Pupil Premium

Pupil premium letter to parents November 2017

Pupil Premium Strategy at Ash Cartwright and Kelsey

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement April 2018– April 2019 

The Pupil Premium is grant funding and is in addition to the School’s Delegated Budget. It is allocated to children from low-income families and children who have been looked after in care continuously for more than six months or have been adopted. Pupil Premium Funding is used to raise attainment, promote social skills, independent learning and positive behaviour in order to increase pupil progress and well-being. At Cartwright and Kelsey Primary School we have chosen to allocate funding, resources and intervention in-line with the school year.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM), children in care and adopted children and their peers by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. Children from Service families are also eligible for additional funding to support their well-being.

In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for the school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. However, schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional to support eligible pupils and families.

Cartwright and Kelsey Primary School has a varied intake of children with many different needs. These needs range from SEN, health issues, EAL, post-LAC and FSM. Of the total of our children on school role 20% of our children (33) are eligible to receive Pupil Premium Funding (April 2018).

The school makes every effort to encourage parents who are eligible for FSM to do so.

The school is clear in its aims and vision that all pupils should be given the opportunity to achieve to their full potential, to the best of their ability.

Cartwright and Kelsey has tracking systems (based around target tracker) to ensure the progress of all pupils is followed closely, both as an individual and as part of different groups. Pupil Premium pupils are tracked as a vulnerable group. Pupils in this group who require additional support are identified through regular pupil progress meetings with teachers, headteacher and the SENCo, through communication with parents and through links outside agencies.

* Pupil Premium Champion – Fiona Crascall (Head Teacher).

* Pupil Premium Governor – Carl Watson

  • ‘It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility’(Source - DfE website)

All of our pupil premium funding is spent on our pupil premium children.

Funding received for 2015/2016:   £57,634

Funding received for 2016/2017: £60,720

Funding allocated for 2017/2018: £50,160

Funding allocated for 2018/19: £45,424


Led by


Early years intervention for children with speech and language difficulties EYFS/KS1 (Speech and Language Link)

Teaching assistants/SENCo


Numbers Count Lite (1 to 1) YEARS 2,3 & 4 and resources

Teaching assistants


Booster lessons (small group) YEARS 2 & 6



Reading programmes (1 to 1) ALL YEARS – BRP

Teaching assistants


Accelerated reader books

Teaching assistant


Beanstalk Reading programme (1 to 1) – 2 volunteer readers

Trained volunteers


Daily reading

Teaching assistants


Phonics interventions

Teaching Assistants


Additional writing support

Teaching assistant


Co-ordination programmes (small group)


Teaching assistants


Classroom support

ALL YEARS (including drawing and talking therapy)

Teaching assistants


Additional classroom resources




Taxis to ensure pupils get to school



Clubs ALL YEARS – including breakfast and after school club.




Year 6 residential  visit (June 2018)



Educational visits



HLTA interventions – peer mentoring



Attendance at PE events and competitions

PE leader


Attendance at breakfast and after school club



Free lunches for nursery children







Impact of specific intervention programmes

Achievement: The additional education and emotional support provided (through focused adult support and additional resources) during this year ensured that throughout the school children entitled to Pupil Premium have made some progress.  Enrichment activities were provided to enable pupils to further develop confidence and self-esteem.

Parental Engagement: Through our parental social interaction groups there has been an increased level of parental engagement. This in turn has had a positive impact on children’s learning. Our SLT’s support has enabled a clear line of communication between home and school.

Residential/Social and Cultural Visits:. All Pupil Premium children in other year groups will participate in relevant educational visits.

 Barriers to future attainment and progress

50% of the pupil premium children currently also have additional special educational needs which impacts on their ability to attain at the expected standard and /or make expected progress. In year 4 there are 10 pupil premium children and 80% of these have SEN or AEN. All teachers’ complete barriers to learning sheet and these are analysed by the SLT. Barriers to learning identified are:

  • Speech and language difficulties
  • Social interactions with peers
  • Lack of concentration
  • Behaviour for learning
  • Child protection issues
  • Lack of parental engagement
  • Low level of parental education
  • Lack of resilience
  • Attendance issues

Desired Outcomes

 Improved language skills

  • Increased number of pupils reaching ‘greater depth’ across the curriculum
  • Pupils with low self-esteem have access to a variety of personalised initiatives so that achievement is in line with that of peers.
  • Pupils take ownership of their learning and are able to recognise their progress and use this as a springboard to independence
  • Increased parental engagement through workshops

Monitoring and evaluation

The provision for each child in receipt of pupil premium funding is discussed during pupil progress meetings with the Headteacher, SENCO and class teacher. Provision is adapted accordingly in light of these meetings and budget allocations to particular strategies may be revised. Data/Pupil Premium Governors monitor the impact of pupil premium funding and interventions. 

The next full review of the Pupil Premium Strategy will take place in April 2019.

Pupil Premium Expenditure and Planned Intervention 2018-19

In the academic year 2018-19, the Pupil Premium allocation to Cartwright and Kelsey Primary School is £45,424 and is worth either £1,900 for children that are looked after or postcare, £1,320 for children that are entitled to free school meals or £300 for children whose parents are service personnel.

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