Additional Revenue

Pupil Premium 2016-2017

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is funding provided to schools to address inequalities in educational outcomes for disadvantaged children. All pupils who have been identified as being in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) over the last 6 years (known as Ever 6 FSM) are eligible to this funding from the government. For the academic year 2013-14 this was £900 per pupil, for 2014-15 it is £1300 per child and for 2015-16 it is £1320 per child. Schools also receive funding for children who are or have been in care and children of service personnel receive £300 per child.

Accountability of Pupil Premium Spending
The government believe this is the best way to narrow the underlying gap that exists nationally between pupils in receipt of free school meals (FSM) and their peers. The funding is to tackle disadvantage and reach children who need it most. They believe that head teachers and school leaders should make the decisions about how pupil premium spending is spent. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

  • The performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers and RAISE Online data.
  • The Ofsted inspection framework which has a focus on attainment of pupil groups in particular those who attract pupil premium funding.

The Sutton Trust Report (2011) summarises research evidence on improving learning and we have used this to make informed choices about which interventions will be most effective at St. Johns.
The school has a responsibility to provide information on their website about how the funding is used.
For the year 2016-17 St Johns C.E. (A) Primary School received £158,000 as Pupil Premium funding and the following plans outlines how this will be spent, monitored and impact measured. The Early Years pupil Premium is £2,500.
We have high aspirations for all our pupils at St Johns and believe no child should be left behind. In addition we are determined that all children and families are given every chance to realise their full potential and are committed to ensuring that the challenges we face are mitigated, so all children can achieve. Pupil premium funding represents a significant proportion of our budget and we are committed to ensuring it is spent to maximum effect.

Key Objectives

  • To provide additional educational support to improve rates of progress and standards for pupil premium pupils.
  • To narrow and close the gap between pupil premium pupils and their peers.
  • Engagement to improve curriculum engagement, motivation and academic achievement.
  • To help address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for pupil premium funding and their peers, as far as is possible.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following regular analysis to identify priority groups or classes.

The funding has been spent in the following ways and is tracked under these funding streams:

  1. Basic needs
  2. Reducing the gap and improving attainment of disadvantaged children
  3. To develop personal skills, confidence and aspiration to provide learning opportunities and enrichment.
  4. To improve attendance and engagement with families

The school business manager keeps an audit trail of all spending and a provision map lists actions for each child. The funding has impacted on children’s self-esteem, behavior and attainment (see impact of Pupil Premium).

Pupil Premium funding is closely monitored by a team of people; the Head teacher, Deputy Head teacher, Home School Link Worker and School Business Manager. Each member of the team has a different role which includes monitoring and sharing the impact of the funding. We have a wide range of provision that we can provide to support pupil Premium children according to needs.

There is a governor allocated to Pupil Premium who will meet with the head and deputy to monitor the progress and achievements of these pupils.
In addition a report will be prepared for all governors and the school website.

Extra information for Parent/Carers

How is it spent?
We always take account of parent learning questionnaires and parent open evenings to find out how we can help children learn or stretch them even further. Some actions can help children aim high and build confidence and self-esteem e.g. mentor time, visits and taking part in activities to develop social of language skills.
If children are behind in reading, writing and math’s we may arrange for them to have additional small group or 1 to1 teaching. We call these ‘interventions’. Much of our spending goes on additional staff. We choose the classroom approaches and interventions that research shows work.
Download the Sutton Trust toolkit here.

We also spend some of the money on training for staff to make sure they are up to date with the latest knowledge about what works for disadvantaged children. How much parent/carers get involved with their children’s learning makes a very big difference to how well they do at school. So we spend money on activities that support families and school attendance. We keep a clear account of all Pupil Premium expenditure. All matters regarding the use of pupil premium funding are treated with discretion and in confidence.

