Pupil premium

Background

There are significant differences in how well pupils from deprived backgrounds do in school compared to their more affluent peers.  These differences persist through all stages of education, including entry into higher education.  The highest early achievers from deprived backgrounds are overtaken by lower achieving children from advantaged backgrounds by age seven.  The gap widens further during secondary education and persists into higher education.  The likelihood of a pupil eligible for free school meals (FSM) achieving five or more GCSEs at A*-C (including English and Maths), is less than one third of a non-FSM pupil.  A pupil from a non-deprived background is more than twice as likely to go on to study at university as their deprived peer.  The DfE therefore provides additional funding to schools to support these specific groups of pupils.

Allocation

Pupil Premium funding is allocated according to the number of pupils 'on roll' who are eligible for FSM, the number of children of armed forces parents, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) from 2014 for 1 day or more.  In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years whether they continue to claim or not.

The funding formula for 2015-16 has remained the same.

2015-16

This financial year our Pupil premium allocation has been £32,400.  We intend to use this funding in the ways shown in the chart below:

2014-15

Last financial year our Pupil Premium allocation was £26,000.  In 2014-15 we used this funding to:

Continue to increase the use of targeted one to one teacher-led interventions for pupil premium pupils to complement high quality teaching in the classroom;

Use Teaching Assistants (using resources such as Toe by Toe, Direct Phonics for literacy, and Plus 1 and Power of 2 in Maths) to provide one to one interventions;

Fund participation for pupil premium children in trips and residentials;

Additionally use a pupil premium funded Teacher and Teaching Assistant for in-class support for pupil premium pupils; 

Use Accelerated Reader and Switch on to encourage literacy skills and invest in more resources to support this.

Intended impact:

To close the gap between the attainment of Pupil Premium (PP) pupils and non–PP pupils in 2014-15.


In KS1 in 2014-15, there were only 2 Pupil Premium pupils in Year 2. Given the small numbers involved we have not published their attainment information on this website. However, the gap in attainment is smaller than the national average in all combined National Curriculum Core Subjects. 

In EYFS in 2014-15, there were no children who qualified for Pupil Premium.

2013-14

Our pupil premium allocation was £14,400

In 2013-14 we used the money to:

  • Increase one to one interventions by both Teachers and Teaching Assistants (using resources such as Toe by Toe, Plus 1 and Power of 2 in Maths);
  • Provide increased additional in-class support for pupil premium pupils;
  • Continue to use Accelerated Reader and ‘Switch On’ to encourage literacy skills and invested in more resources to support this.


Intended impact:

To close the gap between the attainment of Pupil Premium (PP) pupils and non – PP pupils. 


2012-13

Our Pupil Premium allocation £6,000

In 2013-13 year we used the money to:

  • Extend Accelerated Reader to inspire children to read for pleasure;
  • Extend use of the Nottinghamshire Education Library Service and increase access to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books.


Intended impact:

To close the gap between the attainment of Pupil Premium (PP) pupils and non – PP pupils.


Headteacher: Mr Richard Bunn BSc. Agric. (Hons), PGCE, NPQH
Hillview Crescent, Clarborough, RETFORD, Nottinghamshire, DN22 9JZ

Telephone: 01777 708065     Email: office@clarborough.notts.sch.uk     Fax: 01777 702983
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