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Pupil Premium

PUPIL PREMIUM 2016 - 2017

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11.

In the 2016 to 2017 financial year the school is receiving £1320 per student for every student who has been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

Looked after children are allocated £1900.

The pupil premium is paid to the school and it is for the school to determine how it is spent. The school is required to publish an annual plan for the use of its pupil premium funding and to publish an annual report evaluating the impact of the funding.

Our Approach at St. Mary’s Primary School

At our school we recognise that each child is unique and will have different needs which may well vary throughout their time at our school. We feel that children who may have barriers to learning need support to perform as well as, or better than, their peers so that they can be successful in the next stages of their education and in their future career. High expectations are key to helping remove the attainment gaps.

·         Some of the pupils for whom the Pupil Premium provides support are working below the level of their peers and the school needs to identify the most appropriate support.

·         Some pupils may be experiencing social, emotional or psychological barriers to learning as a result of experiences in their lives. Again it is essential that we explore these issues so school can find the best way to support them.

·         There are also other pupils who are attaining well at school, either at the same level or higher than their peers. We recognise the need to provide additional support or fund additional opportunities for such pupils to improve and enhance their experiences.

Pupil premium grant income: 2016/17

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

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG


Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1320 x 22

£1900 x 2

Total amount of PPG received


Summary of PPG expenditure  2016/17

Objectives in spending Pupil Premium Grant:


1.To close the gap in attainment of pupils eligible for pupil premium so that they achieve age related expectations

2. To personalise support for pupils eligible for pupil premium by identifying barriers to learning and social behaviour

3. Increase participation in extracurricular activities of pupils who are eligible for pupil premium

4. To improve the punctuality of pupils eligible for pupil premium

5. Continue to robustly challenge attendance so pupils  eligible for pupil premium attain the school attendance target of 97.5%


Use of  Pupil Premium Grant:

1.      Learning Mentor (PA to Headteacher in absence of LM) to track attendance, behaviour and participation in extra curricular activities  (1 day per week £5,669)

2.      Release Deputy Headteacher (Member of SLT in absence of DHT) from a class based responsibility in order to monitor and improve the quality of teaching & learning and analyse outcomes and plan for appropriate provision to meet the needs of pupils (£22,250)

3.      TA L2 to deliver social & emotional interventions (1 hour per day £1,560)

4. Playworker to deliver extra curricular activities (1 hour per day £1,365)








Total PPG received


Total PPG expenditure


Additional Expenditure committed by the school

PPG remaining









Impact of Pupil Premium Expenditure: Outcomes  July 2016

Year 6 pupils 2015-16 for whom the Pupil Premium applied (National 2015 figures in brackets - pupils achieving Level 4+)

Attainment (KS2 SATS)

% Achieving Expected Standard


50%   (83%)


67%   (79%)

Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

50%   (71%)


50%   (80%)


Progress  from end of KS1 to end of KS2 

(National average in brackets)

Pupils Making expected progress

Pupils making more than expected progress


TBC when national data is released by the DfE





Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar






Year 2 pupils 2015-16 for whom the Pupil Premium applied


Attainment (KS1 Teacher Assessment)

% Achieving Expected Standard





Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar






The governors and leadership team of St. Mary’s Primary School will continue to review the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant annually to ensure the most effective use of expenditure in order to deliver our stated objectives. We are committed to ensuring that our disadvantaged pupils have the necessary provision and resources to succeed in attaining at least as well as other children by the time they leave the school.

Lynsie Tuplin,
16 Oct 2015, 00:49
Lynsie Tuplin,
19 Sep 2016, 03:50