St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School

St Wilfrid’s
Catholic Primary School

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Pupil Premium Funding

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is additional funding that the government gives to schools for each pupil on roll where they are deemed to be disadvantaged. The money must be spend on that pupil to support their education, but it is for the school to determine how it is spent

Why is the Government providing Pupil Premium?

Poverty of low income is the single most important factor in predicting a child's future life chances, and with many pupils having low attainment by the time they leaveschool at age 16. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address these underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage pupils reaches the pupils who need it most.

Who receives the Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is allocated to pupils in school year groups from Reception to Year 11 from low income families who are registered for FSM, or who have been registered for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6’), together with children that have been in care continuously for 6 months or more or have been adopted.

What is the Service Premium?

The Service Premium grant is for pupils who have a parent serving in the armed services. Unlike Pupil Premium, this grant is not solely for raising attainment but for providing additional (mainly pastoral) support

Who receives the Service Premium?

Pupils with parents currently serving in the armed services and supporting their family, pupils who have a parent who died in action and those whose parents have left the service.

Funding and how we spend it?

How much are the Pupil Premium Grants?

  • The Pupil Premium for the financial year 2016-17 is £1320 per pupil
  • The Service Premium is £300 per pupil
  • Pupils who have left Local Authority Care will receive £1900 per pupil
  • Grants are based on those pupils included in the January 2016 schools' census



St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School: Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

Summary Information


St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School

Academic Year


Total Pupil Premium Budget


Date of most recent Pupil Premium Review

September 2016

Total Number of Pupils


Number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium 22

12 Disadvantaged
 7  Service

Date for next Pupil Premium Review

September 2017


Presenting Issues



Projected Impact

Identified special educational need

SENCO provides additional support and training to teaching assistants in order to meet pupils’ needs.




Teaching assistants provide effective support and this impacts upon the progress of this group of children.

1 to 1 Teaching assistant support to enable pupils to access the curriculum.




Purchase of IDL Programme to support children with difficulties in spelling.

Teaching assistant time to implement within school.




Targeted support for spelling impacts on the number of children attaining the expected standard for writing.

Difficulties with basic skills including phonics, arithmetic and reading comprehension.


Some of these children are service children who have gaps in learning due to movement between schools.

Teaching assistant runs Catch up Literacy and Numeracy sessions, for children who are working at a level which is significantly behind their peers.



Intensive 1 to 1 support impacts upon the progress of pupils working below the expected standard in reading and writing. This helps to narrow the gap in attainment between them and their peers.

Small group teaching assistant support for basic skills:

Phonics: Small targeted groups to allow for over learning for identified pupils who struggle to keep up within larger class groups.

Morning Maths Groups: To enable pre teaching of arithmetic skills in order to prepare pupils for forthcoming whole class maths lesson.

Inference Training: Analysis of barriers facing pupils in reading show that many struggle with vocabulary and comprehension skills.



Pupil Premium children achieve the expected standard in phonics.


At the end of the year, the majority of Pupil Premium children meet end of year expectations in   reading, writing and maths. Where the standard is not met, robust evidence is in place to demonstrate the progress made.



Small group teacher support in the Spring term to support children not on track to achieve end of year expectations:

Phonics: Support for Y1 children in preparation for phonics screening.

Reading Comprehension: Support for Y6 children to develop confidence in preparation for Y6 SATs.



Purchase age appropriate books for older children reading below age related expectations.


The provision of quality, age appropriate texts promotes enjoyment and frequency of reading. This impacts upon pupil progress.


Attainment of higher achieving PP Pupils.

Additional feedback time is provided by a teacher or teaching assistant to support the learning of this group of pupils.

Targeted support in the summer term to enable higher achieving pupils to achieve their potential.



At the end of the year, Pupil Premium children are amongst higher attaining groups across the school.

Emotional well-being.

Higher level Teaching Assistant receives ELSA training. (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)

The programme is used to support vulnerable children across school.



The school has a strategy for supporting the social, emotional and mental health of vulnerable learners.

Affordability of educational visits and experiences.

All school visits are funded for disadvantaged children.



Disadvantaged children have access to wider educational experiences; this deepens their knowledge and appreciation of the world outside their immediate environment.

Participation in extra-curricular activities.

All disadvantaged children are entitled to attend one after school club free of charge throughout the year.



Opportunities exist for Pupil Premium children to participate in wider social and learning opportunities that their families might otherwise not be able to afford.