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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional government funding for any pupil who is eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) either currently, or at any time over the last 6 years. Nationally, the statistics show that students who are eligible for FSM do not make the same rates of progress and perform less well than their peers in external exams. The aim of this funding is to try to diminish that difference.

We have allocated our Pupil Premium funding to initiatives that give pupils every opportunity to reach their full potential, both academically and socially. The funding allocation for 2016/17 was £137,013 and was spent on the following initiatives:





Home School Link Worker

 To support identified pupils' self-esteem, attitudes   to learning, sense of well-being and enjoyment of   school through specific counselling and pastoral   support programmes. Working with families to   provide support and advice. Working closely with   the Education Welfare Officer to improve targeted   pupils’ attendance and punctuality.

 Attendance and punctuality   improved for several targeted   families. Wellbeing and self-   esteem of key pupils improved,   l leading to better   engagement,   improved   learning behaviours and better   outcomes for those pupils.


 Specialist Wellbeing Lead Teacher, including ELSA

 To support the school in planning and delivering a   wellbeing programme across the school; focusing   specifically on the emotional learning needs of   disadvantaged pupils. To support identified pupils’   self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of well-   being and enjoyment of school.  

 Wellbeing and self- esteem of   targeted year groups   improved.  Improved learning   behaviours and literacy   outcomes in targeted year   groups. Wellbeing and self-   esteem of key pupils   improved,   l leading to better   engagement, improved   learning   behaviours and   better outcomes for those   pupils.


 Focus Teaching       Staff

 To narrow the gap in attainment for identified   pupils in Maths and English throughout the school   including writing, phonics and reading catch up   programmes and a range of other learning and   social interventions.

 Across the whole school, pupils   eligible for the additional   funding generally progressed   at  least as well as their peers.


 Focussed   intervention   groups  delivered   byTeaching   Assistants

 Teaching Assistants to deliver appropriate   intervention programmes designed by the Inclusion   Leader to narrow the gap in attainment of   identified pupils.


 Funding places for    curriculum trips   and out of hours   care

 To ensure that disadvantaged pupils are able to   participate and gain the additional opportunities   and benefits that trips and out of hours care   provide.

 Improvement in key pupils’   self- confidence and attitudes,   often resulting in more   enthusiasm for learning and   better outcomes.


The funding allocation for 2017/18 will be £138,600 and will be used for the following initiatives:

Spent on


 Home School Link Worker

 Working with families to provide support and advice. Working closely with the   Education Welfare Officer to improve targeted pupils’ attendance and punctuality.   

 Specialist Wellbeing Lead   Teacher, Teacher, including   ELSA

 To support the school in planning and delivering a wellbeing programme across the   school; focusing specifically on the emotional learning needs of disadvantaged   pupils.   To support identified pupils’ self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of   wellbeing and enjoyment of school.  

 Focus Teaching Staff

 To continue to narrow the gap in attainment for identified pupils in Maths and   English  throughout the school including writing, phonics and reading catch up   programmes and a range of other learning and social interventions.

 Focussed intervention   groups delivered by   Teaching Assistants

 To continue to develop the programme of specific intervention activities delivered   by Teaching Assistants which are designed by the Inclusion Leader to narrow the gap   in attainment of identified pupils.

 Funding places for   curriculum trips and out of   hours care

 To ensure that disadvantaged pupils are able to participate and to provide   opportunities for them to experience new and challenging activities.

Impact of Funding

The impact of the additional funding on the performance of pupils eligible for PP funding in 2016/17 is shown against the performance of all other children at St Paul’s by following the link below.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy Review is carried out annually each September.

Further information on attainment of the most recent PP / disadvantaged children can be found on the Department for Education's latest Performance Tables. Please click here



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