Pupil Premium 2016 /17

Pupil Premium Strategy: 2016 /17

This is a new strategy developed for our new school as a new member of the Bridgnorth Area Schools' Trust.  This strategy shows how our school will spend the Pupil Premium allocation for 2016-2017. Pupil premium was introduced to address inequality in educational outcomes. It is allocated to schools  to support pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point for the last six years.  It is also allocated to children who have been in the 'looked-after' system, as they too may need additional support to help them achieve their potential.


Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium money as they see fit. Our approach is to provide children with quality learning experiences and also respond to address any gaps in their learning or to provide additional challenge. We monitor the progress of pupil premium pupils carefully and are creative to remove any barriers to learning.  We have used research to help us decide which approaches and interventions will be most successful and have used feedback from OFSTED findings to help us make the best decisions possible.


We have 20 students eligible for Pupil Premium Grant.  Our grant this academic year is in the region of £28K (final budget from EFA not confirmed at the point of writing).  Our pupil premium pupils have varied needs.  Some need an individualised approach to support their learning; others can be best helped through an additional family strategy.  80% of our pupil premium students are in five families.  In 2015/16 our pupil premium pupils performed significantly lower that the national averages for other pupils.  In KS2 results this gap was widest in Writing (-15.27), but also too low in Reading (-10.77) and maths (-6.69).  However this was one student. 


We have much work to do to raise achievement at Alveley School and are committed to ensuring that our pupil premium pupils are successful in making those improvements.  Several of our strategies will therefore be to monitor and respond to the pupil premium pupils' progress in general school improvement areas.  We have used a variety of sources when deciding which strategies to use.  Primarily they have been picked because they are broad approaches to school improvement used by successful schools and endorsed by a variety of sources from DFE to the Sutton Trust. 







Accelerate pupil attainment and progress

Whole school 2-year strategy for school improvement developed by new leaders; leading to deep transformative practise across the school, but with a particular focus on KS2.

Underachievement in KS2.

Led by POM (and SDG).  All staff and govs.


Quality first teaching

Actions to include:


  •    Staff training
  •   Visits to other schools
  •   Use of educational      consultant
  •   Sharing across school
  •  Prioritised work

Several new teachers and new leadership.  Heritage of underachievement especially in KS2.

All teachers. 

Coordinated POM.


Monitoring and assessment

Systems developed across the school to ensure that impact of all work is monitored for PP pupils.   Include:

  •   attendance systems
  •   behaviour and rewards
  •   progress
  •   Reading, writing and maths levels.

Lack of careful monitoring in 2015/16 meaning evaluation of strategies ineffective. 


  • £2K







Improve leadership and governance of PP

Detailed termly report on PP to governors. 

No effective governance strategy in 2015 / 16.

POM. Govs.


Ensure PP pupils make best use of teacher and support staff actions.

Develop a PP first strategy. 

  •   Mark PP pupils books first
  •    PP pupils most frequent on paired reading system and individual readers heard first
  •   PP pupils first on monitor rota.
  •   Class TAs to ensure PPG children are settled and on task at start of activity.

Resources and time targeted at PP pupils bringing small but regular impact.

All staff

No cost.

Use of consultant

Support our new Head.  Review our strategy and effectiveness of our plans through paying for consultant. 

New leadership and much work to do.



Ensure appropriate referrals and family support where needed. 

Target EWO and parent support initiatives to families in need if appropriate. 

  •   EWO
  •   suitable link teacher talk to families about needs
  •   work to address individual needs where suitable

Five families make up 80% of the PP cohort.  Meeting collective needs and supporting home learning and routines may have a very significant impact in some cases.



Ensure PP pupils have access to a good breakfast and are ready to learn. 

Re-organise before and after school provision. 

  •   Free breakfast for PP pupils
  •   Re-launched and booked breakfast club.
  •   Re-launched and booked after school club.

Current provision is not targeted to support achievement



Support individuals regarding enrichment opportunities

Consider approaches to support key activities of benefit to education of PP pupils (eg Arthog)

Pupils no longer prevented from enrichment activities

Jenny and KC