Pupil Premium

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The Pupil Premium is an additional amount of money given to schools in addition to their main budget. Every school receives a fixed amount of money for all pupils meeting certain criteria. The main criterion is eligibility for free school meals at any point over the child’s time in Primary School.

The money is provided to schools so that we can further raise attainment and progress for this group of pupils.

To see how we are planning to use this funding this year and our review of last year, take a look at the action plan below:

Pupil premium strategy statement: Highfield CE Primary School 2017-18

 For early analysis of our 2018 outcomes for pupil premium pupils please see the section in our whole school results summary.

In summary for 2018: In Year 1 phonics our pupil premium children are in line with emerging national picture.

We have no Year 2 pupil premium children so data is irrelevant.

For Year 6 reading is in line for PP children with national emerging picture (71% PP v 75% emerging national)

For Year 6 writing 86% of our pupil premium achieved expected writing which is better than the emerging national (our PP children 86% v 78% emerging national)

For Year 6 maths 86% of our PP children achieved at least expected in mathematics compared to 76% emerging national picture.

For Year 6 SPAG , 86% achieved national in the test compared to 78% emerging national

Reading, writing and maths combined was 71% for our pupil premium children compared with78% emerging national figures.

Overall, we believe that our PP outcomes are pleasing and in most cases exceed in the national picture


Pupil Premium Strategy 2018/19 – Highfield CE Primary School Southampton

We aim to raise the attainment of Highfield’s disadvantaged children through high quality teaching and meeting individual needs. We are committed to ensuring all staff work together to tackle and overcome socio-economic factors, which can hinder pupil progress and attainment, ultimately effecting their life chances.

Total number of pupils on roll 315
Number of pupils eligible for pupil premium 11 9 Ever6 and 2 Post LAC pupils
Total Pupil Premium Due £16840 – Total allocated within strategy: £18100

The grant may be spent in the following ways:

  • for the purposes of the school; that is, for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school

Decision taken to spend PP money on curriculum interventions to close the gap in reading, writing and maths gaps across all year groups including those children that are eligible for pupil premium funding

Priority: To ensure that disadvantaged children make rapid progress from their starting points in all year groups and improve outcomes at all levels.

Summary of Strategy Cost Impact Monitoring evidence
Early identification of the barriers to learning for each individual child:-

·         All staff clear on who PP children are (High, middle and lower prior attainment)

·         Specific clear interventions undertaken with impact measured on a half termly basis to meet targets.

·         Data validated half termly via progress reviews focusing on PP children progress and attainment against SMART targets.

Cost taken from whole school staffing PP pupils to close the gaps against measured SMART targets throughout the year.


Percentage of PP pupils making expected progress against age related expectations to be in line with national/school based expectation.

Review termly through inclusion report data.

Continual review of Pupil Progress Meeting.

Pupil premium lead (DHT) to track progress and attainment for PP children and liaise with phase leaders re effectiveness of intervention approaches Cost taken from whole school staffing Track and monitor PP group outcomes and the impact of funding in order to ensure that barriers for learning are identified and addressed through effective intervention planning Review termly through inclusion report data.
Half termly Pupil progress review meetings to include PP outcomes Cost taken from whole school staffing – Additional supply cover of three mornings to enable staff to attend meetings with senior leadership team. £1500 Teachers and phase teams to review progress and pastoral issues which may be causing barriers to learning Half termly pupil progress meetings
All teachers to conference PP children on a 1-1 basis in pupil progress week to build insight into learning barriers Supply costs to budge teachers for conferencing

3 x supply days per half term – £600

Repeated at end of each half term – £3600 total spend

Teachers to be able to identify individualised barriers and conference pupils on strategies and next steps to address these

Teachers are better informed to reflect on which interventions will have enough impact.

Half termly reviews with PP children
TA provision for each year group organised to provide targeted interventions in the following areas:


Fine motor skills


Reading support

Number basics

Sentence structure

Phonics follow ups

Daily reading

Comprehension focus

TA deployment

Based on each afternoon intervention programmes for juniors and infants:


Cost of additional educational resources: £2000




To support various child specific interventions to allow for increased progress in PP cohort. PP children to make at least good progress from their starting points. Accelerated outcomes for specific areas of learning against national/school based expectations (target steps). More dedicated time spent in small groups to allow rapid progression
Qualified teacher provision to support disadvantaged pupils in groups (year ¾ ) One afternoon a week – literacy focused support from qualified teacher – £3000 Small dedicated group that includes PP children.

Teacher provides quality intervention, tailored assessment for learning enabling pupils to make at least good progress from starting point.

Accelerated outcomes for literacy against national/school based expectations (target steps). More dedicated time spent in small groups to allow rapid progression










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