For the financial year 2018-19, schools were given £1,320 per child on the pupil premium register, and £1,900 for each child in the adopted from care category. In total, Willow Bank Junior School was allocated £27,240 of Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) funding. The money was spent as follows:
At the end of the academic year 2018-19, the Year 6 SATs data for children eligible for PPG were as follows:
|ATTAINMENT||At or above expected level||Above expected level|
|PROGRESS||At expected level|
The average attendance figure for 2018-19, for those children eligible for PPG, was 98.09%, against a whole-school average of 97.32%. At the time of writing, the national average data is not available but is typically at about 96%. 15% of our PPG children had 100% attendance. Only one child had an attendance (just) below the national average and 77% of PPG children had attendance above the school average, which itself was very high.
Although it is harder to quantify, the children in receipt of PPG at Willow Bank make huge progress in terms of self-esteem and belief in their own capabilities and, most crucially, they develop high aspirations for their own future. The longer-term value of this in emotional, academic and economic terms cannot be overstated.