Impact of Pupil Premium for 2014-2015


2014 –2015 Pupil Premium was used for:

Providing additional support to ensure that:

  • Year 6 children made at least 2 levels progress.

  • Year 2 children were targeted to achieve 2b.

  • Year 6 boosting to improve the outcomes at the end of Key stage 2

  • Targeting phonics provision to close the gap and raise attainment.


The impact of the targeted support provided, was that in Year 6, 91% of children made expected progress in reading (slightly below national); 94% of children made expected progress in writing (in line with Blackpool averages and 2% above national averages)  and 90% of children made expected progress in maths ( 2% above Blackpool averages and 3% above National averages.)

Additionally, 42% of children made better than expected progress in maths; 41% of children made better than expected progress in writing and 40% of children made better than expected progress in maths.  All of these were above Blackpool averages.

The Key Stage one results also indicate that pupil premium has had an impact.    The number of children achieving a level 2b+ has increased by 9% in writing and 8% in maths.

Attainment at the end of Year 6 is broadly in line with national averages in maths and reading. 

There is an upward trend in the attainment of phonics over the last three years, with year 1 scoring 72% last year, 5% below national averages.

Narrowing the gap data for KS1 shows that the gap has decreased over the last 3 years. The overall APS shows the gap has decreased by 0.5 APS compared to the 2014 data.  The closing the gaps at key stage 1, also shows that the percentage of pupil premium children achieving a level  3, has increased over a 3 year period.

The key stage two narrowing the gap data shows that the gap within the school is decreasing overall, with the greatest differences seen in reading, writing and GAPS.

Value added scores suggest that the children who receive SEN support are broadly in line with those who don’t.

There is no attainment gap between boys and girls.

By the end of KS2, the number of pupil premium children making good or more than expected is better than national averages.  The amount of Pupil Premium children making expected progress in writing is 100% compared to 95% at national average.  38% of Pupil Premium children are making more than expected progress, which is 1% higher than national averages (36%).

100% of Pupil Premium children made expected progress in maths, which is 9% above national averages (91%).  62% of Pupil Premium children made more than expected progress, which is 25% above national averages (37%).

Funding used to increase support or pupil's social, emotional and behavioural wellbeing is having a significant impact when overcoming barriers to learning, as evidenced in the academy’s own data.



Pupil Premium 2014-2015