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Earlsfield Primary School

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is an additional funding stream available to schools and this expenditure must be reported upon.

Pupil Premium funding is designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.

Pupil Premium

Additional funding is spent effectively to support disadvantaged pupils. Leaders know individual pupils well. They analyse carefully the type of support these pupils need in order to achieve as well as their peers. Typically, pupils eligible for the pupil premium start school with skills and understanding below those expected for their age. During their time at Earlsfield, the vast majority make rapid progress and achieve standards that are at least broadly in line with other pupils nationally.

(Ofsted 2017)

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is an additional amount of money provided by the Government for those children who are entitled to receive FSM (free schools meals) or have received FSM in the past 6 years.

www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium

The progress of all children is measured on a termly basis and discussions take place with relevant teachers. This enables us to discuss individuals in detail and pinpoint any area where additional support may be necessary. Please take the opportunity  to read our summary statement below or the school report that includes additional detail.

Summary Statement

The attainment of Pupil Premium children at Earlsfield frequently exceeds national averages.

By the end of Key Stage 2 (2017)

The performance of Pupil Premium children at Earlsfield was better than all children nationally at the expected standard.

The gap to greater depth ranged between the attainment of 0 to 1 child.

By the end of Key Stage 2 (2018)

Attainment of disadvantaged children at the expected standard was 14% above the national average for non-disdvantaged children.

Pupil Premium children at Earlsfield made better than expected progress at the end of Key Stage 2

Reading 3.7  Writing 2.7  Maths 4.1

By the end of Key Stage 2 (2019)

Pupil Premium children one again performed exceptionally well and exceeded national averages  at the expected standard.

In comparison to Pupil Premium Children nationally – combined RWM at the expected standard was 18% higher.

In comparison to Non Pupil Premium Children nationally – combined RWM at the expected standard was in line (1% lower less than one child)

In comparison to all children nationally - combined RWM at the expected standard was 5% higher

Pupil Premium children at Earlsfield made better than expected progress at the end of Key Stage 2

Reading 3.7  Writing 2.7  Maths 4.1

The strategy is reviewed by The Governing Board in the Summer term of each academic year. Barriers for learning are identified and actions put in place.

During the academic year 2019-2020 funding will be spent on removing the barriers to learning that our Pupil Premium children face which include :

  • Gaps in on entry subject knowledge.

  • Oral language skills including a broad vocabulary and the ability to express ideas and feelings.

  • Exposure to reading for pleasure leading to low level comprehension skills.

  • Retention of key mathematical facts that hinders progress as the curriculum becomes more complex.

  • Limited opportunities for real life and practical learning.

  • Late identification of special educational needs.

    Additional barriers also include

  • Attendance

  • Confidence, self-belief and resilience

  • Lack of or limited home support

  • Emotional/social/behavioural difficulties which impact on pupils’ ability to focus on learning