Purbrook Junior School

Pupil Premium

Report for the use of Pupil Premium Funding at Purbrook Junior School

At Purbrook Junior School we aim to ensure that:

  • teaching and learning meets the needs of all of our pupils so that they attain well and make good progress.
  • appropriate provision is made for all pupils, including those who belong to vulnerable groups.

The Pupil Premium Grant is funding provided to our school in addition to the main school funding.  Pupil Premium funding is aimed at raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Grant is spent, since we are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within our individual schools. In making provision through the Pupil Premium Grant, we recognise that not all pupils who qualify for Pupil Premium funding will be underachieving.

Pupil Premium funding is allocated depending on the needs of individual eligible children across our school community. The Pupil Premium Year Group Overview clearly identifies strengths and areas for development for each cohort of children; educationally, emotionally, socially and highlights any attendance/punctuality concerns.  Pupil Premium Year Group Overviews are used to monitor, evaluate and review the effectiveness of provision and to plan for future intervention. From this, Individual Pupil Premium Learning Passports are created – these are evaluated on a half termly basis.

Regular pupil progress meetings and half termly check-ups, including the review of any child who has a pupil premium learning passport, enables the celebration of success and the identification of areas for development. It facilitates planning to address specific needs through effective personalised interventions in a well-structured and timely manner, underpinned by the principal of improving outcomes for pupil premium pupils.

Pupil Premium 2017-2018

How many pupils?
We currently have 79 pupils who qualify for Pupil Premium Funding. This is approximately 20% of the school population

How much funding did we receive?
We have been allocated £104,120 (This is based on the January 2017 Census which identified eligibility for 71 pupils).

How are we planning to use the funding? 

  • Allocated Pupil Leader – Focussing on: teaching and learning, monitoring, data analysis, structured conversations, coaching and mentoring, developing and refining systems and structures, attendance monitoring, analysis of impact of interventions etc.
  • Additional teacher time allocated to Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 groups – to enable pupil conferencing and specialist/targeted teaching provision to address the specific needs of the pupil premium cohort- including challenging the most able
  • Targeted Learning Support Assistant support in Year 6.
  • Allocation of Learning Support Assistant time in Year 3, 4 and 5 to support pupils with specific interventions who also have SEND needs too.
  • Before school, lunchtime and After school 1:1 tuition and booster groups – mainly in Year 6
  • Sound Training for Year 6 pupils to improve reading attainment and spelling skills
  • Part funding of ELSA to support pupils with their emotional needs
  • Part funding of HSLW to work with pupils who have barriers to their learning
  • Part funding of cluster PSA to support our families and their children within our school community.
  • Additional ‘top up’ support for pupils whose behaviour can be challenging and in turn affects attendance.
  • Specialist music provision through the Hampshire Music Service
  • Support for families with school uniform, before/after school provision, Freedom Club, extra-curricular clubs and music tuition

If you have any questions about Pupil Premium funding or the way funding is being used, please come in and speak to either Mrs Maxwell (Pupil Premium Leader) or Mr Williams (Headteacher).

PDF_icon Pupil Premium Strategy 2017 2018
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 Impact and Review of Pupil Premium Grant 2016 2017
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 Pupil Premium Funding Guiding Principles for 2016-2017
PDF_icon Pupil Premium Statement 2016-2017
PDF_icon Purbrook Junior School Statement and Impact Review 2015-2016
PDF_icon Pupil Premium Impact 2014-2015
PDF_icon Impact of Pupil Premium Funding 2013-2014