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Pupil Premium

The current Ofsted inspection framework states that schools should ‘identify and support pupils who have significant disadvantages so that their progress is maximised’. Barlby Primary School is committed to ensuring all children achieve the highest academic standards and any disadvantage as a result of pupils’ home circumstances is redressed as quickly and effectively as possible. 

Pupil Premium (PP) is a grant given to schools for each child who claims free school meals currently or who has done so in the past six years. The government provides this grant so that schools can allocate additional support to ensure that the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils at least match or are rapidly approaching those of other pupils nationally and in the school.

Pupil premium funding at Barlby is allocated to reduce class sizes and improve pupil-adult ratios. Barlby serves a diverse community where deprivation is high. Access to additional academic and pastoral support is crucial for the community. Barlby is a 1.5 entry school (45 spaces in each year group). Historically, classes were organised to include mixed classes e.g. Year 3/4. This is far from ideal and the school leadership took the decision to spend PP funding on organising the school to include two small classes in each year group. This organisation has led to considerable success.

Funding is allocated to ensure all pupils in receipt of the PP have the necessary support to reach at least national standards of attainment in the core areas of reading, writing and mathematics by the time they leave the school. Further PP funds are used to ensure pupils are able to play a full part in the life of the school, removing any differences in opportunity that might occur as a result of financial constraints.

Ultimately all funds, both those derived from the PP and those from the main school budget that supplement these, are used to ensure equity of experience and outcomes for the most disadvantaged children with their peers.



Pupil Premium 2018 - 2019

 Barlby Primary School Academic Year 2018-19 

The main barriers we have identified are:

1. Arrival in school with below average attainment, especially in speech, language and communication

2. Decreased likelihood of fulfilling complete academic potential

3. Fewer opportunities outside school for enrichment and wider personal development

4. Inconsistent attendance and punctuality

5. Increased risk of social and emotional difficulty due to challenges faced outside school

6. Low parental engagement/parenting skills


    Pupil Premium Expenditure




Impact Measure

EEF Impact



Speech & Language Therapy




Typically, pupils on entry are below national average for speaking and listening and this impacts on attainment and progress in most areas of the curriculum. We are focusing on additional specialist input for reception age children and for some individual children higher up the school with specific speech and language issues e.g. speech sounds.

Closing the gap between PP pupils and National in CLL ELG.


 Additonal Speech therapist



Behaviour Interventions



Behaviour interventions seek to improve attainment by reducing challenging behaviour.

Reduced number of incidents recorded on behaviour manager. Increase in class participation. Increase in progress.

Exclusions used only as a last resort.



Percentage of learning mentor’s salary £10,000



Speaking and Listening Interventions / focus




Low levels on entry impact on all areas of the curriculum, particularly literacy. Limited S&L can also have an impact on social and emotional well-being.

Focus on expanding vocabulary in line with age related expectations.

Speech and language assessment system and measure impact at end of year (pupil progress).


LSA salary(2 different adults) x 0.5  £16,000







In 2018 78% PP pupils passed against 83% other pupils. In order to maintain this standard additional LSA is working in year one.


Closing the gaps between PP pupils and others. Closing the gaps between PP pupils and National - in Year one phonics screening.


Percentage of Salaries for LSAs x 2 that support streaming and small groups £4000


Social and Emotional learning



There is an increase in mental health issues for our pupils. The Art Room is a UK charity working with children and young people to increase their self-esteem, self-confidence and independence through art. Working with trained Art Room Practitioners, students work in small groups in the dedicated studio space.

Pupils are emotionally ready for learning. Exclusion and withdrawals are low.


Percentage of Learning Mentor’s salary £10,000


The Art Room (charity on site) £8,000



Outdoor Adventure learning



Residential School Journey in Y6.

Barrier: poverty. Barlby aims to give all pupils an equal chance to enjoy extra-curricular activities.

Pupils are not excluded from school journey for financial reasons. The school subsidises the visit.


PGL subsidies



Curriculum Enrichment participation


Providing experiences that pupils would otherwise find difficult to access. Subsidised trips and workshops. To extend pupils learning beyond the classroom and raise aspirations.

Range of opportunities for each year group. Barlby values the arts and aims to expose all pupils to opportunities which enrich their experience of school life and the wider world.




Parental Involvement


As primary educators we want to inform and include parents whenever we can in their child’s / children’s learning. We target workshops and respond to feedback in questionnaires.

Increased parental involvement in child’s learning including: attendance at workshops, open mornings, home learning.


Open Mornings


(Cost of cover)


Upper Key Stage Two Support



There is a significant gap between PP and the  expected end of year standard in year six.

Closing the gaps between PP pupils and National.


Percentage of DH and AH salary ,



Reduced class sizes




We have made changes as a part of the transition to a two form entry school (2020) from 1.5. Historically we have had 45 places in each year group but now have up to 50. The school operates with two classes of 23-25 in each year group avoiding the need for mixed year group classes. There are significant social & emotional benefits and the school roll is healthy in part due to the appeal of small classes.

Closing the gaps between PP pupils and others. Closing the gaps between PP pupils and National.





Pupil Premium Lead



There are sometimes gaps in attainment between schools PP and school Other that we need to address (in particular cohorts). A named member of the leadership team is taking responsibility for overseeing budgeting and evaluation and disseminating to close the gap.

Closing the gaps between PP pupils and others. Closing the gaps between PP pupils and National.

Ensuring class teachers, SENCo, governors and all colleagues have a raised awareness of PP.


Percentage of salary £10000


Attendance and punctuality



Attendance is below national average. Key families are being targeted for support as well as whole school initiatives such as ‘In to Win’ celebrations and prizes, trips to Chessington for the classes with best attendance. Weekly meeting held with key staff to decide follow-up actions on targetted children .

Attendance will improve from 95.3% (17-18) to 96.1% (18-19)


Percentage of Admin salary, DH salary, Learning mentors salary

Chessington Trip.

Kindles.  £10000


Fruit scheme and subsidised places for breakfast club.


We are committed to healthy eating and recognise the importance of a healthy mid-morning snack for all pupils. We aim to raise aspirations and promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Increased focus on learning as children have had breakfast and a heathy snack- not hungry.


Paid for key stage two fruit daily  and subsidised places at breakfast club £7500 (fruit and staffing)




Uniform provided for most needy families






186 pupils / 55% of school population  (excluding nursery)                   PPG Income: £  245,520                              Total budgeted for: £252,761