St Mary's CE Primary School

A Caring, Christian, Community, Committed to Achievement

Pupil Premium Funding


The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support pupils who are entitled to free school meals, looked after by the local authority or were adopted from being looked after by the local authority or children of armed service personnel.

The government has decided that it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.  Schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is used and its impact.

At St Mary’s Primary School we believe that all children have the right to the best education available and to the range of experiences included within this. To this end we are allocated a small sum of money in our school budget to support our most vulnerable children, this is known as Pupil Premium funding.

For the financial year 2016 - 2017 St Mary’s has been allocated £13,050 based on 9 pupils who are entitled to receive pupil premium funding.

This year the funding will be used to provide:

  • Financial support for all school trips
  • For children in EYFS the funding this year will be spent on purchasing specific resources for the pupils based on their individual learning needs and also after consulting parents views.
  • Emotional coaching through the purchasing of experienced staff to support pupils
  • Additional sports coaching and purchase of sports kit
  • One to one personalised learning tuition for all pupils in Year 1 to Year 6. This session maybe broken up into shorter sessions over 2 or 3 days or will be taught as one session. The sessions will be led by Mrs Wheeler our very experience teaching assistant and the sessions have been planned alongside the class teacher who in consultation with the pupils and parents have identified areas for development.

When we asked the pupils in receipt of pupil premium how they felt about the tuition they had received nearlyall of the pupils felt that the tuition had made a difference to how they were getting on in class and were able to give specific examples.

These were the following responses from the pupils when asked

“What was helpful in the sessions you received?”

“That she asked me what things I wanted to learn and improve on”

“Good to have time with a teacher to help my learning”

“Because you’ve helped me learn new words”

“Having one teacher to help me concentrate”

“Punctuation sessions”

“I got better at the 4 times table”

“Doing things that I had to do and working just with me”

“That the teacher can focus on you”









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