Pupil Premium

Rackenford Primary School

Pupil Premium Data Publication 2013-2014 academic year


What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium grant is provided by the Government to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap with their peers. It is also provided to support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces. Children who qualify for Pupil Premium will also receive free school meals.

How do I qualify?

If you receive any of these benefits you will be entitled to Free School Meals:

* Income-based & Contribution-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) on an equal basis

* Income Support (IS) * Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (IBJSA)

* Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (IRESA)

* Child Tax Credit (without Working Tax Credit) and with an annual taxable income assessed by HM Revenue and Customs to be less than £16,190

* Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

* Where a parent is entitled to a Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment received for a further 4 weeks when no longer qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

* Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

 Please call the school office on 01884 881354 for more information.


The PPG per pupil for 2014-2015 is as follows:

Disadvantaged pupils

Pupil Premium per pupil


Pupils in Year Groups R to 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM




Pupils in Year Groups 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM




Looked After Children (LAC)




Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002

1 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order



Service children


Pupils in Year Groups R to 11 recorded as Ever 4 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.





At Rackenford, our mission is to encourage individuals to develop their potential; intellectually, physically, socially  and  emotionally. We have the highest aspirations for every child and strongly believe that no child  should be  left behind. Lack of expectation limits children’s learning. By demonstrating the ambition we have for  every child, we nurture self-belief and determination to succeed. Through the Pupil Premium grant we  aim to close gaps in learning between pupil groups, but our aims are not limited to this. We consider  pupils on an individual basis and set targets that are aspirational for them.


Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll


Number of FSM pupils eligible for PPG


Percentage of pupils eligible


Total amount of PPG received

£935 x 3 = £2805


Objectives of PPG spending 2013-2014

To close gaps in learning through wave 2 intervention work focusing on maths and literacy. 

To motivate Pupil Premium children through enrichment opportunities in sports and music.


Summary of spending and actions taken for 2013-2014

We employed an outstanding HLTA to work as an ‘Intervention Manager’, carrying out Wave 2 intervention work - £1931.92

Weekly swimming and music lesson offered for free - £339.00

Out of school clubs offered for free to encourage take up: Multi-sports - £126.00


Outcomes to date

Better than expected progress made by PP child in EYFS across all areas

Good progress in reading - average of 5 points progress in two terms. One child made 8 points progress over just two terms

Good progress in writing – e.g. one child has made 6 points progress in Year 2, over just two terms.

Enrichment opportunities – children have taken up extra-curricular activities that they would otherwise not have experienced.


Next steps

Intervention work with Pupil Premium children now needs to focus intensively on maths

Interventions need more focused targets and success criteria to allow progress to be precisely measured

Enrichment opportunities to continue