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 2017-18 and our review of spending for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Pupil Premium Headline Data 2018.
Listed below is our headline figures for 2018. Our Year 6 cohort contained 29 pupils 9 of which were pupil premium children.
|Whole Cohort (29 pupils)||Pupil Premium pupils (9)||Non Pupil Premium pupils (20)|
|Reading Test||59%||44% (22% Greater Depth)||65% (15% Greater Depth)|
|Writing TA||66%||56% (0% Greater Depth)||70% (5% Greater Depth)|
|Maths Test||24%||0%||35% (10% Greater Depth)|
Clearly, attainment and progress has not been strong enough over time to ensure that this cohort, particularly the disadvantaged, could perform in the national tests. It is for this reason that the school has adopted Achievement for All, Accelerated Reader and a new maths curriculum during 2018-19. There have also been significant staffing changes since last year, including the substantive appointment of the new headteacher in March 2018 and a new Assistant Headteacher in September 2108 and the addition of a new SENDCo onto the Senior Leadership Team.
Progress across Key Stage 1
There were only two pupil premium children in Y2. Information on the progress of these children is held due to the issue around identification of these children.
A full review of the Pupil Premium Strategy will take place in Dec/Jan 19.