At Upton Priory School, we have £114, 840 allocated for disadvantaged children for the academic year 2019-20.

The main barriers for Pupil Premium children are addressed in our current SDP. We aim to ensure that:

Action Intended outcome What is the evidence and rationale for this choice?
CPD support for staff to implement and support PP children in developing meta-cognitive strategies Children to become more able to direct own learning, develop memory skills and progress knowledge Poor baseline of children’s ability to use their memory and develop their own knowledge
Quality First Teaching development, CPD for staff Attainment for PP will improve

Reading, Writing and Maths at the expected standard to move towards being in line with national

Continued low attainment for PP children compared to national data.
Continued CPD for all staff in English – writing Attainment for PP to improve and move towards national Writing continues to be the area for most development, even though there has been improvement
Individual PP targeted for support and development Narrow the gap by focusing on individual children rather than PP as a whole Certain individual children are close to achieving ARE (age related expectations) but have multiple factors impacting on their learning. By focusing on the child as a whole we can determine which factors impact most.
Additional teacher to support Year 6 Maths Increase proportion of children meeting EXS (expected) in Maths Low entry into Year 6 showing children not on track to meet National figures.
Pupil premium surgeries Support teachers in identifying the needs of individual pupil premium children Looking at the child as a whole will help establish the main barriers or areas for support for each child
Targeted interventions – based on ongoing assessment and next steps for pupils, reviewed termly To support children’s learning in different areas of the curriculum Individual PP progress data has highlighted specific areas for development which can be targeted using small group tuition
Increase in parental engagement and attendance at school workshops/ events Improved parental engagement with school and support of key priorities within school PP family engagement and support at home can be lower than with non-PP children. This approach will help us identify where support might be needed.
Improved attendance for PP children Improved attendance for PP children Low attendance for PP children
Emotional well-being support Improve the children’s readiness to learn Children’s welfare has been well supported and they are therefore more ready to learn
Welfare check Ensure children are ready to learn and feel secure in school Evidence that some children come into school with worries from home and/ or welfare needs
Support for residentials and school trips PP children to be able to access all trips PP have struggled to fund full or part of trip costs


Our funding is spent in a variety of ways, including:

  • Feedback from staff, pupil voice, planning scrutiny, book scrutiny, analysis of test scores at termly pupil progress meetings, analysis of whole school data.
  • Termly Pupil Premium surgery feedback
  • Daily additional teacher in Year 6 for Maths
  • Intervention maps and costed pupil premium map
  • Regular meetings with families of targeted children to help ensure they understand the developments for their child and how they can help
  • More rigorous approach to ensure poor attendance is picked up on. Work with families to improve attendance.
  • Daily checks on individual children as required and work with FSW in school plus mind mechanics intervention for those who require it
  • Daily social group with opportunity to talk 1:1 with a member of staff
  • CPD for staff to help support PP children

The effect of this spending is then analysed by SLT (senior leadership team) and reviewed in termly Pupil Progress meetings with the class teachers. Adaptations are made when necessary and progress against clear targets are continually monitored.

The pupil premium strategy is reviewed every year in the Summer term when analysing our performance data, however it is also reviewed every term during Pupil Progress meetings.

For last year our Pupil Premium spending is detailed on the Pupil Premium Allocation document. This spending helped ensure that the Pupil Premium children were in line with national in reading and maths. They were not in line for writing and this has formed the basis of the SDP for the whole school.

Please see separate documentation for breakdown of spending across previous years.

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