Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding 2016

Since April 2011, central government has allocated funding to schools called ‘Pupil Premium’ (PP). The funding has been introduced to help close the gap in attainment and improve the quality of teaching and learning for vulnerable groups of children. For this academic year (2016-2017) Pupil Premium has been set at £935 Secondary pupils and £1,320 for Primary pupils.

An additional premium has been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces (£300 per pupil 2015-2016). Looked After Pupils (now referred to as pupils in receipt of Child Arrangement Orders or CAO) receive an additional £1,900 although the Local Authority in which the pupil resides maintains their fund and allocates the funds according to their own arrangements. For details see relevant LA guidelines.

We also receive Year 7 Catch-Up funding at £500 for all Year 7 pupils achieving below Level 4.

Overview of Number of Pupils and Additional Funding


Total Number of Pupils on roll 229
Total Number of Pupils eligible for PPF (FSM)

28 @ £1320 = £36960

37 @ £935 = £34595

Total = £71555

Total Number of Pupils eligible for PPF (SERVICE PUPILS)


= £700

Total Number of Pupils eligible for PPF (Looked After Pupils)


= £13300

Total Amount of Year 7 Catch Up £10500


All these figures are subject to slight variation as family circumstances change and pupils become eligible for Pupil Premium during the school year.


At Brookfields we are dedicated to improving outcomes for all pupils regardless of socio-economic background or level of need. Our aim is for every pupil to have equal opportunities and access to outstanding Teaching and Learning. The pupil is at the heart of what we offer and a priority is the emotional and social well -being of all our pupils.

Percentages of pupils making Expected Progress or above in English and Maths 2015-2016





















% of pupils making expected progress or above in English




Progress for KS1 is measured using the EYFS – see notes below









KS4 data is reported at the end of Year 11 – pupils are on track to make expected progress
% of pupils making expected progress or above in Maths












2015-2016 saw the removal of National Curriculum levels which makes comparisons of data between this year and last year impossible. For this reason, the table only shows the data for 2015-2016 academic year.

In 2015-2016 the progress of pupils in Early Years and KS1 was reported against the EYFS assessment. There are some gaps in certain themes. Pupils receiving FSM have performed less well in: ‘’Managing feelings and behaviours’, ‘Reading’, ‘Numbers’, ‘Shape, space and measure’ and ‘Exploring and using material and Media’. There is one significant gap in ‘People and communities.’ However, despite this pupils receiving FSM have met, and exceeded, their targets in all areas.

Current Interventions

  • We have continued to use the PPF to support the development of emotional literacy and have trained another assistant to act as an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant in the Secondary school.
  • We have introduced a course for families of pupils new to the school in Early Years and Key Stage 1 to both support them manage behaviour at home and to promote engagement with families called ‘All Join In’ which has, in itself, been proven to help support pupil engagement. The success of this initiative in 2013-14 has led to its continuation.
  • For eligible pupils the PPF has been used to support Residential trips and educational day visits leading to an increase in confidence and self- esteem along with better social interactions.
  • A number of iPads have been purchased to support the engagement of some pupils for whom technology enables immediate access to resources that other pupils already have; such as enlarging print for pupils with Visual Impairments of any book a class is reading.
  • We have also invested in a number of large resources for pupils with more complex needs, such as interactive wall panels, bubble tubes and fibre optics with switches, to promote engagement within the classroom and have developed interactive story sacks for pupils to take home to enable extended access to specialised resources which may be difficult to source otherwise.
  • PPF has paid for a trained counsellor to come into school and provide 1:1 pupil counselling. Evidence of individual pupil progress is collected, evaluated and monitored throughout the academic year enabling staff to present information to parents/ families and to the school governors about pupil progress and effective spending of PPF on an on-going basis, as well as with analysis of progress towards the targets set on an annual basis

Use of funding 2016-2017

  • During this academic year Pupil Premium Funding will continue to be used to fund projects, resources and interventions that support the progress made by eligible pupils. This will include:
  • Support for residential visits, holiday club and after school club
  • Training for staff to deliver specific interventions or on strategies to support individual/groups of learners
  • Sensory resources for learners with complex needs
  • Specific requests for individual or groups of pupils
  • Resources to support the delivery of our new curriculumIf you require any more information in relation to the Pupil Premium, eligibility of your child for Pupil Premium or its use at Brookfields please don’t hesitate to contact either Sarah Strudley (Assistant Head Teacher), Catherine Bernie (Deputy Head Teacher) or Andrew Brown (Finance), who will be happy to answer any questions about Pupil Premium funding.For more information on the Pupil Premium please visit the website below:




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