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Pupil Premium

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011. It is allocated to children from low income families, who were known to be eligible for free school meals. Schools and academies are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit. Schools and academies are accountable as to how this additional funding is being spent to close the attainment gap that exists between children from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds. 

 

We plan to spend the pupil premium on the following:

 

  • Bug Club and e-books - To improve children's reading abilities
  • Having enhanced support staff - HLTA and a pastoral manager
  • Increased hours for Teaching Assistants (TAs) to carry out intervention groups
  • Involvement of The Big Community - To support the academy in improving attendance and children's emotional well being.
  • Music tuition to raise aspiration (ukulele and drumming)
  • Inspire Workshops and Parent Workshops - To increase parental involvement
  • On line Maths tutoring
  • Sports coaching
  • After school clubs

 

 

SEE THE DOCUMENT BELOW FOR A MORE DETAILED ANALYSIS

Pupil Premium Champion

 

At Merritts Brook we have a Pupil Premium Champion.  It is his role to monitor what our Pupil Premium funding is being spent on and monitor the impact our interventions are having upon our pupils in receipt of them.  At Merritts Brook we track pupil progress rigorously. Our Pupil Premium Champion attends pupil progress meetings every half term to monitor the progress of Pupil Premium children within each year group. This also means that pupils who are not making progress are identified swiftly, interventions are evaluated and other interventions implemented in order to meet individual needs.  

 

 

Celebrations

 

In school we are really proud of all our pupils and like to celebrate their success.  Pupil Premium is funding that comes into school from the government, to help your children to make progress. 

 

Our academic results from 2014-2015 were:

 

Our Year 1 pupils, who were in receipt of pupil premium, achieved higher than the National average in their phonics screening.

 

 

Phonics screening

 

Pupil Premium

Cohort

No.

No. Achieving expected standard

Sc %   

Na %

Diff

2013-2014

22

14

64

63

+0.1

2014-2015

Total no pupils = 26

17

12

71

63

+0.8

 

Phonics screening is where the children are tested upon the reading sounds they know,

 for example: ea as in seat or ch as in church. 

 

Last Year all our Year 2 pupils, who were in receipt of pupil premium, achieved higher levels than the National Average in all areas: Reading, Writing and Maths.

 

 

2014

Maths, Reading and Writing (TA)

 

Cohort

School

National

Difference

Disadvantaged pupils

21

15.3

14.6

+0.7

Other pupils

6

16.9

16.4

+0.5

Within school gap

 

-1.3

1.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

Maths, Reading and Writing (TA)

 

Cohort

School

National

Difference

Disadvantaged pupils

23

15.4

14.6

+ 0.8

Other pupils

7

17.6

16.4

+1.2

Within school gap

 

-2.2

1.8

 

 

 

 

2014

Maths

 

Cohort

School

National

Difference

Disadvantaged pupils

21

15.9

15.0

+0.9

Other pupils

6

16.7

16.7

-

Within school gap

 

-0.8

1.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

Maths

 

Cohort

School

National

Difference

Disadvantaged pupils

23

15.5

15.0

+0.5

Other pupils

7

18.1

16.7

+1.4

Within school gap

 

-2.6

1.7

 

 

 

 

2014

Reading

 

Cohort

School

National

Difference

Disadvantaged pupils

21

15.5

15.0

+0.5

Other pupils

6

17.3

17.0

+0.3

Within school gap

 

-1.8

2.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

Reading

 

Cohort

School

National

Difference

Disadvantaged pupils

23

16.0

15.0

+1.0

Other pupils

7

17.9

17.0

+0.9

Within school gap

 

-1.9

2.0

 

 

 

 

2014

Writing

 

Cohort

School

National

Difference

Disadvantaged pupils

21

14.6

13.7

+0.9

Other pupils

6

16.7

15.6

+1.1

Within school gap

 

-2.1

1.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

Writing

 

Cohort

School

National

Difference

Disadvantaged pupils

23

14.8

13.7

+1.1

Other pupils

7

16.7

15.6

+1.1

Within school gap

 

-3.3

1.9

 

 

 

Our Year 6 pupils also achieved higher than the National Average in Reading, Writing, Maths and the Spelling and Grammar test (EGPS) for both Level 4 and Level 5

 

Level 4+

Maths, Reading and Writing combined

 

Maths

Reading

Writing

EGPS

Pupil Premium

Cohort

No.

Sc %   

Na %

Diff

%

Cohort

No.

Sc %   

Na %

Diff

%

Cohort

No.

Sc %   

Na %

Diff

%

Cohort

No.

Sc %   

Na %

Diff

%

Cohort

No.

Sc %   

Na %

Diff

%

2013-2014

20

75

67

 

20

95

78

 

20

85

82

 

20

80

76

 

20

55

66

-11

 

2014-2015 (actual)

Total no pupils = 26

19

95

67

+28

19

95

 

78

+17

19

100

82

+17

19

100

76

+24

19

100

66

+44

 

 

 

 

 

Level 5+

Maths, Reading and Writing combined

 

Maths

Reading

Writing

EGPS

Pupil Premium

Cohort

No.

Sc %   

Na %

Diff

%

Cohort

No.

Sc %   

Na %

Diff

%

Cohort

No.

Sc %   

Na %

Diff

%

Cohort

No.

Sc %   

Na %

Diff

%

Cohort

No.

Sc %   

Na %

Diff

%

2013-2014

20

15

12

 

20

35

28

 

20

35

35

 

20

15

20

 

20

30

39

-9

 

2014-2015 (actual)

Total no pupils = 26

19

21

12

+9

19

47

28

+19

19

63

35

+28

19

42

20

+22

19

84

 

39

+45

 

This Year we are expecting these fabulous results to continue.

 

 

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2014 -2015 including mid - point notes

Pupil Premium Celebration

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