Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium expenditure: Report to parents 2017/2018


Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received


Total number of pupils on roll 178
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 48
Amount of PPG received per pupil £1,320 FSM

£1,900 LAC

£300 forces

Total amount of PPG received




Current attainment and progress (July 2017)
Pupils eligible for PP Pupils not eligible for PP
% Making ’expected or better’ progress in reading 59% 70%
% making ‘better than expected’ progress in reading 25% 35%
% Making ’expected or better’ progress in writing 61% 78%
% making ‘better than expected’ progress in writing 23% 37%
% Making ’expected or better’ progress in maths 66% 74%
% making ‘better than expected’ progress in maths 23% 27%


Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP)
In- school barriers


1 Lack of aspirations
2 Poor or late attendance
3 More able children not exceeding across the curriculum
4 Children have a low number of words in their vocabulary
External barriers


1 Lack of parental expectations for their child’s success
2 Understanding the importance of good attendance
3 Children not immersed in vocabulary rich environments
Desired outcomes


Success criteria
1 Children will strive to be the ‘best they can be’ Progress will be in line with non PP children
2 Parents/carers and children will understand the importance of attendance and the impact it has on learning Attendance will be at or above the national average


3 More able pupils will be achieving their full potential across the curriculum More able pupils will make at least expected progress
4 Parents/carers will have a better understanding of the new curriculum and expectations for each of the phases within primary education Parents/carers will have an active role in supporting children’s learning
Nature of support for 2017/2018




·         Ensure a good knowledge of children’s needs prior to joining reception class


·         Provide opportunities to experience a broad curriculum which engages and motivates pupils in language rich environments


·         Increased focus on closing the gap between PP and non PP pupils


·         Provide support for those experiencing problems with attendance


·         Provide funding for trips such as residentials, to ensure pupil experiences are broadened


·         Focus on more able children to ensure success across the curriculum, working closely with subject coordinators


·         First class number provision for KS1 and KS2 to accelerate progress


·         Additional spelling support for KS2 to accelerate progress


·         Continued support of Breakfast Club for relevant families


·         Provide nurture support for those with emotional struggles and ensure that they are ready to learn (sensory circuits)


·         Increased parental engagement with school


·         Hardship fund to help with resources and uniform


·         Staff training for speech and language needs including a specialist TA


·         Behaviour and other SEMH interventions to improve pupils’ attitudes towards themselves and their ambitions in life


·         School to have systems in place for monitoring the effectiveness and impact of interventions


Record of PPG spending by item/project 2016/2017


Item/Project Cost Objective Outcome


Attendance at gifted and talented events £1,500 Gifted and talented pupils are challenged Children are able to access additional opportunities which extend their leaning
Regular monitoring of progress and achievement £2,600 Release senior leaders to identify specific needs Intervention is tailored to individual needs

Intervention is effective

Accelerate the learning of those working below £20,000 The need for intervention is identified by class teachers and subject coordinators, and intervention is carried out by HLTA’s or teachers Intervention will be effective and monitored by senior leaders


Accelerate the learning of those working well below £9,000 Identify any barriers to learning and provide necessary support The gap will be closed between poor attainers and their peers
Nurture support £10,875 Overcome barriers to learning by training staff and running appropriate nurture sessions

Provide an appropriate learning area with suitable equipment

The gap will be closed with their peers
Attendance £1,600 To raise attendance of disadvantaged pupils

Use of  a key personnel focused on attendance

Provide access to breakfast club

Attendance will be in line with national figures
Curriculum enrichment:

Trips, specific books, mathletics, music lessons, magical maths

£10,000 To offer experiences not accessible, and extra-curricular opportunities to develop a love of learning Children will be enthusiastic about their learning and will develop an enquiring mind
First class number £3,000 Raise attainment in maths in KS2 by providing trained members of staff to deliver regular sessions Attainment is in line with or above national figures
Sensory circuits £1,000 Ensure children are ready to learn

Ensure sensory circuits is suitable equipped

Children begin their day with a positive approach towards their learning
Hardship fund £2,000 Provide equal access to resources and events such as book fairs Ensure pupils are suitably equipped and able to continue their learning at home


Performance of disadvantaged pupils


At Upwell Academy our aim is for all disadvantaged pupils to achieve the same level of academic progress as their non-disadvantaged peers.


It is evident that the disadvantaged pupils are not making rapid enough progress.  Therefore, the progress of these two groups of children will be closely monitored throughout the year.  Children not making ‘expected progress’ will be quickly identified and interventions put in place to ensure they do not fall behind their peers.


We believe that all children should excel in their learning and that there is no gap in performance between these two cohorts of pupils.