Freckleton Church of England Primary School

Parish School of Holy Trinity Church

School Lane, Freckleton, Preston, Lancashire PR4 1PJ

01772 632350

bursar@freckleton.lancs.sch.uk

PPG (Pupil Premium Grant)

What is PPG?

PPG stands for Pupil Premium Grant which is a sum of money additional to the main school funding.

How do we use the Pupil Premium Grant?

At Freckleton Church of England Primary School we have high aspirations for all of our children and we believe that all children should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. We strive to provide a ‘rich and varied curriculum which develops well-rounded young people, who treat others as they would like to be treated themselves and are ready to “live life in its fullness”, meeting the challenges of life with confidence and enthusiasm’.

All members of staff and governors accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment.  We recognise that not all pupils who are academically or socially disadvantaged are registered for free school meals, we reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or group of pupils, identified by the school as being at a significant disadvantage.  In order to do this we ensure all teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils.

Our priorities are:

  • To improve outcomes for all PPG children and narrow the attainment gap between their peers
  • To ensure all children eligible for PPG reach their full potential
  • To ensure early identification of additional needs and to promote early intervention programmes.
  • To fully prepare children for the next phase of their education
  • To ensure attendance for PPG is in line with their peers

 This provision will include:

  • Provision of extra-curricular learning.
  • Provision for more able pupils.
  • Providing group interventions with experienced teachers to focus on overcoming gaps in learning
  • Additional teaching assistant support for focussed intervention in years 2 and 6
  • Accelerate progress of PPG children; to at least age related expectations
  • The school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’ for socially disadvantaged pupils.

For further information, please click on the documents below:

 2018 2019 PPG Strategy Statement.pdf

Pupil Premium Policy October 2018.pdf

 

PREVIOUS USE OF PUPIL PREMIUM

 IMPACT 2017-2018:

  • Staffing was flexibly used to provide TA and teacher-led small group and individual daily interventions for those children failing to reach year group expectations. In addition, the most able were provided with challenging activities and work in teacher-led groups.
  • Provision of one to one and group counselling to promote good mental health and emotional well-being.
  • Continuous employment of a Family Learning Mentor to liaise with families and improve parental engagement.
  • FLM to continue to monitor attendance, particularly of SEN and disadvantaged children.
  • Provided a variety of cultural experiences to help narrow the gap for those with limited opportunities e.g. free coach to Sing Together performances in Blackburn.

IMPACT 2016-2017:

  • Termly pupil progress meetings demonstrate that 85% of disadvantaged children are making progress
  • Bought-in music tuition and additional enrichment activities such as choir, sports clubs and holiday clubs ensured that  opportunities were given to children unable to access such outside school. This resulted in the discovery of new talents and a significant increase in self-esteem. 
  • All children were able to access all available residential and off-site visits, including the annual Year 6 Robin Wood residential.

IMPACT 2015-2016:

  • Bought-in music tuition and additional enrichment activities such as choir, sports clubs and holiday clubs ensured that  opportunities were given to children unable to access such outside school. 
  • All children were able to access all available residential and off-site visits, including the annual Year 6 Robin Wood residential.

IMPACT 2014-2015:

  • Year 1: Both children in receipt of pupil premium attained the expected level in the Year 1 Phonics Screening Test.
  • Key Stage One:Two of the three children in receipt of pupil premium attained at least the expected level of 2b at the end of Key Stage One in Reading and Writing; all three attained at least the expected level of 2b at the end of Key Stage One in Mathematics.
  • Key Stage Two:Of the five children eligible for pupil premium, four attained at least the expected level 4 at the end of Key Stage Two in Writing and Mathematics and three attained at least the expected level 4 at the end of Key Stage Two in Reading.
  • Attendance:Our attendance and punctuality continues to improve with our figure well below the national average.

IMPACT 2013-2014:

  • Key Stage One:Children, who are in receipt of pupil premium, performed in line with all their own peers.
  • Key Stage Two:All five children who were in receipt of pupil premium attained at least a Level 4 in reading, writing and mathematics. Two children gained a Level 5 in reading and in SPaG (Spelling Punctuation & Grammar) and one in mathematics.
  • Attendance:Our attendance and punctuality continues to improve with our figure well below the national average, with no persistent absentees or exclusions

IMPACT 2012-2013: 

OFSTED October 2012 noted:

‘The school makes effective use of pupil premium funding to narrow any gaps between groups of pupils.’

IMPACT 2011-2012:

  • Identified pupils made at least expected progress with some exceeding their school targets.
  • An increase in the number of parents attending workshops has been recorded
  • The gap between attainment and progress of identified pupils and their peers has reduced