Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Statement September 2017

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and children of armed services personnel.

The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment and narrow the attainment gap between these pupils and their peers.

Pupil Premium is allocated to schools from central Government and is clearly identifiable. As a school, we can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, 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 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.’

Our key priorities for children who are eligible to receive Pupil Premium funding are identified on the action plan, and specifically include targeting the percentage of Pupil premium children achieving Greater Depth.

How we use Pupil Premium funding

For the academic year 2016/17 we received £51,780 in Pupil Premium funding

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
  • Parental engagement with school – especially regarding attendance at information and workshop evenings and completion of homework
  • The number of pupils who are in receipt of Pupil Premium and also on the SEN register for cognition and learning
  • Behaviour – pupils with specific social and emotional needs which affect their learning

The funding was and continues to be used as follows:

Input Action Taken
High Quality in class support All TA’s level 3 qualified or are working towards this

PPA is covered by experienced TAs

Targeted interventions Based on assessment data children are identified and interventions set. These then form the basis of termly Pupil Progress meetings
TA Narrow the Gap Work Based on teacher’s ‘Assessment for Learning’ from English and Maths lessons children are identified to work with TA’s p.m. to consolidate their Basic Skills learning.
Curriculum Our curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of the children

Funded educational visits and activities

Support and guidance for children and families Enrichment activities- after school clubs

Safeguarding support for vulnerable families

Full time experienced TA in Year 6 Improvement in attainment  at the end of KS2 in reading, writing and maths
Additional TA time allocated to Y1 Lower ratios to support SEN

Focused intervention to begin promptly for all children

Subsidising  the costs of school visits All pupils have access to school visits to enrich the curriculum. Minimal  contributions  will be requested
Attendance awards Weekly attendance reward for each class with the highest attendance

Termly awards for children who have 100% attendance


 In 2017-18 the inputs identified above will continue but will also be flexible to changes in needs.

4 . The impact of Pupil premium funding on Progress and attainment

 Attainment at the end of EYFS – Good Level of Development

Overall 70.00%
Pupil Premium (5 pupils) 60.0% (3/5 pupils)


 Attainment at the Year One Phonics Screening test

Expected Standard
Overall 82.0%
Pupil Premium (4 pupils) 50.0% (2/4 pupils)


Attainment at the end of Key Stage 1 data- Expected Standard

Reading Writing Maths
Overall 85.0% 74.0% 85.0%
Pupil Premium (7 pupils) 71.0% (5/7 pupils) 57.0% (4/7 pupils) 71.0% (5/7 pupils)

Attainment at the end of Key Stage 2 data- Expected Standard

Reading Writing Maths
Overall 88.0% 82.0% 88.0%
Pupil Premium (5 pupils) 80.0% (4/5 pupils) 80.0% (4/5 pupils) 80.0% (4/5 pupils)
Non Pupil Premium 92.0% 83.0% 92.0%

Click here to see a copy of the 2017/18 Pupil Premium Action Plan

For the academic year 2015/6 we received £48,840 in Pupil Premium funding.
The funding was and continues to be used as follows:

  • To provide intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with SEN (Special Educational Needs).
  • To employ additional staff who provide a targeted level of support to some of our vulnerable children so they can make the progress expected of them.
  • Fund 1 supply teacher to deliver intervention programmes in Y6
  • Support 4 full time Level 3 teaching assistants
  • Fund 1 Higher level teaching assistant

(pupil premium action plan 15-16)

The impact of this work was evident in:

  • Improved attainment at the end of Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.
  • Increase and sustained attendance across the school.

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

Nominated governor: Ms C. Straughan

 Date of next Pupil Premium Strategy Reviews:

Jan 2018

April 2018

If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the school office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would still mean that the school could claim the Pupil Premium funding available to help your child.

All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.

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