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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional money given to schools for every child who attends that school and also has free school meals, is a child from a Service Family, or is looked after. Across the country, children from these groups generally achieve lower levels than children from other groups. The government has given this money to help these children achieve higher grades and to narrow the gap between them and other children.

At Buckfastleigh Primary School we have based our spending on national research that shows that the strategies outlined below are effective in raising attainment for children in receipt of free school meals, those that are from Service Families, or are looked after. They are also effective for ALL children. Please find below our strategy document for 2016-2017 and our review of spending for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Pupil Premium Headline Data 2017

Listed below is our headline figures for 2017. Our Year 6 cohort contained 31 pupils 12 of which were pupil premium children.

Year 6 Pupil Premium Data vs Non Pupil Premium pupils.
  Whole Cohort (31 pupils) Pupil Premium pupils (12) Non Pupil Premium pupils (19)
Reading Test 84% (29% at greater depth) 83% (17% at greater depth) 84% (37% at greater depth)
Writing TA 67% (16% at greater depth) 75% (0% at greater depth) 63% (26% at greater depth)
Maths Test 81% (10% at greater depth) 83% (17% at greater depth) 79% (5% at greater depth)

In Year 6 2017 - our Pupil Premium pupils out-performed our non Pupil Premium pupils in writing (12% better), in the GPS Test (4% better) & in the Maths Test (4% better). Our non Pupil Premium pupils out-performed our Pupil Premium pupils in the Reading Test by 1%.

Our Pupil Premium pupils out-performed our non Pupil Premium pupils in Reading, Writing and Maths combined by 17%.

Progress across Key Stage 2

Our Year 6 Pupil Premium pupils made greater than average progress against the non Pupil Premium pupils in this cohort in maths and writing therefore narrowing the gap in these two areas. In reading narrowing the gap has been more of a challenge however 5 of this cohort out-performed their non Pupil Premium peers.

Progress across Key Stage 1

Our Year 2 cohort contained only 1 Pupil Premium pupil. This pupil has narrowed the gap with his peers over Key Stage 1 in reading, writing and maths.