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 2017/2018

Key Stage 1 2018

PP (6)

National Other (2017)



100% (6/6)




83%% (5/6)




83% (5/6)



Pupil Premium children performed well at the end of KS1; booster groups and personalised provision has narrowed the gap in reading, writing and maths. PP children are achieving above ‘National Other’ in all areas of learning. Two children achieved GDS in Reading and one in Maths. For one child, this exceeded the end of KS target. High expectations for these children were in place from the outset of the year.

Key Stage Two


Pupils eligible for PP (10)

Pupils not eligible for PP (national average 2017)


% achieving in reading, writing and maths




% making progress in reading




% making progress in writing




% making progress in maths




Pupil Premium attainment at the end of Key Stage 2 is below other pupils nationally in reading and maths (2018). There is a fall back in PP attainment in 2017 to 2018, albeit a larger cohort (8-12). Our Pupil Premium children exceeded National Other for writing and reading. Mentoring children on a one-to-one basis had significant impact and meant;

  • One child with medical and attendance concerns, who received weekly one-to-one tuition for reading and maths from the PP leader, was one point off for reading and three points off for maths.
  • One child exceeded her target for reading, achieving GDS. This child had weekly one-to-one tuition and a reader for the tests (PP leader)
  • One child who received weekly one-to-one tuition for reading and maths from the PP leader was one point off for reading and three points off for maths.

Engagement with provision 2017/18

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

  • Six PP boys participate in a nurture group three times a week.
  • Two PP children participate in a programme to develop understanding of mental health issues within the family.
  • Two PP children have daily focused support to manage socially and emotionally within school.
  • Two PP children in Year 2 receive daily support with English throughout the year to develop focus and self-esteem.
  • Three PP children receive ELSA support.
  • One PP child receive significant support with managing all aspects of school life.
  • Six children participate in a daily ‘Sensory Circuits’ group (4 PP)
  • Three children participate in a daily ‘Biscuit Break’ group (2 PP)
  • Five PP children having a daily ‘touch base’ throughout the year.
  • ‘Break out’ support for emotional management for one PP child.
  • Six children trained as ’Anti-bullying Ambassadors’ and taking on the role throughout the year, supporting friendship issues and positive play during break times (2 PP)
  • In-class support in Years 2 and 4 for groups of children (blocked work) to promote positive interactions with peers and raised expectations (mixed PP and non-PP)
  • Four girls have benefited from a bespoke social skills group to develop friendships (mixed PP and non-PP)
  • All PP children supported 1:1 in class via Keep Up Catch Up
  • Three Y6  PP children receive one-to-one tuition
  • Six PP children having additional Speech and Language support from a SALT
  • One PP child has been assessed and supported significantly by an Educational Psychologist
  • Forty children (PP and non-PP) working with our family support worker

Overview of the school 2018/19

Total number of pupils on roll: 217

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG: 48


FSM £1320 x 45: £59400

AFC £2300 x 2: £4600

SF £300 x 1: £300

(Calculated 9/9/18)

Pupil Premium Provision 2018/19

  • During the period September 2018 – September 2019 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.
  • A key focus for the year will be improving attendance. We will be funding Breakfast Club for children eligible for PP where it is proven to have a positive impact on attendance.
  • 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 or this year’s plan of our work  or over the last year, please see the attached documents below along with our Pupil Premium and Greater Depth Promise.

We are committed to providing relevant and meaningful experiences for all pupils to ensure our curriculum is engaging, motivating and relevant. Each year group seeks to provide a personalised provision bespoke to the cohort across the year group.  Please see our ‘ Pupil Premium and Greater Depth Promise’ as a starting point for the opportunities children have encountered this year below.

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