Portesbery School

Portesbery School - a happy school where every one matters

Pupil Premium Grant Statement 2018-2019

Pupil Premium: the policy context

“National evidence shows that economically disadvantaged pupils perform less well on average than non-disadvantaged pupils, at all levels of school education; furthermore, economically disadvantaged pupils are also associated with slower progress compared to their peers with the same level of attainment. The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is additional funding for schools to use to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap with their peers.”


Number of Pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG


Service children


Looked After/Adopted Children (LAC)


Total amount of PPG to receive


Carry over from previous year


Total funding



Summary of planned spending 2018-2019

Objectives in spending PPG

· To continue to provide personalised learning programme tailored to each individual student’s needs, including support that pupils may not otherwise receive at home.

· To continue to provide opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds targeting a range of barriers to pupils learning, including attendance, behaviour, family circumstances and resources.

· To continue to provide a more bespoke service to families and build positive relationships with them and our students in order to have clarity of communication and co-operation between school and home.

· To continue to support extended services such as After School Clubs and the Summer Scheme.

· To continue to utilise the online software for recording behaviours (Sleuth) to promote change and develop positive outcomes for students

· To provide outdoor learning opportunities for all students by providing access to specialised teaching for Forest school.

· To provide access to additional therapies for identified students such as Music Therapy, Art Therapy and Reflexology.


Summary of areas of spending

Learning pledges

1.  Personalising individual pupil support in order to inspire and encourage our students to make good or better progress.

2.  We have a highly skilled staff team at Portesbery, we will continue our staff training and develop a wide range of parent workshops.

3.  Complimenting this is a dedicated Family Support Worker and together are able to provide additional pastoral and learning support.

4.  To enable identified student’s access to additional therapies, such as Music Therapy, Art Therapy and Reflexology.  


Social and Economic Pledges

1.  Students to be able to attend extra-curricular activities such as After School Club and the Summer Scheme. 

2.  To be able to attend all day trips and class activities.

3.  To provide school uniform for students that need it to help develop a shared identity with their peers.

4.  To enrich outdoor play opportunities for all to encourage and develop cooperative play skills.

 Full details of our allocation and use of this funding for 2017-18 is available here.