Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, funding for which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current inequalities by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most. It has been for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

New measures have been included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of those pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, schools are also required to publish online information about how the premium has been used.

Pupil Premium 2016-2017

Context of School

Tarporley CE Primary School is approximately 12 miles from Chester. It is a one form entry school with 222 children on roll. Our school culture of 'Inspire. Achieve. Enjoy. Together.' begins with the needs of the child and reaches out to the family and to the future. We want Tarporley Church of England Primary School to be a place where we all inspire a love of learning and respect for all, where individuals are encouraged to reach their full potential.

Due to the varying number in receipt of the grant, Tarporley CE Primary School does not publish specific results/ spending in each year group/ number of children involved to avoid identifying specific children in a public domain.

Levels of Pupil Premium across the school, including Ever6: (Academic Year 2016-2017)



Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


Number on Roll


















% PP










Number of Pupils on roll (2016-17- including Ever6) Total on roll- 222 Pupil Premium- 22 (Oct Census)


No. of pupils

Amount per pupil (£)

Allocation (£) April 2016

Ever 6




Ever 5- Service






Total Allocation:


We aim to ensure that:

Appropriate provision is made for pupils who receive Pupil Premium to:

· Raise attainment and close the gap between vulnerable groups and their peers.

· Achieve at least age related expectations in reading, writing and mathematics

· Ensure outstanding progress in reading, writing and maths is made over the course of an academic year.

· Maintain excellence and punctuality

· To equip children with the necessary skills needed to access the full curriculum, including enrichment activities.

We look for opportunities for enrichment and enhancement of the curriculum where a child shows particular talents in an area.


Closing the Gap

Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school we have improved the percentage of pupils, who make good progress and are closing the gap. Through targeted interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress.

Overall the attainment gap between pupil premium children and non- pupil premium children is closing. Where gaps remain these have been identified and individual children are receiving support and interventions. Our KS2 data does not reflect this current trend due to cohort specific issues.

Pupil premium will continue to be used to provide high quality additional support for pupils as required, mostly in the form of intervention activities that ensure that individual pupils or small groups of pupils receive tailored support to their needs which is focused on raising achievement. This additional support is carried out by teachers and teaching assistants. Further to this, Pupil Premium will continue to be used to support pupils to attend residential visits.

Below is a brief outline of how the premium has been spent at Tarporley CE Primary School.

Pupil Premium spending 2016-2017


What was the pupil premium used for?




Funding of school trips

Cost partly covered to ensure that children can take part in school related visits.

School visits equip children with the necessary skills needed to access the full curriculum.

Enhance confidence and self-esteem and build positive relationships with peers.


Outdoor Learning

Small group work 1:4 with a teacher. Children develop PSHE skills and environmental skills, they work collaboratively to progress with these skills.

Targets individual children to work on speaking/ listening, confidence and other social skills.

Built confidence in all children. They are able to communicate their ideas, feelings independently. Positive impact on self-esteem because children are talking to adults around school, putting hand up in class and more engaged in learning.

£2994- Full Year

Passion for Learning

Teach and develop oral language and social interaction skills.

PSHE and counselling base activities to develop mental wellbeing and self-confidence.

Positive impact noticeable on children’s eye contact, turn taking, sharing and more aware of feelings and managing them.


Resources to support learning

Purchased several new resources such as outdoor learning aids, books and additional SEND equipment.

Able to provide targeted interventions to support those children identified as needing additional support.


Teacher and TA led tuition

Targeting particular children working below age related level in reading, writing and maths.

Most children have made progress on areas that they have worked on and all are beginning to apply to their work in class. Accelerated progress shown in all subjects.


Uniform Grant

Full school uniform purchased for PP children.



Professional Development for Staff

Mental Health training to support TA’s and teachers with these children.



Intervention and Enrichment:

Our team of dedicated HLTA & TAs deliver one to one or small group intervention programmes across KS1 and KS2 to increase rates of progress for pupils in receipt of pupil premium to narrow the attainment gap between this group and the non-pupil premium pupils in school.

Throughout KS1 and KS2 we provide Reading support.

Reception pupils are supported in reading interventions and class TA support.

In years 1-4 we support with Numeracy and Literacy interventions.

Year 5 have booster sessions within writing and numeracy in the afternoon 1:1 with our SEN TA and class TA.

Year 6 children have received an additional TA and Teacher support ensuring staff can deliver quality first teaching with greater impact.

Uniform grant to provide new school logo uniform each year.

Subsidised costs towards music lessons.

We make Pupil Premium children visible on our planning and monitor their progress discretely, and track this throughout the use of our assessment system.

Throughout 2016-2017 the tracking showed that the impact of Pupil Premium money was good and that children within KS1 and KS2 results were able to close the gap.

Where gaps remain these have been identified and individual children are receiving support and interventions.


We currently have 24 pupil premium children on roll, this is 11% of the school. We have received a budget of £39,740.

We have an increased number of Pupil Premium Plus children.

The next pupil premium review will take place on 12th March 2018.

Please find 2017-2018 Pupil Premium Strategy below. 





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