Pupil Premium Funding 2017-2018

Spring 2017 Census data showed 185 pupils on roll, with a further 25 attending Nursery on a morning.  Pupil premium eligibility was at 23% (around 7% below National) – with some classes having up to 31% PPG pupils (ie. present Y6 class).

Of the 72 pupils (35% of the school’s community) who are admitted from outside of our catchment area, 42 of these are from greater socially deprived areas according to the Indicator of Multiple Deprivation Indicator. This highlights the fact that there are pockets of deprivation.

The school’s community is primarily White British at 89.5%, with 3.81% Mixed Background and 3.81% from Asian backgrounds. Overall the percentage of pupils from minority ethnic groups is 10%. 96.8% of pupils have English as their first language.

Rationale for PPG spend
At Preston Primary School we recognise that a range of barriers may be faced by the children who receive pupil premium funding. This varies between cohorts as all children are unique. At Preston Primary we believe that the development of the whole child is important. We therefore do not target this additional funding purely at academic performance directly as we feel that building self-esteem, resilience and confidence amongst young people is important for their personal development and is likely, in due course, to impact upon academic performance as personal skills and attributes increase. Some of the barriers we have identified are:

  1. Slower accelerated progress than their Preston peers
  2. Lower starting points on entry to school
  3. Lack of home reading, impacting on developing early reading skills and a love of books
  4. The opportunity to access life experiences
Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received (April 2017)
Total number of pupils on roll 187
Total number of pupils eligible for disadvantaged funding 40
Amount of disadvantaged funding  received per pupil £1320
Total number of pupils eligible for service funding 4
Amount of funding received per pupil £300
Total number of pupils eligible for post LAC funding 5
Amount of funding received per pupil £1900
Total amount of disadvantaged funding received £63500

Spending Plan for PPG funding Academic Year 2017-18




Item / Project Objective Cost Intended barrier to be addressed Expected impact
Psychological Services


To buy into the enhanced ‘Educational Psychology’ service – targeted at pupils experiencing barriers to learning £4000 1 Small step programs are in place and monitored by SENDCo and assessment lead termly. Timely programs using expert advice can be followed within school raising the rate of progress for these children.
To enrich the curriculum through funding activities Ensure fair access for all to all trips and out of school activities and clubs £5000 4 Children will have fair access to all extracurricular activities, giving more life experiences. 
Monitor progress of pupil premium children 1.5 days dedicated assessment coordinator release time to monitor impact of  pupil premium interventions and pupil premium children’s progress £11562 1 Impact intervention will be monitored fortnightly, enabling rapid response if not appropriate. Interventions will be observed by the assessment coordinator to ensure quality of provision. The impact will be accelerated rates of progress.
Implement small step targets for pupil premium children One day dedicated SENDCo release time per week to implement small step  targets where appropriate  and attend relevant meetings £7600 2 Small step programs are in place and monitored by SENDCo and assessment lead termly. Timely programs using expert advice can be followed within school raising the rate of progress for these children and narrowing the gap between themselves and their peers.
Intervention training through EEF and Sound training To make additional resources available for those children who require wave 2 intervention £2000 2 A more varied diet of interventions that can be used in school will ensure that interventions are tailored to the specific needs of the children in addition to QFT. The gap will be narrowed between themselves and their peers.
Employment of extra level 2 TA  16.25hrs x 2.5 To work specifically with ‘vulnerable’ children on ‘early phonics’ intervention, one-to-one reading support and maths skills £33994 3 Children will be given a range of opportunities to develop a love of reading and also support in their homework. This will result in the gap between themselves and their peers not widening due to lack of home support.
Employment of specialist teacher To work throughout school delivering high quality music sessions £4500 4 Children will have fair access to all extracurricular activities, giving more life experiences. The additional music specialist will impact on the enjoyment of music and the children will be given the opportunity to join extracurricular music sessions. 
Total spend £68656


Your kind words

Your teaching staff work so well together, they are an absolute credit to you and your school (as are the children).
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They were all very well behaved and very sensible. Well done on having such a lovely school.
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We are so proud of the progress our son has made in Year 1.
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Our son has thoroughly enjoyed his time as a Year 4 student.
It’s nice to have an informative school report that concentrates on the positives of my child’s learning.
Keep up the good work, without confidence it’s hard for a child to grow.
You were both very understanding and I really do appreciate this. Thank you so much.
You all do fantastic jobs and I appreciate this.
Not only has he progressed academically, he has also gained more confidence and I would like to thank Mr Clift for playing an instrumental part in this.
Many thanks to all the staff at Preston, it is you who make us parents feel our children are happy and safe.
She has really enjoyed Year 3. We are really pleased with the progress she has made in many subjects – especially in maths.
I just wanted to say “well done” for this year’s year 6 sats results! They were amazing and I know that it would have taken sheer hard work from the children and teachers to enable your pupils to achieve with the unrealistic expectations set the Gove & Morgan camp.
Thank you for the report it was a pleasure to read and we greatly appreciate all that you done for her this year.
“Communication from the Early Years team is great”
“I would like to express my gratitude for your support regarding last week’s royal visit. Your children behaved impeccably” – Stockton Learning Officer
“My child enjoys school and is excited to tell us about her day. A huge thank you to all of the staff for their hard work”
“Many thanks for the schools hard work, it is very much appreciated”
“Your school has a lovely atmosphere and a real ‘family’ feel”
“Thank you for your continued help and support”
“Keep up the hard work”
“I hope the ‘Be the best week’ goes well, you have a lovely school” – Chris Cook – Olympic Swimmer
“The arrival of a new head teacher has been managed brilliantly”
“I would also like to say a HUGE thank you to you and everyone at Preston Primary personally. It was an absolute pleasure to visit to your school”
“Really happy with Preston Primary, have recommended many friends as it is a warm, family friendly school”
“My child enjoys school and makes good progress”
“You are a very welcoming and accommodating school and there were lots of comments and praise about your fantastic environment” – EY LA consultant
“We love this school, my boys are very happy here and all of the staff work hard and really care for the children”
“I have visited four times in total and every time I have been made very welcome by all the staff and pupils”
“Thank you for all of the hard work”
“The children were all very attentive, enthusiastic and polite. I enjoy my job and visiting schools like yours makes it even better”

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