time in the last 6 years,  have the sum of £1,320 allocated to the school.  Children with a parent in the armed forces or who are in care or adopted from care, also receive an amount of Pupil Premium funding.

School is free to choose how best to spend the funding, but it must be focused on “reducing the differences” in attainment between these pupils and their peers (nationally). OFSTED will consider how well pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding have achieved since joining the school and therefore schools are accountable for the spending of this money.

We are required to publish information about the planned spending of this year’s funding as well as our previous year’s allocation.


2016 - 2017

In 2016 2017 a total of £11,880 of Pupil Premium funding was received by school. This included funding for those children adopted from care and those who have a parent in the armed forces and was in addition to the funding received for those children in school who are Looked After.

We provided Teaching Assistant support throughout the school for specific interventions, allowing smaller groups to focus on concepts in literacy and numeracy. Support in the form of a nurture group was put into Reception in order to target some developmental delays and specifically weakness in speech and language skills. Targeted phonics interventions were carried out with some of our Year 1 pupils which impacted greatly on the number of pupils passing the Phonics Screening check and achieving a good level of development in this area. We continued to employ a part time teaching assistant to deliver specific intervention programs to some of our Pupil Premium children.We also continued to employ an HLTA to work alongside our SENCo and provide 1:1 support to pupils on our register.

The Accelerated Reader program was introduced and used from Y2-Y6 throughout the year to promote a lifelong love of reading and increase comprehension skills through carefully levelled reading of texts. We also continued to use the Lexia program with children from KS2 identified through assessment as needing an extra boost in areas of reading or spelling. Y2 also used this program as a teaching tool.

Specific focus was given  to ensuring the correct learning environment was created around school. We looked closely at the behaviour of pupils and explored ways of promoting positive behaviour around school. This included input to staff through staff meetings and the opportunity for some of our sipport staff, including mid-day supervisors, to attend external training on leading play and managing behaviour at playtimes. An emphasis has been placed on promoting our Christian values throughout school and making sure the pupils really understand these and are demonstrating them.

The role of subject leaders in literacy and numeracy was refocused, which has allowed more input on high quality teaching, 'mastery' of and achieving a greater depth of understanding in subjects and feedback and the use of support staff. We have really focused on providing challenge to our pupils in all areas.

We provided opportunities for ome of our pupils to have access to extra-curricular opportunities, such as musical instrument tuition.


2017 - 2018 

A total of £21,260 will be received by school. This includes funding for those children adopted from care and those who have a parent in the armed forces and is in addition to the funding received for those children who are Looked After.

Our plan for this year is to provide Tecahing Assistant support throughout the school for specific interventions, allowing smaller groups to focus on concepts in literacy and numeracy. Extra support will be placed in Reception which will enable more adult time per child, allowing small group nurture-type activities to take place and target some developmental delays. Later in the year we will repeat the targeted phonocs interventions with some of our Year 1 pupils. We will also increase hours for one of our HLTAs to work directly with children on specific interventions outside of the classroom.

The Accelerated Reader programme will continue to be used from Yr 2 to Yr 6 throughout the year with a special focus on promoting a lifelong love of reading, increasing the availability of a wider range of texts to our pupils. We will also continue to use the Lexia programme with children from KS2 identified through assessment as needing an extra boost in areas of reading or spelling. Yr 2 will also use this programm as a teaching tool. In addition to these two computer based programmes we will be using Mathletics to support our mathematics teaching and provide opportunities for consolidation. A lunch time maths club will also run

We will continue to focus on behaviour and making sure that our school has the correct learning environment. We will also explore some new ways to promote and reward positive behaviour in school.

Our subject leaders in literacy and numeracy will focus upon providing challenge to the children, particularly those more able learners. This will be monitored in a range of ways, including work sampling and talking to children.

Part of our Pupil Premium funding will be targeted towards extra-curricular opportunities for some pupils with the aim of promoting engagement and confidence.


