The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). At Brunswick Park Primary & Nursery School we have a number of children who are allocated funding. Our approach to using Pupil Premium in 2015-2016 was successful in improving the outcomes for Pupil Premium children, with our Pupil Premium children’s achievements in line with non-Pupil Premium children in all Key Stages and well above Local and National averages. The level of premium paid was £1300 per pupil and was used for:
- Small group tuition to suit the needs of the child – Teacher and TA led
- 1:1 Tuition
- Saturday tutoring service set up by Headteacher with a local teaching agency
- Homework Club
- Enrichment activities e.g. instrumental tuition, theatre trips
- Formalised enterprise activities to raise aspirations
- Subsidising school trips (both day and residential)
- Parent workshops and training
- Support with external clubs and activities
Additional support provided across Year 1 ensured 88% of Pupil Premium children attained the expected level in the Phonics Screening Test. End of KS1 data demonstrates that the 14 children supported by the Pupil Premium have performed better than those locally and nationally across all areas at levels 2 and 2B+. End of KS2 data demonstrates that the 17 children supported by the Pupil Premium have performed significantly better than those locally and nationally across all areas at levels 4 and 4B+. Within last year’s Y6 cohort 94% of Pupil Premium children (16/17) attained Level 4+ across Reading, Writing and Maths combined and 82% attaining level 4B+. At level 5+ Pupil Premium attain significantly better than those nationally in Maths 41%, Reading 71% and SPAG 77%, with 35% of children attaining a level 5 in Writing comparing favourably with those nationally.
This financial year (2016-2017) we have received a total of £129,360. The money will once again be spent to benefit these pupils in the school, in line with the successful strategies employed in the previous financial year. This academic year we have invested in additional support from external agencies such as Speech and Language Therapy to further support our previously successful strategies and are also targeting further support across EYFS to raise the % of Pupil Premium children achieving a Good Level of Development.