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Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received:

Total number of pupils on roll 182
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 61
Amount of PPR received per pupil £1,300
Total amount of PPG received £79,300

Item/Project Cost Objective
Development of After School Clubs £1,500 Improved engagement and participation in After School Clubs.
Booster group £4,000 Accelerated progress for identified children to close the gap.
FLO Led Activities £8,500 Support home school communications and improve parental engagement.Provide social and emotional support to families.
Counselling £4,140 Providing dedicated support to identified vulnerable children with behavioural, social and emotional needs.
Pupil Perceptions £800 Child surveys to identify pupil needs/concerns Pupil voice, PSHCE.
Achievement for All £3,465 Whole school improvement framework to improve aspiration, access and achievement for vulnerable pupils.
Curriculum Resources £3,000 Support learning by purchasing targeted resources to assist progress.
Enriching the School day £2,000 To broaden the school curriculum experience.
Providing 1:1 support and small group support through additional Teaching Assistant support. £13,500 Identifying and supporting individual needs to accelerate pupil progress and close the gap.
Residential £1,500 Supporting families so that all pupils can benefit from the Residential experience.
Staff Training & Development £2,000 Developing the quality of the teaching and learning to support the needs of the children.

Family Liaison Officer

Our Family Liaison officer is currently working with 20 families to different degrees. From these families, 53% of children who are indirectly or directly being supported through this are accessing FSM. Of the 20 families, 7 have led to onward referrals. The vast majority of families working with the family liaison officer are where the parent is receiving support and advice. However, a number of children are receiving support from CXK.

Brought in Service

We have brought into CXK which is a service providing direct 1:1 support for some pupils who need a variety of different support ranging from aspects such as self-esteem building to anger management strategies. Of the pupils who have accessed this so far, 72% are entitled to pupil Premium funding.

Achievement for All

The Achievement for All (AFA) programme was implemented last year and we hope to further develop and improve it this year.

Year 2 Children AFA Progress before AFA 2012-2013 Progress since AFA 2013-2014
Reading 4.6 5.1
Writing 4.3 3.8 (Progress in writing remains a focus, especially for those children with SEN. 4/6 children achieved 4.0 points + progress in writing)
Maths 3.4 5.3

Year 3 Children AFA Progress before AFA 2012-2013 Progress since AFA 2013-2014
Reading 4.6 6.0
Writing 2.6 5.8
Maths 6.2 5.7

In 2014 -2015, 4 classes will be currently involved in the programme, leading to five classes once Foundation children have fully settled into school. Targets need to continue to be developed to be precise. Structured conversations with parents will continue and wider opportunities will be explored further.

FSM Results

Phonic Screening

In Year 1 70% of those children entitled to Pupil premium Funding met the required standard in the phonic screening check. This compares with 80% of non –pupil premium children .

At the end of KS1, non- FSM pupils are attaining higher than those entitled to FSM and the gaps between attainment of these two groups is slightly higher than the national gap. FSM pupils in writing attain higher than FSM pupils nationally.
In KS2 FSM pupils attain lower in Writing and maths and FSM pupils nationally but higher than FSM pupils nationally in Reading. The gap in maths between FSM and Non-FSM pupils in our school is less than the national gap.
Attainment at the end of KS2 at level 5 shows that FSM pupils achieve the same as FSM pupils nationally in Writing, higher than nationally in Reading but lower than FSM pupils nationally in mathematics.


Average Points Progress
PPG Pupils Non PPG pupils Maths Writing Reading
KS1 Pupils 6 80 9.4 10.9 9.5 10.9 10.2 10.3
KS2 Pupils 30 70 13.8 12 14.2 16 16.4 14.6

Attainment at the end of Key Stage 2

Year 6 2013-14













FSM ever 29.4 27.5 24.6 26.3 27.0 27.2
Non - FSM 29.0 29.7 27.5 28.6 27.5 29.8
0.4 -2.9 -0.5

Value Added end of Key Stage 2

School 101.4 SIG+ 99.6
National for this group 99.7 100.1

Disadvantaged pupils Progress

Disadvantaged pupils expected progress


All pupils expected progress


Disadvantaged pupils more than expected


All pupils more than expected progress


Read 100% 92% 80% 34%
Write 100% 94% 40% 34%
Maths 90% 91% 40% 38%

The average point score gap has closed since last year but all pupils attained lower in mathematics.

