Pupil Premium Funding

Tregolls was crowned South West Champion at the 2017 Pupil Premium Awards.

What is Pupil premium?

You may have heard of funding called the ‘Pupil Premium’.  This  is money delagated from the central Government to schools, based on a number of measures.  These measures include eligibility for Free School Meals in the last 6 years, children whose parents are in the Armed Forces and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

How do we compare nationally?

The national figure for pupils eligible for pupil premium per school is on average 22.6%, our school context is on average that 58% of our children are currently eligible for pupil premium.

At our school, we spend our pupil premium  funding, on ensuring that EVERY child makes at least expected or better progress. We monitor targeted intervention closely, ensuring that they are effective and that pupils make the additional progress they need (if required) to make in order to catch up with pupils who are deemed not to be disadvantaged. This year alone we have supported pupils in following their dreams to achieve, including one pupil being selected for a scholarship at the prestigious Royal Ballet School in London, one pupil is now the current British Judo School’s champion and another European Bronze medallist. None of this would have been possible if it was not for the pupil premium funding support.

Matt Middlemore Published Pupil Premium Case Study


Planned spending 2017/18

Language skills have improved significantly in reception with boys now exceeding girls. We wish to build upon this success and place an even greater focus on improving the language skills of ALL reception and KS1 pupils so that the barrier is diminished. Disadvantaged children at the end of KS2 exceeded the national average in reading and writing. We wish to also exceed the national average in maths like in reading in writing. The attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils at the end of KS2 has continued to diminish. Therefore, we will now focus on having the same success at the end of KS1. The mental health and wellbeing of pupils’ is paramount therefore we will ensure that the needs of all pupils are met and supported through challenging periods of their lives. Parental engagement has improved significantly, therefore, we will continue our relentless approach to ensure every parent is provided support in order to be able to help their child’s learning.


Pupil Premium Strategy 2017/18

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How was it spent 2016/17?

For the past two years the pupils eligible for pupil premium funding have not narrowed the gap with non-pupil premium pupils, but exceeded their progress performance rates. As a result of this excellent performance indicator the school currently supports the Department for Education and the Local Authority with effective use of pupil premium funding.


Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-7

Pupil Premium Strategy Tregolls-2016-7


2016/17 Initial Statement

This year we are focussing specifically on closing the attainment gap for 2016/17. Below are just two of our targets for how we plan to spend our funding, Please see the full statement below to see in greater depth how we plan to ensure that every child has the right to be astonishing.

School Development Plan Objective 1:To close the attainment gap across all year groups with pupils deemed to be disadvantaged in Reading, Writing and Maths.

School Raising Attainment Plan Objective 1: To raise attainment for pupils deemed to be disadvantaged in English and Mathematics.

PP Statement 2016_17


What was the impact for 2016/17?

To ensure 90% of pupils meet age related expectations for speech and language by the end of reception and KS1. To reduce the attainment gap between gender in the EYFS – boys attainment to be within +/- 5% of girls attainment.

We are so please that we turned around a national challenge and that boys have exceeded girls’ performance in the EYFS. 79% of pupils achieved age related expectations in reading at the end of KS1. 90% was an aspirational target, therefore we have rolled it forward to continue an even greater focus for 2017-8 (see Pupils Premium Strategy Plan- barriers) aiming to be the first ‘communication friendly’ school in Cornwall.

To increase the percentage of high ability PP pupils to be worker at greater depth in writing and maths to be greater than 19% for Reading, 15% for writing and 17% in Maths by the end of KS2.

We are very proud that our disadvantaged children exceeded national expectations with 23% of disadvantaged children achieving greater depth in reading and writing. Mobility has had a huge impact our performance. When this is taken into consideration 20% of disadvantaged pupils achieved greater depth in maths, 40% in reading and 60% in writing.

 To reduce the attainment gap pf pupils deemed to be disadvantaged in Reading, Writing and Maths.

We have made significant progress in achieving our aim of having no differences between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged children. We will continue to focus on closing the gap until the differences have been diminished completely.

 To improve parental engagement, expectation and understanding for PP pupils.

Parental engagement has improved significantly since we identified this as a barrier. The percentage of parents attending parents evening, parental workshops and parental consultations has increased significantly and as a result, achievement has risen. Following our success, we will continue with our relentless approach in increasing parental engagement.


Final Impact Statement for 2016/17

PP-Strategy-Tregolls 2016-7 Reviewed


2015/16 Performance


What was the impact 2015/16?

To narrow the gap in terms of attainment by the end of KS 2 to 10% in reading and mathematics and to within 5% in writing.’

