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Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium Strategy



Use and Impact of Pupil Premium

November  2016
Pupil Premium allocation in our school:

For 2017 - 2018, our school are receiving an allocation of £55,440

For 2016 -2017, our school received an initial allocation  of £64,360

For 2015 – 2016, our school received an allocation of £69,940


Outcomes for pupils in our school receiving the Pupil Premium Grant:

Academic Year 2015 - 2016



Progress from starting points was outstanding. 100% achieved a good level of development.

73% of Non- Pupil Premium Pupils achieved a Good Level of Development.


Key Stage One

Progress from starting points was good in reading, writing and mathematics with children exceeding national averages in Reading and Maths.


  Parson Cross Pupil Premium Parson Cross CE Non-Pupil Premium National- all pupils
Reading 80%


Writing 60% 60% 65%
Maths 80% 68% 73%


Y1 phonics results were well below national although by year 2 all children achieve the expected standard which is better than nationally.  


At the end of Key Stage 2:

% of pupils achieving the national expected standard

(Unvalidated data)



Parson Cross CE

Pupil Premium

Parson Cross CE 

Non Pupil Premium

National – all pupils



95% 66%



84% 74%

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling


79% 72%







Pupil Premium Pupils have performed better than the national averages for all pupils in all subjects. Non-Pupil Premium Pupils performed significantly better than all pupils nationally.


Internal tracking of progress:


Pupil Premium Pupils  with no additional special educational needs needs made at least good progress throughout the school. This is judged using standardised testing at the end of each year alongside on-going assessment. 


Other Outcomes:


  • All Pupil Premium Pupils who were eligible to attend a residential visit and educational day visits participated unless absent through illness.


Intended use of the Pupil Premium for 2016 – 2017


For 2016 -2017, our school received an initial allocation of £64,360


Barriers to learning:


There are no specific barriers to learning for the Pupil Premium Pupils in our school. In recent years many of the pupils have started school with attainment well-below that expected of pupils of their actual age. Pupils with Special Educational Needs are supported with individual education plans.


Planned use:


To continue to employ an additional teaching assistant to:

  • Provide support for individuals/small groups of pupils during Literacy and numeracy lessons in Y1
  • Reduce the group sizes in the teaching of phonics.
  • Provide lunchtime intervention work with individuals/ small groups of pupils


To provide additional teacher and teaching assistant support in Year 2, enabling targeted support for groups of pupils in literacy and numeracy.


To provide one to one/small group tuition in Literacy/Numeracy for identified pupils.


To subsidise residential and educational day visits for pupils receiving Free School Meals or for whom the school currently receives Pupil Premium Grant.


Measuring Impact


Impact will be measured by:


  • % of pupils achieving Year 2 Phonic re-check
  • % of pupils achieving expected standards at the end of Key Stage One and Key Stage Two
  • % of pupils making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics throughout the school
  • % of pupils participating in residential visits and educational day visits


Last annual review:  November 24th 2016 


Spending and impact will be reviewed termly by both the Resources Committee and the Full Governing Body


Next annual review: September 2017

It is our responsibility to ensure that all children in our school achieve their potential and in order to do so we seek to meet the individual needs of every child. Pupil Premium will be used and managed by us to enable us to tailor support for identified children in a range of ways appropriate to their needs.




We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.


We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.


Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.




All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress, moving children to at least age related expectations.


Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on free school meals to achieve higher levels.




  • A curriculum, under constant review, which is designed to offer maximum flexibility to meet the needs of individuals.
  • Constant staff development and training to ensure that all staff in school are able to provide for each individual child.
  • A broad and varied extra-curricular programme to offer experience outside of the classroom to all children.
  • Programmes such as Rainbows to support children who have experienced bereavement or loss of any kind.
  • Individual mentoring and support programmes.
  • Support of a Learning Mentor.
  • Financial support to ensure that children do not miss educational opportunities due to financial hardship i.e. educational visits, residential visits and after school clubs.
  • Providing in school support for children with particular educational needs.
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities through trained TAs or external agencies.
  • Family learning opportunities to raise aspirations of families and children.




It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher to produce termly reports for the Governors on:


  • The progress made towards narrowing the gap by year group for socially disadvantaged pupils.
  • An outline of the provision that was made since the last meeting.
  • An evaluation of the cost effectiveness in terms of progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support.


The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the pupil premium funding has been used to address the issue of narrowing the gap for socially disadvantaged pupils. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the DFE.




Any appeals against this policy will be through the governor’s complaint s procedure.