History and Financial Statements

At Howard Park we are committed to ensuring the academic, pastoral and social needs of all children are met.

Pupil Premium is an additional  funding allocation to help support pupils who may be at risk of underachieving in school.  Currently, pupils who are in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) and looked after children receive additional funding to help support their progress.  In the 2015-2016 financial year, school received £1320 per FSM child and £1900 for every child that is looked after.  School is charged with using this money to ensure thay these children reach their potential.  The amount per pupil for 2016-2017 has not yet been announced.

Howard Park Community School recognises that all pupils, regardless of background, should have equal access to a curriculum which will enable them to achieve their full potential. The pupil premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds who, research shows, underachieve compared to their peers.

The Government have used free school meals as their indicator for deprivation and have deployed a fixed amount of money per pupil registered for free school meals. Currently this is £1320 per pupil.

  • In 2013 Pupil Premium supported 30.1% of the school's pupils.
  • In 2014 Pupil Premium supported 31.6% of the school's pupils.
  • In 2015 Pupil Premium supported 28.8% of the school's pupils.

Financially, the school received:

  • During the 2014-2015 academic year we received an amount of £74,100 for 57 children, (at £1300 per child).
  • During the 2015-2016 academic year we received an amount of £71,280 for 54 children, (at £1320 per child).
  • During the 2016-2017 academic year we will receive an approximate amount of £68,640 for 52 children, (at an expected value of £1320 per child).

We are free to decide how to spend the money but the Government have made it clear that schools need to employ the strategies that they know will support their pupils in increasing their attainment and ‘narrowing the gap’. In the future data will be analysed comparing the attainment of pupils in receipt of pupil premium and that of their peers.

The use of Pupil Premium monies in 2014-2015

We interviewed the pupils individually and reflected on their feedback when considering our future provision.

Over the course of the 2014-2015 financial year we will utilised the money in the following ways:-

  • Further develop feedback to ensure it is effective in moving pupils learning forward;
  • appoint additional staff to work with children who require additional support or extension support;
  • to offer personalised 1:1 tuition from teachers:
  • attendance at Huddersfield Town Success Centre;
  • to offer activities during the holidays for pupils to access;
  • implementing appropriate intervention strategies to enhance the rate of learning;
  • maintain the level of nurturing support currently offered in school;
  • work cooperatively within our partnership to share educational psychologist support and share and learn from good practice in other schools;
  • work cooperatively within out partnership to enhance the speech and language support we can offer our pupils;
  • purchase additional resources to be used with children including ICT resources;
  • to support children on educational visits where appropriate;
  • To offer additional enrichment opportunities.
How did we do?

Each year we carefully analyse each pupil’s progress as well as that of identified groups within school. Pupils in receipt of pupil premium are clearly a very significant group and we continually evaluate how the additional resources are impacting on their progress and how we are ‘narrowing the gap’, implementing changes in light of this evaluation.

The EYFS

The table below shows the relative attainment of those in receipt of 'Pupil Premium' against 'All Pupils' in EYFS, those achieving a Good Level of Development (GLD).  Our Lego Man shows our subsequent happiness rating.  This table shows our three year trend.

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We are pleased to say that the gap between those receiving 'Pupil Premium' and those that are not; from 2013-2015 IS NARROWING

Year 1

The table below shows the relative attainment of those in receipt of 'Pupil Premium' against 'All Pupils' in Year 1, those achieving a pass in  the Y1 Phonics Test.  Our Lego Man shows our subsequent happiness rating.

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It is unfortunate to say that the gap between those receiving 'Pupil Premium' and those that are not; from 2013-2014 to 2014-2015 IS WIDENING (by 3% on 2014-2015 data, the equivalent of 1 child)

Year 2 (End of KS1)

The tables below show the relative attainment of those in receipt of 'Pupil Premium' against 'All Pupils' at the end of KS1 (Reading, Writing, Maths and All Subjects).  This is shown as APS points, the values of these can be usefully compared.  Our Lego Man shows our subsequent happiness rating. 

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We are pleased to say that the gap between those receiving 'Pupil Premium' and those that are not; from 2013-2014 to 2014-2015 IS NARROWING in Writing (0.4 APS points), IS STATIC Maths and very slightly BROADENING in Reading (0.1 APS points).

Year 6 (End of KS2)

The tables below show the relative attainment of those in receipt of 'Pupil Premium' against 'All Pupils' at the end of KS2 (Reading, Writing, Maths and All Subjects).  This is shown as APS points, the values of these can be usefully compared.  Our Lego Man shows our subsequent happiness rating. 

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We are pleased to say that the gap between those receiving 'Pupil Premium' and those that are not; from 2013-2014 to 2014-2015 IS NARROWING in Reading (0.4 APS points) and Maths (0.9 APS points) and IS STATIC in Writing.

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How have our disadvantaged pupils performed in comparison to our 'other' (non disadvantaged) pupils?

The table below shows how pupils did comparatively in READING...

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The table below shows how pupils did comparatively in WRITING...We know it's really not good and we also know it's not acceptable.  Through the work that we are doing on improving writing, we promise to improve standards.

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The table below shows how pupils did comparatively in MATHS...

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2013, 2014 and 2015: The table below shows the value that we have added to pupils throughout KS2, 100 and above means that value has been added, below 100 means quite the opposite!  You can see below who won the 'value added' trophy in the past three years in writing, reading and maths.

2016:  The table shows the comparative points scored by the two groups: DISADVANTAGED and NON-DISADVANTAGED.  As in previous years the most successful group is awarded the illustrative 'Cup'.  You will see that our Non-Disadvantaged pupils faired better than Disadvantaged pupils in 2016.  A report detailing this further can be found here.