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New Siblands School Pupil Premium Strategy

Context of School

New Siblands School is a special school for children aged 2-19 years who have Severe Learning Difficulties or Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. All of our pupils have EHCPs.  Many of our pupils have additional barriers to their learning such as autism, speech, language and communication difficulties. Some have medical, personal and emotional needs, behavioural and sensory difficulties that require a supportive or nurturing environment. Some of our pupils are looked after and some exhibit complex mental health difficulties.

The catchment area encompasses the whole of South Gloucestershire with a very few children from out of county.

At New Siblands we have high aspirations for our children and our vision of achievement, belonging and celebration is at the heart of everything we do and the direction we are heading in. This vision, summarised  as ABC: Achievement, Belonging, Celebration, seeks to ensure our pupils receive the challenge, care and support needed to achieve their potential. New Siblands is a school that seeks to challenge and support our pupils to have a true sense of belonging in their school and wider community, whilst celebrating success every step of the way.

We do not believe that “one size fits all” so each pupil has a personalised learning plan that ensures can reach their maximum potential and flourish.

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

The value of Pupil Premium Funding for academic year 2018-19 is £37,120, including funding for Service Children.


The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It is designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.

The basic amount for each pupil is;

Reception to Year 6 – £1, 320 (22 pupils)

Year 7 to Year 11 – £935 (8 pupils)

Pupils that are looked after by the Local Authority or have previously been looked after by the Local Authority (within 6 years) may have additional pupil premium funding, which is accounted for separately.

Post 16 pupils are not entitled to Pupil Premium funding.

Service Children are allocated £300 per annum (2 pupils)


  • Pupil Premium Pupils will make similar rates of progress as non- pupil premium peers (i.e. Pupils in the same year group)
  • Pupil premium funding will be used to enrich the core curriculum.
  • Interventions to support progress in the curriculum areas of communication and interaction & physical development are the main focus of Pupil Premium spending.
  • Some of this will be provided through the oversight of a trained speech and language therapist (3 days per week) and a sports specialist (1 day per week).

Success Criteria

  • PP pupils make similar rates of progress the areas of Communication and Interaction & Physical Development

Sports Specialist Time

£9, 284 per academic year for one day a week

Speech & Language Therapist Time

£27, 852 per year for 3 days a week.

Total cost of Sports Specialist and Speech & Language Therapist  = £37, 136 per annum


Data for 27 learners who were Pupil Premium for the whole of the academic year 2018-19.

  • In Communication and Language, Pupil Premium Learners make progress at a rate that is above that of Non-Pupil Premium Learners.
  • In Physical Development, Pupil Premium Learners make progress at a rate that is in line with that of Non-Pupil Premium Learners.


Pupil Premium 2017-18