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Pupil Premium - what is it?

The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011 and is paid to local authorities by means of a specific grant based on January 2011 school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). For looked after children the pupil premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns. The government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.  The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium from 2012/2013 would be extended to pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years. The level of premium in 2015/16 was £1,320 per pupil for pupils eligible for FSM plus any child who has been eligible during the last 6 years. We are required to publish information about the Pupil Premium, the amount we receive as a school and how that money is being used to support children from low income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM. 

Please contact the school if you think that your child may be eligible for funding. 

To find out if you are eligible for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium click here.


Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Plan April 2018 - March 2019

St Andrew’s C of E Primary School and Nursery Pupil Premium Grant allocation (based on the current financial year to best reflect the school’s budget allocation):

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG


Total amount of PPG anticipated


A summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school:

Barriers to learning faced by pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium grant at our school include:

  • social/emotional barriers at some point of their school career
  • economic barriers faced by parents/carers at some point of their school career
  • children who are, or have been, a child looked after
  • 7 out of 17 of our pupil premium children also have a Special Educational Need
  • 4 out of 17 of our pupil premium children are considered to be more able than their non-pupil premium peers in either Maths, English or both

Some of our Pupil Premium children no longer have free school meals, or their parents'/carers' financial situation may have improved. However, the impact of past difficulties is sometimes still evident in their school work or emotional development. It is important that these children are given the opportunity to fully achieve their potential.

(How we’ll spend the pupil premium grant)

(Why we’ve chosen to spend the grant in that way)

Desired Outcomes:
(How we’ll measure the impact of the pupil premium grant)


Subsidising the cost of enrichment opportunities such as school visits, workshops and residential trips.

To ensure all pupils are able to access enrichment opportunities the same as their peers.

100% of PPG eligible pupils are able to access enrichment opportunities.


Supporting children in EYFS with their communication and language skills To ensure early intervention for our EYFS pupils. Speech and language skills will be improved and measured using the Welcomm assessment. £600

Employment of 2 x qualified and experiencd teachers to deliver quality teaching to classes whilst class teachers provide additional 1:1 support or small group support to pupil premium eligible pupils

To ensure that any difference between the progress and attainment of our pupil premium eligible pupils and our non pupil premium pupils is diminished.

Progress of pupil premium eligible pupils to be at least in line with non pupil premium children both within our school and nationally.


Protective Behaviours intervention used to support identified pupils 1:1.

To ensure that any social/emotional barriers are acknowledged and supported.

Identified pupils to make accelerated progress. Case studies show impact on social/emotional development.


Use of external professionals to support children and families

To ensure that all barriers to learning are acknowledged and supported

Identified pupils to make accelerated progress.  Case studies and assessments will show impact on development.


Employment of our Inclusion Co-ordinator to work with families to help overcome barriers to learning. To also manage and oversee the interventions above.

To ensure that any social/emotional barriers are acknowledged and supported.

To ensure PPG money is well spent by the school.

Inclusion Co-ordinator will oversee an annual pupil premium review*


*The purpose of a pupil premium review is to improve the school’s pupil premium strategy, so that we spend the funding on approaches shown to be effective in improving the achievement of disadvantaged pupils.  The next pupil premium review at St Andrew’s CE Primary School is to be held in the Spring Term 2019.

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