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Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium funding is additional to the main school funding and its purpose is to address inequalities between disadvantaged children and those children who are not.  

Schools are currently given Pupil Premium funding of £1,300 per pupil for those whose families who have registered for free school meals (FSM). This includes any child who has been registered for FSM at any point during the past 6 years. The children of members of the armed forces are also entitled to this funding. We also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has been looked after for one day or more; has been adopted from care or has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangement order.

The money is given to schools to support them in enabling all pupils to reach or exceed the nationally expected level for their age.  Each school may decide how best to use the funding and they are held accountable for how it has been used to support pupils from low income families.

The key purpose of our Pupil Premium funding is to enable all the pupils to reach their full potential. We work with our families and colleagues to make sure everyone involved with the child has the highest aspirations.

We recognise that barriers to achievement take a variety of forms and will do whatever it takes to support a child, both in and out of the classroom.  We use all our resources to ensure that every child has an equal opportunity to become an empowered learner.  In order to achieve this we offer our children a wide range of opportunities including a rich and exciting curriculum. 


Pupil Premium Statement 2015-16

Pupil Premium Profile Numbers

White British

27 (14 SEN)


23 (4 SEN)



Mixed Heritage Black Caribbean and White


Black African


Mixed Heritage White Asian





27 (25 + 2 EHC)


Individual detailed records are kept for each pupil premium child and access to clubs and events outside the school day. Pupil premium children are a focus of the pupil progress meetings.  £133,000 (102 pupils) of pupil premium money was received/or due to be received in 2015/16;

Analysis of pupils eligible for pupil premium shows that the only 15% don’t have additional indicators of vulnerability to underachievement.  For the other 85% they all have one or more factor which may include early stages of learning English, looked after children, previous looked after children, special educational needs,temporary housing, children with social care involvement, attendance below 95% and/or persistent absenteeism.  The barriers to achievement have been identified under the following headings:

Attendance: Ensuring children are in school every day makes a real difference to the attainment of our children.  By using part of the pupil premium to fund an attendance officer, family support worker and breakfast club.  We can use these resources to make an impact on the outcomes for our children.  Currently 49% have attendance below 95% and 17% have attendance below 90%. 




Whipperley Pupil Premium Attendance



National for all  children in primary schools

96.4 (Autumn 2015)

96.1% (Autumn 2014)


Hardship: Many families have times of serious hardship – during this time we support our families with support to access hardship funds, food bank and supply essential additional school uniform to our families on top of what we usually supply - (All PP children are provided with a free sweatshirt, book bag and school milk).

Physical Skills and health: Initial barrier identified is the prevalence of poor fine and gross motor skills on entry into the school which has a significant effect on the outcomes for the children – 80% of all children (September 2015 baseline)coming into Reception below age related expectations for physical skills. The expenditure on resources to develop physical dexterity and core strength impacts on the children’s attainment across the curriculum.  89% of children left Reception in 2016 with a good level of development in Physical area of development.

Lack of rich experiences:  The children come to school with very limited previous life experiences.  This has a serious impact on their ability to make links in their learning on which they can embed their understanding.  For this reason we use our pupil premium funding to ensure that we can provide a rich and hands on curriculum which create memories and experiences which the children can “hang” their learning on. 

Vocabulary and language skills: The children come into school with low levels of language.  Children’s early communication skills are regarded as the single best predictor of future cognitive skills and school performance (Rosetti, 1996). Children who have speech, language and communication difficulties are significantly disadvantaged in their ability to access the national curriculum since “almost every educational skill presupposes the use of language” (Dockrell and Lindsay, 1998).  We have therefore invested in training for the teachers from Centre For Literacy In Primary Education to look at ways of developing their vocabulary to impact on their literacy skills.  We fund part of our language support through pupil premium.

The grant has been spent in the following way:



Impact on children

Milk, school uniform and book bags


To ensure that the children are ready for school and feel comfortable and ready for learning.

Cost of school meals


All PP children have access to a hot meal. UFSM only pays for children not eligible for FSM –We serve 254 meals a day and we receive funding for 199 at £437 per pupil.

EYFS Playground - structure


£15,000 (15/16)

To develop the gross motor skills of the PP children in order to support their writing development. PP writing levels will rise and PP will have better progress than others thereby narrowing the gap. Physical challenge develops children’s core strength and fitness levels which impacts on well being and attendance.

Key stage 1 Playground – structure



Community playthings – Outlast blocks


Outlast Benches and crates


A proportion of the spending on additional outside storage for the children. To enhance their outdoor area and storage of additional equipment to enhance the children’s wider curriculum.

Subsidising school trips and events


Ensuring PP children have access to an engaging and exciting curriculum which impacts on learning behaviours and compensates for a lack of wider experiences on which to “hang” their learning on.

School holiday events – Trampoline & Gym Club


Additional Staffing(additional level 3 TA)



Narrowing of the gap with PP pupils making equal to or better progress than non FSM pupils – through effective support and mentoring

Language support


Attendance officer


Assistant Family Worker


Additional level 3 TA x 2



Additional behaviour mentor support – Breakfast club & EYFS


Staff training


Quality first teaching impacts on the progress and attainment of PP children.  CLPE courses to impact on writing levels.

Breakfast Club for PP and families in crisis


Attendance of PP children rises in line with all children. Poor attendance is eradicated so not a barrier to attainment.

After school clubs


Wider vocabulary use in spoken and written work. Greater confidence and participation in class discussions. Increase in social skills demonstrated in group work and participation in whole school events

Drama Club - Mornings


All weather pitch - resurface


To ensure that we can offer children a physical challenge and build in more extra curriculum opportunities for all our PP children (especially boys)

Additional Ipads for learning in school.


Use the funding to ensure that the school has appropriate resources for the children

Personal Ipad for LAC family


As in the PEP


£205,045  (£72,045 carried forward from 2014/15)


Outcomes 2015/16

Early Years Foundation Stage Good level of Development

EYFS Profile Good ELevel of Development


Whipperley 2016

National 2015

All children



Pupil Premium



Phonics Screening

Phonics Screening


Year 1

Year 1 and Year 2

All Children



Pupil Premium



Year 2 - KS1


Key Stage 1 Results















Expected +










Greater depth













Pupil Premium Funding Statement 2014/15


Pupil Premium Report 2013-14