Pupil Premium

Please click on the link below to view our Pupil Premium strategy for Little Bloxwich CE Primary School:

Pupil Premium

The Government give funding to schools for all children who have been entitled to free school meals during their time at primary school. This amount works out at approximately £1320 per eligible child. The money should be used to ensure these children make good progress during their primary school, that any barriers to learning are addressed and removed where possible and to enable them to have experiences that would be otherwise unavailable to them.

We try to ensure that the money is spent wisely. This is how we spent our Pupil Premium Allocation in 2015-2016.

In 2015-2016 the school received £102,800

  • We paid for music lessons and exams for Y5 and Y6 children, as we feel that the arts are a wonderful way to excite and enthuse children in their learning.
  • We provided intervention groups for children across the school who needed extra support, this included ‘wobbly wallets’. This is extra support on the same day for children who need help with new phonic sounds.
  • We have also subsidised ALL school visits and will continue to do so this year. Our school values life experiences and our staff know how much the children gain from these visits and how this motivates their learning.
  • Little Bloxwich School has made significant moves forward in attainment and progress over the past two years and we are very proud of our pupils’ achievements. The pupil premium funding has assisted us in achieving this, it has funded extra RML and reading sessions.
  • We fund our maths intervention teacher who works across the school with identified children.
  • Our Parent Support Advisor is funded through Pupil Premium, she focuses on tackling attendance issues and helps parents and families if they are experiencing problems at home.
  • We fund extra teaching assistant hours so we can offer 1:1 phonics support daily for children who need it.
  • We fund focussed teacher support for potential more able children in Year 5 and 6.
  • We also employ a second teaching assistant in reception to help develop the childrens’ language and use of vocabulary.

The impact of this is as follows;

  • In the KS2 SATS (2016) 50% of the eligible children made more than expected progress in reading, writing and maths. This means 3 out of the 6 children didn’t this was partly due to individual issues and the raised expectation for these children.
  • At the end of KS1 4 of the 11 eligible children attained achieved the expected level in maths, reading and writing. A number of children didn’t achieve the level due to individual issues, such as the cross over between this group of children and our SEND children.
  • In Year 1 90% of all children passed the phonics test, 80% of our eligible children passed. (8 out of 10 children)
  • In EYFS 71% of our children achieved a ‘Good Level of Development’ with 5 out of our 7 eligible children achieving this.

What will we be using our funding for in 2016-2017?

In 2016-2017 the school will receive £100,900.

  • We will continue to fund our maths intervention teacher.
  • We will fund the salary of our Parent Support Worker.
  • Continue to subsidise school visits.
  • Fund extra teaching assistant hours so we can offer 1:1 phonics support daily for children who need it.
  • Fund focussed teacher support for our most able children/ever 6 in Year 5 and 6.
  • We will employ a dedicated experienced teacher to work one day a week with identified children who need extra support.
  • All staff will receive training on attachment disorder and emotional coaching, this will enable us to help our children with some of the emotional issues they have.


Little Bloxwich C of E VC Primary School | Grenfell Road | Walsall | WS3 3DL
Tel: (01922) 684301 | Fax (01922) 683627 | Email: postbox@lit-bloxwich.walsall.sch.uk
Head Teacher: Ellen Taylor