Harris Academies
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Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17

Pupil Premium Strategy


The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. It is hoped that effective use of this funding will help remove the attainment gap between children in receipt of free school meals and their peers.


The Government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium funding. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

  • The performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils/more able disadvantaged compared with their peers
  • The Ofsted inspection framework which focuses on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those who attract the Pupil premium


Pupil premium comes direct to the academy, and is allocated for every child who is in receipt of Free School Meals. The academy principal decides how best to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision may benefit their pupils.
Harris Primary Academy Haling Park was allocated £17,050 for the financial year 2015-16.

Guiding principles for the allocation of resources at Harris Haling Park

  • Teaching and learning opportunities should meet the needs of all pupils
  • The raising of attainment for children eligible for FSM will be a priority
  • Pupil premium funding may also be used to support any pupil or group of pupils the academy has identified as being in need of intervention and support
  • Use of pupil level data will help identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Not all children who receive free school meals will be supported at the same time.

Provision for 2016-17

  1. The allocation of pupil premium funding is detailed in the document entitled “pupil premium grant expenditure 2016-17 and is available on the academy website under the Equalities tab.
  2. Planning for the year has been adapted to ensure that high expectations for all children are in place, with a focus on raising standards of achievement in maths, reading and writing

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure

Number of pupils and Estimated Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received


Total number of children on role

114 (Oct 2015)

Total number of children eligible


Amount received per pupil


Total amount received


Nature of support in 2016-17

  • Financial support for disadvantaged /more able children to attend academic trips = £1,300
  •  Wraparound care =£4,200
  • Contribution towards disadvantaged/more able disadvantaged children participating in extra curricula activities = i.e  taekwondo, football , yoga, wraparound care - £3,950
  • Contribution towards specialist Speech and Language on site provision = £5,215
  • Contribution towards Educational Welfare Officer assigned to the academy – ½ day a fortnight – to ensure attendance of vulnerable children is prioritised =  £1,322
  • Additional uniform items for children who are disadvantaged = £600
  • Contribution towards Artis enhancement drama provision - £2,015
  • Technology programs to deliver enrichment = £2,547
  • Mentoring/conferencing English and Maths = £10,000
  • Play coaches =£2,500
  • Contribution towards Teaching Assistant a support in all classes =£11,320
  • Total proposed spend:  £34,320

Curriculum focus of PPG in 2016-17

  • Narrowing the gap between disadvantaged and more able disadvantaged and other children in all year groups
  • To ensure that all disadvantaged/disadvantaged more able children leave their current year group ready for the next.
  • To ensure that able disadvantaged/disadvantaged more able pupils exceed age related expectations
  • To ensure that all disadvantaged /disadvantaged more able pupils are able to focus on and enjoy their learning


Measuring the impact of PPG spending

  • Mid-year analysis (February 2017) will indicate that the attainment differential between is reducing. 
  • Full impact will be assessed with end of year outcomes, Y2 Sats ,Yr1 Phonics check, and EYFS outcomes in July 2017.