pupil premium

Pupil Premium Summary 2019/20

 Pupil Premium – Summary Information   2019 – 2020
School Crest Infant & Nursery School
Year 2019/20 Total estimated PP Funding  April 2019 – September 2019 £ 46,800 Date of the most recent review July 2019
Total Number of Pupils 219 Number of Pupils Eligible for PP in 2019/20




Percentage of Pupil Premium entitlement


43 x FSM6 or FSM

1 x CIC

3 x EYFS PP Children



Date of next review of the Strategy July 2020 

(with in-year adjustments if required in  October/December/March

The government continues to provide funding targeted at addressing underlying inequalities and aiming to tackle the disadvantages that some children experience in life. As a school we use the money carefully to ensure that our vulnerable children achieved the best support possible. One of the measures for assessing the impact of this funding is to look at those children who claim free school meals (FSM). Our OFSTED inspection in June 2016 stated that, Pupil premium funding is used effectively to enable disadvantaged pupils to make good progress from their starting points. Clear and specific planning for the use of the funding is focused on narrowing gaps.”

Our end of Key Stage 1 data 2018 demonstrates that the school is continuing to close the attainment gap by the end of Year 2 at the expected standard.

 In-school Barriers to Future Attainment (Current Year groups and whole school )
Nursery (3) (EYFS PP)
This group have entered Nursery with poor speech and communication, social skills and health & self-care. In addition, they are below age expected for all the specific areas. One child is significantly below the developmental expectation for his age in 15/17 strands.
YR (20) Emotional development is a key area for development for this cohort of children. Overall the majority of children are working within 30-50e- or 30-50d in all strands so are not currently at ARE.
Y1 (18) 7 children are on the SEND register/2 children  have EAL                    The social needs and emotional well-being of this group of children could potentially be a barrier to learning as they enter KS1. In addition four children did not achieve the age expected standard in any of the Specific areas of learning so this will need to be monitored.

Attendance is also an issue for 7 of these children (attendance below 95%).

Y2 (6) 1 child is on the SEND register/1 child has EAL 5/6 have had support for emotional needs which needs to continue as this will support well-being and impact on life chances.

One child has extreme attendance issues and the family will continue to require support with this.

Whole School A Few children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding reach the greater depth standard by the end of Y2 and not every PP child makes good progress from the end of EYFS to the end of KS1.
Whole School B Communication skills – a significant proportion of this group have speech and communication intervention programmes in place either at school level or from the Speech and Language Team.
Whole School C Some children present with insecure learning skills such as focus, self-organisation and aspirations. This can lead to learning gaps and low self-esteem especially.
Whole School D Social disadvantage can manifest in limited aspirations and a lack of parental engagement. Children may not be exposed to rich and varied life experiences and this can put them at a disadvantage.
Whole School E Attendance and lateness of children entitled to Pupil Premium is lower than non-pupil premium, reducing the time spent in school and creating learning gaps. (This improved slightly in 2018/19 but is still a factor in closing the gaps.). Persistent absence is the biggest barrier for our PP children.

How do we plan to improve the life chances of these pupils? Click below to find out the details in our 2019 – 2020 Pupil Premium  Strategy:

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019 – 2020

 Click on this link to find out the impact of our Strategy for 2018 – 2019: Pupil Premium Impact Statement 2018.19

Pupil Premium Strategy 2018 – 2019

Pupil Premium Impact Report 2017 – 2018

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017 – 2018

How can parents and guardians contribute to the success of the Pupil Premium Funding?

All children in the Reception year and in Years 1 & 2 can have a free school lunch which is funded directly from the government. This is different from ‘free school meals entitlement’.

If your child is eligible for free school meals it is worth registering them as it will have a direct impact on the funding we receive and will maximise the support we can provide. Parental support and involvement is a key factor in ensuring that children make good progress and leave primary school with a good level of literacy and numeracy.

Your child may be entitled to Free School Meals if you are in receipt of the following:

•Income Support
•Income based Jobseekers Allowance
•Income related Employment and Support Allowance
•Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
•The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
•Child Tax Credit, providing that you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
•Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Should you require any additional information please contact the school office.

For further information on the Pupil Premium, please visit the link below:-