Pupil Premium Strategy

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Schools are required to publish the way in which the pupil premium funding is spent each year. Nationally, children who are eligible for free school meals generally do not achieve as well as those who aren't eligible.

Please click on the reports below detailing how our school has used the allocated pupil premium money.

 At Whiston J & I school, we have high aspirations and ambitions that all children should reach their potential . We are committed to ensuring it is spent to maximise impact by focussing on the development of academic progress and the physical and emotional wellbeing of all children.  

Aims of Pupil Premium at Whiston Junior and Infant School:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
  • We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
  • Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of
  • Pupil Premium interventions at one time.

Provision

  • Providing small group with an experienced teacher, HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) or teaching assistant focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.
  • Acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading, phonics, writing and mathematics.
  • All our work through Pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress, moving children to at least age related expectations and will be aimed also at supporting pupils mental and emotional well-being to enable them to build and develop communication, reasoning and social skills.
  • Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target able pupils on FSM to achieve above expected age related outcomes at the end of KS1 and KS2.
  • The school will publish information on how they have used the Pupil Premium Grant to address 'narrowing the gap' for 'socially disadvantaged pupils.
  • We will also provide free school uniform; educational visits; heavily subsidise the Y6 residential; daily breakfast club; an after school club and free fruit for all pupils.

File icon: pdf 2013 14 Pupil Premium Report [pdf 828KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2014 15 pupil Premium Report [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2015 16 Pupil Premium Report [pdf 850KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2016 17 Pupil Premium Strategy [pdf 718KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2017 18 Pupil Premium Stratgy [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2018 19 Pupil Premium Stratgy [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2019 Pupil Premium Policy [pdf 499KB] Click to download

Impact on KS2 progress: 2017 - 18

 In 2017/18, Whiston J & I School received Pupil Premium to the amount of £34,320 (30 pupils = 14% out of 213 pupils)

Strengths and impact of the Pupil Premium Strategy 2017 -18 (Y6 SATs):

Disadvantaged pupils made higher progress than their peers in reading & maths - 'Closing the gap'.

 KS2 Progress

Cohort

Reading

Writing

Maths

WHJI (All) pupils

28

-0.96

3.11

-1.59

WHJI Disadvantaged

3

-0.43

1.69

-1.53

Summary: Above 'peer' average progress in reading and maths 

  Above 'national' average progress in writing

Impact on KS2 attainment (Pupil Premium only): 2017 - 18 

KS2 Attainment Pupil Premium only (separate subjects): 'Closing the gap.'  

3 disadvantaged = 33% per pupil

% Difference from national (% to nearest amount of pupils)

Reading

Writing

Maths

RWM

Disadvantaged at Age Related Expectations (ARE)

67% (2/3 pupils)

67% (2/3 pupils)

67% (2/3 pupils)

67% (2/3 pupils)

Disadvantaged at Greater depth (GD)

33%  (1/3 pupils)  

33%  (1/3 pupils)  

33%  (1/3 pupils)  

33%  (1/3 pupils)  

Disadvantaged (Below ARE)

SEND & SEMH

33%  (1/3 pupils)  

33%  (1/3 pupils)  

33%  (1/3 pupils)  

33%  (1/3 pupils)  

One out of the three (33%) disadvantaged pupils achieved Greater Depth in all areas, compared to 0% last year.

                                            They also achieved above national & peer averages in writing, maths and RWM combined.

One out of the three (33%) disadvantaged pupils was assessed with SEND and SEMH needs and even though made good progress from KS1 did not achieve age related expectations.

 

Impact on KS2 attainment: 2017 - 18

KS2 Attainment (PP & Peers) (separate subjects): Disadvantaged pupils achieved only above their peers and national in reading, writing & maths combined - 'Closing the gap.'

However data is skewed, as there were only 3 pupil premium pupils. 1 pupil = 33% 

 

Cohort

(% per pupil)

% Difference from national (% rounded to nearest amount of pupils)

EXS Reading

EXS Writing

EXS Maths

EXS RWM

National

2018

75%

78%

76%

64%

WHJI pupils

(1 pupil = 3.6%)

28

-4% (-1 pupil)

+12% (+3 pupils)

+1%

+1%

WHJI Disadvantaged

(1 pupil = 33.3%)

3

-8% 

-11%

-9% 

+3%

Historic Impact

In 2016/17, Whiston J & I School received Pupil Premium to the amount of £34,320 (26 pupils = 12.1% out of 215 pupils)

Strengths and impact of the Pupil Premium Strategy 2016 -17 (Y6 SATs):

Disadvantaged pupils made higher progress than their peers in all subjects; significantly higher in writing - 'Closing the gap'.

 KS2 Progress

Cohort

Reading

Writing

Maths

All pupils

32

-1.01

2.14

-0.30

Disadvantaged

6

1.51

4.29

3.81

KS2 Attainment by groups (separate subjects): Disadvantaged pupils achieved above their peers and national in writing and maths - 'Closing the gap.' 

 

Cohort

(% per pupil)

% Difference from national (% to nearest amount of pupils)

EXS Reading

EXS Writing

EXS Maths

All pupils

32 (3.3%)

-4% 

+18%

-3%

Disadvantaged

6 (17%)

-10% 

+19% 

+3% 

 

In 2015/16, Whiston J & I School received Pupil Premium to the amount of £41,636

Strengths and impact of the Pupil Premium Strategy 2015 -16 (SATs):

KS1 disadvantaged pupils attained higher than National in reading and writing

KS1 disadvantaged pupils also attained higher than their peers in reading

KS2 disadvantaged pupils attained higher than National at great depth in reading

KS2 disadvantaged middle ability pupils attained higher than National and peers in maths

In 2014/15, Whiston J & I School received Pupil Premium to the amount of £36,600

2015 Y6 SATs data shows 5 out of the 5 (100%) of the Pupil Premium pupils achieved level 4 or above in reading (60% level 5); 100% achieved level 4 writing (20% level 5) and 100% achieved Level 4 in mathematics (20% level 5).

100% of pupil premium children achieved at least 2 levels progress in reading (80% 3 levels); 100% writing (60% 3 levels); 100% maths (40% 3 levels).

 

In 2013/14, Whiston J & I received Pupil Premium to the amount of £29,627.00.

2014 Y6 SATs data shows 4 out of the 5 (80%) of the Pupil Premium pupils achieved level 4 or above in reading (40% level 5); 100% achieved level 4 writing (40% level 5) and 100% achieved Level 4 in mathematics (60% level 5).