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Pupil Premium Funding 2014 - 15

Stoke Primary School

Pupil premium grant expenditure: 2014/15


2014-15 – Allocation and Planned Spend


Stoke Primary will receive £190,080 for the financial year. The monies have been allocated as follows:


  • 2x Additional qualified teachers to support targeted interventions and to help remove barriers to learning for vulnerable pupils   
  • Additional support staff – including targeted work by learning mentors and Learning Support Assistants in intervention (such as speech & language, Reading programmes) across the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
  • 2x HLTAS to lead Maths 1st class @ number intervention in Year 2, Fresh Start in years 5&6 and Project X in Year 4.  
  • Enrichment Activities –subsidies for targeted eligible pupils for music tuition, extra-curricular clubs and trips
  • Time for You counselling service to work with vulnerable groups of children
  • 0.5 Family Support Worker to work with identified families – leading CAFs.


The school uses a range of data to evaluate the ongoing impact of current Pupil Premium funding including looking at children’s progress at Pupil Progress Meetings, monitoring the effectiveness of intervention programmes, and checking on children’s ability to access out of school activities.  Similarly, at Personal Education Plan meetings for Looked After Children, there are discussion about the use and impact of the Pupil Premium.


Overview of the School (figures correct as of March 2015)






As a result of increased provision, we have significantly improved the numbers of disadvantaged pupils making expected and more than expected progress in all subjects over time.  There is also an upward trend in numbers of disadvantaged pupils achieving level 4 in Reading, Writing and Maths.  There was a significant increase in the proportion of disadvantaged pupils achieving level 5 in Reading, Writing and Maths.



The table above shows that we are successfully closing the in-school gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils in all measures of attainment.

Provisional 2015 figures show that;

  • 100% of disadvantaged children made 2 levels of progress from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 in Reading, Writing and Maths.  
  • a greater percentage of disadvantaged pupils than non-disadvantaged children achieved Level 5 in reading, writing and maths as a result of increased provision.   This was a clear action on our previous Pupil Premium reports.  
  • The gap between school disadvantaged children and national non-disadvantaged pupils achieving levels 4 and 5 is still wide in Reading and Writing (highlighted in Red), however is narrower than previous years.  School will aim to continue to narrow this gap through use of the Pupil Premium finding.



The data shows that in 2015, there was no in-school gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils at KS1 in Maths.  There was, however a slight in-school gap between disadvantaged pupil and other pupils in Reading, and the gap in Writing (highlighted yellow) has widened from the previous year.  This will carefully monitored in subsequent years and will have implications for provision in Year 3. 

There is a gap between the attainment of disadvantaged pupils in school compared with non-disadvantaged nationally (highlighted in red)