Yew Tree Community School

 

Report to Parents on the Allocation,

 Use and Impact on Attainment of Pupil Premium for 2015 – 2016

 

Allocation
  Sept 2015 – March 2016 April 2016 – August 2016
Total allocation of Pupil Premium £152,371.33 £105,291.66
Total Pupil Premium for academic year 2015 – 2016 £257,663
Plan

Pupil Premium is a fund established by central government in an attempt to reduce the significant national gap in achievement between pupils who are, or have been in the last six years, eligible for free school meals (FSM) and those who are not.  This group of pupils are now referred to as disadvantaged pupils. This is a major source of income for the school; each child eligible for free school meals will add an additional £1300 to our school’s budget.  It is important to note that the pupil does not have to have a free school meal, it is simply that the parents must register that the pupil is entitled to free school meals.  If you are unsure about this, please contact the school and we will do all we can to help.

The school has undertaken an analysis of the achievement of pupils who receive Pupil Premium funding. In 2015-2016 the Pupil Premium was used to improve further disadvantaged pupils’ phonics, reading, writing, language and communication as well as mathematics. Much success has been achieved for disadvantaged pupils at Yew Tree Community School since the introduction of the pupil premium (see separate reports).

The breakfast club gives children a good start to the school day                                                    £10,000

 Focus: attendance, punctuality, routines and readiness for learning

Additional teachers employed to enable targeted teaching across school in all year groups to enable disadvantaged pupils to make accelerated progress in order to close attainment gap:           £201,663

Additional Teaching Assistants 

For targeted reading interventions:

Phonics in KS1                                                                                                                                           £40,000

Phonics/reading in Reception

Reading across KS2 (including before school reading activities)

Out of hours interventions (including Easter School) – reading and maths in Y6                            £6,000

Total                                                                                                                                                         £257,663

 

Impact on Achievement– End of KS2

 

Over 50% of the Y6 cohort was made up of disadvantaged pupils. These pupils (and other pupils) achieved very well! The tables below show the excellent progress and good attainment achieved by these pupils. Our focus is not only on ensuring pupils achieve at the expected standard but also many pupils go on to achieve high scores or achieve greater depth thus ensuring that all pupils regardless of their starting point make at least good progress and are well prepared for secondary education.

Progress

  Yew Tree Disadvantaged Other Pupils Nationally                          who are not disadvantaged How does this compare?
Reading 3.4 0.33 Significantly better
Writing 2.1 0.1 Better
Maths 6.3 0.2 Significantly better and in top 10%

 

Expected Standard

  Yew Tree Disadvantaged Other Pupils Nationally                           who are not disadvantaged Difference
Reading 68% 71% -3%
Writing 81% 79% +2%
Maths 84% 75% +9%
Grammar 90% 78% +12%

 

Higher Standard

 

  Yew Tree Disadvantaged Other Pupils Nationally                           who are not disadvantaged Difference
Reading 29% 23% +6%
Writing 13% 18% -5%
Maths 42% 20% +22%
Grammar 52% 27% +25%

 

 

Impact on Attainment –  KS1

 

In KS1 a number of gaps exist between the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils and other pupils nationally. However, by the end of KS2, the gap between our disadvantaged pupils and other pupils nationally is narrowed. Furthermore, our disadvantaged pupils achieve better in a number of areas compared to other pupils nationally by the end of KS2.

 

Expected Standard

  Yew Tree Disadvantaged Other Pupils Nationally                           who are not disadvantaged Difference
Reading 67% 78% -11%
Writing 67% 70% -3%
Maths 67% 77% -10%

 

Higher Standard

 

  Yew Tree Disadvantaged Other Pupils Nationally                           who are not disadvantaged Difference
Reading 7% 27% -20%
Writing 7% 16% -9%
Maths 4% 20% -16%

Phonics

 

  Yew Tree Disadvantaged Other Pupils Nationally                           who are not disadvantaged Difference
End of Y2 89% 93% -4%
Y1 68% 83% -15%