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Cannon Lane Primary School Pupil Premium Statement 2016-17

About the Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or children who have been eligible in the last six years. It is also for children who have been looked after by the local authority continuously for more than six months, and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. Schools will be held accountable for how the additional funding is used to support pupils and are required to show the impact of this spending.

Use of Pupil Premium 2015-2016
For the academic year 2015-2016 Cannon Lane Primary School was allocated a ‘Pupil Premium’ amount of £1300 per child.

The number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium was 30 (4.2%).

This amount was used to support eligible pupils in the following ways:

  • A teacher was released for a day a week to mentor and support individual pupils
  • A Higher Level Teaching Assistant supported children in one to one and group activities specifically to support and enrich the individualised needs of eligible pupils
  • Educational day visits, residential trips, in school events and after school clubs were subsidised for eligible children
  • Enrichment opportunities were provided for more able children including music tuition and creative arts
  • A counsellor was employed to support the emotional needs of targeted children including those in receipt of pupil premium funding
  • Dedicated release time was provided for the Mathematics Leader and the English Leader to support eligible pupils in whole class settings, in small groups and on a one-to-one basis
  • The attendance of Forest School was funded to support the development of wellbeing, leadership and social skills for eligible children

The Impact on Pupils
There were thirty children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding at the end of the Summer Term. This increased from twenty six children in the Spring Term and twenty three children in the Autumn Term.

Support for these children was planned on an individual basis. There was a teacher who supported learning with these children every week and communicated with teachers about specific targets and support. Interventions by teaching assistants and Assistant Headteachers were also in place. Teachers felt that the behaviour, wellbeing and concentration of the pupils in receipt of the funding had improved due to the additional support in place.

A main priority last year was to develop the wellbeing and social skills of many of the children in receipt of pupil premium funding. A way this was achieved was through 21 children participating in forest schools. After this intervention, pupils were surveyed and 95% of those who attended felt that their confidence had increased through participating in forest school.

At the end of Key Stage 2 (2016), 4.5% (4 children) of the Year 6 cohort was eligible for Pupil Premium Grant (PPG). All of these children reached expected standard in maths, 3 children in reading and 2 children in writing. In addition 1 child reached ‘greater depth’ in writing.

At the end of Key Stage 1 (2016), 3.2% (3 children) of the Year 2 cohort were in receipt of the PPG. 2 children reached at least expected standard in reading, writing and maths. I child reached ‘greater depth’ in reading.

In the Year 1 phonics screening check, 3 children were in receipt of the PPG, 2 out of 3 children met the expected standard.

Proposed use of Pupil Premium 2016-2017

For this academic year the level of the premium is £1300 per pupil. Provision is planned on an individual basis to ensure that we best meet the needs of each eligible child.

The number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium is currently twenty six (3.4%).

Currently the barriers for these children include academic needs as well as social and emotional needs, including building self-esteem.

The funding allocated is planned to be used in the following ways to address the barriers:

  • To appoint a higher level teaching assistant to work with children in receipt of the funding
  • To target needs through teaching assistant support within phases to support and enrich the individualised needs of those children
  • To train staff in assessing pupil progress including narrowing the gap
  • To subsidise educational day visits, residential trips, in school events and after school clubs
  • To provide enrichment opportunities for those eligible for the grant including sport, music tuition, writing, creative arts and maths
  • To continue to provide counselling for specific children on a needs led basis
  • To provide funding for a teacher for a day a week to mentor and support individual pupils
  • To fund the attendance of Forest School to support the development of wellbeing, self-esteem and social skills for eligible children dependent on their need

If you think that your child might be eligible for Free School Meals or Pupil Premium funding please follow the links below. Alternatively, staff in the school office or Mrs Brown (Deputy Headteacher) will be happy to speak to you in confidence.

Thank you.

Eligibility for Free School Meals
Your child may be eligible for free school meals. You are encouraged to confirm that you qualify before filling in the application….

Check your eligibility using the online Free School Meal Eligibility Checker.

Using the Checker avoids completing the application form unnecessarily and also helps the school to identify as many children as possible for Pupil Premium.

If the Eligibility Checker confirms that your child does qualify, you must then complete and submit a new application via the Harrow Council web site at www.harrow.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals.

Please note: Harrow will only process paper application forms that have been downloaded from the Harrow website. Applications completed in any other format will not be processed and will be returned to the school.


Download Pupil Premium Report 2015-16