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Pupil Premium

At Barningham CEVC Primary School we pride ourselves on creating a school ethos which is inclusive and values all children.

Please read here how we plan to spend the Pupil Premium grant for this year – and a review of last year, showing how the money was allocated and the impact. The money is used to support individual pupils and in a variety of ways: resources, trips, unform, staff training, support staff to assist these children.

If you think that your child might be entitled to receive Free School Meals, please read this letter and talk in confidence to Mrs Pipe in the school office. There is a form to complete to help: Pupil Premium FSM Letter

Latest News

April 2020

September 2019

Latest documents:

Pupil Premium Funding – End of Year Review 2018-2019

Pupil Premium Funding – Planned Spending 2019-2020

Pupil Premium Self Evaluation 2019-09

May 2019
We have prepared some documents about the Pupil Premium to show how we spend the money to support our pupils – please have a look through and explore our plans for the coming year!

Pupil Premium Policy – March 2019

Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-2019

Pupil Premium Funding – Planned Spending Sept 2018 – Aug 2019

Pupil Premium Funding – Planned + Completed Spending Sept 2018 – Aug 2019

Pupil Premium Funding – Planned Spending April 2019 to March 2020

Older News

PP Review

Pupil Premium March 2019

Pupil Premium – Actual Spend 2017 – 2018

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Pupil Premium Planned 2018 – 2019

Disadvantaged children Pupil Perception: May 2018 – What do our children think about our school?

Pupil Perception May 2018
Pupil Premium 2017 – 2018

Please find attached our spending of the Pupil Premium Grant so far this financial year:

Pupil Premium – Impact Statement 2016 – 2017

Pupil Premium – Planned Budget 2017 – 2018
Actual: Copy of PP 17 18

If you believe that your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, please talk to Mrs Pipe in the School Office.

The Pupil Premium Grant provides funding for two policies:

  • raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
  • supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces

The Government document ‘Pupil premium 2017 to 2018: conditions of grant’ (PP conditions of grant 2017-18 gives the following information on eligibility for the Pupil Premium grant:

Ever 6 FSM

The pupil premium for 2017 to 2018 will include pupils recorded in the January 2017 school census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) since May 2011, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2017.

Children adopted from care or who have left care = Children in Care (CiC)

The pupil premium for 2017 to 2018 will include pupils recorded in the January 2017 school census and alternative provision census who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously know as a residence order). These are collectively referred to as post-CiC in these conditions of grant.

Ever 6 service child

For the purposes of these grant conditions, ever 6 service child means a pupil recorded in the January 2017 school census who was eligible for the service child premium since the January 2011 census as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the January 2017 school census.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) expenditure April 2017 – March 2018

Number of pupils on roll: 82

Amount of PPG received per pupil: £1320 (Free School Meals/ Ever 6 – FSM+6) and £300 (Service Children/ Ever 5 – SC+6) and £1900 (Looked After Child – LAC)

Number of pupils receiving PPG: 22 FSM+6 and 12 SC+6 and 1LAC

Total amount of PPG predicted: £29 260. Actual: £34540

Copy of PPG allocation for April 2016 – March 2017:

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Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) expenditure April 2016 – March 2017

Number of pupils on roll: 85

Amount of PPG received per pupil: £1320 (Free School Meals/ Ever 6 – FSM+6) and £300 (Service Children/ Ever 5 – SC+5)

Number of pupils receiving PPG: 18 FSM+6 and 11 SC+5

Total amount of PPG predicted: £27 060

Copy of PPG allocation for April 2016 – March 2017:

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This year we have already identified contributions towards school uniform purchases, reading books, subsidised school trips and residential activities, music tuition and free school milk. The impact of this is that all of our pupils feel fully engaged and part of the school and can acess a wide range of activities and experiences. Our Pupil Premium pupils continue to make good progress academically and generally have good attendance in school. The number of pupil premium children attending after school clubs or creative activities (such as clarinet lessons or cooking) is very high. We understand that joining in with residential activities and wearing the correct uniform are all part of developing a sense of belonging and team working. We also recognise that the provision of quality teaching and resources is key in raising aspirations and standards. The school has used pupil premium money to train TAs and to employ support staff to work with our most vulnerable children.

