Pupil Premium Report to Parents 2016-17


Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM (Free School Meals) and LAC (Looked after children). A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. However, these measure of financial hardship are limiting and do not take into consideration families who have no recourse to public funds or narrowly fail to qualify for FSM eligibility.

The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and is used at Beecroft Garden to address any underlying inequalities by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.


  1. The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standards of achievement for these pupils.
  2. The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.
  3. We will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others.
  4. We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.

School Policy

The headteacher and governing body have agreed a policy for Pupil Premium to guide the use of funds and to ensure that it represents value for money.


The headteacher and leadership team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put into place for Pupil Premium and report to the governing body on its progress and impact.

Impact of the Funding (2015-16)

Pupil Premium Funding for 2015-16 was £193,700 (149 pupils). The school looked carefully at the needs of each pupil and decided on the following intervention strategies in order to achieve objectives:

  • Provide targeted small group teaching opportunities for pupils
  • Two additional Reading Support teachers in Key Stages 1 and 2
  • Additional teaching support in Year 6, targeting gaps in learning
  • Two additional teachers flexibly delivering literacy interventions across Yr1 and Yr2
  • Contributions towards curricula and non-curricula trips and visits (including Theatrical productions)
  • Contributions towards music instrument provision
  • Continued developments in creative projects – including extra-curricular activities

 2016-17 Pupil Premium Planning

  • We have 134 pupils who are entitled to benefit from the additional funding, with a further 4 children receiving grants for being Looked After and 1 child receiving a Service Child grant
  • Each entitled pupil, under Pupil Premium, the school receives £1,320 per annum. For children being Looked After the school will receive £1,900 per annum. For Service Children the grant is £300 per annum.
  • In the current academic year the school is due to receive £176,880 in additional funds.
Number of Pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)


Total number of pupils on roll Rec – Yr6 = 377

Nursery = 33

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

LAC and/or Armed Forces



PPG received per pupil

LAC funding per pupil

Service funding per pupil




Estimated total funding £176,880


Most Recent Pupil Premium Achievement: 2015-16
Reading GPS Writing Maths


4.52* 4.15* 2.59*
Scaled Score Average 102.5** 102.5** 101.6**


As this is the first year of the new SATs system it is difficult to make a comparison to previous years. However, our progress measures are above average for our Pupil Premium pupils; significantly top 10% Nationally for Reading & Writing and top 25% for Maths.


Average Scaled Scores were published by the local authority (DAISI, November 2016) and indicate that our disadvantage pupil average scaled scores were consistently above the Local Authority average.



** Lewisham Local Authority



Previous Performance of Disadvantaged Pupils

(this data will not include pupils with no recourse to public funds)







(all pupils)

% of pupils making Expected Progress in Reading


100% 87% 89%
% of pupils making More than Expected Progress in Reading 76% 40% 29%
% of pupils making Expected Progress in Writing


100% 93% 93%
% of pupils making More than Expected Progress in Writing 86% 47% 31%
% of pupils making Expected Progress in Maths


95% 86% 90%
% of pupils making More than Expected Progress in Maths 57% 33% 34%
Current Additional Interventions




Intervention Group
Nigel Davies


Reading Recovery Yr1 & Yr2
Reading Recovery Yr3
Gemma Swan Literacy & Numeracy Yr2
Jakki McGhie Literacy & Numeracy Yr6
Ruth Morgan


Literacy support Yr3
Literacy support Yr4
Debbie Webster


Literacy support Yr5
Literacy support Yr6
Dilys Finley Art Specialist Teacher Yr1 – Yr6
Hanna Tuukkanen Art Specialist Teacher Reception
Lesley Lamb EAL Literacy support Yr1
EAL Literacy support Yr2
EAL Literacy support Yr3
EAL Literacy support Yr4
EAL Literacy support Yr5
Sebastian Toscani SEN Support Reception
Marie Howell-Fuller Attendance Whole School
Other Interventions


School Uniform When required, the school provides uniform to enable pupils and parents to feel part of the school community, limiting peer pressure and the worry of looking different.
School Trips & Visits To ensure all children have a shared curriculum experience, regardless of cost implications.
Before School / After School Clubs To develop self-esteem and confidence and to encourage children to participate in extra-curricular activities.
Yr5 and Yr6 School Journey To ensure full participation in this important residential, transitional, collaborative activity.
Monday Breakfast Club Free breakfast club, encouraging children and accompanying adults to attend “family” style breakfast.
Music: Instrumental Lessons & Choir Music develops confidence, concentration and collaborative skills.  We are able to provide some subsidised instrumental lessons and free choir places.
Mindfulness/Growth Mindset

(Mental Health & Wellbeing) 

Anna Lempriere, delivering mindfulness training to staff and targeted mindfulness practice to year groups.
Clinical Psychologist

(Mental Health & Wellbeing)

Nancy Secchi, working one day a week with targeted pupils referred via wellbeing team.
Family Support Worker

Children’s Centre

Family support interventions targeting families who require a range of support in order to access the school
School’s Values Reward Toys Children from Reception –Yr2 awarded weekly reward toys for displaying the school’s core values – during a weekly assembly.
Planned Interventions


Other specific interventions are in developmental stage, these will include (but are not limited to):

·        Bee Keeping (postponed from last year)

·        Peace Garden Project

·        Orchestra Project

·        Outdoor Learning

·        Gardening projects