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Pupil Premium



The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to Year 11. For looked after children the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of our pupils.

The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.


Objectives for Pupil Premium St Joseph’s RC Primary School


The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils

The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers

 We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.


School Policy


The Headteacher and governing body have agreed a policy for Pupil Premium to guide the use of funds and to ensure that it represents value for money.




The headteacher and leadership team will regularly monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put into place for Pupil Premium and report to the governing body on its progress and impact.



Statistics 2016/17

  •  74 pupils are entitled to benefit from the additional funding
  • School year 2016/17 we received £105,861 in Pupil Premium Grant


Using the funding


  • Providing one to one or small group work for pupils entitled to PP funding with an experienced teaching assistants focusing on overcoming gaps in learning to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities for pupils entitled to PP funding provided through trained TAs or external agencies to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement
  • Additional support from the Educational Psychology and Speech and Language Therapy Service. Acquiring effective materials for pupils entitled to PP funding aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving pupils entitled to PP funding to at least age related expectations. With a focus on Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Providing Music tuition to all pupils in order to raise achievement and confidence.
  • Provide lunchtime and after school club facilities that encourage cooperation and confidence building activity.
  • Subsidising educational visits and residential.
  • Funding training with partner schools for teachers to share expertise of working with KS2 Pupil Premium children.


Impact of Pupil Premium 2016/17


  • Awaiting data from new ASP.