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Pupil Premium Information

Wyvil Primary School and Centre for Speech and Language Impairment


Background Information

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is an amount of money (currently £1320 per eligible pupil) allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years.  Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel.  Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit.  However, they are responsible for how they use the additional funding to support pupils.


Use of the Pupil Premium at Wyvil

At Wyvil Primary School and Centre for Children with Speech and Language Impairment, we use the Pupil Premium to support individuals and groups of children who fall into the categories outlined above.  The school also use the pupil premium to support other individuals and groups of children who the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged.  This is done through a needs analysis and referral system.  The academic progress of children eligible for the Pupil Premium is carefully monitored using an internal tracking system which informs decision making regarding appropriate interventions.  Wider school experience such as attendance at clubs and opportunities to engage in extra curricular activities is also carefully monitored to ensure pupils at social disadvantage have a rich school experience. 



Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-2017

2016- 2017 How the Pupil Premium allocation was spent

In 2016/2017 the allocation for Pupil Premium was £316,060.00

Wyvil spent the PP allocation in a number of ways which support the “whole child” – with a pastoral approach which incorporates many aspects of welfare and safeguarding.

Family Support and Pastoral Care 

Close teamwork within the Leaders of the school allows a maximum of referrals and signposting for issues relating to:

Financial Support; Housing; Mental Health; Domestic Violence ; Substance Abuse; Respite; Parenting; Attendance; Social Isolation 

Where the needs are complex the family may be referred to Early Help, the first point of call for Social Care.

The Headteacher and SENDCO are very much involved with Social Care, attending Case Conferences and Core Group Meetings.

We refer families to the local Food Bank, issuing Food Vouchers when required, in times of financial crisis.

The school team offer substantial support every year for parents with regards to transition to and from Primary school:

On-line Primary applicationsY6 Secondary transfer applications; in –year applications.


Child-based support and intervention - Enrichment activities

We are one of only 6 Southbank Associate Schools, and many creative activities and trips take place throughout the year, benefiting all children in the school.

For example, in preparation for the Imagine Festival at the Southbank during February 2017, 3 members of staff accompanied 15 children over a period of 5 days to plan and action a Children’s Take Over day. This year all the children involved were PPG.

In Spring 2017 we took a large number of children in the school choir to the Southbank for performances.

The school enjoys a rich variety of music tuition, which leads to strong outcomes in ABRSM formal certification, the offer includes: Piano, violin, steel pans, drums, guitar and bass guitar.

Pupils are trained in Taekwondo, the benefits of which include: Enhanced self-esteem by heightening pupils physical and mental powers, building confidence by encouraging pupils to succeed and to take control of their life, developing discipline by thoroughly training pupils physically and mentally in the tenets and techniques of Taekwondo.


Breakfast Club and After-school clubs

We provide, in partnership with Greggs, a free daily breakfast club for all pupils. The staff ensure that the pupils eat well and enjoy a positive and healthy start to the day. The children are able to socialise and engage with board games once they have eaten their breakfast.

Wyvil pupils enjoy a rich and varied menu of subsidised after-school clubs, running daily during term time. Clubs include: Ballet, Lego, Gardening, Cooking, Portuguese, Stortytelling, Craft, Taekwondo, Science, Football, Film, Homework, Coding, Street Dance, Steel Pans, Reading, Arabic and Spelling.


Funded places 

We subsidise a number of children for wrap-around care when the families are in financial need, or when the child is “Looked After”.

Each year we subsidise, in conjunction with Walcott, a number of children to go on the Y5 1-week Farm Trip. We also give financial assistance to some children for a Y4 Camping Trip. We assist some children with the Y6 PGL 4 day trip also in conjunction with Walcott

We subsidise a small number of places for after-school clubs.

This year in addition to the existing residential trips, we took 8 PPG pupils on a camping trip to Norfolk.


The school has 70% of pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL), consequently Phonics is very high profile. The school invests significant amounts of money into this area to equip pupils with the skilss and knowledge necessary to access learning as they move through the school. The impact of this strategy is clear from the outcomes that the pupils achieve in the Phonics Screening assessment in Year 1. Wyvil pupils have outperformed the National average in Phonics for the past three years.


Wyvil invests in additional staff across the school. There are additional smaller, nurture classes for some pupils to receive intensive specialist support.

In addition to the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, Wyvil has non class-based Early Years Phase Leader, a non-class based Assistant Headteacher and a non-class based SENDCO who we share with Ashmole School. Wyvil also employs 4 Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs). This approach to staffing ensures continuity of teaching can be maintained in the event of illness or when teachers are out of school on training. This reduces the need for external supply teachers, which benefits all children and impacts positively on their emotional well-being as well as their academic achievements.

The school employs a trained Reading Recovery Teacher to support those pupils in need of addition input.

Some pupils benefit from before and after-school targeted 1:1 tuition.

Peer Mediation

We have a very healthy Peer Mediation training system which benefits the whole school but in particular skills up to Y5 and Y6 in preparation for the wider world. Students have 1 hour of training each week by an HLTA and a TA, who liaise with Healthy Minds Organisation.


Wyvil runs an excellent library facility which is available to all classes during the afternoon on a timetabled basis..

Impact of the Pupil premium Grant.

The following data was taken from -

Analysing Schools Performance- Inspection Data Summary report, unamended, 7 Nov 2017.

KS2 progress of disadvantaged pupils

  • Writing progress was significantly* above the national for other pupils for at least two years for the following groups: overall disadvantaged, disadvantaged middle.
  • Mathematics progress was significantly* above the national for other pupils for at least two years for the following groups: disadvantaged middle.

KS2 progress of pupils with special educational needs

  • Writing progress for SEN support middle prior attainers was significantly* above the national for all pupils over the last two years.

KS2 attainment

  • In 2017, reading, writing and mathematics attainment of the expected standard was at or above national for groups: middle, high prior attainment and disadvantaged.

External Validation

Ofsted judged Wyvil to be outstanding in November 2013.

  • “Leaders, including governors, have rigorously monitored the use of the pupil premium funding and ensure that pupils eligible for free school meals make similar progress to their peers and participate in many extra-curricular activities with their peers. The funding has been used effectively to train additional staff in teaching phonics so that pupils’ reading skills improve rapidly. Funding is also used to provide additional support for eligible pupils with very particular needs. “ (Ofsted 2013)
  • “They have rigorously monitored the spending of the pupil premium and get regular updates on the progress of eligible pupils. Governors know about the many support programmes and activities that the funding provides.” (Ofsted 2013)


In July 2017 we were awarded:

  • The IQM Centre of Excellence – Inclusion Quality Mark, for the second time (previously 2014).
  • The Healthy Schools Gold Award
  • UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award- Silver


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