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Oughterside Foundation School Pupil Premium


What is the Pupil Premium?


The Pupil Premium is a type of funding. The school receives the Pupil Premium each academic year from the government; the amount being determined by factors such as the number of students receiving Free School Meals within the school at any one time. The government provides this funding to ensure that students who receive free school meals are not disadvantaged and achieve in line with their peers nationally.

Pupil Premium 2020-2021



How much pupil premium did we receive?



The 2015 -2016 pupil premium allocation was £10,560





Cost Aim Outcome


8 hours TA support to cover intervention packages


£3089.00 Employ TA to run literacy and numeracy intervention programmes 4 afternoons per week


To support Pupil Premium children with different interventions. (Better Reading Partnership, Catch-Up Maths) and to provide pastoral support with challenging behavior and barriers to language.

All PP children receiving intervention made good progress Sep – July


TA support in class 30 hours per week



£6577.30 To employ a full time TA to work in class to offer emotional, social and behavioural support for pupils. LAC and PP children supported in class and made positive steps in managing their behaviour.


Support School Trips

£360.00 To ensure all pupils have access to school visit to enrich their curriculum and remove the potential cost barrier All children attended, and enjoyed, the trips. Writing skills were developed as trips and visits used as writing starting points.





Provide free transport to swimming and other sporting events



£400 To support those who are unable to pay for a vital life skill All children in Years 1-6 were able to attend swimming full year.


To offer a nurture group support  1 hour per week


£915.30 To employ TA to establish a nurture group Increased engagement following sessions. Pupils benefit from regular small group attention and are able to articulate their emotions/ when faced with challenges in the school


Total spend =






The 2014 – 2015 Pupil Premium funding for our school was: £9100


The Pupil Premium funding that is received by the school annually is used in a variety of ways in order to improve pupil attainment and to help overcome any barriers to learning among disadvantaged children.


We have utilised strategies from Narrowing the Gap and the Sutton Trust Toolkit to improve learning that have been researched and analysed extensively, to inform us of the best ways to use this money.


Effective feedback:


  •  Parents are invited to attend termly in-depth consultation meetings with the teachers to discuss their child and the next steps for their child. Regular targets are set and shared with parents so that parents are able to support the progress of their child.
  • Targets are shared with pupils and parents so next steps are specific to each child and clear.
  • Children are given clear steps to move forward, on a daily basis, through assessment for learning.
  • We have held meetings, discussing with parents ways to help their child at home with Reading and Phonics and have issued booklets for parents to refer to.
  • We use marking effectively, which allows clear and effective feedback to every child with time to response to feedback during lesson times.


Meta-cognition and self-regulation strategies:


  •  This is used during PSHE and  sessions to help vulnerable children gain awareness and develop strategies to improve their approach to learning and life.
  • A nurture group has been established in the school and this enables children to work in small groups to discuss issues.
  •  Self esteem is linked to this approach, so the children are given many opportunities to celebrate their success, weekly celebration certificates, end of term achievement and effort awards, as well as being given opportunities to tell others of good work during Celebration assemblies every Friday.


Information and communication technologies:


We have invested in a range of new and enhancing, creating an ICT classroom. We have continued to invest in wireless technology and tablets to ensure children can support their learning in any area across school.


After School Programmes:


  • We provide an after school programme at the end of the school day when children are involved in activities which are supervised by adults. Some activities have an academic focus and are taught by staff of the school; other activities are taught / supervised by adults with a range of skills and qualifications.
  • We provide a breakfast club at the beginning of each day where pupils have the opportunity to have toast and juice, which sets them up for the school day. Children respond better and are more engaged and involved in their learning.

Individualised Instruction:

  •  Pupils across the school have access to an individualised maths programme, called Mathletics, where teachers tailor activities to meet the needs and abilities of pupils. Pupils are given a set of individual activities to complete. Pupils can access mathletics in school and at home. Mathletics has helped accelerate the speed at which pupils’ recall basic maths facts.
  • We also run small intervention groups for children to address misconceptions and help narrow the gaps between these children and their peers.
  • We also run booster groups and classes for those children who are sitting national tests – this enables them to prepare for the tests in smal groups and to work with a dedicated specialist teacher.



2012/13 £1800


  • Use of the Pupil PremiumThe Pupil Premium is used at Oughterside School to pay for a range of activities and staff within the school that provide direct support and provision for students who are entitled to free school meals. Examples include:
  • Music provision for pupils

  • Additional class room support.

  • The impact of the Pupil PremiumOur own self evaluation and review processes and those undertaken externally through Ofsted (2013) measure the impact of our interventions for all pupils.  Even though we have a very low number of Pupil Premium pupils, tracking provides evidence that students who benefit from the Pupil Premium achieve well in the school.