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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

INCOME FOR 2012-2013                   £8050.00


INCOME FOR 2013-2014                   £17,100.00 (including children in receipt of funding over the past 6 years)


INCOME FOR 2014-2015                   £26,000.00 (including children in receipt of funding over the past 6 years)


INCOME FOR 2015 – 2016                 £36400 (including children in receipt of funding over the past 6 years)    


 What do we spend the money on?

  • Staffing costs to enable teachers to have teaching assistants and SEND teaching assistants for vulnerable pupils. This allows time for targeted intervention for pupils who need extra support across all 3 key stages in school.
  • Support for extra-curricular activities.

  • Assistance with the cost of curriculum trips, curriculum activities and other school trips.

  • Purchase of specific resources to help with fine motor skills

  • Purchase of specific Interventions to support emotional well-being and behaviour


How well do students in receipt of FSM do at St Joseph Catholic Primary School?


FS2 Assessment data 2016


Percentage of pupils achieving ARE (3 children FSM)


                                                Whole FS2 Cohort            FSM


Reading                                           83%                         100%


Writing                                           66%                         67%


Maths                                             76%                         100%






Percentage of pupils achieving expectations


Measure                                                                                                                        KS1                                FSM


Level 2+ in both English and Maths                                92%                               67%


Level 2+ in both English and Maths                                70%                               33.3%


Level 2+ in both English and Maths                                85%                               67%


Meeting Age Related Expectations in Reading                                                                70%                               29%

Meeting Age Related Expectations in Writing                                                                70%                               14%

Meeting Age Related Expectations in Maths                                                                  69%                               29%




Percentage of pupils achieving expectations


Measure                                                                Whole School         FSM



Level 4 in both English and Maths                          71%                       100%  


Level 4 in both English and Maths                          77%                       67% 




Level 4 in English (R & W)                                       95%                       100% 


Level 4 in Maths                                                       93%                      100%


Meeting Age Related Expectations in Reading          59%                       50%

Meeting Age Related Expectations in Writing          77%                       50%

Meeting Age Related Expectations in Maths            59%                       75%

Meeting Age Related Expectations in GP&S             68%                       50%                

Age Related Expectations English and Maths           45%                       25%



Percentage of pupils making expected progress 



                                                                           Whole School               FSM


 Year 6 in 2013                                                       English 86%           100%


                                                                              Maths  95%           100%


 Year 6 in 2014                                                       English 96%           100%


                                                                              Maths  88%           100%


 Year 6 in 2015                                                       English 94%           100%


                                                                              Maths  90%           100%





Historically children accessing the pupil premium funding have exceeded national averages for the past 3 years at KS2 with 100% achieving National expectation L4+.  In the new curriculum assessment model from 2016 end of KS2 data shows pupil premium children’s end of year expectations are in-line in Reading, below in Writing and Grammar and above in Maths.  


Strategy for  use of Pupil premium across the school


There are gaps in a number of cohorts where children accessing pupil premium funding do not achieve age related expectations (see ARE chart).


Pupil premium information 2015 -2016


Child name




Cohort 2016 (Y6)




% met or above ARE




Cohort 2017 (Y5)




% met or above ARE




Cohort 2018 (Y4)




% met or above ARE




Cohort 2019 (Y3)




% met or above ARE




Cohort 2020 (Y2)




% met or above ARE




Cohort 2021 (Y1)




% met or above ARE




Cohort 2022 (FS2)




% met or above ARE








Total number of children 28

Total number met or above ARE











Barriers for use of Pupil premium

From the above data it is clear there are some of the barriers to achievement connected to EAL children, children who are Low ability or have some identified learning difficulties. 


Summary information


Across the school in (2014 -2015), in Writing 44% compared to 79% across the school (Y6NA 85%), in Reading 61% compared to 84% across the school (Y6NA 85%), and in maths 61% compared to 89% across the school (Y6NA 85%) of children accessing pupil premium were meeting age related expectation, and 43% made expected progress (50% in reading 44% in writing and 33% in maths) across the school, with a minority making better than expected progress across the school.    


In 2015 – 2016 with the introduction of assessing without levels and revised assessment procedures we have found that across school in Reading 50% FSM compared to 66% whole school, in Writing 36% compared to 61% whole school, in Maths 43% compared to 70% whole school of pupil premium children meet age related expectations.


Action Plan for Spending of Pupil premium across the school


We have a clear action plan in place led by the class teachers to address the gaps in the learning of the children through a comprehensive list of interventions and a programme of reviews through pupil progress dialogues and monitoring by the Inclusion Manager and SEND co-ordinator as part of our School Development plan.  We aim to continue to track the performance of the Pupil premium children in school by tracking the effectiveness of the intervention programmes and the differentiated planning in classes. Continue to monitor closely through termly pupil progress dialogues with teaching staff and close monitoring of the intervention files by the inclusion manager and SEND coordinator.


Spending of the Pupil premium across the school

Funds are spent on programmes of child appropriate interventions to fill the gaps in their learning.  Social and behaviour strategies are introduced with 1:1 TA support when required to help with emotional difficulties.  We purchase resources for individual children that have a positive impact on specific children.  Financial support on school trips and to a residential trip is included in financial spends.

 Spending to date 2015 – 2016 - £54,804 (Autumn £10,070, Spring £20,396, Summer £24,338)


Strategy Review for Pupil premium across the school

We review the pupil premium funding and strategy at each F&GP meeting with governors and monitor the impact of the funding termly through meetings with teaching staff during pupil progress dialogue.  Here action plans are evaluated and improved to ensure provision is tailored to the child.