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Super SATs results above the local and national average.Charity of the year with the Co-op achieved by our Young Leaders.At the recent Rochdale Music Festival our bands won in all three categories- our Full band of 35 children aged 7-11, our Training band and our Ensemble Band (for more experienced players). We won the Musical theatre section with a superb rendition of two songs from Oliver! Our wind band did really well too.We are the overall year 6 winners of Springhill Athletics 2017.Winner of the Football League and local tournament.Our band was filmed by BBC for Cbeebies programme for broadcast in December.

Pupil Premium  


The Pupil Premium is an additional sum of money which is allocated to schools to support the learning of children from low-income families. These are children are identified by the authority through the number of children recorded as eligible for free school meals (FSM). The money is allocated to the school to support the learning of these children but it is not linked to individual children allowing the school the flexibility to use its knowledge and expertise to ensure the most successful outcomes for all children.

At Littleborough Community Primary we allocate our funding through a needs analysis looking at the whole school picture to identify individuals, groups or classes that would benefit from additional targeted support or resources.

Pupil Premium Year15/16

For this financial year £97 080 has been allocated to support children on Free School meals. In addition to this funding was provided to support, “Looked After Children”. (LAC)

Some of this funding has been used to allow every class to have their own teaching assistant.

The impact of the additional Teaching Assistant support cannot be over-emphasised. Support enables a range of activities and interventions to take place that would not otherwise happen. Here are some quotes made by teachers about the impact of their teaching assistant.

“Without my TA, I would not be able to operate the Accelerated Reading programme, Better Reading Partnership or guided reading.”

“Children in need receive additional classroom support with it having an impact on the learning time of others”.

“My TA supports me in ensuring that all children, including those with additional needs can access the curriculum”.

Additional TA in Reception

Children are able to access the outdoor classroom throughout the day. Additional support is there for those children with medical needs. There is an additional adult to listen to children and to provide the support, particularly with language development which is an identified need for our current reception children.

Pre school and after school booster classes

Many children chose to come to these sessions, which were so successful that children who were not targeted also joined in the sessions. Opportunities were provided to support the children in developing the instant recall skills that were lacking and in going through SATs style questions. In many cases the sessions built children’s confidence and resulted in higher scores which showed accelerated progress in sublevels from the low levels they exhibited at the start of Year 6 practice SATS. Additional booster sessions have now started for the current Year 6 children.

Accelerated Reading Programme

Some of the pupil premium funding is used towards the cost of the accelerated reading programme. This programme is available to all children in KS2 and some children in KS1. It is an online system which allows children to answer questions about a specific book they have read. Parents and children are also able to access this at home. It gives feedback to staff and parents showing which questions have been answered correctly and any areas the children are finding more challenging. The use of this programme has had a positive impact on raising the profile of reading in the school whilst accelerating progress in reading.

One to one Tuition

The seven “Looked After Children” are eligible for this additional level of support. In some cases this is run as a one to one session but on other occasions one or two children of a similar level may be added to the group to support the ability for interaction and the development of social and interaction skills. These sessions are managed by the child’s class teacher but often run by a teaching assistant. Sometimes groups are funded out of the FSM budget to give children additional support without taking them out of class. (eg The current year 4 group). It would be usual for these to support the group by reinforcing class learning. Last year three of the groups showed particularly good progress and it is hoped that this year the rapid progress of those individuals will continue.

Musical Instrument lessons

The opportunity to play in the school band was a highlight of school life for a particularly vulnerable young person last year. Playing develops team work, a sense of belonging and the development of self discipline in addition to the actual skill of playing.

In school Music lessons

A music teacher comes into school working once a week with different classes across the school teaching singing and music. This gives the children the opportunity to be taught by a high skilled professional music teacher. Some pupil premium children have displayed a talent in this area and the funding has enabled them to pursue this interest, which includes the gift of learning to read music.


Funding has been used to enable some children on FSM, identified by their teachers as children who would particularly benefit from the opportunity to take part in the Early Morning Judo course

Subsidy for the Residential

The school runs a residential trip for Year 5 and Year 6 pupils each summer term. The school uses some of the pupil premium money to pay towards to funding of the trip for families who qualify for pupil premium.


Educational Psychology

Some of the pupil premium funding paid for educational psychology assessments of pupil premium children. 


Pupil Premium Progress

Using our in school tracking system we carefully track the progress of all the children in our school including those pupil premium children and ‘looked after’ children.

Nationally pupil premium eligible children perform below their peers and pupil premium funding is designed to narrow this gap in performance.

The data below shows the gap in attainment between our pupil premium pupils and the national average. Where Littleborough Community Primary pupil premium children have closed the gap from the previous year in attainment and progress between pupil premium children and the national it is highlighted in green. 


2013 [17 eligible   pupils]

2014 (13 pupils)












Attainment – Level 4+ Reading Writing and maths



   +1 .







Attainment – Level 4+ in Mathematics



   -1  .  







Attainment – Level 4+ in Writing



  +8 .







Attainment – Level 4+ in Reading










Average points score – R, W and maths



  -2.5 .








Average points score –   reading










Average points score –   writing










Average points score –    maths












The table shows that the gap between our pupil premium children and non pupil premium children has narrowed year on year from 2013 to 2015 in the progress they make in school.  

Pupil Premium 2015 KS2 Results:

Other relevant performance data for pupil premium eligible pupils is (data for non FSM pupils in brackets);-

Reading: Expected 75% [67%] National 71%; greater depth 38% [36%] National 23%; Progress 1.14 [-0.35]

Maths: Expected 75% [79%] National 75%; greater depth 50% [36%] National 20%; Progress 2.04 [0.87]

Writing: Expected 75% [76%] National 74%; greater depth 38%; [21%] National 18%; Progress -1.89 [-2.47]

SPAG: Expected 75% [78%] National 78%; greater depth 50%; [31%] National 22%;

Highlighted in green is where pupil premium children surpassed or met the non pupil premium children.