Alton School

Our Key Data

PUPIL PREMIUM

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM).  In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any time within the past 6 years. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. This information must be published on the school website.

How do I register my child?

If your child does not have free school meals but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the school office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish for your child to have a free school meal, registering them will enable the school to claim pupil premium funding that will benefit your child.

How well do Pupil Premium children do at The Alton School?

End of Key Stage 1, 2017 (not including Resource Base)

Cohort total: 21 children  (11 PP children and 10 non-PP children)

Reading: 
91% of PP children acheived the expected standard, compared to 86% of all children in the school
27% of PP children acheived greater depth, compared to 24% of all children

Writing:
91% of PP children acheived the expected standard, compared to 86% of all children
27% of PP children acheived greater depth, compared to 24% of all children

Maths:
91% of PP children acheived the expected standard, compared to 90% of all children
27% of PP children acheived greater depth, compared to 24% of all children

End of Key Stage 2, 2017 (not including Resource Base)

Cohort total: 27 children (16 PP children and 11 non-PP children)

Reading:
75% of our PP children acheived the expected standard, compared to 77% of all children in the school, and 72% of all children in England 

Writing:
88% of our PP children acheived the expected standard, compared to 88% of all children in the school and 76% of all children in England 

Maths:
88% of PP children acheived the expected standard, compared to 89% of all children in the school, and 75% of all children in England 

Pupil Premium allocation in 2016-17: £162,238

Identified barriers to educational achievement:

  • Social and emotional needs
  • Speech and language needs
  • Specific learning needs

Where we use funding to address barriers:

Academic Achievement:

  • Literacy and Numeracy Support
  • Teachers
  • SENCO support and intervention
  • Boost KS2 groups
  • 1:1 tuition Year 6
  • LSAs and HLTAs to run specificReading, Writing and Maths sessions
  • Support staff training and development
  • Non-class based senior teachers leading teaching and learning in phases
  • Targeted teaching

This will support children with specific learning needs to overcome barriers in their progress. Additionally we aim that this improves self-esteem and confidence for children to continue to be successful within school.

Pastoral Support:

  • Place2be
  • Learning Mentor
  • School Attendance Officer
  • Breakfast club funded places

The benefits of the pastoral support is to address any external factors that may influence the attainment and progress of children in school, including social, emotional and behavioural barriers to learning

External Support:

  • Additional Educational Psychologist
  • Speech and Language Therapist

As above, this support will address both specific learning needs, speech and language barriers and help identify further support that can be put in place.

Enrichment and Well-being

  • PGL residential trip

As an inner-London school many of our children are not able to experience enrichment opportunities such as this at home so we enable them to take part at a subsidised rate. The benefits of this will be seen in their relationships with their peers and their readiness for the wider world, as prepared citizens.

Continued Professional Development

  • Development of curriculum
  • Maths
  • English

Funding available for staff CPD is vital in ensuring that staff are equipped with up-to-date and specific skills to help maintain and accelerate progress and attainment for all learners.

How we measure impact:
Half termly assessment review meetings to monitor progress and attainment of funded children

Aim:
A continual ‘closing-of-the-gap’ between Pupil Premium funded children and their peers, overall and for specific groups of children