Pupil Premium

Ellesmere Primary School Pupil Premium Grant for 2017/18 is £79,500.00.

(£1320.00 per pupil) EYFS (Early Year Foundation Stage) pupil premium funding is £103.50 per pupil per term.

Pupil premium funding is an allocation of funding by the Government to help schools ensure the children who may be vulnerable or disadvantaged are enabled to make appropriate progress in their learning.  The Pupil Premium funding is based on the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in any of the previous 6 years.  It also includes looked after children and pupils eligible for the Service children funding in the last 3 years.  Schools are required to report on the amount of Pupil Premium allocated and how it is being used.

The DfE, the Local Authority and the school have data to enable us to compile a list of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding.  All pupil’s individual targets are closely monitored by Miss Jade Wilcox, and the Teaching and Learning Committee.  Data is reported to the Full Governing Body and Headteacher termly.  Half termly assessment data is analysed and individual pupil’s progress discussed during Pupil Progress Meetings.  Individual Class teachers, Phase Leaders and the Senior Leadership Team closely monitor the impact of Pupil Premium funding on the progress and attainment of pupils eligible, as well as tracking all pupils in school.  The Pupil Premium Provision Map is updated half termly and half termly analysis is compiled to show the progress of FSM/Non-FSM and to measure the gap difference between groups.

The 2017/18 Pupil Premium funding for or school is £79,500.00.  The Pupil Premium Grant includes pupils on the annual census.  The funding is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.  We strive to ensure that all pupils at Ellesmere Primary School make expected levels of progress each year.  Pupil Premium funding is spent on supporting individual pupils in the classroom by providing Quality First Teaching, targeted intervention, Pastoral support through Learning Mentor support, behaviour support and curriculum enhanced activities and experiences.

  • At Ellesmere Primary School we strive to meet the individual needs of all children.

    - We ensure that all 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, 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.
    - Ellesmere Primary School has an appointed member of the Leadership Team and a link Governor responsible for ensuring Pupil Premium funding is being spent appropriately to meet the needs of individual pupils, this is monitored by the Headteacher and Governing Body.

  • Funding is allocated individually, but provision is determined by individual assessment data and specific interventions are implemented to support individual targets. The following is a list of how the funding has been allocated for 2017/18

    Foundation Stage (F2)
  • - Quality professional development training for all teachers and teaching assistants.
    - EYFS- Writing Conference to develop writing across EYFS
    - Regular CPD
    - Full time Teaching Assistant support in the classroom.
    - Additional individual or small group intervention activities.
    - Weekly Forest School sessions.
    - Learning Mentor support requested through a half termly referral system.
    - EAL small group intervention.
    - Speech & Language Interventions led by Mrs Lorna Walford.
    - Funding educational visits

    Key Stage 1
  • - Quality professional development training for all teachers and teaching assistants.
    - Additional Teaching Assistant support in the classroom.
    - Additional individual or small group intervention activities.
    - Creativity Club- Led by Mrs Powell, Learning Mentor requested through a half termly referral system.
    - Weekly Forest School sessions led by Mrs Griffiths.
    - Target intervention groups- HiLTA Mrs Anne-Marie Wynn.
    - Funding educational visits- extra-curricular activities
    - Extra resources used to support the teaching and learning of phonics, reading & Maths.

    Key Stage 2
  • - Quality professional development training for all teachers and teaching assistants.
    - Additional Teaching Assistant support in the classroom.
    - Additional individual or small group intervention activities.
    - Weekly Forest school sessions led by Tammy Griffiths
    - Learning Mentor support requested through a half termly referral system.
    - Target intervention groups- HiLTA Mrs Jess Baggaley & Mrs Marie Rowe
    - Funding educational visits- extra-curricular activities
    - Extra resources used to support the teaching and learning of phonics, reading & Maths.
    - 1:1 small group Learning Mentor support for children to enable them to overcome their barriers to learning.
    - Creativity Club led by Learning Mentor and HiLTA.
    - Transition Project Year 6 to Year 7 led by Learning Mentor.
    - Nurture Groups
    - Raising pupil’s aspirations, widening experiences and developing relationships through educational residential visits to Arthog/London & York.
    - Music lessons
    - IT equipment

    Free School Meals (FSM)
  • All children in EYFS and Key Stage 1 are entitled to a free school lunch. Key Stage 2 children have to pay for school lunches. You may be eligible for Pupil Premium Grant funding because of your family’s income level. Please contact the office (in confidence) to enquire and register your child.

