Pupil Premium

The primary aim of the school is to ensure that all children are able to access all aspects of the school’s provision in order to achieve the highest standards of achievement and the greatest possible progress, in relation to children’s individual starting points.


The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools, which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupil’s on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’, in the care of the Local Authority, now or in the past. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years.


It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012, this information must be published on the school website. Please see below for information regarding how the pupil premium was spent in the last financial year, the impact of this funding, and the plans for future spending.


Eastway’s Rationale for Pupil Premium Spending


At Eastway, our primary goal is to ensure that our children leave us as well-rounded citizens, fully prepared for the next stage in their education.


Looking at this in a little more detail we aim to ensure all our children:

  •          achieve as highly as they are able
  •          are academically prepared to thrive at secondary school
  •          find joy in success, be it academic, sporting, musical, artistic or another area
  •          are confident at building and maintaining positive relationships
  •          demonstrate kindness and respect to all people however different or similar they may be 
  •          understand our school's values and why they are important
  •          have the beginnings of their own set of personal values
  •          have the self-esteem and self-confidence to make the most of their innate gifts and talents


To achieve these aims with our Pupil Premium children, we use the funding we receive in a variety of ways. Being a small school some of the interventions we put in place are shared by children who are not in receipt of Pupil Premium in order to make them viable and promote good progress for all children as well as Pupil Premium children.


Many of our interventions are linked directly to the curriculum and, in particular, core subjects:


  •          We provide additional support through small group teaching, 1:1 teaching and in-class support to accelerate progress in all areas of English and maths, as it is widely recognised that attainment in these subjects underpins success across the curriculum at secondary school level.
  •          We provide technology and access to relevant computer programs which are proven to support learning in the above subjects and across the wider curriculum.
  •          We provide a range of strategies to support the development of a love of literature and reading.
  •          We provide regular and sustained outdoor learning experiences for our youngest children with a key emphasis on developing speaking and listening skills, as well as social interaction and problem solving.


Pupil Premium 2018-19

Allocation September 2018

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received 2018/19

Total number of pupils on roll



Total number of pupils eligble for PPG £1320

101 x £1320 =£139,920

Amount of PPG received per pupil

Service children PPG x 2 (£300 per pupil)

£300 x 2= £600

Amount of PPG received per pupil

LA children PPG x 1 (£2300 per pupil)

£2300 x 1 = £2300

Total amount of PPG received

£142, 820


Objectives for spending Pupil Premium Grant 2018 – 19

1. Raise attainment to meet and exceed national attainment averages and accelerate rates of progress for identified groups by addressing barriers to learning. Specifically, to narrow the gap between those disadvantaged pupils passing the Phonics Screening check, reaching expected standard in Maths at KS2 and writing at KS1.

2. To provide specific, targeted intervention and support to pupils and families to ensure that barriers are identified and addressed

3. To ensure that no pupil in school is disadvantaged and has access to everything they need to be a successful learner at Eastway

How we plan to spend our Pupil Premium Grant 2018 – 19

To continue 2018/19


Additional Speech and Language to support vulnerable pupils who are causing concern – weekly visits from Speech Therapist  to increase attainment and progress in phonics, reading and writing

Trained Speech & Language Mentor in Early Years

Every class allocated additional support every morning to support the learning of vulnerable groups so that all pupils make at least expected progress-Gap busting, Early Bird interventions etc

Solution focused therapy is used to address the emotional well-being of more vulnerable pupils on a 1:1 basis so that they are able to learn more effectively

Learning & Behaviour Mentor-1:1 support for children with a range of needs

Full Time Sport Coach-  Access to more sport and active enrichment opportunities and targeted physical interventions

Subsidised educational visits, visitors, enrichment days and residential- Opportunities for all children to experience a broad and balanced and enriched curriculum

PE Kits purchased for all children

Family Support Role in School- To support vulnerable pupils and families

Attendance Officer Support Role- Consistent approach to support for vulnerable families and children

Half termly Child Causing Concern Meetings- multi agency

Meetings held to identify those children and families who may need extra support before any social care intervention, targeted support and intervention from a range of agencies

Target Tracker- computer tracking system

Identifies and tracks pupil premium children, able to track progress of our disadvantaged pupils easily

Specific support programmes funded to support the learning of pupils and address gaps in learning. These include: social, emotional and communication programmes, speech and language programmes, dyspraxia programmes, phonic support and maths initiatives eg Numbers Count

Increased staffing to target Pupil Premium pupils to  increase attainment and progress in English and Maths in KS2

Annual purchasing new books to inspire and develop daily reading and response

Vouchers offered to spend at the annual book fair to encourage reading, foster a love of book and access to cost priced high quality texts

Subsidised class visits and visitors

Part funding towards new resources to inspire learning linked to revised curriculum

