Pupil Premium 2015-16




Context of school
Total number of pupils on roll Reception -Y6 301 49% Boys & 51% Girls
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 165
Amount of PPG per pupil £1320
Total amount of PPG received £217800


Barriers for Learning

• Lack of real life experiences.

• Home environment.

• Limited resources and support.

• Low self esteem and self belief.

• Low expectations and aspirations.

• Daily nutritional requirements.


How Pupil Premium has been used?

The funding received from Pupil Premium has been allocated in the following ways:

• 0.5 of Teaching Assistants salary to employ them to run daily afternoon intervention groups – whole school.

• Staff will work with small groups of children that have been identified as needing extra support. Groups have been identified across the whole school. These targeted intervention sessions include literacy, numeracy, phonics, SPaG and reading.

• 2 extra teachers have been appointed to make our class sizes smaller (23) across the school – so that children get more focussed teaching.

• An online 1:1 tutor programme has been purchased and happens weekly giving our PP children a 45 minute 1:1 lesson to support the progress of mathematics.

• Funding for after school clubs to enable pupil premium children to participate in all available activities.

• Specialist reading intervention teacher appointed (0.5) to target reading intervention in KS1

• Funding for off-site Education Visits. .

• Gifted & Talented booster sessions

• A free breakfast club is provided for all children.

What impact will Pupil Premium have on standards?

Achievement and attainment levels will improve as a result of focused small group teaching during targeted intervention groups.

Any disadvantage that our PP children were under will now be minimal as the support and strategies put in place is designed to eradicate any disadvantage.

What will be the impact on the wider curriculum?

By providing a free breakfast for our children, we are ensuring that they start the day in the right frame of mind and without the worry of being hungry.

Our children who do not get the chance to read to an adult regularly are now targeted and receive support so that they are given the opportunity to progress at the same rate as their peers.

Through the extra after school clubs, children will have opportunities to engage and experience the arts, theatre, sport, cultures, so they have a wider breadth of experiences which enhances their education and enjoyment.

Impact of Funding

Targeted Intervention

Targeted intervention was successful in closing the gap in attainment between Pupil Premium children and non-Pupil-Premium children. The 2016 data shows:

  • In Reading and Writing, our Disadvantaged children achieved a progress score 0.1 greater than that of the school average.
  • In Maths our disadvantaged children were slightly less than the school average (0.1) however, they are 2.6 points higher than the National disadvantaged.

Targeted intervention has not only improved attainment and progress but has also raised the confidence of our Disadvantaged children enabling them to reach their full potential.

Smaller Class Sizes

Smaller class sizes have been successful as they enable more focused teaching and give children better opportunities to succeed as the teacher pupil ratio is greater reduced.

Online Maths Support

The online maths programme was hugely successful as over the duration of a six week program, the children made an average of three points progress – this is accelerated progress.

Funding for extra-curricular activities

Enhancing the curriculum by funding extra-curricular activities such as-

  • Theatre Trips
  • After school clubs
  • Peripatetic music lessons
  • Residential trips

Has greatly enhanced the opportunities that our disadvantaged children receive and has given them experiences that they would otherwise not have had.

Intervention Teacher – Phonics

The funding of a 1:1 phonics teacher was a huge success – we have seen great improvements in the standards of reading in our younger children meaning that they get a secure understanding of the fundamentals of reading.

Breakfast Club

This was not as successful as we anticipated, the children we were hoping it would support did not take up the offer of free breakfast club, however we still feed a great number of children when they arrive in school – (approximately 20 children per week)

The results below show that when we compare Beacon Disadvantaged children to National Non- Disadvantaged the gap has either been closed or is rapidly closing.