Pupil Premium

School Context

Hindsford CE Primary has pupils known to be eligible for free school meals above National Standard (2016: School=34.9%, National=25.2%, +9.7% difference, 2017: 32.4%).

The school is committed to its shared vision REACH (for every child to reach their potential) and has a school motto, which it is proud of – “Our Best, Always Everywhere!” This is regardless of the background or social/economic status of the pupil.

How many Pupil Premium Pupils do we currently have at Hindsford CE Primary School?

Below is a breakdown of how many pupil premium puils we have in each cohort. In summary:

* 32.4% of pupils who attend Hindsford are in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding.

* 62.1% (41)  of these pupils are Boys and 37.9% (25) are Girls.

* 4.5% (3) are EAL pupils.

* In total, 24.2% (16) of Pupil Premium Pupils are also SEN.

What are the main barriers to learning at Hindsford and how is funding used to help remove these?

The school uses pupil premium funding to ensure that any barriers to learning are removed so that all pupils are given the same chances and opportunities to succeed in school and life beyond Hindsford. “Fair is not everyone having the same but everyone getting what they need in order to be successful.” As a school, Hindsford has identified some key barriers of learning for pupils in receipt of pupil premium at Hindsford. These are as follows:

  • Low Attendance
  • Poor Punctuality
  • Social Behaviour (Unable to follow school rules, attitude to other peers/ teacher etc.)
  • Emotional Behaviour (Unable to manage own emotions, sustain friendships etc.)
  • Attitude to Learning – Low Attainment – Frustration with work etc.
  • Low Aspirations
  • Lack of Home Support
  • Limited Life Experiences
  • Poverty (Living Conditions, Diet, Clothing etc.)
  • Turbulent Home Life
  • Specific SEN Need

How are Pupil Premium children assessed and monitored at Hindsford?

At the end of each term, all pupils are assessed against the year group standards. Results obtained from these assessments are recorded on a class tracker and shared with members of the senior leadership team. Both the attainment and progress of all pupils are discussed during pupil progress meetings.

On each class tracker a filter has been programmed which allows staff and senior leaders to quickly obtain performance data for pupil premium children. After each assessment period, a report is produced by the assessment lead, which identifies the attainment and progress of pupil premium children compared to both non-pupil premium and national. This  to ensure that any gaps are being diminished.

This report is shared with the governing body.

How well did Pupil Premium Pupils do at the end of  Reception in 2017?

GLD All (30 Pupils): 58%

GLD National: 71%

GLD PP Pupils (9 Pupils): 44%

* The school is aware that the attainment for Pupil Premium Pupils at the end of academic year 2017 was below National and therefore in its School Development Plan has assigned a senior leader, team of staff and allocated funding to target this area so that an increase in attainment is made next year.

* The progress of the Pupil Premium children however from baseline assessment was good, with pupils making on average 5 Foundation Stepping Stones compared to the expected 3 Foundation Milestones suggested by Wigan Local Authority.

How well did Pupil Premium Pupils do in Phonics at the end of Year 1 in 2017?

Attainment in phonics has been significantly above National Standard for the past three years. This is a result of the commitment that the school has made to the Read, Write, Inc programme and the CPD development given to staff in delivering this programme.

Phonics All (29 Pupils):  93%

Phonics National: 81%

Phonics PP Pupils (7 Pupils): 71%

Phonics PP Pupils National: 71%

*Pupil Premium Pupils therefore performed in-line with National Standard at the end of the academic year 2017.

How well did Pupil Premium Pupils do at the end of KS1 in 2017?



All: 80%   (National: 76%) +4%

Pupil Premium: 63% (National: 79%) -16%



All: 23%   (National: 25%) -2% 

Pupil Premium: 0% (National: 28%) -28%




All: 77%   (National: 68%) +9%

Pupil Premium: 63% (National: 72%) -9%



All: 20%   (National: 16%) -4%

Pupil Premium: 0% (National: 18%) -18%



All: 77%   (National: 75%) +2%

Pupil Premium: 63% (National: 79%) -16%



ALL: 17%   (National: 21%) -4%

Pupil Premium: 13% (National: 23%) -10%

* In response to results identifying a need for more Pupil Premium Pupils to be achieving Greater Depth, the school has made this a key area on its School Development Plan, led by a Senior Leader.

How well did Pupil Premium Pupils do at at the end of KS2 in 2017?




All:  71%  APS-102.0  (National: 71% APS-104.1) +0%  -2.1APS

 Pupil Premium (15): 73% APS-102.4  (National: 77% APS-105.34) -4%   -2.94APS



All: 10% (National: 25%) -15%

Pupil Premium (15): 7% (National: 29%) -22%

* Currently, within the School’s Development Plan, Reading with a focus on Pupil Premium Pupils is a key issue. This is raise the number of  Pupil Premium Pupils achieving a higher APS score and achieving Greater Depth.



ALL: 81%  (National: 76%) +5%

Pupil Premium (15): 80% (National: 81%) -1%



All: 10% (National: 18%) -8%

 Pupil Premium (15): 7% (National: 21%) -14%

* Writing at Greater Depth is currently a key issue on the ATHOS development plan, which includes several cross-school writing moderation looking at the writing of pupil premium pupils.




All: 77%  APS-106.1  (National: 77% APS-106.0) +0%  +0.1APS

Pupil Premium (15): 80% APS-106.0 (National: 82% APS-107.0) -2%   -1.0APS



All: 29% (National: 31%) -2%

Pupil Premium (15): 27%  (National: 36%) -9%






All:  87%  APS-103.4   (National: 75% APS-104.2) +12%  -0.8APS

Pupil Premium (15): 93% APS-102.3  (National: 80% APS-105.3) +13%  -3.0APS



All: 16%  (National: 23%) -7%

Pupil Premium (15): 7% (National: 27%) -20%





All: 65%     (National: 61%) +4%

Pupil Premium (15): 67%   (National: 67%) +0%



All: 6%   (National: 9%) -3%

Pupil Premium (15): 7%   (National: 11%) -4%


How much progress did Pupil Premium Pupils make at the end of the KS2 in 2017?

Reading All: +0.10  Reading PP Pupils: +0.57

Writing All: +1.42   Writing PP Pupils: +1.30

Maths All: +0.81   Maths PP Pupils: +0.27

Pupil Premium Pupils made progress in-line/above National Standard at the end of KS2 in 2017.