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Rawmarsh Ryecroft Infant School Pupil Premium Information


The Pupil Premium Grant (for 2017-18) was allocated to local authorities / school for pupils who are eligible / who were eligible for free school meals (FSM) in January 2017 / have been known to be eligible for free school meals at any time for the last six years.


Governors and all members of staff accept responsibility for all pupils in school including those who are eligible for pupil premium funding.


April 2017 (The current figure is £1320 per pupil eligible for this funding-Ever FSM 6.) and £300 per service child.


April 2017


Number of pupils and Pupil premium grant (PPG) received for 2016-2017


Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG (Ever FSM 6)


Amount of PPG per pupil


Total amount of PPG received

£63,660 (includes 1 service child)

The school also received pupil premium funding for 1 service child.


The Governing body use pupil premium funding to help to ‘diminish the difference’ for pupils in receipt of these monies. They will ensure that provision is made to meet the needs of these pupils.


Schools are able to spend the premium in the way they think best to support raising attainment for their most vulnerable/ socially deprived pupils.


We received the Pupil Premium Grant shown above in 2017-18 and this will be used to help to raise the attainment and support our free school meals pupils.


Nature of support


The PPG is aimed at accelerating pupil progress so that all pupils achieve at least age related expectations. (To support this we are involved in various initiatives 2017-18-and continuing to the end of the academic year 2016-17).


This funding helps us to meet our vision of the best possible achievement at Rawmarsh Ryecroft Infant School for all our pupils including the most vulnerable/ socially deprived.


With the money this academic year the Governors are making the following provision for this group which the funding helps to provide:


Additional support From Teaching Assistants in classrooms, small group work and / or intervention programmes –these may be delivered as one to one work or within a small group.


Small group work with experienced staff focusing on overcoming gaps in learning-Y2 support group.


Providing access to additional teaching and learning opportunities provided by experienced staff, the Learning Mentor, TAs, and other multi-agency professionals.


Working to increase the self-esteem / self-confidence of identified pupils participating in a specialist Y1 nurture group-providing a positive start into year 1.


Providing specialist groups at all stages.


Providing 1:1 specialist support/ additional teaching and learning opportunities for pupils from the school’s learning mentor or specialist trained teaching assistants /cover supervisors to enable them to develop confidence and help to overcome some of their barriers to learning. Providing time for the learning mentor to implement work which gives pupils a voice.


Providing ‘extra reading support’ for pupils to help to ‘diminish the difference’ between them and their peers.


Providing a higher staff to child ratio in the Early Year’s Foundation Stage (EYFS) to ensure that all pupils, including those who are eligible for FSM have targeted support to ensure they reach their full potential and make a secure start to their school career and learning.


Providing support to enable pupils to acquire basic skills working in small groups at all year groups. This includes support with Early Literacy, Numeracy, communication and language skills.


Providing support for all pupils including pupil premium / more able pupils to ensure they meet their full potential.


Funding will also be used to support the provision of enrichment opportunities for these pupils-these may include ‘visits out and visitors in’, access to extended school provision such as breakfast / after school clubs, subsidising special events and opportunities etc.


While the vast majority of this funding will be targeted to support pupils identified as eligible for this funding, some Pupil premium funding may also be allocated to support any pupils / group of pupils who have been identified as vulnerable or socially disadvantaged.


It has also been used to help to provide a ‘breakfast club’ which is ‘open to all pupils’ at a reasonable cost (£1.50 per day-July 17, rising to £2+ per day-Sept 18 due to increased time allocation and staffing costs). Some pupils who access this provision are eligible for Pupil Premium Funding.




As a school we monitor and analyse the progress of all pupils including those receiving Pupil Premium Funding using our electronic E-Mag tracking system. Pupil progress meetings take place regularly throughout the year with the Class teacher, Head teacher and Deputy Head teacher. The progress of pupils in receipt of PPG and all pupils is reported termly to Governors.


In 2016 Raise on Line shows that, at the end of KS1, disadvantaged pupils at Ryecroft attained better than the national average and the LA average in all National Curriculum Core subjects.


Reading –Ryecroft-disadvantaged -65% (LA-59.3%, national -62%)

Writing-Ryecroft-disadvantaged-65% (LA-54%, national -52.4%)

Maths- Ryecroft-disadvantaged-71% (LA-61%, national -60.1%)


In 2016 Raise on Line the Y2 cumulative score for phonics for disadvantaged pupils at Ryecroft was above the national:

School-88% (National 86%).



Disadvantaged pupils -Raise on Line 2014 and 2015 showed:

2014 –All National Curriculum core subjects: School-15.1 (National -14.6)

2015-All National Curriculum core subjects School-14.19 (National -14.8)

2015 Raise on Line shows that at the end of Y1 disadvantaged pupils at Ryecroft

73 % met the expected standard in the phonics screening check (National 66%).