Pupil Premium

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium (allocated to schools based on the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals) is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.


At St. Mary’s :

  • We aim to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis.  
  • In 2016/17 there are 20 children who are eligible for PPG of £1300 per child and 1 child eligible for £1900. The sum the school receives is £27,900

Academic year 2016/2017

The Pupil Premium Strategy gives detailed information on our strategy for using the PPG for the year 2016-2017, covering Quality Teaching for All, Targeted Support and Other Approaches. You can also see the Pupil Premium Policy on the policies page.

Report and impact of the PPG for 2015/2016

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Pupil Premium is used to fund a number of key initiatives

  • provide one to one targeted support where required
  • provide ELSA sessions
  • provide small group intervention
  • provide additional resources to support the needs of pupils
  • provide extra-curricular opportunities
  • Improve attendance

The outcome of these initiatives may be measurable in end of year and key stage results and improved attendance. It also may have impact in ways that are less measurable but nevertheless will influence attainment and progress, such as improved confidence and self-esteem, engagement in learning and increased extra-curricular opportunities.

St Mary’s School is committed to maintaining an ethos where every child is valued and to deliver a curriculum that expands our children’s horizons; a place where all can realize their potential – intellectual, spiritual, moral, physical and emotional. Whilst we recognise the importance of being accountable for attainment and progress in maths and English, we are aware that these performance indicators are only a very small part of the development of the whole child.

The following table shows how the grant was allocated and its impact on pupils.



Impact to end of Summer Term 2016

ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) 1-1 or small group support for emotional and /or social needs. This funding includes specialised training and ongoing support for the administrator.


  • Pupils have a named person to share anxieties and to whom they can talk.

  • Greater ability to access the learning in the classroom.

  • Improved relationships with peers and greater social skills.

  • Improved behaviour due to increase in emotional awareness.

  • Increased self-esteem.

Write Away

Individual targeted intervention to improve writing


  • Improved attainment and confidence in writing

  • Average tracking points

First Class @ Number

Small group intervention and TA training


  • Improved confidence, attainment and attitude to maths.


1:1 twice weekly sessions with SENSS trained teacher


  • Improvement in ability to access curriculum, basic skills and confidence.

FFt Literacy

Individual sessions with trained TA


  • Improved attainment in reading and writing

Words First

Small group intervention based on learning common sight words


  • Improvements in reading, spelling and writing for pupils with dyslexia

Learn to Move

Fine and gross motor skills group or individual intervention


  • Improved handwriting and fine motor skills

Literacy Toolbox

Reading intervention


  • Impact on reading attainment and fluency, enjoyment of reading

Maths tutoring

Small group intervention with specialist maths teacher


  • More confident attitude to maths and improved attainment.

  • Areas of weakness addressed.

EAL support

Intervention speech and language group for those who have English as a second language.


  • Improved attainment and confidence in English particularly and across the curriculum in speaking and listening.

Residential trips, swimming and music lessons, extra curricular/enrichment activities


  • Pupils able to take part in residential visits, trips and enrichment activities.

  • Access to music and swimming lessons.

Free school meals


  • Pupils have daily hot school meal

  • Impact on general health and concentration

Cool Milk for all PP


  • Improved health, concentration

Transport to and from school


Improved attendance



  • Pupils wear correct school uniform.

  • Positive impact on self-esteem, confidence and sense of belonging.

Attainment 2015-2016

Of the 21 pupils eligible for PPG, 25% were children with SEN.

All pupils





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Progress 2015-2016

All pupils





Pupil Premium





Non Pupil Premium








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this page was last updated on 4 April 2017