Dracup Road, Bradford
West Yorkshire,
01274 578286
01274 523625

Pupil Premium Allocation

Pupil Premium 2015-16 allocation and how it is to be spent.


Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

                                        2011-12       2012-2013       2013- 2014      2014-2015      2015-2016

Total number of pupils on roll






Total number of pupils eligible for PPG






Total amount of PPG received







Pupil Premium

The funding does not specifically follow the pupils but supports school initiatives which involve all eligible pupils. The money will be used to support the main school budget in funding the following initiatives in 2015-2016 (financial year)

The table below demonstrates how the pupil premium fund will be spent for 2015-2016


Please note this also includes spend for our most vulnerable pupils.




Trips, enhanced activities







In response to the needs of pupils a creative curriculum is put in place to build on first hand enrichment experiences and to provide an imaginative and effective provision

Pupils access enrichment activities such as, Whitby, Nell Bank, owl visits, Eureka, Knowsley Safari Park, Tropical World, visitors in school, school plays, life Caravan, Imps, Chocolatier, Rain forest experience, Science boffins, Industrial Museum,  Scrap Magic project, visits to the farm and visits to religious places of worship etc that ensure a better understanding of the curriculum that broadens their experience and provides a child centred approach. In addition the Brackenhill entitlement project will provide essential experiences to further enhance their lives.

Sharing good practice




To work in partnership with a range of organisations in order to ensure effective learning for all pupils.

This results in the sharing of good practice for staff through Great Heights, Linking Schools Project, and supporting ‘vulnerable’ schools that provide enhanced opportunities for pupils leading to good outcomes. School also works effectively in partnership with a range of organisations to secure pupil wellbeing for example, through ‘Staying Safe’, road safety and PCSO cyber bulliying and awareness. The Maths Oracy Project enables pupils to access maths problems more effectively resulting in increased attainment across year groups.

AFL and consultant support











To enhance teaching and learning and to embed assessment for learning throughout the school.

Consultant support that is effectively targeted to maximise the development of staff in key areas e.g. Maths Project, Learning Journeys, Phonics, Early Years, The Arts, Physical Literacy, Talk for Writing, Elklan and Good to Outstanding. This year we have trained two of our TAs to become Teachers through the SCITT programme.

As a result of this bespoke training, staff ensure pupils have a good understanding of their current attainment and have aspirational goals. Their learning is supported through focused marking, which informs teacher's planning, resulting in lessons which meet the needs of pupils. During lessons, observation, questioning, and listening to pupils' feedback directs the adult input to ensure learning is maximised.

ICT technology






To support effective assessment opportunities to take place which inform teaching and enrich learning.

Pupils are motivated and engaged by their learning. Teachers have good assessment knowledge. Teachers and other adults interact well in class to enable learning. Resources are used appropriately and ICT is widely used (Vtech, ipads, netbooks, laptops, flip cams, visualisers, cameras).

Independent skills








The school aims for pupils to leave KS2 with a passion for learning, an enjoyment of self-development through the utilisation of life-long learning skills. 

Pupils develop the skills to learn for themselves through school council, junior librarians, sport leaders, house captains, Brackenhill Buddies, Art ambassadors, Arts award, Enterprise project, Digital leaders, E-Safety, Anti-bullying Ambassadors, roles and responsibilities in every year group and teachers plan to enable pupil independence. Book Art demonstrates achievement across the curriculum.

One to one reading support for most vulnerable.


To improve reading skills and attainment across the whole school.

As a result of further development of whole school reading, pupils are able to discuss their relationship with books and authors offering the evidence of reading beyond that required by the curriculum. Pupils with poor reading skills to have one to one support and build on their reading skills to become proficient readers. The focus is narrowed to ensure phonics knowledge is improved.

Nurture Group intervention for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2





To provide a safe and nurturing environment that builds self-esteem and addresses social, emotional and behavioural needs.

An early intervention system where pupils have access to a Nurture classroom that allows their needs to be met and have a positive effect on progress and their ability to access learning. The pupils are supported in a small group with a smaller adult and pupil ratio to allow more time and focus on individuals.

Parental involvement and attendance






To target and promote parents involvement in their child’s learning.

The two HSLOs working closely with parents to improve attendance. The increase of parental involvement to support their child’s education by accessing varies adult classes to improve basic skills and health. The engagement of the community and parents is increased through coffee mornings, family/Dads trips, school fairs, family support agencies, coffee mornings and Stay and Play.

Mentoring support










To provide personalised mentoring support that addresses social and emotional needs and to break down barriers to learning.

One to one sessions are delivered according to need. Group work around social speaking, friendships groups, forests schools and buddy training increase confidence and raise self- esteem and make a positive contribution to their learning. Transition events prepare Year 6 children to move to secondary education smoothly. Improved communication and language skills through the school radio.

Behaviour Champion

To develop the School Behaviour System to better meet the needs of NtE and pupils joining the school mid-year

Behaviour in school is consistently of a high standard and the standard of behaviour outside the classroom matches that within the classroom.



Inclusion Support

(FSM and vulnerable pupil support)




To ensure inclusive practices are embedded and monitor progress.

Tracking and monitoring teaching and learning and assessments. Pupil progress meetings with relevant staff. Attendance related work- liaising with HSLO and carryout home visits. Meetings with parents and professionals for review meetings, CAFs, multiagency meetings and professionals meetings. Inclusion team work to identify appropriate interventions for individuals or groups.

One to one and group support.




To provide effective interventions

One to one tuition and group booster sessions allow children to have more support and provide focus teaching to meet individual needs and for personalised learning to take place. For example, Elklan, Ecar, HLTAs- 1:1 reading when class based ad an additional HLTA providing support for half the week in year 6.




Record of PPG spending  2015-16.




Trips, enhanced activities




Sharing good practice

Great Heights

Collaborative working



AFL and consultant support


Sharon Day - Maths Project

Ken Poutcher - Good to Outstanding

New Assessment



ICT technology



One to one reading support for most vulnerable.

Teaching Assistants



Nurture Group intervention

Mentoring support

Behaviour Champion


KS 1 = Teacher

            1 x TA

KS 2 = 2 x Learning Mentors

             1 x TA

1x Behaviour champion



Parental involvement and attendance



Home School Liaison Officers




Inclusion Support

(FSM and vulnerable pupil support)

Deputy/Assistant Head


One to one and group support.


Support with cost of breakfast club, uniform, PE kits, book bags, trips and visits.

Individualised support eg, Transport costs and residential trips.



Additional Teacher interventions

Year 5 intervention Teacher

Year 6 Intervention Teacher




Total costs