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Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-18
Pupil Premium Grant 2017-18 total £157,666

At Earlham we expect Pupil Premium children to achieve academically in line with their peers. We know that in order for this to happen, we will need to provide extra support particularly for pupils we consider to be vulnerable.
Our Pupil Premium families face many challenges which can directly impact on children’s achievement. Some of the main barriers to learning we have identified amongst our pupils are
• Limited exposure to and competency in English (whether as a first or second language)
• Limited experiences beyond their immediate environment, particularly cultural and physical activities
• Lack of resources at home to support learning, including quiet spaces in which to study
• Limited confidence and experience of parents in supporting their children’s learning, depending on the schooling they themselves received
• Poor living conditions and nutrition
The extra support our pupil premiuim children need to overcome these barriers is personalised, as appropriate to the individual pupil’s needs and circumstances, and will usually draw from the activities detailed below.
We measure the impact of our pupil premium spending by analyzing the results of our pupils at a school and national level. Whilst academic interventions are for some pupils essential, the holistic support we provide to ensure all our pupils are able to fully engage with their learning is equally important for their long term success.
Our disdavntaged children make excellent progress. Whilst many, if not all, pupils benefit from some of the activities that PP funding supports and enables, the data below shows that PP children are consistently making progress in line withtheir peers, and significantly better than the national average, being in the top 6% for reading and the top 2% for maths in the country.

This strategy will next be reviewed in July 2018

Earlham Primary School 2017 – Pupil Premium Information

Progress scores for Earlham Primary School





School progress score




Well above national average (about 10% of schools in England)


Above national average (about 10% of schools in England)



Average (about 60% of schools in England)




Below national average (about 10% of schools in England)




Well below national average (about 10% of schools in England)




* The national average progress score across all three areas in 0.

Earlham Primary is in the top 6% of schools in the country for reading, top 13% for writing and top 1% for maths.

Combined scores – reading, writing and maths





% of PP children reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics




% of PP children reaching the higher standard in reading, writing and mathematics



- 3%

The percentage of PP children reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths is significantly higher than the national average and in line with the national average for children reaching the higher standard in reading, writing and maths.

Allocation of Pupil Premium funding 2017-18       £157,666



Year Group


Intended outcome

Monitored by

clubs & educational visit subsidies


All year groups

To subsidise costs of curriculum enrichment activities including Healthy Living
PP children prioritised for certain clubs
Provide access to experiences PP children may not otherwise experience

All pupils benefit from trips and curriculum enhancement experiences in school
Increased take up of places by PP children leading to greater engagement with school
PP children develop a wider understanding of the world in line with peers


Subsidise yr 6 residential trip


Year 6

To ensure participation of all pupils

PP pupils benefit equally with peers


Year 6 Tuition English


Years 6

Teacher led tuition to directly teach skills required in test situations.
Targeted disadvantaged Y6 pupils who needed additional support in preparing for the SATs.

PP children achieve in line with peers in SATs


Year 6 Tuition Mathematics


Year 6

Pupil and Family Support Worker


Whole school

To ensure that all pupils that are identified as vulnerable have access to family support
 To work directly with vulnerable pupils individually and in small groups
Increasing parenting skills to directly impact upon diminishing the difference
Supporting families at admission activating early help when needed to ensure positive engagement with school
PP children who find transition challenging receive extended support and individual transition programmes

Parents receive practical support with financial and legal issues
Improvements in behaviour, learning and engagement, leading to better progress
Parents have the opportunity to develop their parenting skills
Mid phase vulnerable families are identified and supported promptly.

Pupils adapt better to changing expectations. Likelihood of exclusion from secondary school reduced.


KH, VP team

Early Intervention specialist teacher



Focus on PP and vulnerable children, to develop speaking and listening and social skills

Pupils make faster progress and diminish the difference with peers


PP academic support

£16,210 (part fund)

Year 5

Specialist teacher to support PP children in accelerating progress

PP children meet academic targets in line with peers


Contribute to cost of attendance officers


Whole school with focus on PP

School staff and external attendance officer target low attenders

PP children attend school in line with peers and national figures


Fund additional PP progress reviews and in class monitoring and support


All year groups

Additional discussions with class teachers/SLT re progress of PP children, in class observations of pupils to identify strategies for improvement

PP children benefit from additional consideration of their needs and a tailored approach, make progress in line with peers


Fund holidays with CCHF for identified PP children


Selected PP children

Provide a holiday experience for PP children identified as living under particular stress

Children develop confidence and resilience through tailored holiday activities provided


Cover costs of outings (and additional pay for PFSW) during holiday time for vulnerable PP children


All year groups

PFSW rganizes outings for vulnerable PP children during school holidays, enables monitoring of pupils

Any safeguarding concerns or change in circumstances are acted on promptly (if urgent) or picked up at the start of term, pupils able to settle quickly into school


Speech Therapist

£6,000 (part fund)

EYFS and mid phase arrivals

Early identification of and targeted work with pupils with language difficulties

Pupils make rapid progress with language enabling them to catch up with peers.


French teacher

£6,409 (part fund)

Whole school

All pupils have access to quality specialist teaching

Pupils will be confident in learning a MFL


Sports Grant 2017-18   £19,060




Dance teacher


Quality dance teaching for dance club, including regular performances, costumes and visits to dance events

Specialist coaches – football (yr 3 and 4 boys) and multi-sport (KS2 girls)


Expert football coaching for yrs 3 and 4, the pupils have developed a good understanding of technique and strategy
Girls have the opportunity to try a variety of activities and have developed a greater interest in sport and exercise

Swimming lessons for year 4


To ensure pupils have access to regular swimming lessons

Scheme of work


To develop the teaching of PE so that a wider variety of sports can be delivered at a higher standard.

Upgrade of equipment


An upgrade of equipment in order to deliver a wider range of sports throughout the school day (PE lessons and break/lunch times)

Tickets for sporting events


Our aim as a school is for every child to experience a professional sporting event by the time they leave. Therefore, we will be taking children in year 5&6 to experience events such as West Ham football matches and ATP Tennis Finals.

Sports Festivals


Festivals to promote sport in the wider life of the school. These will include the annual Sports Relief day alongside World Cup & Wimbledon festivals.

Subsidise sports and outdoor activities


Contribution towards outdoors activity trips e.g. orienteering, canoeing, rock climbing




















Pupil Premium and Sports Grant 2016 - 2017