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Brandlehow Primary School

Planned Pupil Premium Grant 2016 -2017

What is the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Pupil Premium is an additional amount of money provided by the Government. PPG is calculated on the basis of the number of children who are currently entitled to and are claiming Free School Meals (FSM), or have received FSM within the last 6 years.  The PPG also includes an allocation based on the number of pupils designated as Children Looked After (CLA) and also to pupils from Armed Forces families.

How much pupil premium do we receive?   https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings

Brandlehow School  PPG allocation

Academic Year





2016- 2017

Total number of pupils on roll Nursery to Year 6






Number eligible for PPG



% of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM)






Total amount of PPG received






Differential year on year







The progress of all children at Brandlehow is measured on a half termly basis and discussions take place with relevant teachers. This enables us to discuss individuals in detail and pinpoint any area where additional support may be necessary.

How will we spend our Pupil Premium Funding 2016-2017?

At Brandlehow Primary School, we direct this funding towards enhancing the curriculum through the use of a variety of innovative strategies and enriched resources. In 2016-2017, Pupil Premium money will be invested in a similar way as previous years as we believe that we have the basis of a successful model. We continue to strive to ensure that all children at Brandlehow School receive the support they require to help them attain, achieve and make progress in all aspects of learning. The review and evaluation of our practice forms a continuous part of our monitoring cycle.

Pupil Premium children remain a key focus group for the school moving forward to 2016/2017.

 The overarching objective of our PPG spending is closing the gap between Looked After, Pupil Premium and Free School Meal children and their non CLA/PP/FSM peers.

The table shows a breakdown of approaches and associated costings planned for this academic year. We aim to remove the barriers to learning that any of our Pupil Premium children may face such as: Specific Special Educational needs, medical needs, poor attendance, unsettled home life, limited life experiences, low self-esteem or confidence, emotional/social/behavioural difficulties which impact on a pupils’ ability to focus on learning, families with negative personal experience of learning, low levels of English as a first language.

Planned Pupil Premium expenditure 2016 -2017  

  TOTAL FUND available £61,546

Teaching and Learning

Specialist Intervention

Social, emotional and behavioural


Families and communities

Strategies and resources used


Strategies and resources used


Early Intervention

Pupils identified with Communication, Language and Literacy difficulties in the Early Years received specialist phonics and Speech and Language support. This is usually within small groups and on occasions on a 1:1 basis.


To ensure all children have an equal opportunity to take part in all learning opportunities. To support accelerated rates of progress in all areas.

In School Support

Booster classes in numeracy and literacy through targeted intervention programmes throughout the School along with high quality teaching helped to ensure all our disadvantaged children achieved their expected targets at the end of KS2 in Reading, Writing and in Maths.

To increase opportunities for consolidation and review of learning. To accelerate rates of progress in all subjects across all year groups.

1:1 Tuition

PPF was focused on raising achievement of our disadvantaged pupils in KS1 and KS2 through targeted 1-2-1 support sessions in literacy/mathematics.

To increase attainment and independence through building confidence in discussion.

Numicon resources

Use of concrete resources to support the understanding of maths concepts across EYS-KS2 classes. 

To increase access to high quality concrete resources to promote understanding of abstract concepts.


Web based program to support targeted pupils in KS1 and KS2 with a range of maths concepts.

To increase opportunities for independent recall, consolidation and review learning.

Beanstalk Readers

Provision of 1:1 reading support programme.

To increase self-confidence and progress in Reading. To enable increased access to all curriculum areas.

Specialist Literacy Support

Pupils identified with Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD) in Literacy received specialist teaching in literacy on a 1:1 basis. Teachers and support staff CPD sessions.

To increase progress.

To ensure that the children involved are able to keep up with their peers in core learning in literacy.

Specialist Numeracy Support

Pupils identified Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD) in Numeracy received specialist teaching innumeracy on a 1:1 basis. Teachers and support staff CPD sessions.

To increase progress.

To ensure that the children involved are able to keep up with their peers in core learning in mathematics.

Additional Occupational Therapy

Fine and gross motor intervention run to develop fine/gross motor skills and promote confidence and self-esteem.

To build core and increase age appropriate gross motor abilities. To improve pencil grip and age appropriate fine motor abilities.

Educational Psychology Support

The expert advice from our Educational Psychologist, funded by our PPG, helped to inform our decisions 

To develop teaching and learning strategies to help prevent, minimise or resolve problems which affect the healthy development of a child. To promote emotional and psychological well-being.

Social Skills/Lego Therapy

Play therapy sessions in which, children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behaviour, develop problem-solving skills, and learn a variety of ways of relating to others.

To promote a positive learning culture within the school where all children are able and ready to tackle the learning of each and every day and manage social situations with increasing confidence.

Lunch Social Group

Teaching staff engaging with pupil lunchtimes - promoting discussion, modelling behaviour and social interaction.

To promote lunch skills/behaviours. To promote self-esteem and confidence in managing every day social situations.

Emotional Literacy Support

ELSA Training for 4 staff

1:1 sessions supporting the teaching of emotional literacy or emotional intelligence.

To develop an increased understanding of emotions surrounding bereavement, social skills, friendships and anger management.To promote reflection and increased abilities as a reflective learner.

Curriculum based trips, sports clubs, swimming lessons, PGL activity week

Provision of subsidies to ensure access to all pupils in extra-curricular activities.


To provide a range of opportunities and equal access for all children. To promote healthy lifestyles. To raise aspiration, motivation and engagement.


Breakfast /After school Club Allowance

Free School Milk

Provision of free /subsidised places for Breakfast and After school club to ensure access to all pupils.

To increase attendance, improve punctuality and provide support of working families. To promote healthy eating and a healthy life style.

Enrichment Sessions

Authors’ Abroad interactive days involving top authors and maths consultants working with small groups of children.

To accelerate attainment of the more confident PP children.

To promote engaging and varied learning experiences.

School Uniform Allowance

Provision of uniform for those in need.

To promote a sense of well-being and belonging to the school community through quality uniform provision.

Rock Steady

Bursary places are available for music sessions. The children have the opportunity to sing, play instruments, compose and perform using a variety of musical instruments as part of a group/rock band.

To increase self-esteem, fine motor skills, increase connections, improve maths. To provide an increased variety of performance opportunities.

How do I register my child?

If your child does not have free school meals but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the school office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish for your child to have a free school meal, the school could still register them and claim pupil premium funding that will benefit your child and the school.