Pupil Premium



 St Francis Catholic Primary School

Pupil Premium/Disadvantaged Grant – intended expenditure and priorities 2016-17


The pupil premium grant (PPG) provides funding for two areas:

·        raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential

·        supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces



The pupil premium for 2016 to 2017 included pupils from Reception to Year 6 who were recorded in the January 2016 school census as known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) in any of the previous 6 years (i.e. since May 2010, known as Ever 6), as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2015.

The allocation for these children was £1320 per child and £1,900 for Looked-after Children (LAC) and those who had ceased to be looked after (post-LAC).  

The allocation for 2016-17 was £125,400.00

This allocation derived from 95 eligible pupils. This represented 22% of the pupils on roll in January 2016. 

This percentage has been steadily decreasing over the last three years.


Objectives for 2016-17

·        To raise attainment of disadvantaged pupils at risk of underachieving in Reading, Writing, Mathematics and GPS

·        To ensure progress and attainment of disadvantaged pupils in Reading, Writing, GPS and Mathematics

·        To provide opportunities that disadvantaged pupils would otherwise not have access to

·        To assist families who have no recourse to public funds and target those pupils for support

·        To ensure high attendance and good punctuality of disadvantaged pupils



Targeted Resource

Priority Area

Summary of activity/intervention


Using specialist support to improve provision

(to include in-school and visiting specialists)

SALT support

x 1 day/week + CPD delivery

SALT provider worked with children, teachers, TAs, LSAs, SENCO and parents to offer whole class, small group and targeted individual support


Securing progress for targeted learners

(to include additional teachers and staffing across school to provide individual and small group interventions)



Inclusion Manager/SENCO

to target disadvantaged and SEND pupils – ongoing

Reading, writing and mathematics in KS1/Yr2 focus teaching groups



- ongoing x 15 hours per week


Reading, writing, phonics and speaking/listening teaching groups


More able pupils provision

- ongoing x 1.5 days per week


Experienced teacher to work with groups of more able pupils in KS2 focusing on reading and mathematics skills


3 support staff –group reading

3 x 5 mornings a week

Targeted support for Years 1-6 to enhance provision and develop reading skills, vocabulary and comprehension


Well-being and pastoral Support (support to minimise the impact of barriers to learning)


Learning Mentor/ PDC lead

- ongoing x 2.5 days per week

Individual and small group sessions dealing with themes such as low self-esteem and friendship group problems


After school clubs –

x 8 TA hours per week

Art, knitting and cookery – encouraged success and improved self-esteem for those who attended


Attendance Officer

ongoing daily - am

Promote high attendance and good punctuality. Address attendance and punctuality issues. Liaise with Education Welfare service.






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