Warden Hill Junior School

Historical PP Spending 2015/16(Information complied in conjunction with our PP Governor)

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools with pupils on roll during the annual pupil census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals at any time during the last six years. In the current academic year 2015-16, each of these pupils will attract £1,320 payment (£1,900 for pupils in care). At the time of preparing this document, Warden Hill Junior has 102 pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium of which one receives the enhanced LAC amount.

Schools have the freedom to spend Pupil Premium funding in ways they think will best support the raising of attainment and progress for their pupils. The Sutton Trust has researched ways to utilise this funding: highlighting aspects which will have the greatest benefit to learning. Our Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and governors have evaluated the report to identify useful strategies to improve outcomes for our pupils. Visit www.suttontrust.com for more details.

Warden Hill Junior School has selected the following ways to support pupil learning, using the Pupil Premium funding:

  • Learning Conversations and Feedback - According to the Sutton Report, high quality feedback to pupils is one of the best ways to raise achievement. Teachers will be released for up to 40 minutes every other week to meet with their Pupil Premium children. The learning conversations provide the opportunity to track the children’s individual progress and set measurable achievable targets. Some of the Pupil Premium funding is used in providing the resources needed for this initiative.

  • Early Bird Reading – Reading is an essential criterion to a child’s academic success within school. The Early Bird Reading Programme incorporates the Pupil Premium children who are below their reading age.

  • Curricular Activities - We use Pupil Premium to provide one-to-one and small group tuition to children across all year groups.

  • Subsidised Trips and Visits - We believe that children learn best through real life experiences, so to ensure that all children have uninhibited opportunities to experience a wide range of life experiences we organise a wealth of trips and visits. We subsidise trips and visits for all families and offer a further discount to families who are entitled to Pupil Premium. We also heavily subsidise residential visits using this funding.

  • Extra-Curricular Activities – We believe that it is very important that our children at Warden Hill Junior School extend their interests and talents as much as possible outside the classroom. A wide range of lunchtime and after school clubs are available for our Pupil Premium children to participate in from chess and story club to many other sports related activities. We also subsidise children who receive Pupil Premium funding for costs associated with peripatetic music lessons. Children learn and develop important life skills such as teamwork, co-operation, creativity, and very importantly opportunities to challenge themselves.


HISTORICAL: Impact of Pupil Premium Expenditure

We use pupil tracking data to continually monitor the progress of all pupils.  We particularly highlight those children who attract the Pupil Premium funding and compare their progress to the progress made by all pupils. The impact of the Pupil Premium spending at Warden Hill Junior School is shown in the table below which compares the attainment of the school’s Pupil Premium children with National Pupil Premium data.

 FSM / Ever6 Children 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
National School National School National School
 L4+ English - Reading 78% 73% 82% 87% 83% 84%
 L5+ English - Reading 30% 23% 35% 39% 34% 47%
 L4+ English - Writing 74% 69% 73% 87% 79% 88%
 L5+ English - Writing 17% 20% 20% 22% 22% 44%
 L4+ English - SPAG N/A 65% N/A 65% 71% 78%
 L5+ English - SPAG N/A 35% N/A 39% 43% 56%
 L4+ Maths 77% 69% 78% 78% 80% 81%
 L5+ Maths 27% 27% 28% 43% 28% 34%


In 2014-15, our Key Stage 2 Pupil Premium cohort achieved well when compared to the National Pupil Premium data.

84% of our Pupil Premium children achieved Level L4+ in Reading compared to 83% of Pupil Premium children nationally.

47% of our Pupil Premium children achieved Level L5 in Reading compared to 34% of Pupil Premium children nationally.

88% of our Pupil Premium children achieved Level L4+ in Writing compared to 79% of Pupil Premium children nationally.

44% of our Pupil Premium children achieved Level L5 in Writing compared to 22% of Pupil Premium children nationally.

81% of our Pupil Premium children achieved Level L4+ in Mathematics compared to 80% of Pupil Premium children nationally.

34% of our Pupil Premium children achieved Level L5+ in Mathematics compared to 28% of Pupil Premium children nationally.

HISTORICAL: Pupil Premium Expenditure Breakdown

Reference Project / Activity Cohort / Group Impact Budget






 Fixed staffing:
  • Learning conversations
  • Intervention groups
  • Leader release time
  • Early Bird Readers
  • SLT
  • Family Worker time

 All Ever6  children.




 All Ever 6 children to make  expected or better progress. Gap  between peers closes.






 Homework Club,  Booster classes, etc.


 Children not  making  expected  progress.  Children behind expected  progress to receive 1:1 support –  improved progress.




 Learning outside the classroom:  Trips and enrichment activities  etc.  All Ever6  children.

 Providing the Ever6 children  with a rich opportunity to  experience wider learning. £1,838.00


 Extra-curriculum sessions: Before  and after school activities,  theatre trips, sports, music, clubs  etc.

 All Ever6  children.


 Enhanced speaking and listening,  social skills and fitness leading to increase confidence.




 ICT infrastructure resources,  laptops, tablets, Clevertouch  boards etc.  Enabling greater support of PP  children through improved  lessons. £11,783.11



 Staff CPD.


 Attendance of Good to Outstanding programme raises quality of lessons. £650.00


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