Bishop Rawstorne C of E Academy Spend of Pupil Premium Money 2021-22

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is a type of funding additional to the main school funding.  It is received from the government each academic year and is allocated to students under a few different criteria. These criteria are;

Those families who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years. This is sometimes known as ‘the ever six’.

The amount received is £935 per eligible pupil.


Students are eligible for Pupil Premium Plus if they have left Local Authority care because of one of these reasons:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order.

If a student has left Local Authority care and is eligible for free school meals, they just receive the Pupil Premium Plus money. (Not Pupil Premium & Pupil Premium Plus).


Those students who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more are also eligible for Pupil Premium Plus.


The amount received is £2300 per pupil and this reflects the unique challenges these students face at school where they often struggle to keep up with their peers both at primary and secondary level.


The Service Premium gives schools extra funding to support children and young people with parents in the armed forces. Students attract the premium if they meet the following criteria:

  • one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
  • one of their parents served in the regular armed forces in the last 3 years
  • one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces and the pupil is in receipt of a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)

The amount received is £300 per eligible pupil.


All of these funding mechanisms are there to enable these students to:

  • improve their levels of attainment and progress
  • close the attainment gaps relative to their peers
  • ensure equality of opportunity across the curriculum and beyond


The amount of money to be received by Bishop Rawstorne for pupil premium the academic year 2020/2021 was £104035


Use of the Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium at Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy is used to pay for a range of student support activities and interventions. Below are areas where the money will be spent with approximate costings;


Type Of Provision



Cost (£)


Use of a Pupil Premium Co-ordinator for whole school interventions across all of the areas below

To have a person central to the assistance of these students

This person will check on the students’ well-being as well as academic progression, attendance, equipment, uniform, extra-curricular activities and be a general point of contact should the need arise

£25588 (ADU)

The achievement of academic goals by the students and the closing of the gap between pupil premium students and none pupil premium students.

The monitoring of the day to day life of students across the school and the picking up of daily issues rapidly and effectively.

The ensuring that all Pupil premium students are getting the attention that they deserve across the school

Learning and achievement across the school

Member of staff responsible for PP students across the school that are also ALN

TO enable the correct level of support to be accessed by PP/ ALN students to secure target grades across KS4 and work towards target pathways down the school

£7436 (LWA)

To maintain the average points score for each student above the national averages for this particular focus group


Laptops for PP students during the Academic Year 2020/21.

To support with Lockdown learning and enhance independent work

£9000 (36 x £250)

Better level of engagement from PP students for home learning – to allow all students to be able to develop home learning strategies and attend online lessons.

Additional in class directed support and personalised interventions

To help students improve their progression in the various subject areas

£5555 (dedicated staff member to work with PP students where applicable JFR)

Bespoke 121 staffing for highly vulnerable students who need additional levels of support to avoid exclusions or further behavioural concerns

Revision packs and materials for students

To help students improve on the examination result they would have achieved should these not be offered




To look at a year on year improvement in academic outcomes in the subject areas for this particular focus group and above the national average for this particular focus group

A member of staff to act as an achievement mentor who will meet the student on a one to one basis on a weekly (or fortnightly) basis either subject specific or for whole school issues


Works closely with the students in year 11 and across the school to ensure students do not fall behind with their coursework/controlled assessments and homework, as well as confronting and discussing any issues that may arise for the student

£8805 (LHE)

To maintain the average points score for each student above the national averages for this particular focus group


Families and Communities

Further employment of an attendance officer

Daily parental engagement and support for families of students with attendance issues

£4246 (CPR 1/5)

To improve attendance and attitudes to learning by the students and engage the parents in support with their child’s learning


Home school contact

Liaison between school and home regularly during the year. TO develop relationships between parents and staff

£10616 (office staff1/2)

Better communication to allow students and parents to be more cohesive in the expectations that we have and also to feel comfortable contacting school with ongoing concerns


121 music tuition

Paid for music tuition


Extra curricular activities – further engagement in these areas to develop emotional and social skills


School equipment

Uniform, Alarm Clocks, School fund – trips visits, author visits etc…..


Fund to support students with various resources when needed – to avoid young people feeling stigmatised due to not being able to purchase equipment.

Intervention and Motivation and Esteem

Inclusion officer

To reduce pressure on staff and students to allow young people to stay in school rather than being excluded and to offer support for vulnerable children

£14231 (JMU)

Lower levels of external exclusion – happier students showing that there is an improved level of satisfaction among disaffected young people


Year group support

Time dedicated by members of staff to ensure that targeted support is given to children in their year group – to enable them to stay on track rather than dragging behind


Fair levels of consistency between PP and non PP students


Food and drink

Food and drink for revision sessions and transport to and from these sessions


Increased level of attendance at after school sessions

Additional Support

Mental Health and wellbeing

Counselling support


TO support students through their studies whilst processing emotional concerns either from PLAC or CLA process or from other issues in life, allowing students to be prepared fully for post 16.




116699 (+12664)







This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.  

It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.  

