Pupil Premium

Bearwood Primary and Nursery School

At Bearwood Primary and Nursery School, we believe that all our children have an equal entitlement, and should have an equal opportunity to:

  • Develop imagination and creativity through an enriched curriculum
  • Acquire knowledge, skills and personal qualities
  • Become a lifelong successful learner

The school receives funding from the Government to support it in trying to meet this aspiration. This is known as the Pupil Premium.

Pupil premium is additional funding, from the government, provided to schools for supporting more pupils from low income families to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children.


  • We seek to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils;
  • We seek to ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed;
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged;
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being in need of intervention and support;
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.


  • It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher, or the pupil premium lead, to report to the Governors on:
    • the progress made towards narrowing the gap, for socially disadvantaged pupils;
    • an outline of the provision that was made since the last meeting;
    • an evaluation of the cost effectiveness and impact of the provision in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision.
  • The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘diminishing the difference’, for socially disadvantaged pupils. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education and will appear on our school website
  • The impact of the pupil premium funding and work towards each area of development on the PP plan is reviewed termly. Spending is carefully analysed against end of year attainment data, attendance data and through pupil conferencing. The needs of individual children are reflected upon during half termly meetings between the Headteacher and class teachers to ensure resources can be allocated as needed throughout the year, recognising that individual needs change rapidly.

Pupil Premium: Report to Parents

Impact 2018/2019

Key Stage 1 2019

PP (6)

National Other (2018)



60% (*3/5)




40% (*2/5)




40% (*2/5)



Pupil Premium children in KS1 have made very good progress this year as a result of personalised intervention. One child exceeded their targets in all areas of learning and achieved greater depth through rapid progress and bespoke provision. However two children did not achieve the expected standard in R,W or M. This was expected based on entry data. One child is on the SEN register and is making good progress with a personalised intervention programme. In both cases the gap has not widened and significant progress has been made in terms of accessing the curriculum. One further child did not meet the expected standard in R and W. This was expected; progress has been hindered by attendance issues which have been managed by the Attendance Leader and School Attendance Worker. This will be closely monitored to ensure that this barrier is removed where possible.

*This is a small cohort of PP children and is statistically not viable.

Key Stage Two


Pupils eligible for PP (10)

Pupils not eligible for PP (national average 2018)


% achieving in reading, writing and maths

80% (8/10)


% achieving ARE in reading

90% (9/10)



% achieving ARE in writing

80% (8/10)



% achieving ARE in maths

90% (9/10)



Pupil Premium children in KS2 had particular success this year. There was a 30% increase in children achieving the expected standard in RWM.

Maths and reading were well above was in line with National Other which is a positive improvement compared to the last two years.

One child who achieved ARE in teacher assessments for SPAG and Maths did not on the test day; the pupil is currently under CAMHS of ASD.

Engagement with provision 2018/19

The interventions which have been funded by Pupil Premium money have seen:

  • Twenty five children working with our family support worker; FSW worked on a part time basis as opposed to full time the year before.
  • Two children participate in a programme to develop understanding of mental health issues within the family.
  • Six children have daily focused support to manage socially and emotionally within school.
  • Nine children receive ELSA support.
  • Three children participate in twice weekly ‘Sensory Circuits’ group.
  • Nine children having a daily ‘touch base’ throughout the year.
  • ‘Break out’ support for emotional management for one child.
  • Five children trained as ’Anti-bullying Ambassadors’ and taking on the role throughout the year, supporting friendship issues and positive play during break times.
  • In-class support in Years 2 for a group of six children (blocked work) to promote positive interactions with peers and raised expectations.
  • All PP children supported 1:1 in class via Keep Up Catch Up
  • Three Y6 children receive one-to-one tuition
  • Eleven children having additional Speech and Language support from a SALT
  • One child has been assessed and supported significantly by an Educational Psychologist.

Overview of the school 2019/20

Total number of pupils on roll: 204

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG: 43

£57700 (calculated 28/8/19)

FSM £1320 x 32: £44240

AFC £2300 x 1: £2300

SF £300 x 2: £600

(Calculated 5/9/19)

Pupil Premium Provision 2019/20

  • During the period September 2019 – September 2020 the Pupil Premium spending will be focused on prioritising the pupils’ emotional, social and behavioural needs to ensure that they are ready to learn. We value the effectiveness of our Family Support Worker (FSW) and due to her impact on will continue to fund her salary to support emotional resilience. Our FSW works to support children with emotional and behavioural needs thus ensuring that they are able to be successful learners in the classroom. Her flexible approach ensures she is able to respond to children’s individual needs supporting them both in and out of class on a 1:1 or small group basis.
  • We are aiming to continue to raise attainment through our GAPS programme and as such will be allocating money to fund class cover. This will enable the release of class teachers in Key Stage One and Two to work with individuals for GAPS.
  • We will be working to narrow the attainment gap with bespoke support for target individuals through careful tracking and monitoring with teachers. There will be particular focus on Key Stage One.
  • We will be embedding our practices for attendance with a particular emphasis on reducing persistent absence. We will be funding Breakfast Club for children eligible for PP where it is proven to have a positive impact on attendance.
  • Parent partnership with be a key driver as we aim to build on the high levels of engagement with celebration events to involve parents further in curriculum based activities.
  • Year Six children will all have a staff member they have a good relationship to act as their ‘buddy’, providing support in their final year at Bearwood.
  • We are keen to enrich the lives of our vulnerable learners and as such will be subsidising clubs and trips for children in receipt of PP.
  • To ensure the best opportunities for our PP children, a Pupil Premium Leader has been employed for a day a week. She will be working in close partnership with the Head, Family Support Worker and class teachers.
  • During half termly pupil progress meetings, held with the Head Teacher and members of SLT, the progress of disadvantaged pupils is given priority in the discussion.
  • During regular inspections of work by SLT and teachers there is always a focus on the work of disadvantaged children.
  • The cost of residential trips is subsidised if required to ensure that all PP children have the opportunity to attend at least one residential visit while they are at Bearwood.
  • The school will continue to cover the cost of music tuition for children on FSM who wish to learn an instrument and who can demonstrate that they are practising their instrument regularly at home.

If you require further information about how to apply for the Pupil Premium, this year’s plan or our work over the last year, see please the attached documents below.

Pupil Premium Application Information
Download Pupil Premium Application Form
Bearwood Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-2020
Bearwood Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-2019 Reviewed
Bearwood Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018 reviewed
Pupil Premium and Greater Depth Promise