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Pupil Premium

Our key objective in using Pupil Premium funding is to improve attainment and close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their non-disadvantaged peers.

Brambles Primary Academy is part of Tees Valley Education (TVE) Multi-Academy Trust.. We are located in east Middlesbrough; an area of significant social and economic deprivation. Whilst our context is challenging (around 20% of children have Special Educational Needs and over 70% of our pupils are eligible for pupil premium) we believe it is our responsibility to support our children with their life chances, opportunities and employability. Our overall capacity is 315 places (including a 76 place Nursery). We have a two form entry. We provide extended school provision from 8am each day, after school clubs and a variety of activities during Easter & Summer holidays. All of our extended school provision is heavily subsidised, to keep parental costs to a minimum.

We know that nationally, children from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. We actively breakdown those barriers to enable ALL of our children to participate in all activities and therefore achieve age related outcomes, regardless of their social and economic status or family circumstances. Pupil Premium (PP) funding represents a significant proportion of our budget and we are committed to ensuring it is spent to maximum effect.

Brambles Primary Academy is located in an area of significant social deprivation. We are in the lowest percentile for both free school meals and school deprivation, with a deprivation indicator of 0.54.

Total number of pupils on roll 272
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 192
% of school population 71%
Amount of PPG received per pupil (some children may attract more / less depending upon circumstances – but pupil level information will not be identified within this document) £1,320
Total amount of PPG received 2017/18 £271,920


Funding 2017/18

Action Intended Impact Cost
Employ an additional teaching member for 3 days per week to coach and mentor KS2” with a view to improving standards. Children access a high level of focused and personalised quality first teaching and intervention from skilled, experienced and qualified staff.


Employ additional DHT  in charge of teaching and learning and 0.5 teaching commitment To identify PP children and to raise standards at EXS and GDS £19,048
Appointment of Trust Deputy Head Posts x 3 to support CPD across the Academy Louise Stogdale

Jo Johnson

Pauline Douglas



Appoint an Education Welfare Officer to work 30 hours per week. This will form a pastoral team to work with identified individual and groups of children. Children are able to access support that meets their social and emotional needs. This will then allow them to concentrate on learning in a settled and happy environment. £24,522
(Sound Training, BRP and Beanstalk) Sound Training £3,144
External Providers CPD for staff and leadership £13,500
Provide children with free or highly subsidised extended schools activities. Children are able to develop their talents and succeed in a wide range of sport, arts and academic areas. They are developed a full rounded young citizens with a wide range of skills and interests. £18,000
Provide children with highly subsidised access to sporting and cultural events. To provide a broad and balanced curriculum so that children are enabled to develop a wide range of interests through memorable and significant opportunities. Their experience of life is widened. £15,000
Focussed intervention and nurture groups across  KS2 and groups in Y6 Children access a high level of focused and personalised quality first teaching in smaller groups and intervention from skilled, experienced and qualified staff in the mornings £8912
Prizes and trophies Cinema visits for 100% attendance, reading rewards, weekly assembly rewards, pantomime £8,500
Lexia intervention and subscription Lexia learning is a web based reading and spelling intervention which improves language and comprehension development. £3,000
PIXL License Training/Coaching Days Improving life chances for young people through improved educational achievement and enhanced self-esteem in order to connect them to worthy progression routes in the next stage of their education. £4,500
School Data Tracker A data system used to track comparatively pupils nationally. £1,000
Specialist Music Teacher To provide music education to a high standard. £11,000
Evolve educational visits database A fully managed and robust online system that simplifies the process of planning, processing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of educational off site visits. £1000
Academy Student Council Developing children as leaders – building belief and extending life skills; taking a lead and contributing to academy decision making £500.00
Educational Psychologist (commissioned) Resilience programme, EP assessments and reporting/advice (above the EP allocation from the LA) £12,900
CPOMS Online safeguarding system £1,026
Total   £243,960


Funding 16/17

2016 – 17
Money in
Pupil Premium £275,880


(Figures correct as of September 2016)

This year 2017/18 we plan to use the Pupil Premium to:

Continue to keep pupil/teacher ratios low

Reading Recovery Teacher

Provide high quality enrichment to targeted pupils

Subsidies the cost of curriculum enrichment activities through educational visits, theatre   performances and motivational events.


Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to improve attainment and narrow the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their non-disadvantaged peers.



Curriculum Focus:

Increase the % of children working at age related expectations in reading, writing and maths.


Sports Funding


              Action Intended Impact Cost
Qualified sports coach to provide expert teaching and learning for all children, as well as developing the practice of all teachers. Children receive high quality first teaching and are therefore able to make excellent progress.

Teachers are developed professionally to deliver a high standard of PE teaching.

£5 700
Qualified sports coach to run before school, lunchtime, after school and holiday clubs Healthy lifestyles for all of our pupils.

Provide access to a wide variety of high quality extra activities.

Provide personalised support and training to gifted and talented children.


£7 100
Extended schools lead to organise and manage out of hours provision £1 000
Additional sports apprentice to extend the scope and impact of afterschool and lunchtime clubs £2 000
Develop a Tees Valley Education Sports Network To enable children to experience competitive elements of sport and working as a team.

To ensure that keeping active and healthy has a high profile across the academy and TVEd Trust.

To facilitate the sharing of excellent practice between the academies.

Transport to facilitate competitions and tournaments To enable children to experience competitive elements of sport and working as a team. £1000
Purchase of new equipment to broaden sports provision To ensure that children have the correct equipment to access sports at a high level.

To develop new sports within the academy.

Create and maintain links with other local sports providers and teams To give children access to a wider range of sports and activities, and expert coaching within them. £250
Provide access for children to attend local high profile sporting events To inspire children to participate well in sports.

To enhance children’s cultural experiences and develop pride in their local community.


For the period September 2016 – August 2017, we will receive a total funding amount of £8,970.

Impact will be measured at the end of the summer term.

How to find us

  • Brambles Primary Academy
  • Kedward Avenue
  • Brambles Farm
  • Middlesbrough
  • TS3 9DB

Brambles Primary Academy

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