A request to Parents of our Infant children

Pupil Premium is a significant amount of money and it enables us to make a real difference to our pupils. In order that we continue to receive our full allocation we encourage all parents of children eligible for free school meals to apply for them.  Even though our Key Stage one and Reception children are all receiving free meals at the moment, this is different to the free school meal entitlement which links to Pupil Premium funding.  If this is not applied for we will not receive the funding into school.  If you would like more information on any of the above please do not hesitate to contact school. 


Impact of Pupil Premium Statement 2017

In school we monitor the impact of our intervention work to determine which actions are proving most effective. The data below is taken from the Key Stage 2 Assessments from 2017.

The maths and reading data is based upon results from Key Stage 2 external SATs. These are shown as average standardised scores, where 100 represents the expected standard.

The writing is based on Teacher Assessment and is shown as a percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard. It should be noted that in 2017 the data was based upon 3 pupils in the class receiving pupil premium.

SUBJECT   2017 (school) 2017 (national average)
Maths Pupil Premium 100.1 104.2
  Non-Pupil Premium 103.5 104.2
Reading Pupil Premium 103.6 104.1
  Non-Pupil Premium 105.3 104.1
Writing Pupil Premium 66 76
  Non-Pupil Premium 75 76


SUBJECT   2016 (school) 2016 (national average)
Maths Pupil Premium 106.3 104.1
  Non-Pupil Premium 103.6 104.1
Reading Pupil Premium 106.3 103.8
  Non-Pupil Premium 102.6 103.8
Writing Pupil Premium 100 79
  Non-Pupil Premium 66 79


Table B shows the attainment of those receiving Pupil Premium compared with those who do not, for 2013, 2014 & 2015. The figures shown are an APS (Average Point Score), these link directly to the levels that the pupils achieved.



SUBJECT   2013 2014 2015
Overall Pupil Premium 24.4 26.5 28.5
  Non-Pupil Premium 31.1 28.8 28.7
Maths Pupil Premium 24.0 27.0 27.0
  Non-Pupil Premium 31.6 28.9 28.7
Reading Pupil Premium 27.0 25.0 33.0
  Non-Pupil Premium 31.4 28.9 28.9
Writing Pupil Premium 22.5 27.0 27.0
  Non-Pupil Premium 29.8 29.3 28.7


What the data tells us:

The attainment of pupil receiving Pupil Premium has risen in all subjects between 2013 and 2015. Changes in the way assessments were carried out in 2016 and the way the data is presented make it difficult to compare 2016 data to previous years.  However, we can see that our pupils eligible for Pupil Premium performed better than our non Pupil Premium children and the national average in reading, writing and maths.

What next:

Our plans for our use of the Pupil Premium Funding for 2017 - 2018 are outlined in the Pupil Premium section of our website.

We continue to work closely with a School Improvement Officer and Julie Paisley, our named teacher for Pupil Premium is working alongside our governors to review the impact of this funding.

If you would like more information on any of the above please do not hesitate to contact school or click here to view our Pupil Premium Strategy document which looks more closely at barriers to learning.


Sports Funding 2017 2018

We pride ourselves on the opportunities we offer pupils to become involved in a range of sport and outdoor and adventurous activities. Many of our extracurricular events rely on the good will of staff and parent helpers. These include successful football, netball, running and hockey clubs.

Through our local consortium of schools and the wider Carlisle group of schools, pupils have opportunities to compete in a range of competitions, including; tennis, cross country, football and netball amongst others.

Sports funding is a sum of money provided by the Government to enable us to extend and develop our provision which we use in a number ways to develop the quality of our provision and extend the number of opportunities available to our children. Our P.E. subject leader has an overview of P.E. provision across the school. She is supported by a dedicated P.E administrator who helps to identify opportunities for continued development. 

In 2017/18 we received £10,435

The table below details how this year's Sports Premium was spent:



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