Wide range of extra-curricular activities and enhancements subsidized by school

Homework and Computer Access/Club for Pupil Premium pupils, twice weekly

Purchasing of high quality resources for Early Years Pupil Premium to promote quality talk and language skills

Additional TA support for EYFS and Key Stage One to address early intervention and challenge for pupil premium children to reach their potential

Subsidised Toast Club every morning from 8am, staffed by Eastway Team and Learning and Behaviour Mentor, free for vulnerable pupils

Attendance Work & Panel Meetings- ESW 

Additional support of Local Authority ESWO supporting school to hold regular meetings with attendance officer, DC, SD and EM to bring in parents with children with poor attendance and punctuality. DC to attend SIMs training to look at how we monitor and track the PP children and their attendance. Follow new Wirral Protocol for Absence


How Leaders will report and monitor impact

  • Headteacher Termly Report to Full Governing Body
  • Report on current picture data and outcomes at termly Curriculum and Standards meetings
  • Review the budget headline at termly Resources and Finance committee
  • End of Year Impact Report published on website



How we plan to spend our Pupil Premium Grant 2018 – 19

Proposed Use of PP Spending & Opportunities to enhance the PP Provision

Predicted Impact

8 additional days of Educational Psychologist Support

Identification of additional needs and support in strategies for vulnerable children in school

Additional SALT time

Identification of additional needs and support in strategies for vulnerable children in school

Purchased new testing-Maths & Reading

To track pupils from baseline as part of a more robust tracking and monitoring system- forms part of quantative data tracking against chronological age. Standardised scores give a more accurate picture for tracking progress and attainment

Book bags purchased for whole school

Ensuring that all children have what they need for school, raised expectations for all pupils and uniform and presentation

Homework Packs purchased for every child

Ensuring that all children have what they need for successful home learning, that they take pride in their presentation

Morning snack in EYFS

More availability for those children and a wider range of healthier and more filling morning snack for those children who may not have breakfast in a morning. Increased concentration in morning sessions

Additional KS2 Teacher

To lead targeted small group support for raising standards in Y6 where PP is at 67%

Extended Early Years Provision- subsidized fees for parents/ carers

To allow all children the opportunity to attend extended care and address the low starting points for our youngest pupils

Thrive Approach Training & Subscription

Thrive is a therapeutic approach to help support children with their emotional and social development. The Thrive approach offers practical strategies and techniques and is built around online assessments which identify children's emotional development and provides action plans for their individual needs.

Youth Connect 5 Training & staff led sessions

Connect 5 mental wellbeing training programme, Youth Connect 5 is a training programme that will support parents and carers at Eastway

ADHD Foundation

Fortnightly in school support working with pupils, parents and staff. Staff training and Parent/ carers and family support sessions

Early Years Foundation Trust

PEEP Training Programme


Parents Course


Staff Training


Partnership with Parents Quality Mark

This programme aims to improve parenting skills and the quality of the home learning environment in the early years. The intervention consists of an initial home visit, and 24 one-hour sessions delivered over two terms, with groups of parents and children attending the sessions together in nursery settings. There are two days of training for nursery practitioners to help them work with parents, and resources cover five topics: 1) social and emotional development; 2) communication and language; 3) early literacy; 4) early maths; and 5) health and physical development. Each session focuses on a particular topic related to children’s development and includes discussion, songs and stories, as well as advice and approaches for parents to adopt at home. For this evaluation, the delivery will focus on social and emotional development, language and communication, and early literacy development, and additional mentoring support will be given to the practitioners to maintain quality.

Family Works

The 'Family Works' programme is a very successful 10 week programme that we are able to offer to all parents and carers with children in Reception. The aims are to increase the wellbeing of family members and to help their children succeed in school.

Purchase of PIVATs

Online access to track those pupils working significantly below so that they make progress and reach their full potential



Narrowing the gap using the Pupil Premium  

At Eastway we have used Pupil Premium funding to ensure our shared vision of high expectations, outcomes and success for all is appropriately resourced and supported by an effective workforce. 

We have created a whole school ethos based on positive attitudes, good relationships, equal opportunities and respect. We have developed a whole school learning culture using Guy Claxton’s ‘Building Learning Power’ to help children, staff and parents understand and develop their learning habits. 

We have established more consistent high quality first teaching by developing agreed policy and practice which is followed by all staff; including the effective use of AfL. We have an engaging and motivating curriculum which provides stimulating contexts for learning and follows the Excite, Enhance, Celebrate pathway. 

We have a strong leadership team who regularly monitor the impact of teaching on pupil progress and hold staff accountable. We have an effective assessment and tracking system that is used to quickly identify ‘off track’ pupils and target additional support and interventions. We have provided carefully targeted CPD, mentoring, peer observation and collaboration. We have trained Teaching Assistants who deliver effective maths and literacy interventions. 

We have employed a full time Family Support Co-ordinator to engage with parents and carers who need additional support and an Attendance Officer to ensure children attend school regularly and on time.