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Pupil Premium

  Pupil Premium funding at Robert Bakewell School 2018 - 2019

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils.  All students identified as being in the Pupil Premium cohort will benefit from additional academic support and encouragement to ensure that they have a positive and successful learning experience. We aim to close any gap in attainment and achievement between them and their non-Pupil Premium peers. This money is allocated to schools based on the number of pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM).

Please see information from LCC to see if you quailfy for FSM.


18.3% (62 children) of Robert Bakewell children fulfil the criteria for this funding. In 2018-2019 this year pupil premium funding at Robert Bakewell School is likely to be £115780.





Pupil Premium spending at Robert Bakewell School 2017 - 2018

Pupil Premium is additional funding given to state–funded schools in England to raise attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between those receiving funding and all other pupils. Schools receive Pupil Premium funding for each child who is currently eligible for Free School Meal (FSM) or has been eligible for a FSM at any time in the last six years. This funding is £1,320 per pupil for 2017-18 in reception to year 6. Children who are looked after or children from service personnel are also allocated Pupil Premium funding. There are 87 children who receive Pupil Premium funding at Robert Bakewell in 2017-18. This represents 26% of children at Robert Bakewell. Total Pupil Premium funding received for 2017-18 was £115,235 .


 This is how we spent the money in 2017 – 2018:

64%(£74021.10) of the money was spent on teaching and learning: This included an extra teacher in the EYFS providing outstanding outdoor provision;Release time for DH to working with small groups of pupil premium children and on one to one; Additional ‘reading champion’ teacher (outstanding reading and phonics practitioner);Input from the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator for children in receipt of pupil premium who are also on the SEN register;Cover for teachers to meet with Head Teacher to discuss pupil progress and support;

26%(£29821.90) on support staff: Three Teaching Assistants to read 1-1 daily with targeted pupils in key stage one and lower key stage two;Additional teaching assistant groups;Behaviour support staff to work with children who receive pupil premium and who also have challenging behaviour;A Welfare Worker to support families one day a week;

4.5% (£4787.25)on curriculum: After school catch-up clubs for pupil premium children in year six;Free piano, guitar or steel pans tuition;Subsiding school trips including the Year 6 residential(eligible children pay (at most) half price on school trips. 

5.5%(£6604.80) on welfare:Additional Educational Psychologist time to pay for early assessments of children receiving pupil premium who are on the SEN register. (We pay for this separately through pupil premium, so that other children’s appointments are not put back.) Counselling sessions; School meals;Free milk;Breakfast club for targeted children;School uniform – eligible children receive free school uniform at the beginning of every year.



What is the impact of Pupil Premium funding?

Early Years

62.5%  Pupil Premium children achieved a Good Level of Development, which is higher than  Pupil Premium children nationally.

  •  In 2017 Nationally 52% of Pupil Premium children achieved a GLD
  •  In 2018 Nationally 71.5 % of all children achieved a GLD


 44% of Pupil Premium Children achieved the expected standard in phonics.However 3 pupil premium missed the expected standard by 1 mark this would have made 78% of children achieving the standard (They will be closely monitored next year.)

  • In LA   % of Pupil Premium children achieved the expected standard in phonics 
  • Nationally 82.5% of all children achieved the expected standard in phonics.

Key Stage 1

Robert Bakewell Pupil Premium children achieved above the national for maths and were in line for reading. 


PP achieving the expected standard

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There is a gap between all pupils and PP however the national gap is slowly closing.

Key Stage 2

In Year 6 there were 13 pupil premium children: 5 children were on the SEND register; one pupil had an EHCP (she went to a special unit in KS3) and another pupil was waiting for an EHCP to be approved (which it was during August 2018);

3 children had PHPs. If the children with EHCPs are removed from the data  the gap between all pupils at Robert Bakewell and pupil premium children has narrowed. Pupil premium children achieving the expected standard in RWM is nearly in line with national.


Pupil Premium

PP without 2 EHCP children

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What is the impact of Pupil Premium intervention?


Nature of support/ intervention


Small group intervention work with teachers and Learning Support Assistants to reduce the gaps in learning between PP and non-PP children, ensuring good progress and attainment for PP pupils, particularly in years 2, 4 and 6

Focus on meta-cognition and self- regulation ensuring helping learners to think about their own learning more explicitly – setting goals to allow pupils to monitor and evaluate their own development.

Subsidy for Year 6 residential trip to develop further opportunities and engagement with the curriculum.

Pupil Premium children attended the year 6 residential. Allowed full engagement with the curriculum post residential, as well as providing enrichment activities.

Subsidy for school visits.

All PP children attended school visits at all Key Stages.

Free school uniform

All PP children attend school appropriately dressed.

Access to instrumental tuition.

Free lessons to learn an instrument provided to a number of PP children helping to remove barriers and promote aspiration.

Additional learning support to facilitate early intervention.

Considerable investment in intervention and support in the Early Years has had a significant impact on outcomes for PP children. Support included additional focussed Speech and Language and Ed Psychologist intervention. 62.5% of PP children achieved a GLD.

Welfare officer

Liaised between school and home to address issues and problems

Accessing additional therapies and sources of support available through outside agencies including additional Ed Psych visits, Behaviour Support, Speech & Language and Play Therapy

Detailed provision mapping of PP children allows monitoring of additional SEND, behavioural and emotional needs of PP children, ensuring targeted intervention and support. This provision has supported improved access to learning

Further support to be provided through mentors to encourage holistic learning and help reduce potential barriers to learning.

Investment in 1:1 support for a number of PP children resulted in improved access to the curriculum and well-being.

Easter Holiday Booster group intervention for year 6 led by experienced Learning Support Assistants and Year 6 teachers.

Easter holiday sessions provided teaching and learning for a targeted group including a number of Pupil Premium children. Included was group intervention work and 1:1 sessions providing an opportunity for effective and focussed feedback.

Attendance monitoring – office staff

Continued and targeted focus on individuals’ attendance and punctuality, as well as rigorous monitoring of PP attendance, has led to improved attendance for a number of PP children.



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