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Nettleham Infant School

Pupil Premium Statement 2015


The Pupil premium is a sum of money the school receives for each student who is either in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or who has been in receipt of them in the past. Funding is also given to children in the care of the Local Authority (CLA) or for children who have parents/ carers in the armed forces.

Nationally, the statistics show that students within the groups highlighted above do less well than their peers in external exams. The aim of this funding is to close that attainment gap.


Context of the School


Nettleham Infant School is a two from entry infant school specialising in the education of children from 4 – 7 years of age. The school capacity is 180 and currently the school has 175 children on roll. Our students come from the village and the surrounding areas including Lincoln city making our school population diverse, especially for a rural school in Lincolnshire.

At Nettleham Infant School we have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children, regardless of their circumstances, and believe that no child should be left behind. As a community we believe passionately that children should have every chance possible to realise their full potential and we endeavour to impart a love for learning and a thirst for knowledge among all our children. We believe that our approach to supporting children and their families enables them to flourish and achieve their full potential.


We are aware that one of the biggest barriers to children’s achievement can be poverty of expectation and are determined to create a climate that does not limit a child’s potential in any way




The ranges of provision the Governors may consider include:


  • Reducing class sizes thus improving opportunities for effective quality first teaching and accelerating pupil progress
  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning
  • 1-1 support
  • additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained TAs or external agencies
  • Uniform support for individual students
  • Assistance with the cost of curriculum trips, curriculum activities and other school trips
  • Transport costs for students coming from outside of our designated area or who have to make a contribution to their transport.
  • Support for extra-curricular activities such as out of school sports clubs to enrich the experience of students in receipt of FSM


Key Principles


Our School Mission Statement is:


‘Nettleham Infant School Inspiring the HEART of Learning’


The schools aim is to provide a culture and ethos where;

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.

  • We 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 socially disadvantaged.

  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.


Analysing Data


  • As a school it is our duty to ensure that:

  • All staff are involved in the analysis of data so that they are fully aware of strengths and weaknesses across the school

  • We use research and external advice to support us in determining the strategies that will be most effective


Identification of Pupils


As a school we will ensure that:

  • All teaching and support staff are involved in analysis of data and identification of pupils

  • All staff are aware of who pupil premium and vulnerable children are

  • All Pupil Premium children benefit from the funding not just those who are underperforming

  • Under achievement at all levels is targeted, not just lower attaining pupils

  • Children’s individual needs are considered carefully so that we provide support for those children who could be doing ‘even better if…’


Improving Day to Day Teaching


We will continue to ensure that all children across the school receive good teaching with and increasing percentage of teaching being outstanding.

  • Set high expectations

  • Address any within school variance

  • Ensure consistent implementation of school policies and procedure, e.g. marking and guided reading

  • Share good practice within the school and collaborative partnership and draw on external expertise

  • Provide high quality CPD for staff

  • Improve assessment through joint levelling and moderation


Increasing Learning Time


We will maximise the time children have to ‘catch up’ by

  • Improving attendance and punctuality for all children

  • Providing earlier intervention

Extending and enhancing learning through in school clubs and out of school clubs


Individualising Support


We are committed as a school to providing support to children and parents who need it. There should never be any stigma to this support and many children and families will need intervention at some point throughout their time in school.


We will ensure that the additional support we provide is effective by:

  • Looking closely at the individual needs of each child and identifying any barriers to learning academic, social, personal or emotional.

  • Ensuring support staff, teachers and external agencies communicate regularly and effectively

  • Using well trained TA’s to provide high quality interventions in individual classes.

  • Matching the skills of the support staff to the intervention that they provide.

  • Working with other agencies to ensure good quality expertise

    • Acorn learning and behavioural services

    • STAPS

    • Providing support for parents through the TAC process and parent advisors

    • Help for parents with behaviour at home

    • Support for parents under stress at home


Funding Priorities


This year our main priority for the current academic year is to implement new assessment procedures in school to ensure that teaching continues to be exciting and interesting for all children as well as ensuring that progress is regularly reviewed.


In addition we are working hard to improve teaching further and ensure that we provide an outstanding experience for all children.


We will continue to provide support and advice for parents as well as increasing their participation in school life through PTA events, celebration events and parent meetings.


Pupil Premium Information


We are required to publish how much Pupil Premium money we receive and how we have chosen to spend that money. We are also required to publish the results for students in receipt of FSM compared with their peers.

