Menorah Primary School

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Pupil Premium 2015-2016

Overview of the School

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received:

Total number of pupils on roll                                       444

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG                         18

Amount of PPG received per pupil                           £1320

Total amount of PPG received                               £23,760


Menorah Primary is a two form entry primary school with a full-time nursery attached. The school day begins at 8:40 am and ends at 3:45pm for the Nursery and Infants and at 4:30pm for the Juniors.

We are a high performing school. Our aim is to provide a high standard of education for all children regardless of their age, ability and SEND. Our provision map is comprehensive, providing intervention throughout the school.

Key Facts

  • The school was judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted in 2012 and is oversubscribed.
  • Over the last five years the school has remained in the top 14th percentile of schools in the country and this year was in the first percentile for progress from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2.
  • Our Value Added Score remains significantly above LA and national levels. Our current VA score is 102.7 for progress in all subjects.
  • We work closely with outside agencies in order to maximise our pupils’ potential.
  • Our Head Teacher sits on the BSCB, Barnet Safeguarding Children Board.
  • The school takes an active part in teacher training and is an active member of the SCITT Consortium.

Targets and Aims for our PPG budget:

  • To narrow the gap in attainment for children from low-income families by providing them with appropriate interventions to target their needs.
  • To support the emotional and social development of pupils in order to address expressed needs in their family circumstances.
  • To ensure that all children have access to a range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities offered through our After-School Programme.

Nature of support 2015/16

  • Additional support from Trainee Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist for pupils who require social and emotional support.
  • One to one support from Teaching Assistants to enhance learning skills.
  • Providing differentiated intervention programmes across the school from qualified teachers in areas such as phonics, dyslexia teaching, targeted numeracy teaching. Speech and Language and Occupational Therapy programmes.
  • Providing subsidised after school clubs for low-income families.
  • Additional funding for cultural enrichment eg trips, activities, in-school workshops & school journey.
  • Providing a Lunch Time Club to support social skills.


Curriculum focus of PPG spending 2015/16:

Intervention from dyslexia teacher (pro rata of salary)            £  11,715.00
After School Clubs                                                                  £   1,500.00
Intervention of Learning Mentor (pro rata of salary)                £   3,036.50
Specific phonics support (pro rata of salary)                            £  13,000.00
Booster Literacy Support (pro rata of salary)                           £    2,340.00
Legadel Intervention - SEN Support                                        £    1,268.00
Total Spending                                                                        £  32,859.50


The impact of our PPG allocation:

  • Menorah Primary School’s budget for PPG and FSM is very low compared to the national average (School 3.8% and National 26%).
  • The school’s deprivation indicator over the last three years is 0.12 compared to the national average of 0.24. However, Menorah’s aims and aspirations together with our intevention strategies, for all our children, have had a positive impact on pupil’s attainment.




89% - (including 1 disadvantaged pupil)

KS1 SATs (2b+)

Reading 90%

Writing 84%

Maths 93%

Science 80%

KS1 SATs (2+)

Reading 98%

Writing 95%

Maths 97%

Science 93%

KS2 SATs L4+

Reading 100%

Writing 100%

Maths 100%

SPAG 98%


Combined English & maths 100%

  • Raise Online data shows that all pupils at the school made outstanding progress, significantly higher than the LA and the national averages. (102.7 VA)
  • This includes the 18 FSM pupils from Reception to Year 6.
  • The majority of children from Reception to Year 6 on FSM achieved well above national expectations in English and Maths.
  • The majority of EAL children from Reception to Year 6 achieved well above national expectations in English and Maths.

Impact of pupil spending and monitoring strategies

  • A wide range of data is used - achievement data, pupils' work, observations, learning walks, case studies and staff, parent & pupil voice.
  • Assessment data is collected half-termly so that the impact of interventions can be monitored regularly at the Pupil Progress meetings each term.
  • Interventions are adapted or changed if found to be not working.
  • Analysis of impact of intervention via pupil data tracking.
  • Teacher Assessment each term - assessments are closely moderated to ensure they are accurate.