Pupil Premium



What is Pupil Premium?

The government allocates additional money to schools, Pupil Premium funding, for children from low income families or Looked after children. Funding is allocated to children who have been entitled to free school meals (FSM) over the last six years.

This is allocated to raise the attainment of these children and close the attainment gap between these pupils and others at our school as well as ensuring that all qualifying pupils benefit from the funding.


Total numbers of children on roll:

Although numbers fluctuate during the year our October 2016 CENSUS was 323 pupils on roll of whom 106 were identified as eligible for free school meals with 150 classed as disadvantaged.

Therefore approximately 46% of our school population qualifies for Pupil Premium.


Pupil Premium funding received:

Pupil premium funding is paid by the local authority to schools. For each pupil entitled to pupil premium, the school receives £1,320.00 per school year.

We also receive £1,900 for each pupil if they have been:

  • Adopted
  • A special guardianship order
  • A child arrangement order
  • A residence order

This was a total amount of:  £188,000 in 2016 - 17


At Barlow Hall, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind and disadvantaged higher ability students continue to make accelerated progress. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure.

We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to achieve highly. Pupil premium funding, along with allocations made from the school’s own budget will help ensure this money is spent to maximum effect.


Our objectives for 2016 to 2017 are:

  • To ensure that our identified pupil premium children have closed the gap with national expectations by the time they leave Year 6.
  • To ensure that all identified children, including those not underachieving, achieve their end of year 6 target.          
  • To ensure that identified higher achieving disadvantaged learners reach higher outcomes by the time they leave us in Year 6.


We have analysed our barriers to learning and based our actions on evidence and clear rationale on the most effective ways to support disadvantaged pupils’ achievement:

  • We have a whole school ethos of attainment for all
  • We address behaviour and attendance concerns
  • High quality teaching
  • We meet children’s individual learning needs
  • We deploy staff effectively
  • We make good use of data and information to identify and evaluate
  • We have clear roles and responsive leadership.

We have created pupil profiles which support our understanding of priorities and strategic planning. Our specific barriers to learning are:

  • language and communication,
  • low levels on entry to school,
  • readiness for school,
  • identified low aspirations,
  • some parent's lack of engagement in their child’s learning
  • behaviours for learning for some children, including independence and resilience.


Pupil Premium Spending decisions have been reached by an analysis of pupil outcome data and termly monitoring of the impact of interventions and specific programmes. This enables us to maximise the achievement for our children.


At Barlow Hall we direct this funding towards:

Learning in the curriculum for all learners

Enrichment activities, including projects to raise the aspirations of learners

Families and Community

Social, emotional and behavioural issues


This table demonstrates how Pupil Premium Funding is spent in 2016-17:

Action Cost Desired Impact
Learning in the Curriculum with a focus on quality first teaching as well as targeted intervention:


Language and Communication
Quality first teaching
English as an additional language. 







Total Spend: £124,139


Quality First teaching:

Reading miles project   £500

Maths training and resource £2,226

Additional Maths teacher to enable the mixed aged classes to be taught in year groups  £24,149



Targeted support:

Numbers Count - £37,223

Reading Recovery - £30,704

Speech and Language Development work - £5,000

EAL targeted support - £21,827

NPQSL for staff to support Aspiration project for higher ability £2,510

An increase in the numbers of books children read in order to impact on their reading outcomes and ability to discuss articulately texts.

Children achieve higher standards in maths and more children achieve raised expectations following the new curriculum.

Removing barriers for learning to ensure children attain good outcomes and as many children achieve expected levels for their age.


Increasing the numbers of children with high ability achieving higher outcomes in reading, writing and maths.


Using specialist teachers to support the attainment of higher ability children and help them to achieve high levels.

Social, emotional and behavioural issues










Total spend: £58,342

Quality First teaching:

Growth Mindset training £453


Resources linked to Empowering learning. £500


Targeted support:

Therapeutic approaches and specialist staff.
Commissioned services

  • drama therapy   £5,590
  • the work of the Inclusion team £2,660
  • Learning Mentor groups: £49,139
Support children to develop behaviours that support their learning to ensure they attain in line with their targets and are independent life- learners with greater resilience and engagement.




To improve social interactions, self-esteem and support attachment and reduce anxiety for target children enabling children to fully engage in the curriculum and make accelerated progress.










Total Spend: £33,553

Art and community art projects £8,900

Music £4,000

Forest school £10,800

Additional specialist sports curriculum £8,075

Trips to support Learning challenge Curriculum £1,378

Homework club £400


Increase motivation, engagement and a breadth of opportunity for children who do not access community opportunities.



Provide opportunities for higher ability children to access specific programmes to raise their aspirations.

Families and Community



Total spend: Total spend: £17,518

Attendance and Punctuality £13,278

Family and community programmes

  •  Time Travellers  £1,620
  •   Scrummy Crew  £1,620
  •  School readiness  £1,000
Reducing the number of lates and absence from school.

Declining persistent absence.

Supporting parents and families in order to improve engagement of targeted families in children’s education.

Total spend: £233,552  


Outcomes 2015-16


Attainment for Disadvantaged Pupils

EYFS Children who have attained a good level of development (GLD) Attendance
School 58% 96.05%
Performance of non-disadvantaged children 64% 91%
Performance of disadvantaged children 46% (18% gap) 92%
National performance of all disadvantaged children Not available Not available
National performance of all children 69% (2016) 96%

Attainment for Disadvantaged Pupils

KS1 Children who have attained expected levels in reading Children who have attained expected levels in  writing. Children who have attained expected levels in Maths. Attendance
School 85% 81% 85% 96.05%
Performance of non-disadvantaged children 94% 94% 94% 95.5%
Performance of disadvantaged children 77% 69% 77% 94.5%
National performance of disadvantaged children (2015) 78% 70% 77% Not Available
National performance of all children 74% 65% 73% 96%


Attainment for Disadvantaged Pupils

KS2 Children who have attained expected levels in reading, writing and Maths combined Attendance
School 86% 96.05%
Performance of non-disadvantaged children 86% 96%
Performance of disadvantaged children 87% 97.8%
Performance of disadvantaged children nationally 60%  
National performance of all children 53% 96%


Barlow Hall is an accredited reviewer of ‘Effective Pupil Premium Reviews’ following our consistent successful closing of the gap for disadvantaged pupils.








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