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Pupil premium is additional funding allocated to all schools in England to support disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. This budget includes pupils who are currently entitled to free school meals, have been free schools meals in the past six years (FSM ‘Ever 6’), children that are cared for or adopted from care and children whose parents are in the armed forces.

 

Schools are free to spend they money as they see fit. For example, it can be used for additional support in classes, for early intervention support, for clubs at school or recommended by the school. However, we are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from disadvantaged families.

 

You can find out more about the pupil premium on the GOV.UK website

 

We are currently preparing our pupil premium reports for the coming year. In the meantime you can find below our most recent reports for the former infant and junior schools.

Pupil Premium Funding at Cheam Park Farm Infants School

 

Below is a summary – download the full report (PDF 119kb)

 

Number of pupils and pupil premium (PP) received in 2015/16

 

Total number of pupils on roll – 367

 

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG – 17

 

Amount of PPG received per pupil – £1,320

 

Total amount of PPG received – £22,303

 

Performance of disadvantaged pupils in Year 2

 

EXS or above in reading – 83%

 

EXS or above in writing – 50%

 

EXS or above in maths – 67%

 

Performance of disadvantaged pupils in Year 1

 

EXS or above in reading – 50%

 

EXS or above in writing – 75%

 

EXS or above in maths – 50%

 

Performance of disadvantaged pupils in foundation stage

 

In Reception, 52 per cent of disadvantaged children (Nat) achieved a good level of development. This compares with 69 per cent of all other pupils (Nat) and shows a gap of 17 percentage points. At Cheam Park Farm Infants School in 2016 66 per cent of the disadvantaged children, as indicated by those registered as pupil premium children, achieved a good level of development compared with 69 per cent of all other pupils (Nat). The disadvantaged children are achieving below all other (Nat) but for each aspect 4 or 5 of the group achieved the required standard However, the sample was very small with only six children in this cohort.

 

Both PP children in the Nursery made at least three sublevels of progress in each area and achieved at least in line with expectation.

Pupil Premium Funding at Cheam Park Farm Junior Academy

 

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll 420
Total number of pupils on roll 420
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 55
Amount of PPG received per pupil £900
Total amount of PPG received    £49,500

In 2015/16, Cheam Park Farm Junior Academy received £67,00 for its pupil premium allocation to specifically support pupils from disadvantaged and deprived backgrounds. This is an additional government funded grant to enable schools to narrow the gap in pupil achievement.

 

Cheam Park Farm Junior Academy spent its pupil premium in the following ways:

 

Additional teaching support from senior staff
Specific intervention support from teaching assistants and class teachers
Providing additional resources and books for certain pupils
Introduced the national Achievement for All (AfA) programme, with a specific focus on children in receipt of free school meals in Years 3 and 5

 

The impact of the above activities can be demonstrated in different ways. One measure is by showing the progress which was made at the end of Year 6 using the KS2 SATs results.

 

Performance of disadvantaged pupils at key stage 2 – attaining level 4 or above

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
% of pupils achieving a level 4+ in English 67% 95% 94% 100% 100%
% of pupils achieving a level 4+ in maths 56% 85% 100% 95% 88%
% of pupils achieving a level 4+ in maths and English 56% 85% 94% 95% 89%
% of pupils making expected progress in English 89% 94% 84% / 100%* 95% / 100%* 100%*
% of pupils making expected progress in maths 56% 83% 94% 95% 94%

Since the pupil premium for disadvantaged children was introduced in 2012, performance of this group has improved considerably. There is no longer a gap between the achievements of children in receipt of the pupil premium compared to their peers at Cheam Park Farm Juniors; indeed in 2013 and 2014, their attainment at level 4 was better than non free school meals (FSM) children in reading and writing and in mathematics for 2013. In terms of attainment, children in receipt of the pupil premium at Cheam Park Farm Juniors now significantly outperform similar children nationally.

 

As well as continuing with the above activities, we are currently using the funding to:

 

  • Develop the use of an emotional literacy support assistant ELSA and a learning mentor to support individual and groups of children and their parents
  • Introduce the national Achievement for All (AfA) programme, with a specific focus on children in receipt of free school meals across all year groups
  • Provide support for identified children and their families, enabling them to participate in breakfast club, school trips and extra curricular clubs
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