Disadvantaged Pupils Average Point Score Trend

2012 Other pupils 2012 2013 Other pupils 2013 2014 Other pupils 2014
R,W&M combined 24.3 28.3 25.8 29.3 27.0 27.9
Reading 24.3 28.8 25.7 29.7 29.4 29.0
Writing 23.0 27.0 25.0 27.6 24.6 27.5
Maths 25.0 28.8 26.3 30.0 27.0 27.5

The table shows a dip this year in Writing. Although APS has generally improved for disadvantaged pupils (not writing) a gap still remains between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils.

Key Stage 1

In Key Stage 1 disadvantaged pupils are achieving better than last year but the gap has not closed as other pupils are also achieving better than the previous year at level 2.In Reading and Writing the gap has increased but not in mathematics.

KS1 pupils achieving level 2+ Percentage

Disadvantaged pupils school


Other pupils school


Disadvantaged pupils school


Other pupils school


Disadvantaged pupils school


Other pupils school


2012 86 83 71 72 100 89
2013 71 75 71 75 71 94
2014 88 95 75 95 88 100

The table shows that the gap is not currently closing and this needs to be a focus when raising achievement across KS1.


Only 3 pupils were eligible for FSM. 66% achieved a good level of development. This means one child did not although additional educational needs were also a factor.

Dymchurch Primary School receives a Pupil Premium Grant for each child who is entitled to receive free school meals or who has been entitled over the last five years and for any looked after children. The money is allocated to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.

  • At September 2016 this was 38.5% of pupils and worth approximately £96,000

PREVIOUS INFORMATION: Details of progress made in 12-13 and plans for the school year 13-14 can be found on this document. 

ASSESSMENT AND IMPACT Pupil Premium 2015 - 2016


Up until September 2014, all schools used the National Curriculum levels and sub-levels to assess pupils’ progress and attainment in all of the curriculum subjects.

From September 2014 onwards, schools began to use their own systems of assessment. For the academic year 2015-2016, Dymchurch Primary used the Village Academy Assessment Steps.

The expectation for the academic year was that each pupil would make 5 steps progress in Reading, Writing GPaS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) and Maths. More than 5 steps progress was considered accelerated progress. Less than 5 steps progress was considered limited progress.


  • For the academic year 2015-2016, 59 out of 170 pupils (35%) were eligible for Pupil Premium funding and the school received a total of £82420 to support the learning and social needs of those pupils.
  • At Dymchurch Primary, we used our allocated Pupil Premium funding to support the following actions:
  • Additional teaching staff were employed to ensure that Pupil Premium provision was purposefully allocated, targeting year groups and vulnerable groups that were significantly under-performing in terms of national expectations. The primary intention was to raise the standards of Pupil Premium pupils in the core subjects of Reading, Writing and Maths. Moving into the 2016-2017 academic year, we now have a strong team in place to ensure Pupil Premium provision continues to go from strength to strength at Dymchurch Primary.
  • The school FLO (Family Liason Officer) supports families in a large variety of ways. All families are eligible for support from the FLO. In relation to the Pupil Premium pupils, the aim of the FLO role was, and continues to be, to secure better support from home, so closing the academic performance gap between Pupil Premium pupils and their non-Pupil Premium peers. The FLO also deals with issues that affect pupil attendance and acts to increase parents’ engagement with their children’s learning.
  • For those children who were in need of support with emotional wellbeing, Dymchurch Primary was able to offer such services as Play Therapy and counselling through the local authority as well as organisations such as Project Salus, CXK and YHM (Young Healthy Minds). We fully recognise that social, emotional and behavioural barriers can have a direct and often negative impact on pupils’ learning. By taking steps to address these barriers, we can meet the needs of these learners and improving their levels of engagement and involvement in the classroom environment. Throughout the year the most effect therapy was Play Therapy, both from the engagement of the children involved and the longevity of the positive outcomes.
  • Afternoon interventions have run throughout the academic year, providing ‘over and above’ input and support for pupils through 1:1 and small group intervention sessions.
  • The school has subsidised the cost of school trips, sporting events and attendance to Breakfast Club, allowing many pupils to access the wider life of the school, leading to positive attitudes to learning, higher aspirations and improved attendance.
  • We have ensured that the curriculum has been enriched through the arts, during the 2015-2016 academic year, by hosting events such as KiC Theatre interactive drama workshops and musical workshops such as the popular Back To Bach Roadshow. These sessions build cognitive ability and memory skills as well as increasing levels of self-esteem and confidence which, in turn, impact positively on learning, progress and attainment
  • The school library has been re-located and re-designed to encourage children to enjoy reading in a comfortable and inviting space. This action will continue into the 2016-2017 academic year as we move on to the next steps of our library action plan… the new library with exciting and engaging texts such as graphic novels and new reads.


