Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 2019/2020


The Allocation for 2019-20 was £ 28,035






Total £

Early Years Pupil Premium (3rs of age mid-year)






Early Years Pupil Premium (4 yrs of age)






Primary Pupil Premium






Secondary Pupil Premium






Looked after Children Pupil Premium *not identified in class table






What resources did we invest in for narrowing this gap in 2019/20?

  • Sensory resources
  • Maths resources
  • English resources
  • ICT resources
  • Geography resources
  • Science resources
  • Food tech resources
  • Educational visits - focused visits to support meaningful engagement in the community and contextualised learning opportunities.

Monitoring progress:

1)      Throughout the term through the Leadership Mentor monitoring & evaluation process

2)      Through Governors meetings

3)      Through the Finance, Personnel, and Premises Committee on financial regulations and meeting strategic plan.

4)      Through External Evaluation and Peer Evaluation


Pupil Premium 2018/2019


The Pupil Premium 2018-2019 priorities aimed to provide the best support for maximising progress for the most vulnerable learners in addition to our core provision. As a school, we have responsibility to use this funding to ‘narrow the gap’ for this specific cohort of learners.

As a school and college we to provide personalised learning around the holistic needs of the individual.

Narrowing the gap

Hillside Specialist School and College wants to ensure the gap being narrowed is supporting learners in meeting the aspirational aims identified in the Education Health and Care Plans for each learner.

The aspirational goals are identified in each learner’s Personal Learning Plan (PLP) and are working towards narrowing gaps in the areas of:

  • Cognition and Learning
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Independence, Life and Social Skills
  • Sensory and Physical

The Pupil Premium Funding will be used in different ways for different cohorts of learners depending on the individual priorities that have been identified. This is to build on the impact from the previous academic year.


The Allocation for 2018/19 was £27, 035. Our actual allocation totalled £25,886 due to one pupil leaving part way through the year.





Early Years Pupil Premium (3rs of age mid-year)

£   207



Early Years Pupil Premium (4 yrs of age)

£   302



Primary Pupil Premium








Secondary Pupil Premium



£  8,415

Looked after Children Pupil Premium *not identified in class table



£ 1,200





*1 pupil left part way through the year.

What are we investing in for narrowing this gap in 2018/19?

  • Sensory resources
  • Maths resources
  • English resources
  • Educational visits are focused visits to support meaningful engagement in the community and contextualised learning opportunities.


Total Eligible


                Funding Towards


EYFS and KS1








5 pupils out of 23















Sensory, Maths, English and Educational visit resources including: climbing soft play equipment, trampette, smooth peanut shaped balance ball, outside-sand table, variety of puzzle and shape sorters, eating aid, toilet training alarm, visits to SPACE Centre, peanut ball, spiky massage balls, pop up ball pool, vibrating cushion, body sock, weighted hoody and pressure vest set, weighted shoulder/lap sensory snake, therapy putty.











11 pupils out of 28

















Sensory, Maths, English resources and Educational visit  including a Zuma rocker chair, weighted blanket, rhyming cards, tuff tray, mats, characters for character play, animal figures, rhyming sounds bingo, visits to SPACE Centre, lap weights, lacing alphabet, super sorting pie, play and discover pin boards, early learning basic life skills learn to dress boards, fine motor tricky peg tree game, creation station nuts and bolts, electric toothbrush, foot massage roller,  reading aids, tying shoe laces aid, board games, sequencing activities.












6 pupils out of 20



















Sensory, English, Maths resources and Educational visits including a bike, helmet and stabilisers, fishing game, water play equipment, chew pendent,  ipad and headphones, crayons, puzzles, foot spa, shapes,Proloque2Go and bowling sessions at MFA Bowl.

canoe, weighted lap pad, firm theraputty, bean bag chair, peanut massage ball, spikey ball and exfoliating body brush.

social skills and friendship workbooks, Odeon Cinema Preston Visits, Horrible Histories Live, Christmas Shopping visit and Cinderella at the Charter Theatre.







1 pupil










Sensory resources including mini-trampoline, cozy canoe, bubble machine, light up magic spinner, sensory play den, white shake n shine lights, playdough, tough tray, toy fidget pack.


Overall order analysis 2018/19

96% pupil premium orders linked to Sensory resources;

74% pupil premium orders linked to English resources;

65% pupil premium orders linked to Maths resources;

22% pupil premium orders linked to Educational Visits.

