Pupil Premium


At Highfields we believe that every child has the right to achieve. We recognise that barriers to achievement takes many forms and we look for individual ways to support children to do their best. One way we do this is by offering pupils a wide range of opportunities and ensure that there is access for all. Pupil Premium funding enables us to target support for pupils who have been in receipt of free school meals. The support comes in many forms and is tailored to the needs of the children. It may be used to enable a child to have access to online resources, participate in “experiences” or “school visits”, or it may be to have more tailored curriculum support in class.  The needs are reviewed regularly and Governors receive termly reports on how well these pupils are doing and check  the money is being allocated appropriately.

Pupil Premium is reviewed regularly but a full review will take place in July 2017

Highfields Primary School Outline of proposed Pupil Premium Spending 2016-2017

Pupil Premium approx. £29, 040

What? Why? How Much?
Staffing To support 1:1 and small group intervention. To support pupil premium pupils in class. £18,500
Individual Music Tuition; Educational Visits/Experiences; Wider learning opportunities To ensure that pupils have equal access to experiences that will support their learning within and beyond school. £2000
Residential – Outdoor Adventurous Activity To help build confidence and resilience, determination and self-belief. £2000
Flipped Classroom (Maths) To support the children in their maths by developing greater links between working at home and working in school. Access to a wider range of accessible, online learning resources. Focused learning set by teachers to support individual children’s learning. £4000
Resources/materials/ diagnostic materials To identify any gaps in learning and to support the closing of these gaps. £1500
CPD Training teaching staff and support staff in interventions to support the children’s learning. £1040
What was the IMPACT


Outline of Spending for April 2015 – April 2016

Pupil Premium Funding – approx. £ 26,400

Aim of spending:

To ensure that the deployment of staff and resources delivers good or improving outcomes for pupils.

To provide interventions and support to those pupils falling behind to enable them to make good progress and achieve well (end of year expectations) particularly in English


 Additional teaching hours for targeted pupil premium work Approx. £18,000

 Learning resources for writing (including Pobble subscription) Approx. £1000

 Subsidise Residential trip to Standon Bowers Approx. £2000

 Learning resources for reading in order to become a ‘Reading School’ Approx.£5000

 Subscriptions to clubs and websites including music tuition fees Approx. £400

Impact of Pupil Premium 2015-2016


In EYFS 1 out of 2 pupil premium pupils (50%) achieved a good level of development – national data was 52%

100% of the pupil premium pupils in Year 1 met the expected standard in the Phonics Screening Check. Their average mark was 35 in comparison to similar children nationally whose average mark was 31.

60% of pupil premium pupils in KS1 met the expected standard for Reading and Writing and 100% for maths.

In the end of KS2 SATs pupil premium pupils scored an average scaled score of 110 for reading (national was 104), 105 for maths (national was 104) and 100% of these pupils achieved the expected standard in writing (national was 79%). The progress data shows that all pupil premium children in this group made better progress on average than the whole cohort’s average.




Impact of Pupil Premium Funding (April 2014 – April 2015).
Pupil Premium Funding – approx £ 29,500.

Ofsted in July 14 stated ‘The use of the pupil premium funding to fund additional teaching support has closed differences in attainment between eligible pupils and their class mates in all year groups except the current Year 6.’

Pupil premium funding over the past year has been used to ensure gaps in Year 6 have narrowed and that the progress and attainment of these pupils is now good (see below).

Issue Action Cost Impact
Additional teaching

hours for targeted pupil premium work and literacy development

1:1 and small group

work targeted specifically at Pupil premium pupils and writing.

Additional teaching

hours. Approx


Additional funding has

enabled 1:1 and small group targeted interventions over the past year and has been effective in ensuring disadvantaged pupils make good progress.

April 15 – 100% of Yr 6 disadvantaged pupils are on track to make expected progress in reading, writing and maths. 67%

to make better than expected progress in maths, and 33% in writing and reading.

April 15 – 100% of Yr 6 disadvantaged pupils are on track to achieve level

4+ in reading, writing and maths. 67% on track to achieve level 5+ in

reading and maths, and

33% in writing.

Learning resources

to be purchased to promote writing across the school, including Early Years.

Whole school

handwriting scheme purchased.

Approx £2000 Consistent handwriting

style being taught across school.

Standard of handwriting / presentation across the school has improved.


professional development focused on writing

Whole staff

handwriting CPD.

Teaching assistants trained in writing interventions i.e.

‘Write Away’ and

‘Sentence Smashers’.

Approx £2000. Ofsted July 14: ‘Teaching

assistants have received well-targeted training and provide careful, sensitive support to individual pupils and small groups

so that they make similar

progress to other pupils’.

Increase writing enrichment

opportunities through the use of

visits and visitors..

Annual subscription

and visit from ‘Lend

Me Your Literacy’.

Whole school

Dinosaur visit.

Increase in class visits / visitors i.e. Cannock Chase, Greek Workshop

Approx. £7800 Profile of writing lifted

across the school – pupils taking pride in their work which is published on

‘Lend Me Your Literacy ‘

website. Interest of parents in children’s writing has increased – positive feedback.

Increased levels of pupil engagement in writing lessons. Increase in quality and quantity of writing in books.

Impact on writing standards for all pupils across school not just disadvantaged group i.e.

April 15 (Yr6) on track for 2 levels progress in writing to rise from 84% in 2014 to 93% in 2015

April 15 (Yr6) on track for 3 levels progress in writing to increase from

12% in 2014 to 37% in