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How the Pupil Premium is being spent and barriers to learning.

This year, Bishop Ridley received £40,920 from the Pupil Premium Grant.  The number of pupils registered as FSM6 is 31.

Below are ways in which we intend to support pupils throughout the academic year 2018-2019.






Pupil Premium library to boost reading.


Pupil Premium Champion

Pupil Premium support teacher


One-to-one support and group interventions led by staff members.


Pupil Premium teacher and staff to support Pupil Premium children.

Provision maps,

Weekly feedback to class teachers.

Regular meetings between PP teachers and PP champion.

Booster support in Year 6 led by a qualified teacher.


Qualified Teacher

Provision maps,

Weekly feedback to class teachers.

Pupil Premium Champion to raise awareness of Pupil Premium children throughout the school.


Pupil Premium Champion

Termly feedback during Pupil Progress meetings.

Funding of school trips, activities, clubs.



Pupil Premium Champion.


Purchase of study materials to further support learning at home.


Pupil Premium Champion.

On-going. Impact will be assessed at Pupil Progress Meetings.

Support and Intervention in Years 2 and 6 by a qualified teacher.

2 mornings a week.


Qualified teacher.

Weekly meetings with class teachers.

Kick Group.  One-to-one mentoring for pupils with a sports/Christian theme.


Kick Mentors - outside agency.


  Total Costs £33,255    

Main Barriers to Educational Achievement


The table below explains some of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by some of the children at Bishop Ridley and how we plan to assist them to overcome these barriers. 


Barrier to Learning

Proposed Actions


Evidence of Impact

Low levels of engagement in reading, especially in Early Year.

A fully qualified teacher will be providing intervention and support in the Early Years to engage children’s interest in reading. 

Boys enjoyment of reading will also be a focus as this has been highlighted as an area requiring development.   Pupil Premium Library has been created to boost reading for PP children across the school.  Children have chosen the books to have in the library and will borrow books to read at home.

Intervention Teacher

Class Teachers


Children’s progress and attainment in reading in Early Years will be regularly monitored and intervention levels reviewed throughout the year.


Progress in reading will be assessed throughout the year at pupil progress meetings.  Impact of the library will be assessed throughout the year. 

Low attendance.


Children with low attendance will be identified and support put in place, where appropriate, to increase attendance.  Outside agencies will be involved in some cases. 

Deputy Head Teacher,

Class teachers, Office Staff, SENCO.

Levels of attendance will be monitored closely and impact of support will be reviewed.  High rates of attendance should have a positive impact on attainment and progress.  This will be measured. 

Emotional and social wellbeing.  Lack of emotional stability can have a negative impact on the attainment and progress of pupils at Bishop Ridley.

Individual children identified as suffering from emotional and/or social issues will have support put in place.  Where appropriate, this may be 1:1 sessions with trained staff.

Whole school strategies on emotional and social wellbeing are being implemented throughout the school.  All staff have received training.

All staff,


Play Therapy trained staff, class teachers .

Children who have been identified as having emotional and/or social issues will be monitored carefully.  Their academic progress and attainment will be closely monitored as well as their emotional and social wellbeing. 

Lack of educational stimulus outside of the school.

At Bishop Ridley we aim to provide a wide variety of enrichment through high quality educational trips. This will ensure that all children, including Pupil Premium children, will benefit from stimulus outside of the classroom.  

All Staff

Part funding of school trips/funding for Pupil Premium children if deemed appropriate/necessary.

Enrichment outside of the school will lead to greater progress and attainment in school.  This will monitored on a regular basis.

Aspirations for future education/careers

All pupils at Bishop Ridley need to have positive aspirations for the future.  In partnership with local schools, we will run a careers day for a number of pupils in the school.  This will involve meeting children from different local schools and considering the different career paths that all people can make.  This will then be fedback to all children throughout the school.

Pupil Premium Champion, Class teachers.

Positive impact of aspirations for the future will be assessed.  Link made to educational achievement and future careers will be understood. 


Key Expenditure 2017-2018

Last year the school received £40,920 from the Pupil Premium Grant.  The number of pupils who received the Pupil Premium Grant in the academic year 2017-2018 was 32.

This is how the money was spent in the academic year 2017-2018:

  • Group interventions led by a teacher.
  • Funding of school trips, activities and clubs.
  • Purchase of resources
  • Improvement and development of intervention rooms.