Monitoring progress:

1)      Throughout the academic year Teachers complete a termly evaluation for each resource they have used and also an evaluation of the resources that have moved with the pupil from their previous class. These are monitored by the Pupil Premium Lead.

2)      Through the management team;

3)      Through Governors meetings.


Pupil Premium 2017/2018
In the 2017/2018 financial year, Hillside Specialist School and College received £27,390 in pupil premium funding and this was spent in the following areas:-

  • A wide range of sensory equipment to support pupils sensory diets to help pupils to self-regulate and reduce barriers to learning.
  • Engagement in the Saturday Club and Holiday Club so that pupils can experience broader life activities.
  • Accessing offsite visits such as museums, class trips and shopping for ingredients for food technology lessons provide a functional context and apply skills learned within School.
  • The introduction of a new multi sensory reading, writing and spelling system is assisting some of our pupils in learning in a fun way.
  • Purchase of laptops to allow pupils to work independently and develop their own study skills at their own pace.
  • Sensory Profiles provided by Shine Therapy. The pupils individual sensory diets have been implemented within class and at home so that pupils feel regulated and are able to access learning activities.

Pupil Premium - End of Key Stage assessment data
During each key stage the pupils assessment data is tracked to see if they are on course to meet their end of key stage target. These targets are based on the North West Special schools Assessment Group (NWSAG). If a pupil is not on track to meet these targets then additional intervention is put in place, such as sensory or communication support or resources, or specific resources to help them in their academic skills. At the end of the 2016-17 academic year we had 8 pupils receiving Pupil Premium. Most made the expected progress from their starting point in all the core subjects, and where additional support was put in place this was tracked with progress being shown. All pupils receiving Pupil Premium made progress from their start of key stage baselines. In some areas pupils made exceptional progress, achieving 1 or 2 steps above the expected progress made for pupils in the key stage. This includes:

  • In Key Stage 2, 66% of eligible pupils made exceptional progress in Reading and Number. 33% of pupils made exceptional progress in Geometry and Measures.
  • In Key Stage 3, 100% of eligible pupils made exceptional progress in Speaking, Reading, and all four strands of Science. 50% made exceptional progress in Writing and Number.
  • In Key Stage 4, 33% of pupils made exceptional progress in Number.

Pupil Premium 2016/2017
In the 2016/2017 financial year the Pupil Premium allocation was £27,390. The pupil premium funding provided individualised resources to close the gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium students. Resources included communication aids (Proloquo2Go), laptops, therapy balls, cycling machines, weighted equipment, trampettes, tactile, oral-motor and visual sensory resources. For some pupils equipment was purchased to address their sensory needs to remove barriers to learning. Sensory equipment helps the children to modulate their Sensory Processing difficulties and enable them to access the School day.

Pupil Premium 2015/2016
Pupil premium is in additional to the main School funding we receive and is an effective way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. It is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6 FSM). School also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel. During the 2015/2016 financial year Hillside Specialist School received £26,067. The School have spent the funding in the following areas:-

  • Offering pupils additional communication interventions and classroom support to develop their communication skills. Pupils have made progress in a number of different areas including social skills, turn taking, Intensive Interaction, PECS use, consolidating their skills and progressing onto the next stages and the use of the Colourful Semantics programme, which supports children with their vocabulary, sentence structure and grammar.
  • Enhancement of maths and literacy skills through development of the outdoor area. The purchase of phonics sound boards and number rubbing boards has helped engage pupils further into different activities both indoors and outdoors and access a wider continuous provision to extend interest and build knowledge. Pupils have been more responsive when completing work on a 1:1 basis.
  • The purchase of highly motivating equipment (such as a squeaky shape sorted and an inset board making animal sounds) has enabled one pupil to focus on workbox sessions to assist in getting an instant reward and a feeling of success.
  • Purchase of laptops has allowed pupils to work independently to develop their own study skills at their own pace of learning. The laptops have also broken down barriers and lessened anxieties around computers and ICT, as a consequence, pupils have been able to develop ICT skills, has taken away frustrations, anxiety and stress and pupils are now using their word processing skills to write freely, willingly and independently.

Contact Us

Hillside Specialist School and College

Ribchester Road, Longridge,
Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3XB

Liz Ascroft, School Business Manager

T| 01772 782205

E| hillside@hillside.lancs.sch.uk

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