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Pupil Premium

In 2017 Pupils receiving the pupil Premium at Preston Hedge’s outperformed non pupil premium pupils at our school and similar pupils nationally!


The Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is money which is paid directly by the Government into school to support pupils who qualify for or have qualified for free school meals, or children who are looked after. For each of these children, we identify a key, core area of learning in which they may need support or an acceleration boost. When we have identified that area, we then use the funding to provide the extra support. Our driving aim at all times is to ensure that there is no attainment gap between  the outcomes achieved for our pupils who qualify for the funding and other pupils nationally and within the school.


Pupil Premium National Performance Data 2017

EYFS – 100% of children eligible for pupil premium left EYFS with a good level of development, giving them a strong platform to achieve well in KS1 and beyond

KS1 – There were no pupils eligible for the pupil premium in Year 2 in 2017. However in 2016, 100% of children eligible for pupil premium met the expected standard at the end of Year 2 in Reading, Writing & Maths

KS2 – in 2017, across all subjects, 100% of our Year 6 pupils eligible for pupil premium funding met the expected standard in all subject areas, with 50% of our pupils eligible for the funding meeting the higher standard in Reading, Writing and Mathematics combined.

Children who received the pupil premium in the school in 2017 gained higher scaled scores on average than the average of other non-pupil premium children nationally:

Subject National Average Score School average pupil premium score
Reading 104 109.75
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar 106 111
Maths 104 108.75


Ensuring impact of the use of Pupil Premium funding

All of the children who qualify for pupil premium are tracked to ensure substantial progress, with the Vice Principal with a responsibility for Standards chairing periodic meetings to monitor pupil progress, evaluate the impact of funding and establish new target areas.

The pupil premium is predominantly spent on academic needs -pupils that qualify benefit from learning in smaller groups or having additional intervention to secure their academic potential.

However, funding is determined by the needs of the individual child, so we also use the Pupil Premium to fund non-academic support for an individual child, for example by funding an important school trip, or providing an opportunity to join an out of school sports club.We also employ a pupil premium support worker to provide weekly pastoral and mentoring support to the children.

To ensure that the spending is used effectively to close the gap, the school has a governor specifically linked to pupil premium to scrutinise spending and impact, and this impact is also monitored across the academic year within the Standards committee of the Academy Trust.

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