School overview 



School name 

Bishop Rawstorne 

Number of pupils in school  


Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils 


Academic year/years that our current pupil premium strategy plan covers (3-year plans are recommended) 

3 going forwards – Sept 2021 – July 2024  

Date this statement was published 

October 2021 

Date on which it will be reviewed 

Spring 2022 

Statement authorised by 

P Cowley (Headteacher) 

Pupil premium lead 

A Duckworth (Assistant Head – Pastoral care, Pupil Premium, attendance and intervention)  

Governor / Trustee lead 

Julie Hughes 


Funding overview 



Pupil premium funding allocation this academic year 


Recovery premium funding allocation this academic year 


Pupil premium funding carried forward from previous years (enter £0 if not applicable) 


Total budget for this academic year 

If your school is an academy in a trust that pools this funding, state the amount available to your school this academic year 



Part A: Pupil premium strategy plan 

Statement of intent 


This details the key challenges to achievement that we have identified among our disadvantaged pupils. 

Challenge number 



Identify students with lost learning time brought about by Covid 19 then act on this using a variety of strategies   

  • Staff to clearly identify students that need catch up support from a pre-agreed criterion  

  • Strategies to support these students to be considered (internal, external, face to face, online or small group tuition)  

  • Regular reviewing of the process to occur over the subsequent 12 months, in particular following tracking or key assessment points i.e. mocks  

Literacy levels of students across the school are in some cases low or have regressed during Covid.    

  • Use reading age and spelling age data, as well as baseline tests and CATs to identify students that are EITHER new to school and have a very low reading or spelling age, or struggle with writing or that are further up the school and have had their reading age regress.  

Behavioural monitoring and support   

  • To ensure that disadvantaged students have access to all the support required to ensure that their behaviour is on a par with non-disadvantaged.  

  • Different support networks to be considered, mentoring, counselling, parental support etc…  

Social, emotional and mental health support  

  • To ensure that students whose social, emotional or mental health has been impacted due to Covid 19 receive the appropriate support i.e. counselling, mentoring, parental support.  

Transition at all levels – but especially KS2 – 3.  

  • Identify students in need of additional support upon arrival at Bishop Rawstorne.  

  • Work with the feeder primary schools to ensure all disadvantaged / ALN students are able to access the support they require on arrival  

  • Work with parents to support transition  

  • Identify issues with mid year admissions and support them fully  

  • Offer additional support groups i.e. buddies, breakfast club, mentors  


Intended outcomes  

This explains the outcomes we are aiming for by the end of our current strategy plan, and how we will measure whether they have been achieved. 

Intended outcome 

Success criteria 

Bring students in line with their targets and reduce the attainment gap  

Tracking data to analyse to show that students that are engaging in specific interventions are making improvements  

Increased literacy ability across all subjects. Students able to read, write, speak and comprehend work more fully  

Reading ages improving; spelling age improving; writing fluency and coherency improving; Bedrock, Lexia and Rainbow Reading work success rate and overall improvement in quality of written and spoken work from targeted students  

Improved attitude and behaviour from targeted students – to reduce the amount of behaviour incidents between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students  

ATL levels in tracking reports to show a negligible gap when compared. Better mental health and wellbeing amongst all students.  

Smooth transition at all levels (2-3, 3-4, 4-5) and also for new students starting the school midyear. Greater data sharing and better support networks to be built in 

Lower levels of anxiety for Y6 students. 

Less options concerns for students in Y9 

Keep Neet children low 

More regular school attendance for disadvantaged students – decreased levels of absence through sickness.  

Attendance data:  
Disadvantaged attendance 95%- 97% 

Non-Disadvantaged students 96% - 97% 


Activity in this academic year 

This details how we intend to spend our pupil premium (and recovery premium funding) this academic year to address the challenges listed above. 

Teaching (for example, CPD, recruitment and retention) 

Budgeted cost: £ [insert amount] 


Evidence that supports this approach 

Challenge number(s) addressed 

Add or delete rows as needed. 







Targeted academic support (for example, tutoring, one-to-one support structured interventions)  

Budgeted cost: £ [insert amount] 


Evidence that supports this approach 

Challenge number(s) addressed 

Add or delete rows as needed. 







Wider strategies (for example, related to attendance, behaviour, wellbeing) 

Budgeted cost: £ [insert amount] 


Evidence that supports this approach 

Challenge number(s) addressed 

Add or delete rows as needed. 







Total budgeted cost: £ [insert sum of 3 amounts stated above] 

Part B: Review of outcomes in the previous academic year 

Pupil premium strategy outcomes 

This details the impact that our pupil premium activity had on pupils in the 2020 to 2021 academic year.  


Due to COVID-19, performance measures have not been published for 2020 to 2021, and 2020 to 2021 results will not be used to hold schools to account. Given this, please point to any other pupil evaluations undertaken during the 2020 to 2021 academic year, for example, standardised teacher administered tests or diagnostic assessments such as rubrics or scales. 

If last year marked the end of a previous pupil premium strategy plan, what is your assessment of how successfully the intended outcomes of that plan were met?  

Externally provided programmes 

Please include the names of any non-DfE programmes that you purchased in the previous academic year. This will help the Department for Education identify which ones are popular in England 







Service pupil premium funding (optional) 

For schools that receive this funding, you may wish to provide the following information:  



How did you spend your service pupil premium allocation last academic year? 


What was the impact of that spending on service pupil premium eligible pupils? 




Further information (optional) 

Use this space to provide any further information about your pupil premium strategy. For example, about your strategy planning, or other activity that you are implementing to support disadvantaged pupils, that is not dependent on pupil premium or recovery premium funding.