Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is grant funding and is in addition to the School's Delegated Budget. It is allocated to children from low income families and children who have been in care continuously for more than six months. Pupil Premium Funding is used to raise attainment, promote social skills, independent learning and positive behaviour in order to increase pupil progress.

Please note that, due to our academisation on 1st April 2015, we had a 17 month financial year from 1st April 2015 until 31st August 2016.

In the financial year 2015/16 the school received £48577 Pupil Premium Grant. It was spent in the following ways:

  • Subsidising school trips to support families of children entitled to the Pupil Premium Grant (£1085)
  • Staff training/ Continuing Professional Development to deliver appropriate interventions to aid the attainment and academic progress of children entitled to the Pupil Premium Grant (£6874)
  • Individual/ small group academic support (£8254)
  • Attachment Disorder training for staff members (£3600)
  • Membership of the FACS mental health project - access to a Primary Mental Health Worker (£1433)
  • Provision of play therapist/ psychotherapist (£3630)
  • Increased hours for the Learning Mentor to pastorally support these children and monitor their attendance and engagement (£20116)
  • Provision of resources required to support children entitled to the Pupil Premium Grant and extra-curricular activities (£3565)

The school supported 20 children entitled to this funding in 2015/16.

Reading

In reading, 60% of children entitled to support through the Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Plus funding achieved the Age Related Expectation. 88% of all children at Blackthorns achieved the Age Related Expectation.

Writing

In writing, 60% of children entitled to support through the Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Plus funding achieved the Age Related Expectation. 84% of all children at Blackthorns achieved the Age Related Expectation.

Maths

In maths, 60% of children entitled to support through the Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Plus funding achieved the Age Related Expectation. 86% of all children at Blackthorns achieved the Age Related Expectation.

Of the children entitled to the Pupil Premium Grant, 50% are also on the school Special Educational Needs register. 15% of all children at Blackthorns are on the Special Educational Needs register.

The average attendance of the children entitled to support from the Pupil Premium Grant was 96.8% for the 2015/16 academic year. The attendance figure for all children at Blackthorns was 97.2%.

During this financial year, we are currently supporting 20 children through the Pupil Premium Grant. We are spending the Pupil Premium funding in 2016/17 in the following ways:

  • Subsidising school trips to support families of children entitled to the Pupil Premium Grant
  • Staff training to deliver appropriate interventions
  • Delivery of interventions for the attainment and academic progress of children entitled to the Pupil Premium Grant
  • Increased hours for the Learning Mentor to pastorally support these children and monitor their attendance and engagement
  • Access to online educational resources for pupils entitled to the Pupil Premium Grant
  • Provision of extra-curricular activities
  • Staff training focus on Quality First Teaching and monitoring of this within classrooms