Pupil Premium


Blackheath Primary School Premium Grant Expenditure Report 2015-16


Blackheath Primary School is a larger than average Primary School. The school is placed within the highest percentile for deprivation, with a deprivation indicator of 0.33, and on an upward trend, placing the schools within the highest levels of disadvantage, above national.

The number of pupils entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) is much higher than the national average. Data shows that the school FSM population is changing yearly and growing over time, doubling in size over 4 years.

Primary School Premium

Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to close the gap in attainment and progress for children receiving this funding. We aim to provide an excellent education through high quality teaching. This is supplemented by targeted interventions for pupils who might otherwise not make a good level of progress. We are committed to enabling all children to achieve their potential, regardless for their gender, ethnic origin or family income or circumstances.

A Blackheath Primary, the main ways Pupil Premium is to be used is to provide the following:

  • Targeted teaching group interventions in reading, writing, phonics or numeracy in years 2 and 6.
  • Pupil Premium Champions (Level 3) who are trained in evidence backed interventions e.g. Catch-Up Literacy and Numbers Counts
  • Use of teaching assistants to focus on individual and group learning needs
  • Beanstalk volunteer reading
  • RAPID reading training and resources
  • Staff training to enhance learning and teaching
  • Enrichment of the curriculum – memorable experiences for pupils.
  • Ensuring access for opportunities to take part in extra-curricular activities.
  • A focus on continuous professional development, through an SLT with a capacity to provide a bespoke peer coaching model in order to improve teaching, learning and therefore attainment.

At the end of the academic year, we review how effective the above measures have been in enabling pupils to fulfil their potential.

All members of staff, governors and teaching assistants accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. Blackheath is committed to ‘Narrowing the Gap’ between vulnerable pupils and the pupil premium forms a vital part of that process. The governors reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any pupils or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Provision will be made through:

  • Facilitating pupils’ access to education
  • Facilitating pupils’ access to the curriculum
  • Alternative support and intervention within the school 


Reporting Pupil Premium

It is the responsibility of the governors to explain pupil premium expenditure to parents in the form of an annual statement. There is no set format for the report of pupil premium. Blackheath Primary School will publish details of a report online annually. This report aims to detail information on how Pupil Premium has been used within school. This report will detail the attainment and progress of pupils who are covered by the premium and the intervention that has been supported by the additional funding. Reports will also detail the progress made towards narrowing the gap and this will be supported by reported data and academic progress. Regular reports will be presented on the progress of pupils supported by Pupil Premium.


Reporting to Parents

Parents will be able to obtain information on the pupil premium via the schools website. This will be update annually. In addition, pupil premium parents will be met with each half term to evaluate progress and attainment.


Responsibility for reporting

The responsibility for the report will be allocated to the lead for pupil premium and School Business Manager. Phase and subject Leaders will be asked to report on the intervention in place for key pupils and the impact that intervention has had.

Further inquiries

If you have any questions, or would like to know more about Pupil Premium funding, please speak to the Headteacher. If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, (even if s/he may not wish to eat them!), please ask at the school office for more information and a claim form.


Primary PP grant awarded:
Total number of Pupil Premium Children177


Total amount of funding received£289,178 (Inc 24,598 carry forward)
·      Improve the % of disadvantaged pupils who achieve a GLD

·      Improve writing attainment throughout the school for disadvantaged pupils

·      Improve Reading attainment throughout the school for disadvantaged pupils

·      Improved Mathematics attainment throughout the school for disadvantaged pupils

·      Improved phonics attainment in Y1 & 2 for disadvantaged pupils

·      Opportunity for children to participate in extra curricular activities

·      Increase pupil engagement in learning

·      Improved quality of teaching and learning

·      Improved progress in identified year groups

·      A closing of the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers

·      Improve health and well being through provision of milk and Free school meals.


Pupil Premium Spending 2015-16
Item/ProjectCostObjectivesOutcomes/Impact (Any figures (unless % as stated), relate to progress points with 5 being the expected within a year, based on the schools new assessment system).
Year 6 Intervention work – Three teaching groups for Literacy and Maths£38241


Improve attainment with a narrowing or closed gap between PP and non PP children.



Y6 expected progress is 5 progress points


Overall progress:

Pupil premium – 6.7

Non-Pupil premium- 7.2


Overall progress:

Pupil premium – 7.5

Non-Pupil premium- 7.5


Overall progress:

Pupil premium – 8

Non-Pupil premium- 8


Y6 attainment achieving expected standard 2016PP %Non PP %Diff
Reading EXP+72.9%79.5%6.6%
Maths EXP+84.7%87.2%2.5%
GPS EXP+76.3%82.1%5.8%
Writing TA EXS84.7%89.7%5%
T & L Lead



PP lead





Improve attainment, with pupils achieving above expected progress, in line with their peers.Improved teaching and progress of PP children. Children now achieve well above expected and in line with their peers in most areas.
Year 2 Intervention work – Three teaching groups for Literacy and Maths, with a 3 way split.






Improve attainment with a narrowing or closed gap between PP and non PP children.


Y2 expected progress 5 progress points

All gaps within 1, with a reducing trend over the year.


Overall progress:

Pupil premium – 5.6

Non-Pupil premium- 5.8


Overall progress:

Pupil premium – 5.4

Non-Pupil premium- 5.6


Overall progress:

Pupil premium – 6.2

Non-Pupil premium- 6.4

Attainment Y2 – 2016


(EXS only)

PPNon PPDiffPPNon PPDiffPPNon PPDiffPPNon PPDiff













Third group progress and attainment:

50-100% SEN and PP in these groups.

Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1
Writing88% exceeded


12 % expected

88% exceeded


12 % expected

87% exceeded


23 % expected

Maths14 % expected


86 % exceeded

37 % expected


63 % exceeded

62 % expected


25 % exceeded

Writing: 75% of NON SEN left group and moved into MAP group due to progress at end of Spr1.

Maths: 100 % of NON SEN left group and moved into MAP group due to progress.

PP champions x 5£74000To improve the ability and quality of targeted intervention provision to help ensure disadvantaged pupils make above expected progress.Targeted intervention and provision ensured large numbers of PP children achieved above expected progress. In addition potential widening of the gap through lower attainders becoming stagnant was avoided and as a result a greater number of pupils were able to catch up or continue to work at age related expectations. (See below for data).
Targeted support by LSA’s and TA’s for Reading, Writing and Maths in class. (PP Champs take out writing groups for bespoke APP focus work)








Targeted support for Pupil Premium childrenBased on 5 points a term:

All gaps within 1, with a reducing trend over the year.

Writing Progress



Maths Progress



Reading   Progress

Beanstalk reading volunteers£1500To engage pupils more with reading and to be able to comprehend what they have read.

(Cared for looked after in first wave)

Pupils are more confident to read and have a renewed enjoyment of reading more challenging texts both on their own and with an adult.

Average impact on reading: 80% made above expected progress.

Memorable experiences (At the start of each topic)£11500Increased opportunities for children to take part in specialist activities, which will result in increased understanding of the world and raised aspiration.Removal of financial boundaries for low-income families to access experiences outside of general classroom practice.

Pupils have a wider and broader curriculum and understanding of the world from over 40 visits/experiences across the school and curriculum.


Extracurricular clubs.

Children’s University Passports – (Additional invoice)



Increased opportunities for children to take part in specialist activities, which will result in increased understanding of the world and raised aspiration.Children have a wider knowledge and understanding of creative skills, related to areas such as dance and art. Through Children University, Children in Y4 can gain credit for their efforts under this agenda.

Extra Curricular Activities


Autumn 71 PP pupils attended which was 38% of PP pupils


Spring 75 PP pupils attended which was 40% of PP pupils


Summer 72 PP pupils attended which was 38% of PP pupils


Autumn term – 40% of children attending clubs were PP children


Spring term – 43% of children attending clubs were PP children


Summer Term – 47% of children attending clubs were PP children


Oxford University visit for Year 6£400To raise aspiration and gain awareness of higher education.

To increase awareness of science and future career options in this area.

Children now have a knowledge of university and the options that may lie ahead.

Children have a deeper understanding of the importance and opportunities within the field of science.


Milk£780Improve health.Children have access to milk as part of a balanced diet.
Visulisers£2500Improve the quality of feedback to children.Staff are able to display work of pupils, enabling them to see ‘What a good one looks like’ and through peer assessment, receive detailed feedback about their work.
Ipad’s£10000Improve independent learningChildren have access in Y5/6 to an Ipad between 2. This enables children to research and take ownership of their learning. Pupils are able to use these to access Mathletics and APPs which enable them to learn independently.
Speech and Language Therapist£5940











 Issues to be addressed:

Creation of a Communication and Language immersed environment.


Wider Makaton Training and use


Reduction in 4 months wait for children to be seen for assessment within the NHS clinic from initial referral..


Consistency in support for children with Speech and Language Programmes


Support in reviews by the schools regular Speech and Language Therapist

Complete communication and language immersed environment for SEN children – whole class/ individual timetables; now and next boards, choice boards


Support/Training for staff in using communication tools


MAKATON training level 1 for all TAs within school; creation of MAKATON champions to embed use throughout whole school with all staff


Training for appropriate staff in COSST (therapy resource for compiling sentences with symbols to help expressive verbal language).


Initial appointments within school for SALT referrals to reduce waiting time and to engage ‘hard to reach’ parents with the service (2/5 already had appointments to be seen in clinic so these saved waits of two weeks (1) and two months (1).


3/5 had appointments arranged only for in school saving waits of 4 months for each child.)


Direct support to staff as to deliver SALT programmes issued by Therapists


Reviews of current SALT children enabling quicker updates to programmes and enhanced progress


Reports written in support for EHCPs


Representation at TAC meetings for children

1 hour a day support for Basic Skills in Reception = £43 per week – 12 weeks support£516



















To run YR writing skills intervention   – teaching the lower ability to write their names in support of achieving ELG 2
% pupils at ARE on entryALL50
Pupil Premium

(Non PP)




% pupils achieving ELG2 in writingALL73.3
Pupil Premium

(Non PP)













73% children achieved ELG2 at end of YR

Mental Health and Well Being Training & Nurture Group Training





Improve well being and behaviourChildren whose pastoral needs are met through nurture and a range of therapies that support their social and emotional needs. This in turn enables them to control their emotions and access the curriculum, keeping their behaviour in line with the schools values.
Attendance Officer 1 term in the first instance – 90 hours


Attendance Officer






To improve the attendance of disadvantaged pupils.The attendance of vulnerable groups including disadvantaged is closing. Overall attendance remains in line with National.


Total amount of funding received£235,300
Total Expenditure£289178 (Including carry forward 2014-15)
Carry forward 2016-17£24,598