Clarksfield Primary School

Learning together to build a brighter future

0161 7705400

Jane Ashley (Acting Head)

info@clarksfield.oldham.sch.uk

Grasmere Road, Oldham, Lancashire OL4 1NG

Pupil Premium Funding

At Clarksfield, we encourage all our children to achieve their fullest potential regardless of their circumstances.

‘The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.’ (DfE website, 2014)

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and it is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families (where applicable), for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) from the point they go into care (where applicable) and for any pupils adopted from care or looked after under a Special Guardianship Order. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point within the past 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM). Pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding are called ‘disadvantaged’ pupils.

In 2016/17, the amount per pupil eligible for pupil premium funding due to eligibility for free school meals or Ever 6 FSM, was £1320. For a looked after child or pupil adopted from care/looked after under a Special Guardianship Order, this amount was £1900.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and this information must be published on the school website.

To view a copy of the school's Pupil Premium Policy, please use the following link:-

Pupil Premium Policy

 

Allocation of Funding 2016/17 – £175,980

In 2016/17 Pupil Premium Funding will be used for:-

  • Providing additional teaching staff in Years 4 and 6 to ensure that pupils are taught in smaller classes in the morning for reading, writing and maths.
  • Provide six Level 4 Teaching Assistants deployed across KS1 and KS2 to deliver differentiated learning groups in Years 1, 2, 3 and 5 for reading, writing and maths.
  • Additional level 4 Teaching Assistant for Foundation Stage to assist with early intervention particularly with speaking, listening and communication.
  • Two Learning Mentors focussed on progress, support for new arrivals, behaviour for learning, self-esteem, confidence, attendance and punctuality
  • Curriculum enrichment through contribution to some trips and visitors – enabling all children to attend and benefit from first hand experiences enhancing their learning
  • Subsidy of Year 6 residential trip (March 2017 to London) to enable all children, including disadvantaged pupils, to attend
  • Extra-curricular clubs, including homework and reading clubs, after school and at lunchtimes targeted at disadvantaged pupils
  • Subsidised before school breakfast club targeted at disadvantaged pupils, vulnerable pupils and pupils whose punctuality and/or attendance is a concern
  • To provide free “Breakfast Booster Classes” for KS2 pupils leading up to and during KS2 SATS

Impact of Pupil Premium Funding 2015/16

 Impact of Pupil Premium Funding 2015/16 on Progress

Yr Grp

Total no. of pupils

No. & % disadvantaged pupils

Average Points Progress

Reading

Writing

Maths

All pupils

Non dis pupils

Dis pupils

All pupils

Non dis pupils

Dis pupils

All pupils

Non dis pupils

Dis Pupils

1

58

22 (38%)

5.8

5.8

5.7

5.5

5.4

5.6

5.6

5.6

5.6

2

61

15 (25%)

6.2

6.1

6.4

6.1

6.0

6.4

6.3

6.3

6.5

3

58

20 (34%)

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.2

5.1

5.4

5.8

5.8

5.8

4

58

18 (31%)

5.8

5.8

6.0

6.0

5.9

5.4

6.0

6.1

5.7

5

55

19 (35%)

6.0

6.1

5.9

5.9

5.9

6.0

6.1

6.0

6.2

6

59

23 (39%)

6.4

6.4

6.4

6.4

6.8

7.0

6.3

6.2

6.3

Total

349

117 (34%)

6.0

6.0

6.0

5.9

5.9

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

 

Green =   Disadvantaged Pupils performing as well as or better than non-disadvantaged pupils

The table above shows that in most year groups and most subject areas, and across the school as a whole, disadvantaged pupils performed as well as or better than non-disadvantaged pupils.

Based on progress, target year groups / subjects for 2016-17 Pupil Premium funding:-

  • Year 2 (2016/7) reading
  • Year 5 (2016/7) writing & maths
  • Year 6 (2016/7) reading

 

Impact of Pupil Premium Funding 2015/16 on Attainment

Yr Grp

Total no. of pupils

No. & % disadvantaged pupils

% working at age related expectations (ARE)

Reading

Writing

Maths

All pupils

Non dis pupils

Dis pupils

All pupils

Non dis pupils

Dis pupils

All pupils

Non dis pupils

Dis Pupils

1

58

22 (38%)

59%

54%

59%

55%

49%

59%

60%

56%

59%

2

61

15 (25%)

64%

60%

73%

54%

51%

60%

67%

62%

80%

3

58

20 (34%)

53%

46%

60%

47%

39%

55%

64%

54%

75%

4

58

18 (31%)

62%

67%

44%

38%

41%

28%

67%

64%

67%

5

55

19 (35%)

73%

68%

63%

66%

63%

53%

76%

66%

79%

6

59

23 (39%)

71%

69%

74%

66%

67%

65%

68%

72%

61%

Total

349

117 (34%)

64%

61%

63%

54%

52%

53%

67%

62%

70%

 

Green =   Disadvantaged Pupils performing as well as or better than non-disadvantaged pupils

The table above shows that in most year groups and most subject areas, and across the school as a whole, disadvantaged pupils performed as well as, or better, than non-disadvantaged pupils.

Based on attainment, target year groups / subjects for 2016-17 Pupil Premium funding:-

  • Year 5 (2016/7) reading & writing
  • Year 6 (2016/7) reading & writing