 The objective for reading has clearly been achieved, with pupils deemed to be disadvantaged actually outperforming national other pupils. However, the attainment outcomes are not as positive for writing, but fall within 10% of national other pupils. The mathematics objective was also achieved with pupils deemed to be disadvantaged. Closing the attainment gap for PP is the main driving force behind the school development plan for 2016/17 alongside the raising attainment plan. The school has made strong progress in closing the attainment gap, but could have achieved more within writing. This will remain a focus.

‘To narrow the gap in terms of attainment for more able pupils deemed to be disadvantaged to within 10% for reading, writing and mathematics by the end of KS 2’.

Reading all pupils 74%-disadvantaged 73%, Writing 74%-disadvantaged 64% and Mathematics 68%-disadvantaged 64%. Most able reading 47%-disadvantaged 36%, Writing 32%-disadvantaged 27% and Mathematics 11%-disadvantaged 9%. We are really pleased with our strategic planning and we are now planning to diminish the attainment gap further throughout 2016-17.

To provide a wide range of enrichment opportunities to children supported by PP funding-for example, surfing, residential visits, Judo etc’.

This has been achieved with pupils supported with funding for a residential to Barcelona. Furthermore, two pupils were supported with their Judo, one being crowned British Gold champion and one being crowned Bronze European champion. One pupil was also supported with her application to the Royal Ballet School London-she was given a placement.

‘To ensure that all children who are not able to access the internet at home have the provision funded through the PP grant’

All pupils who did not have access to a laptop or the internet and eligible for PP were given that opportunity.

One to one provision to be made for all children who are not in line with their peer group, for age related expectations’. 

This was provided in many forms, for example, pre-school lessons, tutoring and focus group support. The impact triangulates specifically with the outcomes.

Performance Information



EYFS Attainment

Sch PP Ex ARB Sch PP Inc ARB Nat Non Nat PP
2016 58% 50%  69%  72%

Yr 1 Phonic Check Attainment

Sch PP Ex ARB Sch PP Inc ARB Nat Non Nat PP
2016 88% 83%  81% 70%
2017 75% 73%  84%

2016 2 pupils were in the area resource base.

End of KS 1 Attainment

KS 1 Expected Standard Pupil Premium
Reading Sch PP Ex ARB Nat Non Nat PP
2016 75% 74% 78%
2017 69%  76%  79%


KS 1 Expected Standard Pupil Premium
Writing Sch PP Ex ARB Nat Non Nat PP
2016 69% 65% 70%
2017 59%  68%  72%


KS 1 Expected Standard Pupil Premium
Maths Sch PP Ex ARB Nat Non Nat PP
2016 69% 73% 77%
2017 72%  76%  79%


KS 1 Greater Depth Pupil Premium
Reading Sch PP Ex ARB Nat Non Nat PP
2016 38% 24% 27%
2017 31%  21%  23%


KS 1 Greater Depth Pupil Premium
Writing Sch PP Ex ARB Nat Non Nat PP
2016 25% 15% 6%
2017 27%  21%  23%


KS 1 Greater Depth Pupil Premium
Maths Sch PP Ex ARB Nat Non Nat PP
2016 25% 18% 20%
2017 31%  21%  23%

2016 2 pupils were from the area resource base.

Progress KS 1-2 2016

Progress for disadvantaged pupils from different starting points (low, middle and high starting points from the end of KS 1 to the end of KS 2).


End of KS 2 Attainment 2017 

Excludes ARB 2016 (4) / 2017 (2)

KS 2 Reading Writing Maths
 2016 75% 73% 66% 88% 64% 74% 75% 64% 70%
 2017 100% 100%  71% 100% 67%  76% 89% 92%  80%

Disadvantaged Pupils Working at Greater Depth 2017

Excludes ARB 2016 (4) / 2017 (2)

KS 2 Reading Writing Maths
 2016 47% 44% 19% 32% 33% 15% 11% 11% 17%
 2017 24% 25%  29% 38% 29%  21% 10% 7%  27%


Full data analysis 2015/16


Full data analysis 2014/15

PP full data performance Sum2015

Full data analysis 2013/14

FSM Two levels end of year

PP APS End of Year

2012~13 Performance of pupils eligible for PP v non-PP

PP End of Key Stage 2013

.Full data analysis 2012/13

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Pupil Premium Attendance at extra-curricular activities

One of our focuses has been to raise the attendance in extra curricular activities of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding for 2014-15.

Sport participation summer 16






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Where can I get more information?

For more information about how we plan provision and track progress please speak to Mr Middlemore or Mrs Gibson (Pupil Premium Lead).


Pupil Premium Policy

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I am not sure if my child would be eligible for free school meals, where can I get more information?

Please speak to Miss Humphries, the school secretary or Mrs Gibson who is the Senior Leader with responsibility for Pupil Premium pupils.

Pupil Premium Governor is Patrick Bailey.