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Pupil Premium Statement

Pupil Premium Pupil Premium (PP) Funding: Meeting the educational needs of potentially disadvantaged children.

Pupil Premium profile at start of Academic Year 2016-2017:

EYFS Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Total
5 4 9 12 8 7 7 52

Outline of purpose of funding:
Our purpose in allocating the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between children who are disadvantaged, including those who qualify for Free School Meals, or children who are 'looked after'.
In spending the Pupil Premium, we have 2 main objectives:

  • to narrow the gap between all pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant, including the more able achievers, by improving the percentage of pupils in each year group who make at least expected progress.
  • to enrich the curriculum through a range of extra-curricular activities and enhance the social, emotional and cultural development of our children.

Guiding principles:

  • Pupil Premium funding is spent on Pupil Premium eligible children.
  • Our policy is shared with parents and is available online.
  • All pupils in the Pupil Premium group must be considered for support to raise attainment or other factors which could lay the foundation for future learning.
  • Consistent high quality support is monitored by the school, avoiding wastage of precious financial resources.
  • Activities are evaluated for impact by the school on a regular basis.
  • Success criteria are set for each child on Pupil Premium activities.
  • Focussed feedback is given to pupils, through target cards showing a clear way to improve further.
  • Our Pupil Premium Co-ordinator has a clear overview of how funding is being allocated and the difference it is making to the outcomes for pupils.
  • All our staff are aware of pupils receiving the Pupil Premium and how funding is being spent.
  • We track the attainment and progress of each Pupil Premium child on a termly basis as the Individual Assessment Summary (IAS) is produced for parents.
  • There are a range of strategies available and each child is considered for each strategy.
  • A Governor is responsible for feeding back to the full Governing Body about the implementation of the Pupil Premium programme.

Responsibility and actions:

  • Governing Body: Our Pupil Premium Governor reports to the Governing Body.
  • Pupils: Evaluation discussions/viewpoint questionnaires are set as appropriate.
  • Parents: Parents informed of progress via Parent Teacher meetings and through the end of year reports.
  • Staff: Pupil Premium children are discussed during Pupil Progress Meetings and performance management reviews.

How the funding impacts on the provision for learning:

  • Employing a full-time dedicated Pupil Premium Teacher to help co-ordinate the provision and to teach individual children and small groups from all classes in school.
  • The employment of Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist, Play Therapist and Art Therapist.
  • Providing additional tutoring for targeted children either in groups or on a 1 – 1 basis.
  • Providing individual 1 – 1 support for vulnerable individuals.
  • Funding children's participation in extra-curricular opportunities, in our school and beyond.
  • Helping children to pay for school trips and residential experiences.
  • Purchasing teaching and learning resources (including software products and online tools).
  • Providing activities and experiences to enrich and extend children's learning.
  • Delivery of "Numbers Count" interventions by an accredited member of staff within the school.
  • Providing additional tools and resources for individuals to access the curriculum.
  • Developing and encouraging curriculum enrichment including music lessons, attendance at clubs run outside the school day and attendance at the Deanery Conference for year 5 and 6 pupils

March 2017:

Income £62, 040 from April 2016-17 (see provision mapping for expenditure).

For April 2017-18 the available funding is £67,000 (plus £6,500 brought forward). The higher amount of funding is due to an increase in children entitled to free school meals.

PP Mapping 2016-2017 - Academic
PP Mapping 2016-2017 - Enrichment & Engagement
PP Mapping 2016-2017 - Well-being

PP+ Funding (for Children Looked After by the Local Authority) is spent on each individual child as their needs dictate.

Autumn 2016:

Article Impact Targeted Pupils Cost No. of Pupils Outcome
Pupil Premium Co-ordinator Management and delivery of targeted interventions and support All Pupil Premium children £8,077 52 Targeted group sessions to raise attainment, 80% of targets for autumn 1 achieved.
Learning Mentor Support Focus on removing barriers to learning with 1-1 support for vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils Whole School£7,000 1 Pupil has settled well in new year group with 1-1 support, working towards completing tasks independently.
Learning Assistants Providing quality learning assistants to increase progress in small group interventions and within the class environment. Whole School 52 Pupils support in progression towards reaching their potential. Pupils working towards 60% SECURE.
Dedicated EAL Specialist Support Specialist support for under-achieving EAL pupils through 1-1 intervention and small groups Whole School £500 7 Improvements in letter sounds and identifying colours and actions
Inclusion keyworkers To provide additional support for pupils with social/emotional/physical needs. Whole School £6,000 5 Pupils supported for social/emotional and physical needs to access the curriculum.
Speech & Language sessions Delivery of 1-1 speech and language sessions for identified pupils addressing speech delay, difficulties with sound production and social communication. 9 pupils 8 hours LA time 9 Pupils are progressing at a good pace through individual S&L programs to reach targets. Review termly with external therapist.
Speech & Language resources Dictaphone recorders to enhance S&L program. 2 pupils £60 2 Pupils' progress has increased and are more confident.
Art Therapist Art therapy sessions for identified pupils with social/emotional/physical needs Whole School £4,750 3 Pupils are supported emotionally/socially through art sessions.
Jump Ahead Morning sessions to support pupils with fine and gross motor skill development. Years 1-6 8 hours LA time 8 Pupils are being monitored by the team.`
Residential Trips Enabling Pupil Premium children to attend Year 3/4 Residential trip to develop social skills.

Attending the Year 6 residential to develop social skills in readiness for transition to secondary school.
Year 3/4 Pupil Premium Pupils

Year 6 Pupil Premium Pupils
Funding ring-fenced 15

Educational Visits Enabling Pupil Premium children to attend educational trips where they might not be able to attend. Whole School 52 PP Pupils able to attend trips.
Music Lessons Enabling Pupil Premium children to learn an instrument, to help build self-esteem and confidence. Whole School £194.70 2 Pupils able to express themselves through music and build self-esteem.
Mastery Folder for Spellings Addressing gaps in spelling high frequency words Year 1/2

Year 5/6
2 hours LA time

5 hours LA time
Average of 11 new words learnt over a term
Numbers Count Addressing the gap in numeracy attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. Year 3 8 hours "Numbers Count" teacher 2 Pupils are working towards fluency of set targets
Phonics Support Daily sessions for Phonics phase 3-5 Year 1/2 5 hours LA time and Teacher 9 100% of pupils are on track to pass phonics screening in Summer 2017.
Writing 'Boot Camp' Addressing the gap in writing attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers Year 6 2 hours Teacher 3 3 pupils on track for 100% secure in reading and writing by Summer 2017.

Review and evaluation: To ensure that all of our Pupil Premium eligible pupils at St Mary's Catholic Primary School are able to access their full potential, the above spending and interventions will be reviewed termly with teachers, support staff and other agencies with whom we work.

Evaluating and analysing attainment and progress will enable us to push each pupil to their potential and to ensure that any gaps are addressed in a timely and effective manner.

To apply for Free School Meals and/or Pupil Premium please fill in the FSM Application Form (link below in downloads box) and email it to or click the following link to fill in the form online :


Contact Us

St Mary's Catholic Primary School
Cobden Road
West Sussex
BN11 4BD
Telephone: 01903 234115
Fax: 01903 215034