Winterbourne Boys' Academy Winterbourne Boys' Academy

Winterbourne Boys’ Academy

A Platanos Trust School

Pupil Premium



The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided by the Department for Education to enhance the education of social-economically disadvantaged pupils (namely those pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM) and 'Looked After Children' (LAC)). 

Schools are free to decide on how best to allocate the funds for programmes to support its disadvantaged pupils.

The percentage of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium (including pupils previously registered for FSM within the last six years, known as 'FSM Ever-6') at the school is estimated at 38% (in September 2017).

The amount of Pupil Premium funding allocated to the school for the 2016-2017 academic year was £128,040. The funding we expect to receive for 2017-2018 is estimated at £142,560. 


Our Strategy

Identifying the barriers to learning

As part of our Pupil Premium strategy, we have identified the potential barriers to educational achievement for disadvantaged pupils. These are outlined via the link below.

Click here for further information (pdf).


Action plan to address the identified barriers to learning

Click here for the 2017-2018 budget, action plan and intended outcomes (pdf).

Click here for the 2016-2017 budget spent (pdf).


A summary of the interventions/provision

A summary of the provision from the Pupil Premium funding for 2017/2018 to address the identified barriers:

  1. Additional specialist teaching staff to run booster sessions and interventions for groups of pupils.
  2. Non-classroom teaching staff to run targeted interventions (including phonics, reading, mathematics) and mentoring individuals (including behaviour). Eligible pupils will be able to read individually on a one-to-one basis to an adult.
  3. Read Write Inc phonics programme to target eligible pupils. 
  4. Reading resources.
  5. Outdoor adventure learning and educational trips linked to curriculum areas to raise the level of engagement and enthusiasm, particularly for those who are underachieving.
  6. Extracurricular clubs: for example, sports clubs, ICT clubs, games clubs linked to the curriculum, dance and music.  These aim to broaden the curriculum and increase motivation and enjoyment.
  7. Challenge programme of workshops and trips for the most able disadvantaged pupils.
  8. Breakfast Club and Homework Club.
  9. Staff training on improving feedback for pupils with a focus on precision feedback around progress in writing and mathematics. This aims to accelerate the progress of pupils through clear, consistent feedback.
  10. Interventions on 'learning to learn' strategies to enable independent learning.
  11. Parental liaison to improve behaviour for learning and home-school links.
  12. Digital technology: training of staff and additional curriculum resources to enhance the curriculum to prepare pupils for the modern world outside of school.
  13. Key Stage 1 to 2 transition sessions for pupils.
  14. Key Stage 2 to 3 transition sessions for pupils.


The Impact

The support from our intervention programmes has had a positive impact on our pupils' Key Stage 2 results.  

In 2016:

  1. The percentage of disadvantaged pupils achieving level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths was 100% - significantly above the national average. 
  2. The percentage achieving level 4b or above in reading and maths and level 4 or above in writing was 87% - significantly above the national average.
  3. The percentage making expected progress in reading, writing and maths was 95%, 100% and 100%, respectively.  These were also above the national average and in line with non-disadvantaged pupils. 

In 2017: 

  1. The percentage of disadvantaged pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths was 74% - well above the national average for their group and well above 'other' pupils nationally.
  2. Disadvantaged pupils made more progress in their reading (1), writing (3) and maths (5.1) than their group nationally and 'other' pupils nationally.
  3. The percentage of disadvantaged pupils 'achieving at a high standard' (4%) is above the average for their group and comparable to 'other' pupils nationally. 
  4. The average scores for disadvantaged pupils in reading (102) and maths (107) is above the national average for their group and comparable to 'other' pupils nationally.

Date of next review of the strategy:  20th July 2018