Pupil Premium Statement

Pupil Premium Report

 From September 2012 schools were required to report on-line how they have used the pupil premium and the impact it has had on pupil attainment and progress. At All Saints, Laxfield Primary we regularly update parents about use of Pupil Premium funding through our website and newsletters.

 In 2014-15 approximately: 

  • 5.4% of pupils in the school received free school meals (FSM)
  • 1.35% of pupils in the school were looked after children (LAC) but they left during the academic year and PP funding was transferred to their new school.
  • 6.75% of puils in the school received free school meals in one or more of the previous 6 years (Ever 6)
  • No pupils in the school were from service families

  In 2015-16 approximately: 

  • 2.7% of pupils in the school  are receiving free school meals
  • 5.5% of pupils in the school have received free school meals in one or more of the previous 6 years (Ever 6)
  • No pupils in the school are from service families
  • No pupils in the school are CLA.

 In 2014/15 £20,107 pupil premium funding was received.

In 2015/16  £6,890 pupil premium funding has been received to date (November 15).

Schools have the freedom to spend this funding as they see fit and we base the use of our funding upon our knowledge of our pupil needs:

Schools, headteachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.                  Source DfE website

The pupil premium is allocated to schools for children who are from low income families. These pupils are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), children who are Looked After (LAC) or whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. We are aware that sometimes parents do not wish to claim FSM for their children even though they are eligible and we respect their decision. We explain the entitlement to all parents so that there is a universal understanding of the pupil premium and eligible parents are able to make an informed decision. Currently to our knowledge we do not have any eligible pupils who are not receiving Pupil Premium funding.

We have funded a range of activities and interventions through use of the pupil premium. This includes:

  • ·         one to one tuition,
  • ·         small group booster activity sessions
  • ·         Increased TA support
  • ·         Individualised maths tuition
  • ·         Handwriting intervention and interactive scheme
  • ·         Nurture group resources and funding
  • ·         SEN resources to address specific needs (for example overlays to aid reading)
  • ·         Interactive maths and reading programmes
  • ·         Behavioural support and specialist provision
  • ·         Subsidising of school visits and residential visits
  • ·         Activitie and after school clubs.
  • ·         Educational Psychology assessments.
  • ·         Resources for LAC
  • ·         Self-esteem support and nurture groups and resources including Lego therapy
  • ·         Individualised intervention to meet the different learning needs of individual pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium.

 There has been a positive impact on progress and attainment through the targeted use of pupil premium funding.

  • ·         In 2014/15 all FSM pupils achieved at least two levels progress at the end of Year 6.
  • ·         All pupils in Year 6 met expected National Average Levels.
  • ·         In year Average Point Scores for Pupil Premium pupils were very good.
  • ·         Parents have reported that they are delighted with the progress pupils have made after receiving one-to-one tuition.
  • ·         We had no pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium at the end of Key Stage One.
  • ·         Pupil perception surveys show that pupils feel safe in school and that other pupils behaviour does not impact on their learning
  • ·         Individual pupil’s confidence has increased with pupils reporting that they feel supported in their learning.
  • ·         The number of exclusions has decreased.

We intend to continue to use funding in the ways listed above. We review the use of Pupil Premium funding regularly to ensure the best usage of this and track FSM pupil attainment to ensure that they are continuing to make good progress.

                                                                               Mrs M. Barrow, Headteacher