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Pupil Premium

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At Shobdon School we are committed to raising standards for each and every child.

The Pupil Premium Grant

The aim of Shobdon Primary School is to ensure that all children are able to access every aspect of the school’s provision in order to attain the highest standards of achievement and the greatest possible progress in relation to individual starting points.

The Pupil Premium, a Government initiative, is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupil’s on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM). A smaller amount is allocated according to the number of children of service families and an allocation is made for each pupil who has been “Looked After” (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who had been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years. Research clearly shows established links between deprivation and educational underachievement, with Pupil Premium funding enabling a school to support these children in overcoming any barriers that they may have in successfully engaging with their education. The Pupil Premium is provided in order to support these children to reach their full potential by accelerating their progress and providing them with experiences which may not normally be available to them.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.

At Shobdon Primary, the staff and governors accept responsibility for children who are recognised as disadvantaged and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring environment. As with every child in our care, a child who is considered to be “disadvantaged” is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his/her full potential, irrespective of disadvantage or need. We aim to ensure that every child leaves Shobdon Primary excited about learning and determined to succeed. We want to equip them with confidence, resilience and a passion for justice and equality. These qualities will enable them to thrive and to champion kindness and fairness at all stages of their future lives. The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium funding will support us in achieving these aims.

Pupil Premium Grant 2016-17

Total number of pupils on roll 2016-17: 82

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG: 11

PPG received: £16,740

Impact of Pupil Premium Grant

   Number of PP pupils

Attainment Below ARE Attainment ARE + Attainment Above ARE Less than expected progress At least expected progress More than expected progress
KS1 4 25% 75% 25% 0% 100% 50%
KS2 7 43% 57% 0% 29% 71% 14%
KS1 4 25% 75% 25% 0% 100% 25%
KS2 7 71% 29% 0% 29% 71% 0%
KS1 4 25% 75% 25% 0% 100% 25%
KS2 7 43% 57% 0% 14% 86% 0%




Pupil Premium 2017-18

Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant received
Total number of pupils on roll 2017-18 86
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 15 

KS1 – 5     KS2 – 10

PPG received £16,680


As a school we have lower than average numbers of pupils who receive free school meals and therefore bring pupil premium funding into the school budget. The needs of these children differ within the school. While the national pictures show that there is a gap in attainment between children on free school meals and those not on free school meals, this does not apply to all children in Shobdon Primary School.
 In-school barriers
1. Limited expressive and receptive vocabulary.
2. Many PPG pupils require support for emotional, social skills and attachment issues.
3. PPG data shows a spectrum of limited reading, writing and mathematics knowledge and understanding, and the need for challenge for those to attain a greater depth in reading, writing and mathematics.
External barriers



Attendance for children in receipt of PPG is 93.96% compared to all students 96.24%. Poor attendance reduces their school hours, impacting on their progress with gaps in their learning especially in mathematics and English.
5. Some of our PPG parents have low literacy and numeracy skills therefore the level of parental support has impact upon priority of academic attainment.
6. Shobdon is a rural community where families need to have their own transport as public transport is limited, thereby not all children will experience wider cultural opportunities.
Desired outcomes
  Desired outcomes and how they will be measured Success criteria
A.    Children are able to talk, using rich and expressive vocabulary, about their emotions in a controlled way and acknowledge that problems can be solved. This will be delivered through the Thrive programme – either 1:1 or CTs using Thrive whole class strategies. Children have greater self-esteem and confidence.

Children retain more friendships.

Children need less support in class time to resolve friendship issues.

Measured by outcomes on Thrive Assessment.


B.     Accelerated progress for all PPG pupils in reading, writing and mathematics through high quality teaching and effective use of all support staff. (EEF research on use of TAs) The attainment of PPG pupils to national levels thereby diminishing the gap between non PP and PPG. All pupils to have made at least expected progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

All children to be able to talk about their targets and next steps in learning.

Measured by end of year Expected Standard on database, pupil progress meetings, learning walks and observations, book celebrations and the pupil voice.

C.     Improved outcomes in Phonics for specific pupils eligible for PPG in Year 1 Improve % passing the Phonics screen in Year 1 for pupils eligible for PPG.

Measured by % of pupils attaining national threshold.

D.     Attendance rates for PPG pupils will increase to at least 96%. All absences will be explored from the first day of absence. The GRT support officer will liaise with GRT families. Case studies will evidence the actions of school on any child with attendance less than 96%.


The gap is diminished between the attendance rates of PPG and non PPG pupils.

Measured by attendance records.

E.     To provide a range of quality cross curricular opportunities for all pupils. PPG access all opportunities offered both at school and off site.

Measured by attendance records.