From September 2012 schools are required to publish online information about how they have used Pupil Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the provision for pupils covered by the premium.
At St. Cyprian’s Greek Orthodox Primary Academy, we ensure that learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils and that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, identifying, targeting and addressing any needs.
In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive, or have received free school meals are socially disadvantaged.
We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered for free school meals. Pupil premium funding is therefore, used to support any pupil or groups of pupils the academy has identified as being socially disadvantaged.
Pupil Premium has been carefully spent and tracked at St. Cyprian’s to ensure that we continue to close the gap in attainment and achievement for specific groups of pupils.
During the period September 2018 to August 2019, St. Cyprian’s will receive a total of £106,920 in Pupil Premium Grant.
In the academic year 2018-19 the percentage of free school meals is 14%.
The premium will be spent in the following ways:
- To provide small group work with an experienced teacher focusing on overcoming gaps in learning £36,075
- To provide small group work with an experienced teaching assistant focusing on overcoming gaps in learning £20,000
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided by trained TAs £23,500
- External agencies (Creative Dance & Drama) £4,320
- School journey subsidies £3,000
- Purchase of one mini bus to reduce cost of travel £9,000
- Cooking programme £11,025
Impact of Pupil Premium 2017-2018
The pupil premium funding for the academic year 2017-2018 was £90,000 and was spent as follows:
- To provide small group work with an experienced teacher focusing on overcoming gaps in learning £41,800
- To provide small group work with an experienced teaching assistant focusing on overcoming gaps in learning £15,500
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided by trained TAs £20,000
- External agencies (ARTIS) £6,000
- Lease of mini buses to reduce cost of travel £2,250
- Funding clubs, educational visits, residentials, holiday clubs and other enrichment activities, £3,074
- Delivering a Cookery Programme £18,444.74
- Curriculum learning resources £1,376
This provision has had a positive impact on pupil attainment throughout the school in all groups. This can be shown in our end of KS1 and KS2 outcomes as published, where our school results are significantly above national expectations.
PPG KS2 19 children
|Subject||Number of children at Expected Standard||% of children at Expected Standard||Number of children at
|% of children at
PPG KS1 – 6 children
|Combined||EXS 50%||GD 33%|
GPS = Grammar, punctuation and spelling
86 % of pupils eligible for PPG passed the Phonics Screener in Year 1 (6/7).
There were 3 pupils eligible for PPG in Year 2 who retook the Phonics Screener. All pupils who retook the screener passed.
Pupils eligible for PPG perform very well in the core subjects.
Barriers to Learning
This academic year (2018-2019) a small percentage of pupils (8% reading, 11% writing and 10% maths) eligible for PPG, are emerging in core areas. These pupils have been identified and are receiving interventions, funded by PPG, to address any barriers to learning. The impact of the pupil premium funding will be measured through the Academy’s bespoke assessment procedures, which take place termly.
The date of the next pupil premium strategy review will be in September 2019.