Following the introduction of the new National Curriculum in September 2014, the following graphs shows the starting points of our current academic journey.

Attainment of Pupil Premium pupils in KS1 is currently higher than that of the KS2 pupils, giving us our primary focus for the 2016-2017 academic year; to address this imbalance by allocating an increased level of support and academic provision to the KS2 pupils in order to achieve parity across both of the Key stages.

PP Attainment graph

The KS1 Pupil Premium pupils showed greater progress than their KS2 counterparts in the 2015-2016 academic year. This outcome is now being addressed by the action on our 2016-2017 Pupil Premium plan; an increased level of support and provision in those KS2 areas of under-performance.

PP Progress Graph

2016-2017 looks to be an exciting year of development of change as we, staff and pupils alike, continue on our journey towards personal, professional and academic excellence.


The money is generally allocated in a number of different ways to support progress in learning. The main areas of expenditure are as follows:


Money spent on staff enables us to allocate specific funding to:

  •  provide 1:1 or small group interventions, including additional TA support  to help reduce the difference in attainment for our vulnerable groups.
  • provide intensive support to small groups of children in all year groups for Maths and English by an experienced and qualified teacher in this area to reduce the difference in attainment of our vulnerable groups including our higher ability children.
  • provide some of  the work of our  Family Liaison Officer; which helps with impacts on parental engagement, attendance and parenting support, all of which are reflected in pupil achievement.
  • provide dedicated Pupil Premium leadership time.
  • Develop an Inclusion Leader role to work with the Pupil Premium leader to ensure we identify and accelerate progress of pupils at risk of underachievement across all cohorts.


We are planning to lease a small minibus to enable us to improve attendance across specific groups.

We provide subsidised places at our Breakfast Club - and during 16/17 will look to develop an Afterschool Club where we can do the same and support our pupil premium families beyond normal school times.

Pupil Well-being:

Play Therapy - We employ a play therapist to work with individual children and provide theraputic learning and improve wellbeing during and after periods of vulnerability such as bereavement.

Educational Psychologist - We employ an independent psychologist to support vulnerable children to help us identify specific needs and develop action plans and guidelines to best support the child and parents to manage and move forward.

Meals: We provide subsidised milk and breakfast for vulnerable and disadvantaged families


We ensure that our teaching staff receive necessary training to support the needs of children, including in-house development by the Inclusion Leader.


We are continually enriching the curriculum through offering opportunities such as visiting theatres and drama workshops.


Pupils in receipt of pupil premium are closely tracked so that any dips in individual or group progress are quickly identified and actions taken. The impact of this has been significant in pupil wellbeing; through closely tracking dips in progress and observations of behaviour we were able to clearly see that play therapy had a positive and noticable impact. Due to this we have doubled the time our play therapist spends in school, now reaching twice as many children.

In areas where attendance is below expected 96% we recognise some of this is directly linked with public transport and housing within the local area; to help address the difficulties experienced by these families we are leasing a minibus to assist with this. The minibus will also allow children whose parents are unable to transport them to sporting / extra curricular events to attend.

We are investing a large proportion of pupil premium funding in 1:1 tuition and small group work to be delivered by qualified and experienced teachers as we recognise that the difference between and vulnerable groups and their peers needs to reduce significantly in these areas.




School Sports Premium Grant


Provision for 2016/2017 academic year


To enable the sports premium grant to have the most impact on sport across the school, we have bought in to specialist coaching in gymnastics from Premier Sport for all year groups from Y1-Y6 for 1 term throughout the year. We have also used the funding to employ coaches to run specialist sports clubs for Y1 – Y6 throughout the year in gymnastics, football, archery & fencing. This will allow 80 children from KS2 & 60 children from KS1 to access extra-curricular clubs run by specialists in addition to 30 children from KS2 to participate in multi sports with the PE leader, raising participation levels in sport and providing the children with a wide range of sporting activities.


