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Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is paid for children from low income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM); children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the previous six years.

The Government believes that the PPG, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage, reaches the pupils who need it most.

Schools are free to spend the PPG as they see fit, but are held accountable for how the additional funding is used to support pupils from low income families.

The Pupil Premium Grant and St Anne’s Catholic Primary School

It is a legal requirement that we publish details of our Pupil Premium allocation outlining the spending of this money and the impact of this spending on the educational attainment of those pupils in respect of whom the funding was allocated.

The Headteacher, Janice Shields, is the lead staff member for disadvantaged pupils and Michelle Croughan is our Link Pupil Premium Governor.

For the academic year 2016 – 2017, St Anne’s has received funding of £141,103 to date for the PPG. In order to use the funding effectively, we have reviewed last year’s strategies, the children’s barriers to learning and also referred to the Sutton Trust toolkit.

When considering how we should allocate the funding to ensure the best outcomes for our disadvantaged pupils, we referred to the Sutton Trust Teaching and Learning Toolkit as it provides guidance for teachers and schools, based on educational research, on how to use resources to improve attainment and progress.

The impact of each strategy is given in ‘potential gains’ on a child’s learning in terms of months by Sutton Trust, which is detailed below in the anticipated outcomes.

Support measures for individual children will be reviewed in response to our hubs ( the pupil progress meetings by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) with teachers), progress data and in discussion with parents and carers.


Number of Pupils 2016 -2017

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG/PPG+




The ‘main’ barriers to learning are –

  • Risings number of children with no prior education.
  • Oral language skills in Foundation Stage.
  • Rising ASD need on entry.

We believe that it is important to build some flexibility into our spending, so as to make funding available during the year if a strategy is not proving effective for a pupil and needs to be changed quickly to accelerate progress.

Support measures for individual children will be reviewed in response to the pupil progress meetings by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) with teachers, progress data and in discussion with parents/carers.

The impact of the support measures will be reported formally to the Link Governor and at Governors Committee Meetings on a termly basis. The rationale for spending is discussed at Governor Meetings after termly reviews by teachers and SLT.

Allocation for Financial Year 2016-17: £141,103  (including PP+ funding)

Use of Funding 2016-17


Anticipated Outcomes

Support for ReadWriteInc training and resources to diminish the difference between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils.


Inclusion of Y3, Y4, Y5  and Y6 in Accelerated Reading Programme.










Diminishing the difference in attainment between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils.

(Sutton Trust +9 months)

Early intervention to raise standards in writing for identified pupils.
(Sutton Trust +6 months)

Increased enjoyment in reading along with accelerated progress towards age related expectations. (Autumn 2016 data for Y3 and Y6 evidences very positive impact.)

PCL and  EYs Lead to deliver Parent workshops focused on school priorities of basic skills.

Oral language interventions such as – targeted reading aloud; using structured questions to develop reading comprehension; discussing books and explicitly extending children’s vocabulary (to be linked to P4C92016/17) and further researched)

£500 Pro rata












Develop early and effective parental involvement/school partnerships to support the improvement of children’s attainment and progress. (Sutton Trust +2months)



Oral language interventions (Sutton Trust +5 months)


Maintain appointment of Specialised LSA on Oral Language to deliver intervention to individuals across the school


Teaching Assistant Support/Intervention/

Daily Readers/ Literacy & Numeracy 1-1/ After school Homework Clubs.


Contribution to salary for a temporary HLTA to provide cover. Lead  the visits to Shy Lowen Horse Sanctuary and deliver LEGO Therapy.



















Raise standards in reading, writing and maths to improve achievement

(Sutton Trust +6 months)

Extending school time (Sutton Trust +2 months)



Maintain consistency of standards when releasing teachers for leadership work. To improve the emotional wellbeing and/or motivation/confidence of targeted children.

Additional funding allocated for  consortia for children to secure assessments by SEN outreach teacher/SENCo and Educational Psychologist


Bespoke interventions and personalised plans with specialist support teaching

(Sutton Trust +9 months)


Commitment to employment of 2 x Pastoral Care Leaders (0-7 and

 7- 11+) for Pastoral and behavioural needs/Attendance/Family support/Early Intervention.

School Readiness Programme


Lead and develop our School/Year Readiness Programme. Supporting parents/carers with school readiness, developing further our Year Readiness across the school so that all children are prepared for the next step in their learning.

 Improved well-being and mental health, attendance, punctuality and achievement.

(Sutton Trust +6 months)

Behaviour intervention

(Sutton Trust +4 months)

Various 1:1 therapies small group

Subsidy of class trips/ residential trip/ music & swimming lessons/Curricular and Extra-Curricular Clubs /Breakfast Club/Uniform


Inclusion and equality of opportunity for all children; raised self-esteem; wellbeing and mental health; preparedness for learning through having basic needs met; development of talents and gifts through extra-curricular activities and access to Children’s University

(Sutton trust +3 months)

Training Teachers & Teaching Assistants for English, Read, Write Inc & Mathematics priorities

Commitment to Maths Hub working with St Helen’s Focus Maths Groups


Diminishing the difference in English and Maths attainment and progress between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils

(Sutton Trust +9 months)

Early intervention (Sutton trust +6 months)

Early years intervention (Sutton Trust +5months)

Assessment & Moderation.

Attendance at DGT Moderation meetings.

Release for A.W.P to develop our procedures for effective feedback further.


Effective feedback; More children focused on next step; Assessment for Learning; improved achievement

(Sutton Trust +8 months)

Commitment to Gifted and Talented Programmes

Writing Autumn 2016

Maths 2017 (transport and cover.


Higher attaining pupil premium children supported to achieve greater depth.

Resources including ICT


Improved achievement

(Sutton Trust +4 months)

Total expenditure


 Unallocated balance £12,203  maintained for :-

  • Unforeseen circumstances e.g. uniform and shoes/transition to secondary school
  • Support for whole school day out
  • To support  activities outside of  school
  • Contingency for actions arising from pupil data hubs and case reviews.