How will parents know it is working?
We track all children’s progress each half term, so we can quickly see if our plans are working. If your child takes part in an intervention programme we measure how they are doing at the start and the end, so we can see the difference. We report to you on parent’s evenings and the impact of pupil premium is reported to the Governing Board and published.

Pupil Premium Funding 16/17

Pupil Premium Grant:

Number of Pupils Eligible for PP Grant            


119 £157080


Number of Children from Armed Service 


3 £900
Number of Looked After Children


2 £3800


Desired Outcome Success Criteria
1.      To improve disadvantaged pupils attainment To maintain the increasing trend of value added for disadvantaged children
2.      To reduce the gap To reduce the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers at the end of KS1 in English, Maths and Science
3.      To accelerate progress To ensure all PP children make at least good progress
4.      To develop personal skills, co-operative play, confidence and aspirations Children more confident speaking to adults, vocabulary extended and engagement in cooperative play
5.      To provide additional opportunities and enrichment of the curriculum All PP pupils attend additional learning and enrichment visits such as ‘WOW days’ and school clubs.
6.      To improve attendance To improve the attendance of PP children from 95.1% to 95.5%
7.      To improve engagement with families Family learning courses/demonstrations attendance of PP families increases by 20%. Open evening attendance improves by 10%

Funding Streams:

Funding Stream 1:

–          To Provide Basic Needs

Uniform, Book Bags, PE Bags, Swim Bags, Breakfast Club, Lunch, Snacks, Educational Equipment/Resources, Homework Books, Emergencies

Funding Stream 2:

–          To Reduce the Gap and Improve Disadvantaged Pupils Attainment to Accelerate Progress

Additional 1 to 1 Reading,  Reading Books/Material, Small Group Support , Writing/Reading/Phonics catch up groups, Early Intervention, Coaching, Awards/Prizes, IT Support/Resources

Funding Stream 3:

–          To Develop Personal Skills, Confidence and Aspirations

–          To Provide Additional Opportunities and Enrichment of the Curriculum

Subsidised Educational Visits, Wow Learning Opportunities, Residential Visits, Transport, Musical Instruments, Co-operative Play Opportunities, After School Clubs, After School Coaching, Gifted and Talented Opportunities, Transport, Holiday Clubs, Additional Swimming, Sporting Activities, Coaching/Personal Mentoring, Behaviour Improvement

Funding Stream 4

–          To Improve Attendance

–          To improve Family Engagement

Parent/Carer Activities, Resources for Parents/Carers, Good Attendance Initiatives/Visits/Rewards, Support for Vulnerable Families

Planned Expenditure:

Funding Stream Expenditure Allocation £
1 Uniform, PE Kit, Book/PE/Swim Bags, Breakfast Club/Lunch/Snacks, Basic Educational Equipment/Resources, Homework Books, Emergencies 4500
2 Additional teaching to support, daily 1 to 1 readers and individual children with identified needs

Additional TA staff for small group support in class and Intervention in the afternoon for EY/KS1/KS2

Booster sessions in Y6 by additional staff

Additional books/rewards to raise attainment of reluctant readers 400
Intervention in afternoon for Maths, Additional resources/on-line homework, 1 to 1 Maths Coach for Y6 PP Pupils 8200
IT Support/Resources 6800
3 Subsidised Educational Visits out of school 9000
WOW Educational Experiences in school 1500
France 2017 Visit 3800
Equipment/Resources 200
Co-operative Play Equipment/Resources 4000
Curriculum Coaching, Lunchtime/Afterschool & Holiday Clubs 11500
Behaviour Visits/Prizes/Awards 1000
Staff Training 165
4 Additional Services/Staffing 18975
Attendance Visits/Prizes/Awards 3500

 Early Years Pupil Premium Grant:

Number of Pupils Eligible for EYPP Grant             10 £3021
Number of Children from Armed Service  0 £
Number of Looked After Children 0 £

Planned Expenditure:

Funding Stream Expenditure Allocation £
Early Years Intervention Speech & Language Therapist Services 3021


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