Pupil Premium Grant 2015-16

The Pupil Premium is a source of additional funding that has been made available to schools by the Government. This funding is based on the number of children who are:

  • In receipt of free school meals
  • Have been in receipt of free school meals in the past six years
  • Looked After Children (LAC)
  • Armed Forces pupils

Nationally, statistics show that pupils who are eligible for free school meals have lower levels of achievement than those who are not eligible. The aim of the Pupil Premium Grant is to help schools to narrow this gap.
At Henry Cavendish Primary School:

  • We ensure that learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; identifying, targeting and addressing the needs of our socially disadvantaged pupils.
  • In making provision for our socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that pupils that receive or have received free school meals in the past may not always be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all socially disadvantaged pupils register for free school meals.
  • The Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis that identifies individuals and groups that will benefit from the funding.
  • We evaluate the impact of Pupil Premium funding on the achievement of the pupils supported by it.

Henry Cavendish Primary School Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) allocation for 2015- 2016 was £234,832.50.

Provision:

The school allocates funding to support the following provision:

  • Small group work with an experienced teacher or trained teaching assistant focused on addressing identified gaps in learning.
  • Individualised support from an experienced teacher or trained teaching assistant focused on addressing identified gaps in learning.
  • ‘Booster’ groups for children at both high and low levels of attainment.
  • Additional targeted learning opportunities provided by specialist staff.
  • Additional resources including learning resources and materials/equipment (school uniform, books, internet access).
  • Children given access to a broad range of educational experiences; including educational visits, work-shops, performances and visitors to engage them in their learning activities and to promote long-term curiosity and an interest in learning.
  • Children given access to a wide range of enrichment opportunities including breakfast club, after school clubs, summer play scheme, Shine project, musical training and swimming to enhance their life experiences.
  • Children given additional opportunities to take part in sports activities through competitions and after school clubs.
  • Children given additional funding to attend out of school activities (Year 4 school journey to Kingswood Centre, Year 6 school journey to Bournemouth).

Impact:

Year 6 2016 Pupil Premium Pupils Reaching Expected Standard

 Reading (R)Writing (W)Maths (M)R, W & M combined
Henry Cavendish Pupil Premium pupils75%58%100%50%
Overall National Average (not National Average for Pupil Premium)66%74%70%53%
Difference+9%-6%+30%-3%

Henry Cavendish Year 6 pupil premium pupils achieved better results compared to the national in reading and maths but slightly below for writing and reading, writing and maths combined. The children have only been studying the new curriculum for two years and so it is a real achievement to reach the expected standard in this first year of testing.
Our commitment to the attainment and progress of our disadvantaged pupils was recognised in letters sent by Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Schools (click here) and Sam Gyimah MP former Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education) (click here) .