Dymchurch has also used £2750 to buy in to the Shepway Sports Trust Competition Package, which gives us access the to Shepway School Games Partnership, enabling the school to take part in more competitions and activities against schools from across Shepway.


In addition to this, we will be allocating a percentage of the sports grant to maintaining and improving our PE resources & ensuring that there are sufficient planning resources to deliver effective PE lessons.


Transport to local competitions and events will continue to take a percentage of the sports premium grant, which will enable more children to access extra-curricular sports across the district.


We will continue to access the Golden Mile daily run scheme to promote healthy lifestyles to all children from Y1-Y6 & use the online database to record the number of miles run by each child throughout the school year.


Participation in sport will be recorded and assessed each term throughout the year (3 times per year) using the school sports tracking system.

The sports premium grant allocation for the 2016-17 academic year is £8575.

What we aim to achieve Strategies

Improve quality of teaching and learning in PE.

Enable PE to become more inclusive.
  • Membership of Shepway Sports Trust competition package (includes coaching, bikeability, CPD & access to 100+ Shepway School Games competitions).
  • PE Leader to deliver PE specific staff meetings every term to develop and share good practice.
  • Purchase new equipment and maintain current equipment to allow access to a wide range of sporting activities.
  • Curricular & Extra Curricular PE will be closely monitored by PE leader & SLT.
  • PE Leader to attend subject leader meetings with the Shepway Sports Trust/ School Games Partnership.
  • Sport specific coaches employed to deliver gymnastics to all year groups from Y1-Y6 throughout the year.
  • CPD – Allocate funding to local club coaches to allow teachers to teach alongside coaches and develop their understanding of specific sports (hockey, basketball, tag rugby, athletics etc).
  • New PE curriculum to include a range of sports, allowing children to be exposed to both new and established sports (handball, pop lacrosse, tag rugby, netball).
Increase the number of extra-curricular sport activities.
  • Sports funding used to employ specialist coaches to deliver archery, fencing, gymnastics & football across KS1 & KS2 throughout the year.
  • Participants monitored using school tracker system to ensure that different children access the clubs throughout the year.
  • PE leader will continue to run Intra-school competitions each week during lunchtimes for Y2-Y6 children, covering 6-7 sports in the academic year.
  • PE leader will run a multi sports club each term, focusing on upcoming sports in the local competition calendar.
Increase activity levels amongst children during the school day.
  • Golden Mile daily run will continue each day for Y1-Y6 children. This will be monitored and recorded using the online tracking system. Teachers & TAs to run around with the children each day to encourage participation.
  • EYFS, Y1, Y4, Y5 & Y6 given the opportunity to access bikeability training within the academic year.
  • Y5 & Y6 Play Leaders to lead playground games during lunch times. Y4 Play Leaders to be trained within the year. Play Leaders to support PE Leader to deliver intra-school competitions throughout the year.
Recognition & Accreditation for sport.
  • PE leader will use the Sainsburys School Games success criteria to retain Gold kitemark in 2016-17.

All children to be confident swimmers by the end of KS2.

Children able to swim 25m confidently by the end of KS2.
  • ·         All classes from Y3-Y6 to participate in swimming lessons for 1 term throughout the year.
  • Funding for confident & able swimmers to take part in ‘life saving’ skills as part of their swimming lessons.

Current funding allocation for 2016-2017 academic year:

Shepway Sports Trust Competition Package £2750
Gymnastics Curriculum coaching – Y1-Y6 £1530
Extra-Curricular Sports Clubs Coaches (tag rugby, pop lacrosse & athletics) – Shepway Sports Trust £500

Subtotal - £7530

£3000 remains from last years budget - to be spent on suitable equipment / and Kit (clothing)

Transport to local sporting events – + 20% discount from crosskeys Approx £2000
PE Equipment & Planning Resources £500

SST After school clubs - £250 for 10 weeks. Use in term 3,4,5 & 6 instead of premier sports. Offer football, tag rugby, pop lacrosse, athletics etc.

Premier sport  - Terms 3 & 4 – KS2 gymnastics. No other clubs as prices are more competitive with SST.




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