At Eastbury Community Primary, we have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. We aspire to: ‘Getting the best from and for all our learners’.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium , which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the children that need it most.
Data at the end of the year in 2017/18 shows the impact of the funding as pupil premium pupils (PP pupils) are achieving above non-pupil premium pupils across the school.
Given the relatively small number of Pupil Premium pupils (12 / 279 (8%) including am and pm nursery) extreme care is needed with the analysis and interpretation of data. A fair proportion of our Pupil Premium pupils are SEND, SEMH, and/or EAL which can also impact on their progress and attainment and affect performance data.
It is for the school to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to schools per FSM pupil is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. The Pupil Premium Strategy is published to ensure that parents are fully informed about the amount of allocation, barriers face by eligible pupils, how the funding is spent, how impact will be measured and the date the strategy will be reviewed.
Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to diminish the differences between pupil groups.
What we aim to achieve with our Pupil Premium funding
- Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups.
- Through targeted interventions, we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress.
- For children who start school with low attainment on entry, our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through the school.
- To ensure that we cater for all academic abilities, including challenging high attaining pupil premium children.
Pupil Premium Grant Received 2018/19
PP Grant Received 2018/19
Total Pupils Eligible for Grant
The school’s evaluation of its own performance is rigorous. Tracking of progress over time for each pupil is thorough in order to identify any areas for development and to ensure that we implement any interventions necessary to close the gap. These assessments happen half-termly and data is gathered, collated and analysed to assess the impact of interventions as well as to highlight the potential need for additional support.
We will use a range of data to analyse the impact of spending:
- End of Key Stage data
- Phonics assessments
- Current data
- Intervention analysis
- Outcomes of learning reviews (observations), learning moderations (book scrutinies) and progress meetings
- Stakeholder feedback