Primary School

Pupil Premium 2018 / 2019

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after by the local authority continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

The government requires all schools to report on the amount of funding received, how it will be allocated/spent and the effect of this expenditure on pupil attainment.

For the academic year 2018 – 2019, Willington Primary School will receive an estimated £126,340 in Pupil Premium funding. In order to continue to raise standards and support vulnerable children it will be used in the following ways:

Attainment of ‘Disadvantaged Pupils’

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  • EYFS data shows the percentage of disadvantaged children reaching GLD has increased by 11% from 2018 to 2019. Our figure of 67% is also 11% higher than the national average.

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  • The percentage of disadvantaged pupils reaching the required phonic standard decreased slightly from 83% to 75%. This remains higher than the national average of 71%.
  • 2 out of 3 disadvantaged pupils (67%) passed the phonic test resit in Year 2. (The 75% in 2018 represented 3 out of 4 resit pupils reaching the standard)

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For the 2019 Y2 cohort:

  • 61% reached expected standard in reading – a decrease of 8% on 2018 and just below the 67% of this cohort that reached GLD in reading at the end of EYFS.
  • 56% disadvantaged pupils reached expected in writing – an increase of 2% over 2018 and in line with the 58% of this cohort that reached GLD in writing at the end of EYFS.
  • 56% disadvantaged pupils reached expected in maths – an increase of 2% over 2018 but 9% below the 67% of this cohort that reached GLD in maths at the end of EYFS.

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For the 2019 Y6 cohort:

  • The attainment of disadvantaged pupils has continued to rise in Writing and Maths.
  • The noticeable fall in reading can be attributed to the fact that 3 disadvantaged pupils narrowly missed reaching ARE (age related expectations) by 1 or 2 test marks combined with attainment falling nationally due to the test being more difficult in 2019.
  • The percentage of disadvantaged pupils reaching expected in reading, writing and maths combined was limited by the reading outcomes.

Pupil Premium Strategy Review 2019

Barriers to future attainment in school 2018/19 were:

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