    Online application for Free School Meals:


Eligibility (DfE 2014)

Reception, year 1 and year 2

From September 2014 all pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools in England should be offered a free school meal (FSM). This includes academies, free schools, pupil referral units and alternative provision as well as maintained schools.

Eligibility criteria for other groups

Existing entitlements to free school meals for disadvantaged pupils in nursery classes and at key stages 2-4 will continue, based on the existing free school meals eligibility criteria for those groups of pupils.

In England, children at key stages 2-4 in state-funded schools are entitled to receive FSM if their parents or carers are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • During the initial roll out of the benefit, Universal Credit

The Children and Families Act does not change the current position for children who are registered pupils in the nursery class of a maintained school, or in a maintained nursery school. They will continue to receive a FSM if they meet the existing eligibility criteria and they are in receipt of full-time education or education both before and after the lunch period.

Ellesmere Primary School Pupil Premium Spending and Impact 2016/17

It is for the school to decide how the pupil premium is spent. However, they are accountable for their use of this funding. From September 2012, schools are required to publish online information about how they used the pupil premium. This is intended to ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils receiving pupil premium funding.

Ellesmere Primary School received £79,500.00 for Pupil Premium.

Number of eligible pupils: 67 children eligible for PP Grant 2016/17.

2016/17 How we intend to spend the moneyImpact
Full time
Learning Mentor
used for 30 hours per week.
The learning Mentor is expected to develop one to one supportive relationships with identified pupils who for a variety of reasons are having difficulty making the best use of opportunities provided for their learning. The Learning Mentor, Mrs Susan Powell works in collaboration with the Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Kelsey Mort (SENCO). A referral system has been implemented and all teaching staff refer pupil on a half termly basis. Referrals are considered and actioned according to the level of need for individual pupils. Parents are informed of interventions available to their child and permission is granted.

The Learning Mentor role includes:

1:1 support for children who have issues affecting their progress or emotional wellbeing.

BOXALL Profile assessment system is implemented to monitor progress before/after a specific PSED intervention program.

Small group interventions.
Anger Management

Bereavement counselling.

Liaising with other agencies to improve knowledge of the range of services families can access and to build strong working relationships.

ECIN application support for families in need of support.

Transition programmes annually for vulnerable pupils from primary to secondary.

Attends local Learning Mentor training and making positive links within the local community.

Liaising with Woodlands Outreach- Behaviour support and implementing IBP targets.

The Learning Mentor updates SLT regularly.

Learning Mentor is a trained professional leading Understanding Your Child Training for parents. Sessions run weekly in school time.
Teaching AssistantsThe school employs 3 HiLTA’s to work within KS1 & KS2. HiLTA’s plan intervention programs in collaboration with class teachers. Assessments are carried out before and after to track progress. Pupil Premium lead Teacher, Mrs Kelsey Mort, analyses data half termly to measure the gap between PP/Non-PP and ensure accelerated progress is being achieved.
Residential Visits

Year 3- York
Year 6- Arthog
100% of our Years 3 & Year 6 pupils have the opportunity to take part in a residential visits. Pupils thoroughly enjoy this experience and develop their confidence, self-help skills and independence. They learn to work collaboratively in a team and take ‘risks’.
Forest School Sessions All children in the Foundation Stage access Forest School sessions weekly.

All classes across the school access forest school sessions for one month in an academic year. Sessions are led by tammy Griffiths, Forest School Leader.
Additional swimming sessionsA small group of children attend additional small group swimming sessions to develop their confidence and physical development skills.
Music lessons
£15.00 per hour
Pupil Premium funding was used to provide one to one piano lessons.
After school clubsChildren can access extra-curricular activities which is funded/ part funded by PPG.

Pupil Premium – Non-Pupil Premium Gap Analysis 2016-17

Data highlights that all year groups are effectively using the PPG to provide additional support to pupils.