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St Benedicts's Primary School

Pupil Premium 2015-16

Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. 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 children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Children are also eligible for the extra funding if they are Looked After Children or belong to a Service family. At St Benedict’s we have used our funding to provide a wide variety of supportive approaches in order to narrow the gap for our vulnerable children.

We have looked carefully at the needs of our families and have used the additional funds to provide opportunities that enhance the learning experience in order to help the children achieve their very best.

We used the money in a variety of ways (see Table 3), looking at the needs of individuals and groups and ensuring targeted support for their individual challenges.

Children in Receipt of Pupil Premium 2015-2016
Table 1

Year Group Pupil Premium Non Pupil Premium
Nursery 13 91
Reception 16 114
Year 1 26 124
Year 2 39 124

Attainment of Pupil Premium Children at the End of KS1 (2016), taken from Raise OnLine
Table 2

Year 2 Reading Writing Maths Science
All Children
70% 69% 72% 77%
All Children
74% 65% 73% 82%
Pupil Premium Children SCHOOL 77% 72% 74% 77%
Non-Pupil Premium Children 
78% 70% 77% 85%


As can be seen in Table 2 above, at the end of KS1 the attainment of pupil premium children at St. Benedict’s Infant School was higher than all children in school in reading, writing and in maths. School figures for pupil premium children show that attainment for this group is higher than the non-disadvantaged group nationally in writing and broadly in line with reading and maths but lower in science. In fact, pupil premium children at St. Benedict’s Infant School have attained higher than all children nationally in reading, writing and in maths.

Interventions to support pupil premium children

Table 3 below demonstrates the interventions that were funded or part funded by pupil premium funding during the academic year. Attainment data information in Table 2 shows that pupil premium children achieved particularly well in reading, writing and in maths. There have been specific interventions or a % of staff salary funded directly by pupil premium to support aspects of literacy and numeracy. The end of Key Stage 1 data information 2015-2016, shown above, demonstrates the impact of those interventions in place to support children in receipt of pupil premium funding. Children receiving interventions by the end of KS1 attain higher than the non-pupil premium children nationally.

Pupil Premium Costings 2015-2016

Interventions taking place across school to support those children in receipt of pupil premium. Table 3

Number of children involved Number of
% of Salary funded by
Pupil Premium
Supporting Maths across the school (school priority)   1 Teacher 30% of salary £15489
English across the curriculum   AHT 10% of salary £6483
Environment Officer Speaking and Listening   1 Teaching Assistant 100% of salary £27015
Family Learning   1 Teaching Assistant 30% of salary £7715
Targeted Groups 2 Teaching Assistants   2 Teaching Assistants 40% of salary (x2) £20197
Pastoral Officer Ongoing - target children and families 1 GR3 30% of salary £6810
Assistant Head Teacher Inclusion Lead   AHT 30% of salary £19265
SEN Support (TA's) 1 Teaching Assistant Y1 1 PP child  1 Teaching Assistant 50% of salary £12623
Educational Visits (Pupil premium children)   79 total (10 Nursery)   £4000
Speech Therapy (External Agency)       £8400
Training and Resources SEN TA's attended courses Resources and Equipment   3   £12603


Family Support (External Agency) Reach Support Work 2 staff

  2   £1170 Summer £1725 Autumn £1265 Spring
After School Clubs       £2000
Easter School       £5000
Total Cost to School £155760

Total Pupil Premium Funding received for
Financial Year April 2015-March 2016 


The above interventions are reviewed throughout the year to measure impact through careful analysis of data each term. However all children are supported in closing gaps in their learning in order to meet age related expectations dependant on individual level of need.

Attainment of Pupil Premium Children in Y1
Table 4

Year1 Reading Writing Maths Science
All children in Year 1 82% 75% 81% 84%
Pupil Premium children in Year 1 83% 67% 75% 83%

Table 4 shows the attainment of pupil premium children at the end of Y1 in the academic year 2015-16; this group have performed below that of the cohort as a whole, however Table 2 above clearly demonstrates that these gaps are closed and exceed national figures by the end of KS1 due to the rapid progress made by these children due to their tailored intervention support.

Attainment of Pupil Premium Children at St Benedict’s Infant School in Tracking Points
Table 5

Year Group Writing Vocabulary
Reading Spoken
Mathematics Science
All Children 12.3 16 12.5 12.5 12.3 14.2
Year 1 11.9   12.5 12.1 12.2 11.6
Year 2 16.4 16 16.5 16.7 16.1 16
Nursery 5.5   5.8 5.5 5.8  
Reception 8.6   8.5 9 8.5  

The above table shows the attainment of all pupil premium children at St. Benedict’s Infant School in terms of tracking points on the school’s tracking system (SPTO). The expectation of a child at the end of Y2 (on SPTO) would be to achieve 15 tracking points (Y2Secure), the expectation of a child at the end of Y1 (on SPTO) would be to achieve 12 tracking points (Y1 Secure),the expectation of a child at the end of YR (on SPTO) would be to achieve 9 tracking points(40-60S/ELG) and in Nursery the expectation, by the end of the year would be 6 tracking points(40-60Trace)

 As can be seen pupil premium children in Y2 have attained above the expected 15 TP in all areas and this is mirrored in the end of KS1 data taken from ROL/and end of year data. PP children in Y1 have achieved more than the expected 12TP in all areas apart from writing and in maths.

Attainment of Pupil Premium Children in the Phonics Check 2015-16
Table 6

  Year 1 Year 2
  2015 2016 2015 2016
  School National School National School National School National
Pupil Premium 69% 66% 81% 70% 92% 84% 97% 86%
All Pupils 75% 77% 84% 81% 89% 90% 93% 91%

Table 6 above shows the attainment of children in the Y1 and Year 2 Phonics Check, the pupil premium children have consistently achieved higher than the same group nationally and equalled national expectations for all children nationally by the end of the academic year.

In conclusion, the schools use of pupil premium funding is effective in improving and exceeding final outcomes for children on their four year learning journey at St. Benedict’s Infant School. We are proud of the successes and achievements of all our young learners.

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