Pupil Premium

2016/17 PUPIL PREMIUM REPORT

HEAVERS FARM PRIMARY

You can download a full copy of this report, including impact on pupil outcomes, here.

Heavers Farm Primary School is a three-form (currently expanding to four-form) entry school in South Norwood, providing extended provision from 7.30 am to 6:00pm each day. We have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure, and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential.

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received 2016/17
Total number of pupils on roll 645
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 252
Amount of PPG received per pupil £1,320
Additional PPG for LAC/ADOPT6 £ 17,087
Total amount of PPG received £349,727

PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING

Pupil premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been continuously looked after for at least 6 months (LAC) the school receives an amount per head within their budget.

This funding is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential. Pupil Premium funding represents a significant proportion of our budget and we are committed to ensuring it is spent to maximum effect.

KEY PRIORITY

To close the disadvantage gap by addressing inequalities and raising the attainment of those pupils from low-income families, particularly for the most able.

TRACKING AND MONITORING

The progress and achievement of all pupils is monitored every term. Any pupil, including those eligible for PPG, who is not making at least expected progress is identified and support put in place.

Our data system, Tracker+ is used to analyse our assessment data and measure the impact of teaching and interventions.

We have strong leadership systems in place to ensure that the Pupil Premium funding has a positive impact. We report back to governors each term on the impact of this funding.

STRATEGIES

We have used the EEF (Education Endowment Fund) to select the most effective interventions for our pupils. The EEF is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement. They summarise educational research from around the world to provide guidance on how best to use their resources to improve the attainment of all pupils. The key interventions that we will focus on are:

  • Feedback
  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral language interventions
  • Early Years interventions
  • Behaviour support
  • Phonics

In addition, we will continue to work on:

  • Ensuring that all pupils receive high quality teaching
  • Improving the attendance of disadvantaged pupils
  • Social and emotional education
  • Parental engagement
  • Expanding opportunities

You can download a full copy of this report, including the impact of this funding on pupil outcomes in 2015/16, here.