Pupil Premium

2016 - 2017 Our allocation of pupil premium was £

Walbottle Village Primary school receives funding to 'narrow the gap' between different groups of children.

In 2016-17 we received £81,000 to focus on raising the attainment of our looked after, services and free school meal pupils. We spent this money on providing 1 to 1 support to children, as well as funding educational visits out and visitors into school to enhance our creative curriculum. We provide a free breakfast club for all of our pupils. We also used some of the money alongside our PE grant to further enhance our extra curricular provision.

We also ran booster classes for a range of children of all ages and ability.

This resulted in all of our pupil premium children, who achieved level 2a or above in reading at KS1, achieving expected level or above. In writing 100% of our children achieved expected level or above and 78% in maths. Of this 78%, all children who achieved a level 2a or above in reading also achieved expected level or above.

Every year we aim to close the 'gap' between groups of children in our school. Every child succeeds in Walbottle Village primary school.

For the school year 2016-17 this money will once again be spent on 1 to 1 lessons for children before and after school, in addition to booster lessons for all age ranges and abilities. We will continue to offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a range of educational activities to enhance the learning opportunities for our pupils, through visits out and visitors into school. I know our children will continue to thrive.

Dame Nelson-Taylor   National Leader of Education Executive Headteacher