Pupil Premium 14-15

Pupil  Premium  funding Academic Year 2014-15

Allocation £2,646


Pupil Premium is allocated to schools from central Government to support

children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for

free school meals and children who have been looked after continuously for

more than six months. Schools are free to spend the money as they see fit and  are required to publish this information online.

Our school allocation for 2014/ 2015  from central Government = £2,646

Even though at Cranham we have a very small proportion of children who are eligible for pupil premium we are committed to ensuring all our children make the best possible progress. We track the achievement of every pupil on a regular basis and do all we can to make sure each child achieves their potential.

Note: given the number of pupils involved specific costings and progress data are no recorded on the website


What do we want to do?

We want to ensure that no child fees disadvantaged, academically or socially, and that all children have full access to the extended  curriculum. We intend to to help the most vulnerable children to close the gap with both their emotional and academic needs. We will  provide for the whole child recognising the important role additional agencies can provide.

What did we decide to do? What are we spending the Pupil Premium funding on?

  • We provided funding for school trips.
  • We fund a CAF qualified HTLA to work as a family support working and liaise with outside agencies to ensure best provision to pupils social and emotional well-being.
  • We are providing tailored intervention programmes to close the gap in attainment.
  • We have provided enrichment days to support able pupils.
  • Following the establishment of a school breakfast club we have provided access to this for Pupil premium children.
  • We have provided HLTA support in both classrooms.

Autumn term

  • Funding for clubs
  • HLTA pastoral provision
  • Silver Seal -
  • Home magazine subscription for both pupils to encourage reading at home  £60
  • HLTA classroom support

Spring term

  • HLTA pastoral provision
  • Silver Seal 
  • Trip funding
  • HLTA classroom support

Summer term

  • Trip funding
  • Additional sports activity funding
  • Pastoral provision
  • One to one intervention
  • Breakfast club funding
  • Training to support healthy lifestyles / attendance
  • HLTA classroom support

What has been the impact ?

All pupil premium pupils have been fully included in all aspects of school life.

Silver seal has specifically supported behaviour.

Pastoral support has been consistently strong. This is regular timetabled allowing children to dip in and out of the service as required. Pastoral support has had a positive impact on self esteem and strengthened home / school relationships.

Targeted intervention has enable rapid progress to be made, supporting a child in closing the gap. Pupil progress meetings are held 6 times a year to ensure progress is made and planned for.

 Both classes are supported by an HLTA ensuring pupils have access to small groups and quality teaching.

 Issues such as attendance are identified quickly and acted on as a result attendance for specific children has improved. Staff training has been provided to support sustainable solutions.

Access to breakfast club has provided support on both a social level and in fostering healthy life style.

 Funding for additional sports activities has supported a healthy life style, particularly in encouraging low investment sports such as running whereby families can participate out of school for no additional cost.

The school uses pupil premium funding well to ensure that all pupils are able to access all parts of the curriculum, including residential visits. It has also supported pupils effectively to help them make good academic progress. This demonstrates the school’s commitment to equal opportunities and to ensuring that there is no discrimination.


Ofsted March 2015


 Progress and attainment

 Pupil premium pupils are making good progress from their different starting points. Where attainment is below cohort intervention has been put in place and there has been evidence of rapid progress as a result.

Pupil  premium pupils are generally preforming in line with or above cohort expectations