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Yardley Primary School

Enabling children to reach their full potential


Pupil Premium

Pupil premium funding is allocated to schools according to the number of pupils that are disadvantaged – those pupils eligible for free school meals or are in care. In national assessment data ‘Disadvantaged Pupils’ achieve considerably less than the ‘Other Pupils’ group [non-disadvantaged pupils].


The aim of the funding is to ‘close the gap’ in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils [non-disadvantaged].




Our pupil premium funding for 2017-18 was £127,160


Allocated Spend:

£10000 on 1-to-1 and small group tuition provided outside the school day.


£117.160 towards the costs of additional non-classed based teachers to provide direct teaching support for individual pupils, small groups and classes across KS1 and KS2. There is also a focus on continued professional development for teaching and learning by three of the teachers involved in this work.


Outcomes 2018-19:

In EYFS our disadvantaged children achieved a higher average points score than the non-disadvantaged pupils (the disadvantaged cohort is significantly smaller in size)


In the Year 1 phonics test, our disadvantaged pupils (93% passed) achieved significantly higher than the Waltham Forest disadvantaged benchmark (80% passed). National figures were not published at the time of writing. Within school, disadvantaged pupils also achieved a higher score than the non-disadvantaged pupils (91%)


At the end of Key Stage 1, our disadvantaged pupils achieved significantly above national and Waltham Forest averages and in the Reading, Writing and Maths combined score, achieved higher outcomes than the non-disadvantaged pupils within the school


Again, at the end of Key Stage 2, our disadvantaged pupils achieved significantly higher than national and Waltham Forest averages. The gap within school between disadvantaged pupils and non-disadvantaged pupils was narrowed with only the grammar, spelling and punctuation test showing a significant difference.

Progress between the two groups in school was broadly in line




Our estimated pupil premium allocation for 2018-19 is £134, 611


The school will continue to work to narrow the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils through the deployment of non-classed based teachers providing additional teaching both in school time and through additional tutoring. This includes speech and language support in EYFS and phonics support in Years 1 and 2. The Deputy Headteacher and lead teachers for English and Maths will provide monitoring and advice for those children not making at least expected progress.