Pupil Premium

The Government "Pupil Premium" funding is allocated to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school from low income families who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). From 2012-13, it has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years.  Funding is also now available for children in care, or who have been in local authority care within the last 3 years.

In addition there are also other elements of the school's funding that is based on Free School Meal eligibility. This again helps the school to support the  pupils with additional resources.

Since September 2014 all children at Downs Way are eligible for free meals under the "Universal Infant Free School Meals" scheme.  However, the criteria for Pupil Premium funding continues to be based on eligibility for FREE school meals based on family income. Therefore, even though your child automatically now has free meals, we would really appreciate it if they may be eligible because of your family's income level, if you could still fill in the application form. Please contact the office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim the Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.

Click here for Pupil Premium funding letter to parents

Click here for a Pupil Premium Application Form 

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support children from low income families. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support they receive.

DOWNS WAY SCHOOL PUPIL PREMIUM EXPENDITURE 2015-16

NUMBER OF PUPILS & PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT (PPG) RECEIVED 2015-16

Total number of pupils on roll (Jan 15)

119

Total number of pupils triggering PPG (Jan 15)

12

Amount of PPG received per pupil

9 pupils @£1320 and 3 @ £1900 

Total amount of PPG received

£17,580

 

Summary of spending and actions 2015-16.

Support was given through the following provision:

Interventions, led by class Teaching Assistants targeted at raising standards:                £15,117

Literacy:

ELS

 £513

Boosting Reading @ Primary

 £855

1:1 Reading

1:1 & small group phonics

Talking Partners

 £3420

£1710

 £342

 Numeracy:

1stclass@number 

£342 

Speech & Language

SALT /ELKLAN

£3420

Fine Motor Skills 

 

£855 

Gross Motor Skills 

 

£427 

 Emotional Support:  

ELSA & Learning Mentor 

Playground Support

Lunch Club

Lunch Support

£1,695

£427

£684

£427

 Enhancing Experiences:

 Subsidising trips, activities and clubs to ensure equality of access for Pupil Premium Pupils.

                      

 

Total Spend 2015-16

                 £15,117


DOWNS WAY SCHOOL PUPIL PREMIUM PUPILS 2016-17

Year GP

PP

PP+

SEN

EAL

LAC

R

3

0

 3

 0

 1

 10

 0

 3

 0

 0

 2

 2

 0

 1

DOWNS WAY SCHOOL PUPIL PREMIUM PUPILS 2015-16

Year GP

PP

PP+

SEN

EAL

LAC

 R

9

0

2

0

 0

 1

 2

 0

 0

 1

 0

 2

 4

 1

 0

 1

 1


Analysis of Impact of Actions  2015-16

The table below shows progress data in Reading, Writing & Maths from Oct 2015-July 2016

AVERAGE POINTS OF PROGRESS IN KEY STAGE 1 OCT 2015- JUL 2016

Year 2

All Pupils

Pupil Premium Pupils 

Comparison

All Subjects

3.4

3.3

-0.1

 Reading

 3.4

 3.8

 +0.4

 Writing

 3.1

 2.6

 -0.5

 Maths

 3.6

 3.4

 -0.2

 Year 1

 

 

 

All Subjects

 4.2

 4.3

 +0.1

 Reading

 4.6

 4.0

 -0.6

 Writing

 3.7

 4.0

 +0.3

 Maths

 4.4

 5.0

 +0.6 

Y2 Pupil Premium pupils achieved a very narrow -0.1 gap in progress across all subjects in comparison with the year group average.

Y2 Pupil Premium pupils made greater progress in Reading than the year group average.

Yi Pupil Premium pupils made greater progress than the year group average across all subjects. 

Yi Pupil Premium pupils made greater progress than the year group average in Writing & Maths.

 

DOWNS WAY SCHOOL PUPIL PREMIUM: PLANNED EXPENDITURE 2016-17

NUMBER OF PUPILS & PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT (PPG) RECEIVED 2016-17

Total number of pupils on roll (Jan 16)

127

Total number of pupils triggering PPG (Jan 16)

17

Amount of PPG received per pupil

16 pupils @ £1323  1@ £1900

Total amount of PPG received

£23,020

SUMMARY OF PLANNED SPEND 2016-17

Support will be given through the following provision:

Raising Standards: £23,020

Literacy:

Better@reading

ELS

Oracy

1:1 Reading

1:1 & small group phonics

Speech & Language

ELKLAN

SALT activities

Talking Partners

Numeracy:

1stclass@number

Maths Booster Group

Emotional Support: £1700

 

ELSA

Learning Mentor

Play Therapy

Enhancing Experiences: £100

 

Subsidising trips, activities and clubs to ensure equality of access for Pupil Premium Pupils.

 

Focus for 2016-17

Y1  Reading                     Y2 Writing & Maths 

 

This will be provided by:

Closely monitored Quality First Teaching in class

Half termly tracking of pupils by class teachers (using Target Tracker Group Filters)

Daily reading with an adult

Tailored phonics programmes & approaches / strategies

Phonics booster groups in Y2.