Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Awards 2016


The Secretary of State for Education lays down the following terms and conditions on which assistance is given in relation to the pupil premium grant (PPG) payable to schools and local authorities for the financial year beginning 1 April 2017. PPG provides funding for two policies:

  • raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
  • supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces


Rates for eligible pupils

The PPG per pupil for 2017 to 2018 is as follows:


Disadvantaged pupils Pupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 as recorded as Ever 6 FSM £1,320
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £935
Looked after children (LAC) defined in Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority £1,900
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order £1,900
Service children Pupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence £300


Pupil Premium Update

We continue to deliver our programme of activities for all our pupils free of charges so everyone can build their skills and confidence to give them resilience, to be able to work as a team and also independently. Workshops delivered were:-

  • Lorax & BFG Dance Workshop
  • Gruffalo Day
  • Rhubarb Theatre

We have continued to use the funding to offer free trips for all children across the academy. These trips are linked closely to the curriculum and they are used to develop all children’s knowledge and understanding of the world.

  • Nursery – Pink Pig Farm
  • Reception – Cleethorpes
  • Year 1 & 2 – Cleethorpes & Tattershall Castle


We have developed a small wildlife area and have started to keep domestic pets in school as we have been using the University of Lincoln’s research on how unwanted behaviours can be changed in young children when undertaking their school work alongside animals.

The barriers to learning needs from this group of children include severe learning difficulties, poor speech and language skills, English as an additional language, emotional needs and challenging behaviour. The academy currently has 95 disadvantaged pupils.


There is a range of intervention that takes place on weekly basis during each classroom-

  • Precision teaching – 1 to 1 teaching time focused on phonics and reading for 5 minutes every day
  • Rocket Reading – 20 children read three times a week with a trustee of the academy.
  • Time to Talk – 3 times a week, SEAL/PSHE based session allowing children to speak and listen about concerns/worries etc.
  • Small Steps – Each child is given a personal, social or behavioral target to work towards over the term.
  • Rapid Phonics booster groups – 16 year one children and 16 year two children participate in a 15 min booster group five times a week with a different teacher to their normal phonics teacher.
  • CogMed – An online app used to enhance the long term working memory of children.
  • SALT outreach programme – Identified pupils attend an in school SALT clinic with a SALT practitioner once a week.
  • Whole class SALT – 2 times a week, whole class SALT session focusing on pure sounds and building up mouth muscle. (helps with phonics for non-SALT children)
  • Speech and language link – All reception children are given a screening test. This identifies any gaps in their speech and vocabulary. If gaps are identified, then the child is given a six week intensive speech programme to follow.


We have also changed the role of one Teaching Assistant so they work on a one to one basis with children to deliver speech and language and working memory interventions daily.


Headlines from the data 2017/ 2018

End of FS Data Summary for Disadvantaged pupils

Emerging Expected Exceeding
Prime Learning Goals 30% 59% 11%
Communication and Language 22% 59% 19%
Physical Development 30% 56% 15%
PSED 19% 59% 22%
Specific Learning Goals 30% 59% 11%
Literacy 30% 59% 11%
Mathematics 22% 52% 26%
Understanding the world 19% 59% 22%
Expressive art & design 15% 52% 33%

GLD: 70%

End of KS1 data summary for disadvantaged pupils

Subject Hillcrest pupil premium % achieved expected standard National pupil premium % achieved expected standard
Reading 77% 35%
Writing 77% 19%
Maths 81% 29%


Targets going into 2018/ 2019 and beyond

  • Continue to take children from other schools and offer an alternative provision in the SEND classroom.
  • Use of animals to help calm the behaviour, used as a tool to encourage children to talk and share their worries
  • To continue to achieve these excellent conversion rates and continue to identify and close the gaps identified
  • Converted the children working at P scales into ‘working towards the expected’.
  • To continue to give children a broad and balanced curriculum with enriched opportunities to develop all skills.
  • Medical needs covered upon a daily basis.
  • Identify a programme to measure ‘small step’ progress for individual children with EHCs.