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Pupil Premium 2013/14 – 2016/2017

Pupil Premium expenditure and outcomes 2013/14 – 2016/17


What is Pupil Premium funding and who is eligible for it?

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 to raise the attainment of disadvantaged children and young people and to close the gap between them and their peers. In 2011–12 schools were allocated Pupil Premium funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals (FSM) or had been looked after continuously for more than six months.  In subsequent years, this was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years, or looked after children who had been looked after for one day or more, or who had left care for adoption or other circumstances on or after 30 December 2005. A premium was also introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces


How is Pupil Premium funding used at Selwood Academy?

At Selwood Academy, we are committed to meeting the academic, pastoral and social needs of all pupils. We help them to participate fully in school life; to acquire a love of learning and to identify and follow their dreams and aspirations in order to fulfil their potential in a wide range of disciplines.  The Pupil Premium Grant is a valuable resource in helping us to further fund and deploy resources to where they will make the most difference.   It provides financial support for identifying need and deploying additional provision to eligible pupils, in order to close the disadvantage gap, promote independence  and raise attainment, self-esteem and aspiration.

At Selwood Academy, the funding is carefully targeted at the designated pupils and extensive planning and evaluation is given to ensure it is spent effectively and ultimately leads to inclusion in the learning of the peer group, rather than exclusion from it.   In the past three years, we have used Pupil Premium Funding to support interventions or projects aimed at raising attainment and narrowing the gaps in reading, writing and maths, as well as those that support social, emotional and behavioural aspects of learning.  Last year, some of the funding was used to support eligible pupils in their engagement in the whole school focus of Behaviour for Learning, with the aim of creating more resilient, independent, self-regulating and life-long learners.


The extra provision for pupil premium pupils has included:

  • Literacy interventions in the form of 1:1 and small group “booster” support; a dedicated phonics programme (Read, Write, Inc) and a narrative intervention group and therapy reading dog.
  • The Accelerated Reader programme aimed at monitoring and managing independent reading
  • Volunteer community and peer reading buddies.
  • Numeracy interventions in the form of “in-class”, 1:1 and small group “booster” support.
  • Personalisation of the curriculum with dedicated teacher and teaching assistants funded by the Pupil Premium Grant.
  • Personalised behaviour and nurture support
  • Enhanced transition work at KS2 and KS3
  • Social/emotional support interventions such as Oasis (nurture); Breakfast and Lunch Club; Forest School; Larkrise Farm, Emotional literacy group; Reflection intervention group; Counselling; Mentoring; Jamie’s Farm; Play therapy; Phoenix Centre group and other enhanced transition work.
  • Homework Club / Study Support before and after school.
  • Extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities such as Rotary Public Speaking; National Shakespeare Schools Festival; Horse riding, swimming, after-school enrichment clubs, Jackdaws Year of Percussion, Bath Music and Literature festivals, enrichment and residential visits fully or partly funded by the PPG.           A detailed breakdown of all Pupil Premium income and expenditure is available upon request.


How much funding has Selwood Academy received?


2013 – 2014

The school received £147,600 for 148 eligible pupils (from a total of 646 pupils on roll).

2014 – 2015

The school received £173,000 for 150 eligible pupils (from a total of 643 pupils on roll).

2015 – 2016

The school received £182,105 for 170 eligible pupils (from a total of 610 pupils on roll).

2016 – 2017

The school estimates that it will receive £183,000 for 161 eligible pupils (from a total of 605 pupils on roll).


In 2016/17 the funding will be used to support eligible pupils in the whole school focus of improving literacy and numeracy outcomes at the end of KS2 and beyond.


What has been the impact of this funding?

Progress over time – Years 5 – 8





  % Expected Progress % Above Expected % Expected Progress % Above Expected
PP Non PP Non PP Non PP Non
2012/13 80 84 40 38 95 100 80 87
2013/14 93 85 44 44 93 99 83 91
2014/15 100 98 78 62 100 96 85 90
2015/16 79 82 72 82 39 52 35 36 100 98 78 86


Pupil Premium progress over time from Year 5 to Year 8 is shown in the table above. The coloured cells indicate the areas where pupil premium children have outperformed their non-pupil premium peers.


Year 6 – 2013 – 2015


Over this 3 year period the attainment gap narrowed between pupil premium children and their non-pupil premium peers at Level 4+ Writing and GPS and at Level 5+ Reading, Writing and Maths and the Level 5+ combined.


The percentage of pupil premium children achieving both expected and above expected progress in KS2 Reading, Writing and Maths improved over this period and their progress over time shows that the gap in reading and writing has narrowed between them and their non-pupil premium peers from EOY4 to EOY6, compared to EOKS1 to EOY4 for the same cohort.


Year 6 cohort – 2016


  Reading Writing Maths
  % Expected Progress %

Above Expected

% Expected Progress %

Above Expected

% Expected Progress % Above Expected
PP Non PP Non PP Non PP Non PP Non PP Non
KS1-EOY4 73 89 22 20 78 83 17 13 66 82 5 6
SOY5 – EOY6 95 91 65 72 100 96 60 70 98 99 68 80


Pupil Premium progress from the start of Year 5 to the end of year 6 was much greater than for the same cohort from the end of KS1 to the end of Year 4. The coloured cells indicate areas where the progress of pupil premium children exceeded that of non-pupil premium over the same period of time.



In 2015/16 exclusions fell by 5% for PP children in contrast to 1% for non PP.



In 2015/16 there was a significant decrease (11%) from the previous year in the number of PP pupils with attendance below 90%. This was in contrast to a slight increase (1%) of non-PP pupils.   PP attendance of 95%+ improved on the previous year, although attendance for 96%+ fell slightly.



In 2015/16 punctuality for PP children improved by 6% on the previous year in contrast to a decrease of 3% for non PP children.


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