Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-2017

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel.  In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years.

Nationally, the statistics show that students who are in receipt of free school meals do less well than their peers in external exams. The aim of this money is to close that attainment gap.

Due to the huge amount of money made available by the government, £2.545 billion spent in 2015-2016, schools are being held accountable for the spending of the Pupil Premium money. All schools are required to publish, on their websites, what the funding they have received, how the money is being spent and what impact that money has had.

Brentnall Academy is committed to providing effective resources and ensuring vital support is in place for all our disadvantaged pupils to improve their academic outcomes and ultimately their life chances.

How much Pupil Premium funding do we receive?

Financial Year Amount received
2013-2014 £91,382
2014-2015 £140,003
2015-2016 £143,160
2016-2017 £131,100

In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6
  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.

For more details on the Pupil Premium, please click here

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Amount of Pupil Premium funding received in 2016-2017 Academic Year (September-March)

Number of Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding 98

(Including funding for LAC)

Total Pupil Premium Received £76,146      September 2016 – March 2017

Identified barriers to Educational Achievement

Brentnall Community primary School have identified the following barriers for some of our children currently in receipt of Pupil Premium:

  • Access to high quality texts
  • Language acquisition
  • Access to extra-curricular activities including music lessons, trips, participation in a variety of different physical activities.
  • Attendance and Punctuality
  • Home School links

Overview of Pupil Premium Strategy Information 

Please click on the below link to view our Pupil Premium Strategy Information

EY Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-2017

What are we doing well?


Key expenditure- how the allocation will be spent for the academic year 2016-2017

Area of spend Intended Outcomes Total allocation
An additional Teacher in Early Years ·       Increased numbers of children achieving a GLD at the end of Reception.

·       Improved confidence for children.

·       PP children identified on planning and these children targeted during Continuous Provision.

·       Smaller groups allowing Teachers to focus on PP children.

·       Higher achieving children can be targeted.

A contribution of £61,545 has been taken from our Pupil Premium funding to support the wages of additional staff used to support our Pupil Premium children.
An additional Teacher working across Middle School ·       Vulnerable groups of children identified in Pupil Progress meetings supported.

·       Smaller teaching groups to focus on vulnerable and PP children.

·       Higher ability children to be challenged.

·       PIxL groups in place for children working just below the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths in Year groups 2-6.

An additional Teacher working across Upper School ·       Vulnerable groups of children identified in Pupil Progress meetings supported.

·       Smaller teaching groups to focus on vulnerable and PP children.

·       Higher ability children to be challenged.

·       PIxL groups in place for children working just below the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths in Year groups 2-6.

A Teacher to support EAL children x4 mornings per week ·       EAL children will receive intensive language support within 8 weeks of starting at Brentnall.

·       Children will be assessed at the start of the programme.

·       EAL Teacher works closely with Class Teachers to address the needs of the children.

·       Progress of EAL children is tracked closely.

·       Progress shared with parents regularly.

Specialist Provision Teacher x4 afternoons per week ·       Vulnerable groups of children are receiving an intensive personalised curriculum.

·       Children being given a wide range of experience they might otherwise not receive.

·       Children’s Social and Emotional wellbeing is being addressed.

·       Increased confidence and the ability to be able to work as part of a team.

·       Children being taught life skills.

2 Cover Supervisors (Level 3 Teaching Assistants) working across Lower and Middle School ·       Familiar staff to cover events such as training courses, staff illness, PPA so it is consistent for the children.

·       Reduce supply costs

Achievement for All used to target vulnerable groups of children. ·       Vulnerable groups of children and families identified by AfA coach September 2016.

·       PIxL interventions in place for Year 6 working below expected level in Reading, Writing and Maths.

·       Vulnerable children received a more personalised curriculum and small group interventions.

·       Data will be reviewed on a termly basis and impact will be shared in school and with parents.

Funding for extra curricular activities ·       Social skills are improved

·       Pupils have the opportunities to experience a wide rage of experiences they might have otherwise have not.

·       Talents in non-academic subjects are valued and celebrated.

·       Learning is enhanced.

·       Children will have the chance to develop a range of different skills including cooperation skills, communication skills and team building skills.

Free school uniforms made available for families of Pupil Premium children ·       Children feel like part of the school.

·       Children are ready to engage in their learning.

Attendance Children with attendance below the school target, will be supported by our Pastoral Manager in order to improve their attendance.

Cost of Educational Welfare Officer

Training course for all Attendance Leads across cluster of schools to support development of strategies to improve attendance for vulnerable children, especially those eligible for pupil premium.




How will the school measure the impact of the Pupil Premium?

  • Pupil Progress meetings after each cycle will include Assessment Lead, SENCo, Pupil Premium Champion, Phase Leaders and Class Teachers to ensure a more rigorous approach to data analysis.
  • School tracking systems to be updated after each cycle.
  • Regular Senior Leadership meetings will critically analysis progress.
  • Monitoring timetable in place including book scrutinies, planning scrutinies and learning walks.
  • The impact of the Pupil Premium Funding will be a regularly shared with the school’s Governing Body.

 How will the school evaluate the impact of the Pupil Premium?

  • Utilise a range of assessment tools to show children’s progress e.g Boxall Profiles, NASSEA Framework, B Squared, Dyslexia screening tests
  • Stability in children’s behaviour due to rapport and knowledge of school through the use of consistent staff members as a pose to supply staff.
  • Increase in parental engagement within school community e.g parent attend school events, parent’s evening
  • Providing translators for AfA conversations with parents to remove the language barrier and to support the common goal of working together for their children’s education.
  • Increase in children attending a range of after school clubs.
  • Children feel proud to wear their school uniform and have commented on their sense of belonging

Date of next Pupil Premium Review: Summer Term 2017


Please click on the links below to see how we have spent Pupil Premium funding

Details of Pupil Premium spend 2016-2017

Details of Pupil Premium spend 2015-2016