Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Statement September 2018-19

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

Pupil Premium is an allocation of money given in addition to main school funding.

Schools receive Pupil Premium Funding for:

·         All children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)

·         All children who in the past 6 years have been eligible for  free school meals

·         All children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months by someone other than immediate family

·         Children who have ceased to be looked after by LA in England and Wales because of adoption, a special order, a child arrangement order or a residence order

·         Service children

It is up to individual schools to decide how to allocate Pupil Premium Funding since we are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within our responsibility. However, we are held to account on how we have used this funding and the impact it has had.

St Philip Neri’s Approach to Pupil Premium Funding

At St Philip Neri, the targeted and strategic use of Pupil premium funding will support us in achieving our vision statement, ‘Where the achievements of everyone are recognised and celebrated’, alongside our Mission Statement of ‘At St Philip Neri we aim to promote a learning community, based on the Gospel values of love, trust and respect. Living and learning together with a joyous heart.’

Our key priorities for children who are eligible to receive Pupil Premium funding are:

·         Raising the educational achievement/attainment and progress

·         Narrowing the gap between their educational/achievement and that of their peers

·         Addressing underlying inequalities, as far as possible between pupils

·         Making a significant impact on the education and lives of these pupils

·         To work in partnership with parents/carers of pupils to collectively ensure their success

Identified barriers to educational achievement

We have identified the following as barriers for some of the pupils currently in receipt of Pupil Premium:

  • Access to language
  • Access to extra-curricular activities – educational experiences such as trips, music lessons and participation in physical activities
  • Attendance
  • The number of pupils who are in receipt of Pupil Premium and on the SEN register for cognition and learning
  • Mental Health – pupils with specific social and emotional needs which affect their learning
  • Outcomes for core subjects are lower for children who are eligible for pupil premium than other groups. This is particularly true for writing across school.


How we use Pupil Premium Funding

At St Philip Neri we believe that our continued focus on ‘Quality First’ teaching and learning to meet the needs of all our children is the most important factor in the education of our children. This is alongside more specific provisions which may include:

·         Providing small group work or interventions with an experienced teacher or teaching assistant on narrowing any attainment/achievement gaps as identified by our effective assessments of learning

·         1-1 support

·         Additional learning opportunities provided by staff or external agencies


 For the academic year 2017/18 we received £51,780 in Pupil Premium funding this was used in the following ways:


Action taken

High quality in-class support

·         Quality First Teaching

·         All TA’s are Level 3 qualified


Targeted interventions

·         Based on assessment data children are identified and interventions implemented. These then form the basis of termly Pupil Progress Meetings

·         Specific programmes delivered to children

·         TA’s trained to deliver specific programmes effectively


·         Our curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of our children and community

·         Funded educational visits and activities for all classes, at least one per term

Support and guidance for children and families

·         After school clubs throughout the year, provided by professionals such as dance, football, art, lego

·         Residential visits – Outward bound Robinwood

·         Specific support for parents including monetary support  towards the cost of residential visits



For the academic Year 2018-19 St Philip Neri expects to receive £58,810 of Pupil Premium Funding the inputs that have been identified above will continue. The following input will be added:


Action Taken/Planned

Intended Outcome

Full time Level 3 Teaching Assistant in all KS1 classes

·         Expected or accelerated progress made by children eligible for PP in EYFS and key stage one. Early intervention strategies used in key stage one recognising barriers to learning and implementing interventions where appropriate.

·         Targeted small group teaching and learning for the maths/English curriculum

·         Pupils eligible for PP in key stage one to make expected or accelerated progress across the curriculum so that they are making effective progress from their starting points to the end of key stage one.

Full time and additional TA time allocated to EYFS part-time

·         Lower ratios to support language development

·         Focused intervention to begin promptly for all children

·         Improved outcomes for children who are eligible for PP in Prime and Specific areas. Deployment of highly trained staff to work with small groups of children during non-core curriculum lessons.

·         There will be an improvement in the percentage of children achieving a GLD

·         Pupils eligible for PP to make accelerated progress in Prime & Specific areas by the end of the year so that pupils make effective progress from their starting points and the differences between these pupils and ‘other’ pupils is diminished.

Play Leader lunchtime Supervisors and TA’s each lunchtime

·         Children have targeted activities to take part in each lunchtime

·         Activities will encourage the development of fine motor skills, speech and language skills as well as social and emotional skills

·         The children’s educational, physical, social, emotional and well-being outcomes will be improved

Nurturing Groups led by an experienced TA and overseen by the Headteacher (SENCo)

·         Levels of resilience and independence are improved in those children eligible for PP. Development of nurture groups for all year groups to help improve self-esteem/emotional issues with regular feedback to parents and teachers.

·         Raising the confidence and belief in the abilities of PP children and breaking down social, emotional and behavioural barriers thus helping to raise attainment levels and improve learning behaviours.

1st Class @ Number Maths Programme

·         Children identified as PP in KS1 will have additional maths support

·         KS1 Attainment gaps in maths will improve

Targeted pupils will have access to an Educational Psychologist and other professionals whose expertise can help unblock barriers to learning

·         Social/emotional interventions will be established

·         Training will be provided for teachers and TA’s from EP and other services

·         Children and parents will have access to the appropriate assessments to understand their barriers to learning

·         PP Children’s educational, health and well-being outcomes will be improved

Subsidizing the costs of school visits

·         To ensure that all children have access to school visits to enrich the curriculum minimal contributions will be requested

·         Children will fully engage with all aspects of the curriculum and achieve their potential

Attendance Awards

·         Weekly attendance rewards for each class with the highest attendance

·         Termly analysis to analyse attendance of groups including PP vs non-PP

·         Termly awards and prizes for class with most house points

·         Termly Golden Achievers’ Book prizes

·         To improve school attendance to 97% and raise achievement


 The impact of Pupil premium funding on Progress and attainment 2017-18

 Attainment at the end of EYFS – Good Level of Development

30 Pupils




Pupil Premium (2)


Non- Pupil Premium (28)



 Attainment at the Year One Phonics Screening test

30 Pupils

Expected Standard



Pupil Premium (6)




 Attainment at the end of Key Stage 1 Data – Expected Standard

23 Pupils








Pupil Premium (6)




Non- Pupil Premium (17)





 Attainment at the end of Key Stage 2 Data – Expected Standard

27 Pupils








Pupil Premium (8)




Non- Pupil Premium (19)






Click here to see a copy of the 2018/19 Pupil Premium Action Plan

Designated staff member in charge: Mrs V. Douglass (Head Teacher)

Nominated governor: Ms C. Straughan

 Date of next Pupil Premium Strategy Reviews:

September 2019


Jan 2020

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