Pupil Premium at Friars.
At Friars we are firmly committed to ensuring that all children regardless of their background are entitled to meet their full potential both academically and pastorally. We receive an amount of money on an annual basis direct from the Government known as the Pupil Premium.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals and have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. It is also allocated to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
The level of the premium per pupil:
- 2016 -17: £1320.
- 2015 – 16: £1320.
- 2014-15: £1300.
- 2013-14: £900.
- 2012-13: £600.
- 2011-12: £488.
At Friars the premium is used for a number of activities that include:
- The cost of staffing one to one tuition in English and Maths to enable children to do as well as possible at the end of Key Stage 2 (on average about £300 per pupil). 1-1 tuition happens predominantly outside the school day.
- The cost of staffing out of hours group lessons in English and Maths. These booster lessons happen before school and include the opportunity for a funded breakfast.
- Subsidising school trips and visits (including an annual week long residential trip to Wick Court in Gloucestershire for Year 5 and 6 children)
- Subsidising arts based curricular and extra curricular activities (e.g. curricular music provision)
- Funding intervention groups (identified through careful analysis of children’s prior achievement) taught by dedicated teaching assistants and teachers which take place throughout the school day.
- Funding afternoon intervention sessions based on an analysis of individual pupils’ performance during the morning sessions. These sessions happen on a daily basis and are delivered by specific teaching assistants
- Improving the way in which we give feedback to children about their learning
- Funding the cost of phonics resources and sessions in EYFS and KS1 taught by dedicated teaching assistants and teachers.
- Increasing parental involvement in children’s learning.
For further information on the reasons why we spend our pupil premium on the above activities and to view a costed action plan please click on the following links:
- pupil premium action plan 2013 14
- pupil premium action plan 2014 15
- pupil premium action plan 2015 16
- pupil premium action plan 2017 18
Each action plan also contains a brief analysis of its impact on the achievement of PP children in the preceding year.
In the 2017/2018 academic year we are participating in a project with a group of local schools, Southwark LA and the Southwark Teaching Schools Alliance (SSTA) called “Challenge the Gap”. The project aims to collaboratively maximise outcomes for pupil premium pupils through the most effective use of pupil premium spending.
Impact on attainment:
The tables below show how children in receipt of the pupil premium achieve at the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6) in comparison with other children 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Prior to 2016 we reported the %s of Pupil Premium children’s attainment using national curriculum levels in comparison with non Pupil Premium children, the cohort as a whole and national averages. We also reported the percentages of Pupil Premium children making 2 NC levels and 3 NC levels of progress across key stage 2 in comparison to non free school meals children the cohort as a whole and national averages.
From 2016 results are reported in line with the new scaled scores and progress measures at the end of KS1 and KS2.
Year 6 2016
Year 6 2015
Year 6 2014