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Pupil Premium Spring Statement 2016/17

Pupil Premium Funding Statement 2016-2017

Pupil Premium Autumn Statement 2016/17

Pupil Premium Impact Statement 2015/16



From 2011 schools have been allocated Pupil Premium funding for children from low income families who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or had been looked after continuously for more than six months.  Since April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Children who are 'looked after' or have 'Special Guardianship' also receive funding through Pupil Premium.




• We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the 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 adequately assessed and addressed.

• In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free3 meals will be socially disadvantaged.

• We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

• Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time. The groups and individuals identified for support may change over the academic year.

OFSTED has recently requested that schools should publish details of the amount of money they receive, its use and impact within the school.


Pupil Premium Plan 2015 – 2016

The school will receive the following funding

  • Pupil Premium Ever 6    £85,800
  • Pupil Premium Looked After Children £15,200
  • Pupil Premium Nursery   £1,200
  • Adjustment for 2014 – 2015   £3,545

This funding will be used to support the following activities. The impact of these interventions will be monitored throughout the year.


  • Extra teaching assistant hours to deliver Talking Maths, Maths pre-tutoring, Megs Maths and individualised reading programmes across the school.
  • Extra teaching assistant hours to deliver Communication and Language, Speaking and Listening and Maths interventions in the Foundation Stage Unit.
  • Extra Mid-day supervisor hours to deliver individual reading.
  • Employment of a qualified Reading Intervention teacher.
  • Extra teaching hours to deliver small group guided writing interventions.
  • Booster sessions for year 6
  • Extra hours for the Polish speaking teaching assistant and other teaching assistants to deliver EALIP in the Foundation Stage Unit.
  • Extra teaching assistant hours to run after school clubs.
  • Employment of an experienced (1.5) from October until May to teach targeted groups in KS2.
  • Employment of a trained Numbers Count teacher to work across KS1 to deliver maths programmes.
  • Employment of a qualified Counsellor to support individual children (0.5)
  • Annual subscription to Mathletics for Years 3, 5 and 5
  • Financial support for children to attend residential and class day trips related to curriculum topics.
  • Financial support for children to attend out of school clubs to broaden their experiences.




Pupil Premium Report 2014 – 15


The school received £106,250 for the academic year 2014 – 2015.

£92,950 was for Ever 6 Pupil Premium children and £13,300 was for Looked After Pupil Premium children. This money was used to plan a detailed programme of interventions.

The impact of each intervention is evidenced below.

Talking Maths / Maths Pre-Tutoring / Mega Maths

Small group maths intervention 3 times a week for 20 minutes over 1 term. During the 10 – 12 week programmes teaching assistants worked with groups of 3 or 4 children.

  • Over the year 80% of the children moved at least 4 points or more, 45% moved at least 6 points and 30% moved at least 8 points.

Numbers Count

The employment of a trained Numbers Count teacher enabled her to work with 6 children individually over the year. The programme for each child lasts for 12 weeks over a term and enables the child to have daily 30 minute sessions with the teacher.

  • Over the year 100% of the children made 6 points progress.

The Numbers Count teacher completed some extension work with some more able children in Year 2. The one Pupil Premium Child made 6 points progress over the year.

Individual Reading

Children were identified for extra reading if they were below expected levels or of they were unable to receive extra support from home. Each child received individualised reading for 15 minutes three times a week. The reading support was delivered by teaching assistants and midday supervisors.

  • Pupil reading ages for those children receiving Pupil Premium funding show that 68% made better than expected progress making more than 12 months progress over the year. 25% of the children made 2 years or more progress over the 12 months.

Reading Intervention

6 Pupil Premium children received Reading Intervention over the year. Reading Intervention is an individual programme delivered to each child 3 or 4 times a week for 35 minutes.

  • 100% of the children made at least 6 months progress over the 12 week period. 33% of the children made at least 1 years progress in the 12 weeks.

Small Group Up-Levelling Writing Activities

Class teachers took small groups of children during Big Write sessions to up level their work with them. The groups were reviewed termly.

  • 96% of the Pupil Premium children made at least expected progress moving 4 points over the year. 64% moved at least 5 points and 20% moved at least 8 points.

Year 6 Booster Sessions

An experienced retired year 6 teacher and the Inclusion Manager worked with the year 6 class teacher to deliver small group support to the year 6 pupils over the term before the children took their SATs.

  • In Reading 58% of Pupil Premium children made better than expected progress over the year moving at least 6 points.
  • In Writing 92% of Pupil Premium children made better than expected progress over the year. 42% moved 8 points over the year.
  • In Maths 75% of Pupil Premium children made better than expected progress over the year moving at least 6 points over the year. 42% moved 8 points over the year.

After School Clubs

For all the children attending the clubs their self-esteem improved which than had a positive impact on their attitude to learning within their classes.

Children attending the dance clubs took part in performances at the Sands Centre with 92% attendance by their parents.

Children attending the cookery club gained practical cookery skills as well as improving their knowledge about healthy eating.

Children attending the handwriting club shared improved handwriting skills and better presentation in their school work.

Employment of Qualified Counsellor

Over the year 9 children received individual counselling once a week for 45 minutes over 6 to 8 weeks. For all of the children the counselling had a positive impact related to their own individual circumstances.


Children in Years 3 – 6 are able to access this computer programme at home and school. Teachers monitored the children’s usage and progress and this showed improvements.

Victorian Residential Visit Fellside

The Pupil Premium funding ensured that all of the children in receipt of it were able to attend the 3 day residential. The residential was an important part of the Year 6 curriculum and the attendance on the residential allowed all of the children to apply their experience to their topic work.


Provided daily to all Over 6 children.

Latin to Support Spelling and Literacy

5 children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding in Years 4 and 5 were taught Latin once a week for 40 minutes over the whole year. The focus was to support the more able children to improve their spellings and learn how their English Language has developed over the years.

The children’s knowledge of where words originated from improved as did their weekly spelling scores.

Out of School Clubs

Pupil Premium funding allowed 4 children to take part in out of school sporting clubs which they would not normally attend.


******** Pupil Premium Award 2015 ********


David Laws, Schools Minister, congratulated 430 schools which have qualified
for the 2015 Pupil Premium Awards for Key Stage SATs. School results had to show impressive improvements in the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

Every school won £1000 and was therefore eligible to apply for prizes worth up to £100,000.

Brook Street School has been named as one of the winning schools. In the North West there were 67 schools identified and Brook Street School was the only one in Cumbria.

Eligibility criteria for the award included:

  • An overall OFSTED inspection judgement for effectiveness of 1 or 2.
  • An online pupil premium statement, compliant with regulations.
  • Consistently high attainment or significant improvement at Level 4 or above in Reading, Writing and Maths for disadvantaged pupils between 2012 and 2014.


This is a fantastic achievement for the school and recognises that all the interventions in place to support our children are having a positive impact.

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