Pupil Premium is extra funding given to those pupils who qualify and are registered for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked After Children (LAC) and children of people serving in the forces. When circumstances change and families are no longer eligible, Pupil Premium will still be paid for six years, this is then known as Ever 6 (Ev6). For the academic year 2015-16 our school has an allocation of £42,080 based on 31 children being eligible.

Research has shown that families in this group are less likely to access experiences where there are direct or indirect costs involved so their children can have less rich and narrower experiences than more advantaged children. Often these children come with low aspirations and low expectations for themselves as learners.

 
What is our school currently doing to make a difference to Pupil Premium children? (2015-16)
  • Free Breakfast Club place
  • Subsidised music lessons
  • Educational visits free of charge
  • Provision of enrichment experiences such as; visiting specialists providing workshops/days
  • Subsidised residential trips
  • Subsidised specialist sports coaching
  • Targeted after school clubs
  • Targeted opportunities through the Maryport Extended School Project (MESP)
  • Additional support from experienced, well qualified teaching assistants to help deliver basic skills in literacy, phonics and numeracy
  • Where appropriate, a Learning Mentor will be employed for sessions to provide social and emotional support for individuals with specific needs that have been having an impact on their progress in school
  • Additional groups for social and emotional support
  • Identified staff training to support target groups i.e. dyslexia awareness, autism training
  • Screening for children who may be dyslexic.
  • Provision of Accelerated Reader to promote reading for pleasure
  • The use of additional materials to support learning in target groups e.g. Nessy phonics program, Numicom, Clicker6, Oxford Reading Tree reading support

If you think that you may qualify for FSM and therefore the benefits of PP, check out the Cumbria County Council website - Free School Meals for further details or call into the school office.

All enquiries are dealt with in the strictest confidence. Your child does not have to take up FSM if they don't want to, however they need to be registered for them to benefit from PP.


 

Impact of Pupil Premium 2014-15

In 2015 KS2 value added in all subjects was broadly average or above for disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs.

From at least 5 out of 6 starting points, the proportion of disadvantaged KS2 pupils making and exceeding expected progress in reading, writing and mathematics was similar to that of other pupils nationally.

Disadvantaged KS2 pupils had an average point score equal to or above the national score for other pupils in reading, writing and mathematics.

The proportion of disadvantaged KS2 pupils that attained at least Level 4 and 5 was equal to or above the national figure for other pupils in reading, writing and mathematics.


 

Impact of Pupil Premium 2013-14

In the academic year 2013-14, 21% (8 children) of our Year 6 cohort were in receipt of Pupil Premium. 3 of these 8 children were mobility children.

Reading

75 % of Pupil Premium children made expected progress from KS1, with 63% of Pupil Premium children making accelerated progress from KS1.

Writing

75% of Pupil Premium children made expected progress from KS1, with 50% of Pupil Premium children making accelerated progress from KS1.

Maths

75 % of Pupil Premium children made expected progress from KS1, with 63% of Pupil Premium children making accelerated progress from KS1.

The percentage of Pupil Premium Children achieving Level 4 and above was:

Reading - 100% in school compared to 82 % nationally.

Writing - 88 % in school compared with 76 % nationally.

Maths - 88 % in school compared with 78 % nationally.

Spelling, punctuation and grammar - 38 % in school compared with 66 % nationally.



Next Steps:

  • Embedding of Assertive Mentoring for maths
     
  • Structured spelling, punctuation and grammar schemes have been introduced
     

Pupil Premium info for parents

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium/b0076063/pp