• Ofsted
    Outstanding 2014/15

    “Pupils at Key Stages 1 to 4, children in Early Years and students in the sixth form, including those those with autism and profound and multiple learning difficulties and multi-sensory impairments, make significant and sustained progress. As a result of outstanding teaching and highly effective support to indivualise learning."

  • Ofsted
    Outstanding 2014/15

    “The achievement of children in the Early Years is outstanding. They make consistently high rates of progress academically, personally and socially in relation to their very low starting points.”

  • Ofsted
    Outstanding 2014/15

    “A rich and stimulating, broad and balanced, and highly relevent curricullum is in place. Every pupil across the school from Early Years to the sixth form greatly benefits from an individualised curriculum with a strong emphasis on developing pupils’ communication, literacy skills and their personal, social and health education.”

  • Ofsted
    Outstanding 2014/15

    "Pupils with profound and muliple learning difficulties often experience a sense of wonder through well-planned sensory activities" “Under the transformational leadership of the headteacher the school has sustained outstanding leadership and management since its previous inspection."

  • Ofsted
    Outstanding 2014/15

    “Children are very happy and most eager to join in with their activities. They display high levels of concentration, imagination and curiosity about the world around them."

  • Ofsted
    Outstanding 2014/15

    " Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning and always try their very best in lessons." "The teaching of communication, literacy and numeracy is very effective."

  • Ofsted
    Outstanding 2014/15

    "The achievement of students in the sixth form is outstanding resulting from outstanding teaching over time." “Pupils have excellent relationship with adults and show kindness and respect to each other. They are courteous and polite to adults.”

  • Ofsted
    Outstanding 2014/15

    "The school's work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding." "Rigorous and regular monitoring of teaching through lesson observations, pupil progress meetings and scrutiny of pupils' work is outstanding."

  • Ofsted
    Outstanding 2014/15

    “Leaders make excellent use of the primary school physical education and sport premium.” “Pupils have excellent relationship with adults and show kindness and respect to each other. They are courteous and polite to adults.”

  • Ofsted
    Outstanding 2014/15

    “Teachers and teaching assistants were seen working well together in all lessons to support the learning of individual and small groups of pupils, ensuring that tasks were carefully matched to each individual pupil’s learning needs and breaking tasks down into smaller steps.”

Pupil Premium

The Facts

Introduced in April 2011, the pupil premium is allocated to children who are either looked after by the local authority, have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (also known as Ever 6 FSM) or for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. The level of premium for 2017-18 is £1320 per primary (Reception to Year 6) pupil. Pupils in years 7 to 11 will receive £935 for 2017-18.

From April 2014 children who are looked after will attract a higher rate of funding than children from low-income families - the ‘Pupil Premium Plus’, which will be £1,900 per pupil for 2017-18. This is to reflect the unique challenges they face at school where they often struggle to keep up with their peers at both primary and secondary level.
Children who have parents in the armed forces are supported through the service child premium which for 2017-18 will be set at £300 per pupil.


The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM), service children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Pupil Premium Grant provides funding for two policies:
• raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
• supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces

- The proportion of primary aged children eligible for pupil premium is currently 23/73 = 32%.
- The proportion of secondary aged children eligible for pupil premium is currently 12/29 = 41%.
- The proportion of children in our school eligible for pupil premium plus is currently 1/102 = 1% (Amwell View monitor the      impact of Pupil Premium Plus in addition to regular CLA and ePEP meetings throughout the academic year).
- The total proportion of children in our school eligible for pupil premium is currently 36/102 = 35%.

The percentage has been calculated in respect of the number of Key stage 1-4 pupils on our school roll, which is currently 102 pupils.

In our case the Pupil Premium is allocated straight to us and is clearly identifiable in our budget. It is up to us to decide how Pupil Premium is spent, since we are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within our school.

All schools can decide how best to spend this money but must report on and publicise annually how the money has been spent and what the impact has been on the achievement of the pupils. Pupil premium is used to support initiatives to raise achievement, improve attendance and provide out of school hours provision through a range of additional activities. Amwell View School and Specialist Sports College has considered both pupils needs and social background as a starting point to measure the impact of Pupil Premium Funding. This in turn will raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential.

Amwell View will measure the impact of Pupil Premium Funding by monitoring progress of the identified pupils from their starting point.The school has considered the main barriers to pupil progress to identify a starting point for pupils in which to measure progress from. The main barriers include specific learning and physical difficulties and disabilities alongside the socioeconomic status. As a school for pupils with severe learning difficulties our aim is to provide differentiated meaningful learning opportunities for all pupils to allow them to achieve their full potential. In addition to pupils’ diverse range of needs we have created a document which looks at the main areas of people’s social background which may impact on their education. Progress is then measured using the schools formative and summative assessment processes which include evidence of pupils developing confidence and self esteem.

Summary of Latest Spending


• Higher ratio of staff to pupils
• Specialist equipment.

• Delivery of lunchtime club provision (14 TA’s) (+10 teacher volunteers)
    - Total staffing = £2,354.10

Total expenditure per annum = £2,354.10

• Delivery of after school club provision (45 TA’s) (6 Apprentices) (+ 18 teacher volunteers)
    - Total staffing = £22,700.25
    - 86 places were subscribed to weekly.
    - Parent contribution of £50 per club = £4,300

Total expenditure per annum = £18,400.25

• Delivery of Holiday club provision during Easter holidays.
   - Total staffing and resources = £5,000.40
   - Pupils attended for a total of 158 days
   - Parent contribution of £10 per day = £1,580

Total expenditure per annum = £3,420.40

• Delivery of Holiday club provision during summer holidays
    - Transport = £10,500
    - Staffing = £10,299.50
    - resources = £1,500
                                                  Total Expenditure = £22,299.50
    - Pupils attended for a total of 369 days
    - Parent contribution £15 per day including transport (312 day places) = £4,680
    - Parent contribution £10 per day without transport (57 day places) = £570
                                                  Total Parent contribution = £5250

Total expenditure per annum = £17,049.50

The Total cost of clubs at Amwell View School in 2016-17 = £41,224.25

Summary of Impact 2016-17
• Pupil achievement and progression is reported to parents on an individual basis.
• Attendance – Monitored by the Headteacher and concerns raised with Sonia Drury – Hertfordshire Attendance Improvement Officer. Latest figures are

Impact of progress of PPG Pupils 2016-17

Summary of PPG Attendance 

Identified pupils for Pupil Premium    Year                        Attendance
                                                               2012-13                        91.5%
                                                               2013-14                        93.8%
                                                               2014-15                        92.9%
                                                               2015-16                        91.2%
                                                               2016-17                        92.1%
                                                               2017-18                        91.1%

Summary of Previous Spending

The school pupil premium allocation grant received:
     2012/2013 = £17,100.00
     2013/2014 = £35,631.00
     2014/15 = £44,700.00 (£5700.00 of this figure is Pupil Premium plus)
     2015/16 = £33,492.50 (£2500.00 of this figure is Pupil Premium Plus)
     2016-17 = £34,837.63 (£3800.00 of this figure is Pupil Premium Plus)

Expected Premium for 2017-18

Primary = £31,680.00
Secondary = £11,220.00
Pupil Premium Plus = £1,900.00
Total = £44,800.00

The following documents will highlight the intended use of PPG and impact, please click on links.

Action Plan 2017-18
Graph showing Percentage of PPG pupils who access different extra curricular activities