St Mary's CE Primary School

A Caring, Christian, Community, Committed to Achievement



Pupil Premium 


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.

Nationally there is a gap in the attainment of children who have free school meals and those who do not. In response to this the Department for Education provides additional funding for all schools to ensure that these children meet or exceed minimum age related expectations.

At St Mary’s Primary School, supporting every individual to ‘be the best they can be’ is embedded in our school visions, core values and daily practice. We are using the additonal funding to able to provide individually targetted support for our pupil premium children.

Schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is used and its impact.

For the financial year 20167-18 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.


 For further details of the pupil premium grant at St Mary's please copy the following link into your browser.