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Pupil Premium

  • Indicative Funding for 2015/16 = £71,280 (based on 54 pupil premium children in the January census 2015)
  • Funding for 2014/15 = £72,800 (£1,300 per eligible child)
  • Funding for 2013/14 = £55,274 (£953 per eligible child)

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is additional Government funding to raise achievement amongst disadvantaged children. It is to help schools to close the gap between children from low income families and other disadvantaged families and their peers.

Pupil Premium is for pupils from Reception to Year 11 who are from low income families and are eligible for Free School Meals. Any child that has been registered for Free School Meals over the past six years is eligible. Any children who are 'Looked After' or whose parents are in the armed forces are included and also attract another source of funding per child per term for the school to use to support.

At St Francis Xavier we have used pupil premium to enable us to employ more teaching assistants so that we can provide more in-class support, 1-1 tuition or group interventions where appropriate.

Our aim is to give the best possible life chances to all our pupils by providing extra support to enable each child to make the required progress towards attaining levels 4 and 5 by the end of Key Stage 2.

We have used Pupil Premium to:

  • Provide subsidies for Educational Visits (day trips and residential) so that all pupils can access experience for enrichment and raise aspirations.
  • Subsidise wider opportunities to give enrichment in music throughout KS2 and raise aspirations.
  • Provide free after school clubs available to every child.
  • Provide homework club and Library club for parents and children weekly.
  • Purchase resources, eg. phonics to raise attainment ie. Project X, Floppy Phonics, Read, Write including Freshstart.
  • Subsidise and support families in challenging circumstances according to our knowledge and individual situations.
  • Opportunities for Gifted and Talented pupils eg. Able Writers Day.
  • Numbers Count provision for identified pupils using Closing the Gap Numicon resources.

We hope that this information helps you to understand the background to Pupil Premium and how as a school it is spent for the benefit of all. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of registering with us for Free School Meals if your children are eligible.

Pupil Premium Data at the end of Key Stage 2

Pupil Premium Children KS2 SATs Results 2014/15

  • 100% of pupil premium children achieved level 4+ in Mathematics, 93% in Reading and 87% in Writing.
  • 93% of pupil premium children made at least 2 levels progress in Reading and Writing (47% made better than expected progress in writing; 33% made better than expected progress in reading).
  • 100% of pupil premium children made at least 2 levels progress in Mathematics (27% made better than expected progress).

Pupil Premium Children KS2 SATs Results 2013/14

  • 100% of pupil premium children achieved level 4+ in English and mathematics.
  • 100% of pupil premium children made at least 2 levels progress in English (40% made better than expected progress in writing; 40% made better than expected progress in reading).
  • 100% of pupil premium children made at least 2 levels progress in Mathematics (27% made better than expected progress).

Pupil Premium Children KS2 SATs Results 2012/13

  • 100% of pupil premium children achieved level 4+ in English and mathematics.
  • 100% of pupil premium children made at least 2 levels progress in English (44% made better than expected progress in writing; 56% made better than expected progress in reading.)
  • 100% of pupil premium children made at least 2 levels progress in Mathematics (56% made better than expected progress.).

Pupil Premium Targets for the end of Key Stage 2

Targets for Pupil Premium Children in KS2 SATs in 2015/16

Based on current data for 5 pupil premium pupils in Year 6 (one child = 20%):

  • Reading: 100% at age related expectations, 60% exceeding age related expectations.
  • Writing: 80% at age related expectations, 20% exceeding age related expectations.
  • Mathematics: 80% at age related expectations, 60% exceeding age related expectations.

Targets for Pupil Premium Children in KS2 SATs in 2014/15

Based on current data:

  • Reading: 93% to achieve level 4+, 50% Level 5+
  • Writing: 93% to achieve level 4+, 36% Level 5+
  • Mathematics: 93% to achieve level 4+, 50% level 5+
  • 97% of pupils to make at least 2 levels progress in Reading.
  • 97% of pupils to make at least 2 levels progress in Writing.
  • 100% of pupils to make at least 2 levels progress in Mathematics.

Targets for Pupil Premium Children in KS2 SATs in 2013/14

  • Reading: 97% to achieve level 4+, 40% Level 5+
  • Writing: 93% to achieve level 4+, 27% Level 5+
  • Mathematics: 97% to achieve level 4+, 47% level 5+
  • 100% of pupils to make at least 2 levels progress in Reading.
  • 97% of pupils to make at least 2 levels progress in Writing.
  • 100% of pupils to make at least 2 levels progress in Mathematics.

Targets for Pupil Premium Children in KS2 SATs in 2012/13

  • Reading: 100% to achieve level 4+, 63% Level 5+
  • Writing: 97% to achieve level 4+, 50% Level 5+
  • Mathematics: 97% to achieve level 4+, 63% level 5+
  • 97% of pupils to make at least 2 levels progress in Reading.
  • 97% of pupils to make at least 2 levels progress in Writing.
  • 97% of pupils to make at least 2 levels progress in Mathematics.

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