Pupil Premium

Rackenford Primary School


Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) 2016/2017



Total amount of PPG received

£10 560

Number of pupils receiving PPG


Summary of PPG spending 2016/17


Objectives in spending PPG:


  • To narrow the gap to national expectation for those pupils in receipt of pupil premium.
  • To narrow the gap between those pupils in receipt of pupil premium and those who are not in every year group across the school.
  • To ensure that all pupils in receipt of pupil premium make better than average progress between key stage 1 and 2.
  • To ensure that progress is accelerated for those pupils in receipt of pupil premium.
  • To enrich the curriculum and provide experiences to enhance progress in academic, social and emotional development.
  • To develop confidence, self-esteem and raise aspirations.


Summary of spending and actions taken and due to be taken in the 2016-17 academic year:


  • Time by the Head of School spent analysing the reasons for gaps in the 2015/16 data. Analysis used to inform school’s on-going improvement plan.
  • Additional leadership time spent ensuring PP children are making accelerated progress.
  • Embedding and improving changes to Early years and Key Stage 1 teaching and learning provision so that it better meets the needs of the children and in particular the needs of the pupil premium children who previously made insufficient progress.
  • Further development of pastoral work:
    1. Mentoring sessions led by staff trained in Attachment Based Mentoring
    2. Additional members of staff trained in delivering THRIVE type support.
    3. Increased number of children accessing THRIVE support.
  • Half termly staff meeting spent developing provision for PP children related to the Challenge the Gap work, tracking the impact of this provision and then adjusting provision as required.
  • Additional funding for TAs to attend team meetings meaning that effectiveness of interventions for PP children are more closely monitored and are having a greater impact on closing the gap.
  • Class teachers released to attend training including specific training on supporting disadvantaged children.
  • Release and training of Teaching Assistants to implement interventions based on research into most effective programs available.
  • Subsidising educational visits to enrich learning opportunities for pupils.
  • Qualified ‘Bushcraft’ leader employed to extend outdoor learning and pastoral provision for one day each week with a particular focus on supporting wider needs of PP children and particularly those with behavioural issues.
  • Further investment in coaching as a means of developing teacher/ pupil learning discussions.
  • Half-termly meetings and termly individual/paired meetings with the Head of School to discuss learning needs of pupils in receipt of pupil premium.
  • Regular one-to-one conferencing with disadvantaged children.


Outcomes of spending in 2015/2016


Here are some examples that demonstrate the impact of pupil premium funding:


Our pastoral work continues to enabled several of our disadvantaged children to access the curriculum more effectively than has been possible in the past. Teachers and parents have reported that these children have been more engaged in their learning as a result of the areas of focus worked through in mentoring sessions.

The majority of children in receipt of PP funding have benefited from attending an intervention group aimed at ensuring that they make good progress in an area of learning that they might find more challenging. All interventions run last year have shown evidence that the children attending them have made good progress in relation to the specified outcomes for that activity.

Several disadvantaged children were able to attend trips and activities last year because PP funding was used to subsidise fees. Without this funding, those children would have missed out on valuable learning opportunities that these activities provided. They would also have missed out on time spent developing their friendships and relationship as well as confidence and social skills. 







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