The Government allocates money to schools to improve the outcome for children on Free School Meals. All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 now have free school meals, but may not be eligible for the pupil premium funding unless they qualify under low income based criteria. Your child is eligible if he or she:
Nationally there is a large gap between these children's attainment and children who do not receive Free School Meals.
At West St. Leonards Primary Academy this money (£160,000) is allocated to support these children and their peer group in the following ways:
We measure the impact of these funds to ensure the children on Free School Meals are making improved progress. We ensure our spending is effective by:
Our data showed in 2016-2017, the Pupil Premium Pupils (referred to nationally as ‘disadvantaged’ pupils) make the following attainment and achievement.
We have reviewed the expenditure and impact for 2016-2017 and will be using the same rationale for allocations in 2017-2018.
Our Pupil Premium Governor is Mr Dennis Smith. The Pupil Premium Report and Expenditure will be reviewed at the Local Governing Body meeting on 7th November 2017.
73% of pupil premium pupils attained a good level of development leaving no gap.
Phonics gap in Y2 for 2017 = 15% (reduced from 43% when cohort was in Y1). 2017 Y1 outcome was 55% for pupil premium pupils compared to 81% for other pupils.
|Pupil Premium Pupils|
|KS1 Reading expected standard||67%|
|KS1 Writing expected standard||42%|
|KS1 Maths expected standard||58%|
At end of reception cohort was 50% GLD, with a gap of 38% which is now closing.
End of 2017 outcomes for pupils on track for national expectations in KS2
|Pupil Premium Pupils|
|Y5 Reading on track to meet age related expectations||47%|
|Y5 Writing on track to meet age related expectations||37%|
|Y5 Maths on track to meet age related expectations||37%|
|Y4 Reading on track to meet age related expectations||87%|
|Y4 Writing on track to meet age related expectations||91%|
|Y4 Maths on track to meet age related expectations||70%|
|Y3 Reading on track to meet age related expectations||80%|
|Y3 Writing on track to meet age related expectations||70%|
|Y3 Maths on track to meet age related expectations||65%|
|KS2 Reading exprected standard||55%|
|KS2 Writing exprected standard||80%|
|KS2 Maths exprected standard||50%|
The gaps narrow by the end of Year 6 so that PP pupils perform higher than other pupils in reading.