Churchfields Primary School


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Our Pupil Premium Statement

Use and impact of Pupil Premium funding for the 2017-18 academic year

To be read in conjunction with the Quality First Education Trust approach to using the Pupil Premium

Pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium funding

Number of pupils on roll in our school in 2017-18


Number of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium in 2017-18


Percentage of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium in 2017-18


Funding received

The amount of Pupil Premium funding the school received for 2017-18


Specific barriers/issues at our school

A significant proportion of pupils eligible for pupil premium also have significant SEND issues. The school has a resource base for children with severe and complex additional needs and pupils eligible for pupil premium are over represented in those classes.
Pupils eligible for pupil premium also tend to have a poorer attendance record than others.
There is a much higher proportion of pupils eligible for pupil premium in Key Stage 2 than in lower years.

Full breakdown of how the funding was spent

Quality First Education

for all pupils

Maths mastery: we invested in resources and support to introduce mastery learning techniques in maths – proven to help ensure no child left behind


e.g. Quality of teaching in year 5 and 6: we invested in additional support for teachers in Year 5 and 6 which had a larger proportion of children eligible for PP last year.


Whatever It Takes - for those who need additional support

Family worker: We funded a member of staff to work with vulnerable families.


Counsellor: We funded a part time counsellor to work with vulnerable children.


Extra-curricular provision: We funded school trips and clubs for children eligible for the pupil premium


Speech and language: We funded SALT support for children eligible for pupil premium, where appropriate


Small group and one to one interventions: We funded additional staff to support lower attaining learners or those who were falling behind, particularly in the Early Years and Key Stage 1


Social skills groups: We funded staff to run groups to support children with particular social and emotional support needs


The impact of the funding and our approach

Results at the end of KS2 in the 2017/18 academic year were more mixed for pupils eligible for pupil premium than we had wanted. At the end of Key Stage 2 50% of pupils eligible for pupil premium achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths. This represented four out of eight pupils. Of the eight pupils, two had very significant additional needs and as a result were very unlikely to achieve this standard. A further two achieved it in some areas but not across the three subjects. This was in the context of mid-year changes in Year 6 teaching staff which impacted negatively on results across the piece, but had a significant effect on these children. Within the eight pupils there were pupils who achieved the higher standard in some areas.

Progress in writing for pupils eligible for pupil premium was a particular issue last year and improving progress in writing is a key focus for school improvement for 2018/19.

In the phonics screening check, the majority of pupils eligible for pupil premium passed comfortably but again the very small cohort size for pupils eligible for pupil premium means that those who didn’t have a disproportionate effect.

For 2018/19 we are participating in a Close The Gap project facilitated by the local authority and will use strategies from this to review and enhance our current practice.

Churchfields Primary School

Churchfields Road, Beckenham
Kent, BR3 4QY

T: 020 86505247
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