Pupil Premium Information


We are required to publish how much Pupil Premium money we receive and how we have chosen to spend that money. We are also required to publish the results for students in receipt of FSM compared with their peers.


Pupil Premium


Financial Year

Amount of pupil premium funding

2011 - 2012


2012 - 2013


2013 - 2014


2014 - 2015


2015 - 2016 £31,100


Nature of Support 14 - 15 (figures may not total 100% due to rounding)


Nature of Support

Focus on Learning in the curriculum

60%  (£17,000)

Focus on Social, Emotional and Behaviour

20%  (£5,600)

Focus on enrichment beyond the curriculum

10%  (£2,800)

Focus on Families and community

10%  (£2,800)


EYFS end of year results 2015

(4 children pupil premium)


% achieving at least expected Non FSM

% achieving at least expected Pupil Premium

Difference +/-









Physical Development













Key Stage  1 2015


Average Points Scored by Children Y2 (57 children in cohort; 5 children disadvantaged)












Disadvantaged Pupils







Non Disadvantaged Pupils








Average Point Score per child


School - Not Disadvantaged = 17.6 points


National - Not Disadvantaged = 16.4 points


School - Disadvantaged = 16.5 points


National - Disadvantaged = 14.6 points



Performance of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium at end of KS1


Number of children in receipt of PP






(33% = 1 child)


(12.5% = 1 child)


(20% = 1 child)


(20% = 1 child)

% Pupil Premium achieving L2b+ reading





% Pupil Premium achieving L2b+ writing





% Pupil Premium achieving L2b+ maths






Pupil Premium Projections 2015


Overview of the school Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) 2014

Total number of pupils on roll

171 (9.3% NOR eligible for PPG)

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG inc. Pupil Premium Plus


Total number of service family children eligible


Total amount of PPG received




Pupil Premium Grant Spending 2015 - 2016





Success Criteria

Nurture Group


To provide emotional and educational support for individual and small groups of children to improve their attainment in core subject areas.

Identified child(ren) make progress academically, socially and emotionally - assessments formative/summative & Boxall Profile

Small group intervention LSA Phonics/reading/ number 


To improve EYFS & KS1 results through targeted  teaching

Children in receipt of PP will pass the phonics screening test

Those in receipt of PP will achieve in line with their peers in school and above national average

Identified children make at least good progress from their baseline assessment

EYFS – at least 80 % FSM achieve a GLD

KS 1 at least 75 % to achieve all key performance indicators


The employment of specialist peripatetic staff


To improve the settling in process and allow staff to spend more time with children to improve pastoral support

EYFS settled quickly and support given to vulnerable children throughout the year throughout the school.

Staff Continuing Professional Development


To improve staff knowledge and expertise in supporting children

-Dyslexia training

-Nurture Group Training

-Precision Teaching

Staff have clear strategies for supporting individual children so needs are better met.

Personal Hygiene Needs

1:1 Changing     

£500 Resources

£1,500 staffing


To improve confidence and self-esteem of children who have medical conditions or are not yet toilet trained

Children have increased self esteem as their personal care issues are met appropriately in school

Subsidising School Uniform (maximum £40 per child)


To improve confidence and self esteem

Improved attendance and behaviour as well as reduced hardship on families

Subsidising School Trips


To enable all pupils to participate  in school trips and visits and no family is placed in hardship funding a place

Children able to participate in the same learning experiences as their peers

Subsidising After School Clubs


To improve children’s confidence and self esteem & improve their levels of physical activity

Children able to attend clubs alongside their peers and increase their level of physical activity

Parent Support

EWO service


Targeted family work to support families in overcoming barriers to attendance and children’s learning

Improved attendance  and a reduction in the % of Persistent absentees

Children of targeted families make good or better progress

Attendance at specialist courses for parents


Parents have an increased understanding of their child’s needs and how to address them appropriately

Engaging parents in learning

Targeted children make accelerated progress

Professional Advice

ACORN Support Services


Staff & parents feel better informed to deal with individual children’s needs.

Clear strategies provided ways to support individual children

Contingency for additional external agency involvement £3000 Staff can access specialist services not budgeted for if a child or family requires additional support Families able to access services more effectively and children identified as requiring specialist support acted upon quickly.



Total expenditure = £30,350

Pupil Premim Policy