Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium 2017/ 2018 Report/Policy Statement

What is Pupil Premium?  

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

DfE will allocate PPG to schools and local authorities the following amounts:

  • £1,320 per pupil for each Ever 6 FSM full time equivalent (FTE) pupil aged 4 and over in year groups reception to year 6, except where the pupil is allocated the LAC or post-LAC premium
  • £300 for each pupil aged 4 and over in year groups reception to year 11 who is either Ever 6 service child FTE or in receipt of pensions under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)
  • £2300 per pupil
  • identified as having left local authority care as a result of adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order
  • who has been in the local authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left the local authority care.

Context of our school:

Number of Pupils on roll


Number of pupils who are entitled to FSM or have been for the last 6 years


Number of pupils who are looked after (LAC)


Number of pupils who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority because of a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order


Number of Pupils whose parents currently employed in the armed services


Total Amount of Pupil Premium  2017-2018


Principles for supporting disadvantaged pupils

  • At Invicta Primary School we ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are specifically assessed and addressed.
  • In considering provision for socially disadvantaged pupils we recognise that not all pupils eligible for FSM will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are eligible for free school meals.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated based in a range of different ways based on differing needs.


  • To support accelerated progress of the more able disadvantaged pupils.
  • To ensure disadvantaged pupils make at least expected progress in line with non-disadvantaged pupils.
  • To ensure that pupils are fully resourced in their learning.
  • To strengthen community and family links for PP pupils.
  • To develop self-motivated behaviour development for disadvantaged pupils with their families.



Approximate cost                       

To ensure that year 1 and 2 pupils receive consistent and targeted Phonics teaching.

Read, Write, Inc and Word up takes place 4 times per week in smaller groups

Read Write Inc and Word up are supporting pupils to attain the phonics check level of assessment through daily repetition.

10x LSA’s

7.5 hours per week


To accelerate phonics reading acquisition and comprehension

Daily reading groups before school and during assembly

2x LSA’s

2.5 hrs per week


To support accelerated progress of the more able disadvantaged pupils.

Disadvantaged pupils make at least expected progress in line with non disadvantaged pupils.

Progress data is fully analysed to identify pupils in English and maths that require further support to ensure they reach their full potential and progress.

A variety of support and intervention groups are allocated across the school for all abilities.

1:1 supports SEND pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding.

Daily maths groups and SPaG groups to close gaps

SENCo 3hrs per week


1x LSA 5 days per week


2x LSA’s 5 hours per week


To develop self-motivated behaviour development for disadvantaged pupils with their families.

To develop social, emotional and personal skills.

Family support worker  employed to support disadvantaged families.

Regular meetings to support vulnerable families with housing, behaviour management classes etc.

Supporting pupils will social and emotional development sessions including, relaxation exercises, emotion exploration, bereavement support etc.

Supporting carers for LAC with parenting advice, counselling and supporting with liaising with Social Services.

Child and family support leader

2 days per week


To support pupils in reinforcing learning through homework.

Pupils unable to complete their homework at home attend a targeted homework club for their year group.

In addition, there is a further 1:1 homework support for specific PP pupils.


3 hour per week

Total amount: £1700

Sur      To ensure that Year 6 have consistent and targeted teaching of English and maths.

Additional adult deployed to Year 6 to take a smaller group out during maths and english lessons.

Cover classes so that teacher can run targeted intervention groups in the afternoon.

Lunchtime clubs to support with social, emotional wellbeing

Deputy headteacher to run intervention groups to support disadvantaged children reach greater depth

1xLSA full time


1x DHT 8 hours per week


To improve punctuality for PP pupils.

Breakfast club is provided for families struggling to complete the morning routines and arrive at school on time.

1 x LSA’s

5 hrs per week


To give music opportunities to pupils who may not be able to access this at home.

Disadvantaged pupils highlighted as showing a talent in music are given the opportunity to have free instrument lessons.

Rock band


Music specialist teacher

5 hours per week


Perapetatic music teachers

To give sporting opportunities to disadvantaged pupils

Heavily subsidised before and after school clubs are provided to support families with work and home commitments.

Sporting teams train with a specialised P.E teacher and compete across the local authority.

2x LSA’s 5 hours per week


To give creative opportunities to disadvantaged pupils

Disadvantaged children take part in paid after school activities e.g cooking and drama. 2-3 places per club

2xLSA’s 5 hours per week


To support disadvantaged children’s physical development

Disadvantaged children take part in paid after school activities e.g football, hockey, dodgeball

1 specialist P.E. teacher and 2 apprentice LSA’s


To provide bespoke CPD opportunities for all members of staff

Enhanced menu of bespoke professional development opportunities for teacher and support staff

Training with a particular focus on Disadvantaged children.

Specialist training to support children with specific needs


Measuring the impact of Pupil Premium funding

Read Write Inc phonics programme is built into English. All Teaching Assistants and teaching staff have been trained to deliver this. There is a specific catch up programme administered in year 2  and has impacted positively. Quality first teaching using Read Write Inc has resulted in teachers identifying pupils in danger of falling behind and providing targeted intervention.

  • 88% of our disadvantaged children achieved expected standard in Year 1 phonics 16% above national data., an increase of 34% since 2016.
  • 65% of our disadvantaged children in Year 2 achieved expected standard or above in Reading, Writing and Maths, 4% increase since 2016, and 18% worked in at greater depth, an increase of 11% since 2016.

Disadvantaged pupils in year 6 were supported by our Deputy Head with a particular focus on reading. All pupils made substantial and sustained progress. 62% of disadvantaged pupils in Year 6 achieved expected standard or above in Reading, Writing and Maths, an increase of 29% since 2016.

  • 76% of disadvantaged children achieved expected standard or above in Reading, an increase of 29% since 2016 and 12% above national data.
  • In reading 19% of children achieved greater depth and 5% in maths.

An EYFS lead out of class across the school in the EYFS settings has meant a greater focus on disadvantaged children with the introduction of child initiated planning. Speech and language difficulties have been identified in the first few weeks of a child starting. Intervention programmes have had positive impact on pupil’s speech and language development.

Half termly pupil premium progress meetings to monitor disadvantaged children’s progress has allowed for greater tailored support and provision for disadvantaged children across the school.

Attainment data has been used to allocate 2018-2019 funding for accelerated progress in Summer 2018 with a particular focus on Maths and our more able pupils in all subject areas. These include:

  • Introduction of a learning mentor at both sites- support progress of both EHWB and attainment of our more vulnerable pupils
  • Deputy head support and specialist English teacher support in Year 6 to support disadvantaged children achieving expected standard and greater depth by the end of year 6.
  • Senior leaders in Year 1 and 2 to ensure consistency across the sites and progress and attainment.



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