Pupil Premium Funding

What is it?

The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children that are in care or adopted and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Why has it been introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium and the impact it is having.

For the academic year September 2021 to July 2022, Gayton will receive £88,440. 28% of children in school are eligible for the grant in the coming academic year (£111,635).

Our full plan can be found here. All children in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding will be given a Pupil Premium Pack containing:

  • School uniform and PE kit to improve self-esteem
  • Kindles and Book Fair Vouchers to boost reading attainment
  • Stationary and Revision Guides to support children doing their homework

How We Will Monitor Impact

  • End of term teacher assessments to measure the gap in attainment between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged children
  • Discussions with staff in Pupil Progress Meetings
  • Questionnaires for staff, pupils and parents
  • Assessments before and after booster programmes
  • Monitoring of attendance data
  • Boxall Profiles for children with specific learning needs

Review

Staff and the Pupil Premium Governor, Paul Hassall, will review the spending of the Pupil Premium grant at the end of each academic year, with termly monitoring and adjustment/reallocation of spending by the Senior Leadership Team in response to termly assessments and Pupil Progress Meetings.

2018-19 Year 6 Assessment Data for Disadvantaged Children

Reading Writing Maths SPAG Combined RWM
Percentage of pupils working at Expected Levels + Disadvantaged 82% 94% 88% 94% 82%
Non-disadvantaged 81% 95% 94% 97% 79%
National Average – all pupils 73% 78% 79% 78% 65%
Average Scaled Score Disadvantaged 105.7 104.3 108.8
Non-disadvantaged 105.6 106.9 109.2
National Average Scaled Score – all pupils 104 105 106

2017-18 Year 6 Assessment Data for Disadvantaged Children

Reading Writing Maths SPAG Combined RWM
Percentage of pupils working at Expected Levels + Disadvantaged 77% 90% 73% 91% 68%
Non-disadvantaged 87% 91% 89% 90% 81%
National Average – all pupils 75% 78% 76% 78% 64%
Average Scaled Score Disadvantaged 106.5 106 109.8
Non-disadvantaged 104.2 104.1 107.3
National Average Scaled Score – all pupils 104 105 106

2016-17 Year 6 Assessment Data for Disadvantaged Children

Reading Writing Maths SPAG Combined RWM
Percentage of pupils working at Expected Levels + Disadvantaged 76% 90% 90% 86% 76%
Non-disadvantaged 69% 92% 90% 84% 66%
National Average – all pupils 71% 76% 75% 77% 61%
Average Scaled Score Disadvantaged 104.8 104.3 102.2
Non-disadvantaged 103.6 105.8 106.8
National Average Scaled Score – all pupils 104 104 106