At Barningham CEVC Primary School we provide a creative and interesting curriculum, which we hope inspires all of our pupils and takes into account their diverse and individual needs. We ensure that all Pupil Premium Grant funding is used effectively to support each child and raise standards. Progress is monitored and targeted throughout the year by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and governors to monitor pupils’ achievements.

Extended School Support

  • Purchase of school uniform and equipment to support the needs of identified children
  • Free milk
  • Sports Day, Attendance and Star of the Week certificates purchased rewarding a range of personal achievements and celebrating success to the wider community
  • Subsidised and fully funded places are offered to vulnerable pupils for after school clubs which provide a breadth of activities to enable each identified child to develop their interests and skills, in order to develop the ‘whole child’
  • Residential trip funding was offered to disadvantaged pupils to encourage them to come

Measuring the impact of PPG spending

  • The school rigorously monitors and evaluates the impact of Pupil Premium funding on identified pupils at Pupil Progress meetings which take place each half term between class teachers and the Head Teacher.
  • The Learning and Achievement Committee has Pupil Premium children as a standing item, placing their progress and care at the heart of the school.
  • Attendance is monitored by the governors and SLT and where attendance falls below 95% contact is made with parents to see how we can assist. Attendance is generally as good (97+% last year) and individual children are monitored with Education Welfare Officer.
  • The school has introduced a number of interventions to support children develop their literacy, communication and maths skills, which are carefully monitored to ensure they have a positive impact on pupil attainment and progress
  • Most of our Pupil Premium children have made good progress in reading, writing and maths and some have exceeded targets
  • Pupil Perceptions carried out show that the PP children have a very positive attitude towards the school, their learning and their future

The school endeavours to find creative approaches to meet the needs of some vulnerable pupils, such as creating better access to target setting and Learning Plans.

We felt that the school “Went above and beyond to do everything to make my son feel settled. The new teacher also got to know him well beforehand.” Comment from PP parent.

All children are active in Sports’ Day and the inter-school activities.

Autumn 1 2018EYFS & KS1 Football115Includes Pupil Premium children
Autumn 1 2018KS2 Hockey77Includes Pupil Premium children
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How it is making a difference to the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and service children:

So far, the school has purchased reading books; funded after school clubs places; funded trips places; purchased intervention resources; music tuition; provision of school uniform; TA and specialist 1:1 teaching support. As a school we celebrate the different experiences and backgrounds of each child. We work closely with the staff at RAF Honington and are aware of the impact of one or both parents being involved in active engagements and postings.

At Barningham CEVC, we ensure that all funding has a positive impact on raising standards and progress for all of our children. We recognise that this can be achieved through:

  • Enhancing self-esteem and belief
  • Accessing high quality resources, services and activities
  • Opportunities to integrate and be involved in all aspects of school life
  • Targeted support for highlighted children to meet their needs.

Our Ever 6 FSM and Service Children range in ability and age, and we meet these different needs by providing challenge at all levels. Some are on our Able, Gifted and Talented Register and others on our Special Educational Needs Register. We want our pupils to be active and positive learners, so we provide a curriculum which is balanced and sensitive to the different learning styles of individual children. We understand that they have individual requirements which should be tailored to suit: for example, nurture groups provide social skills and emotional development; access to sporting and creative clubs provides opportunities to try activities not usually available.  Collectively, we hope that these help each child to develop as confident members of our school community. Academic progress is carefully monitored by staff and governors, and parents are kept informed through reports, Parent Evenings, home-school books and informal discussions during the academic year.

The children are making good progress and the different intervention groups have targeted areas for development.  These are identified by class teachers on the Termly Provision Maps and half-termly Pupil Progress Meetings discussions.

Term Dates

2021 - 2022
  • Summer Term 2: Tue, 7 June - Thu, 21 July
2022 - 2023
  • PD Days Thur, 1 Sept & Fri, 2 Sept 2022
  • Autumn Term 1: Mon, 5 Sept - Thur, 20 Oct
  • PD Day Friday, 21 October 2022
  • Autumn Term 2: Mon, 31 Oct - Fri, 16 Dec
  • PD Day Tuesday, 3 January 2023
  • Spring Term 1: Wed, 4 Jan 2023 - Fri, 10 Feb 2023
  • Spring Term 2: Mon, 20 Feb - Fri, 31 March
  • Summer Term 1: Mon, 17 Apr - Fri, 26 May
  • PD Day Monday, 5 June 2023
  • Summer Term 2: Tue, 6 June - Fri, 21 July 2023