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Pupil Premium 2016-17

Allocation - £213,080 (including £3,900 EYPP)

Breakdown of PP children (2016/17): *correct as of 21.10.16 and includes EYPP


Number of pupils in class

Number of PP pupils

% of PP pupils





Year 1




Year 2




Year 3




Year 4




Year 5




Year 6





Total pupils - 450

Total PP pupils - 159

Total % of PP pupils – 35.6%

The pupil premium is allocated to schools for:

  • Children of statutory school age from low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  • Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months
  • Children whose parents are currently working in the armed forces

Our context:

  • Thanet is located in an area of high social deprivation where 78.3% of our children live in the bottom 10% of most disadvantaged homes nationally.  38.2% of children are regarded as ‘Ever 6’ and as a result of this, we receive a significant amount of Pupil Premium funding.
  • Whilst we have a high number of children who attract the Pupil Premium we also have a significant proportion who do not, but live in homes which reflect high levels of deprivation. The parents of these children may not fulfil the eligibility criteria as they make a conscience effort to work albeit in very low paid employment rather than claim benefits. A small minority of parents choose not to register their entitlement. As a result some of the support funded by our Pupil Premium will benefit all children.

During 2016-17 Thanet will receive £213,080 (including £3,900 EYPP) Pupil Premium funding.  The table below shows how we have planned to spend the pupil premium money over the coming year and enables us to inform parents, carers and governors of the impact it has on pupil achievement.

School Priority:

To close the gap between those children who attract the Pupil Premium and ‘others’

To increase the % of pupil premium pupils working at ARE

To ensure high attaining pupil premium children continue to attain at a greater depth


Approx cost

Intended impact

Breakfast club

  • Food and kitchen staff
  • Free breakfast club access
  • Access to reading and homework support
  • Social skills support
  • Resources and games
  • Staff in Breakfast Club to engage children in meaningful social interaction


  • Support maintaining and improving rates of attendance
  • Opportunity to complete homework
  • Opportunity to develop fluency in reading
  • Children are ready to learn
  • Social skills development

Family links and attendance

  • Support and challenge attendance
  • Rewards and incentives-Golden table
  • Home school links
  • Marvellousme App
  • Parent Partners Award


  • Maintain and continue to improve rates of attendance
  • Reduction in persistence absence
  • Secure higher levels of punctuality
  • Improved relations with hard to reach families

Well-being team (2 x staff MM/SG)

  • Early intervention
  • Family support and challenge
  • Behaviour additional intervention
  • Well-being additional intervention


  • Secure the safety and well-being of all pupils
  • Reduce risk of exclusion
  • Support families who have specific needs
  • Liaise with agencies around EWB needs

ECAR programme

  • Specialist teacher to run/oversee programme
  • Dedicated member of staff to support/train staff in phonics and reading strategies
  • Develop of early reading intervention (Y1 reading squad)


  • Close the gap in reading from a low baseline
  • Increase in % of chn achieving the Y1/Y2 phonic check to be in line with national
  • Increase profile of reading across the school

Early Years

  • 1 L3 TA (SK)
  • 8hrs per week additional support
  • ECERS training, support
  • REAM programme in FS1
  • Develop FS 1 library resource
  • Develop the learning environments


  • Increase in % of children achieving GLD
  • Increase in % of children achieving ELG
  • Improved communication and language from low starting points
  • Close the gap from a low baseline
  • Additional support for identified children

Small class sizes in Y6

  • 1 x teacher
  • High pupil and staff ratio


  • Greater access to quality first teaching
  • Increase in % of chn achieving ARE at the end of KS2
  • Increase % of pupils achieving at a greater depth


·         Additional support during English and maths

·         Pre/post loading intervention

·         Speech and Language support

·         Lexia intervention

·         2 days dedicated Inclusion time


  • Ensure all pupils can access an age appropriate curriculum
  • Close the gap between those children who attract the Pupil Premium and ‘others’
  • Increase the % of pupils working at ARE
  • PP who have additional needs are appropriately catered for, % meeting personal targets increases

Subsidised visits and out of school activities

  • Travel to sporting events
  • Music tuition for Year 4 upwards
  • Children’s University visits
  • Heritage Learning
  • Library service


  • Enhancement of curriculum-increased pupil engagement
  • Access to activities where cost or transport would be prohibitive
  • Promotion and development of SMSC/British values

Total: £542,500