At St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching, supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The School’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium funding. St Mary’s Staff and Governors are committed to enabling all children to enjoy and achieve in their learning; the Pupil Premium funding enhances provision and is used in addition to funds from the school’s allocated budget.
The Pupil Premium grant is allocated to children from families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM), pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years (Ever6) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months at some point in their lives. The reason for this is that, as a group, these children have consistently reached lower educational attainment and made less progress than those in other groups within primary schools across the country.
We encourage all eligible parents and carers to apply for free school meals; we aim to support them to take up this entitlement, understanding that pride, stigma or changing circumstances may initially act as barriers. We also encourage parents with adopted children to speak to us at school in order to give consent for us to access this funding.
Pupil Premium funding for 2019-2020 is £35,220
In recent years, St Mary’s School has received allocations as follows:
- £28,320 for 2018-2019
- £26,387 for 2017/18
- £27,240 for 2016/17
- £29,760 for 2015/16
- £24,700 in 2014/15
- £9,300 in 2013/14
- £5,650 in 2012/13
- £2,640 in 2011/12
This money has been used to enhance provision and alleviate inequality in the following ways:
- 1:1 and small group work, focusing on raising standards in Reading, Writing and Maths through a variety of approaches
- Additional staff support in classrooms
- Enrichment beyond the curriculum, such as funding educational trips or clubs for a small number of pupils
- Provision of uniform
- Support for pupils with emotional difficulties
- Nurture groups and activities to boost self-esteem or address particular needs
- Forest schools
- Activities to support growth mindset and wellbeing
Our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2018-2020
We will continue to work within the above principles over the next two academic years, aiming to raise standards for all our pupils, including those in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.
In addition, we focus on
- Raising levels of attendance with our Pupil Premium children
- Ensuring that Pupil Premium children are making progress in line with their peers
- Increasing the proportion of Pupil Premium children achieving greater depth
- Ensuring there are equal opportunities for extra-curricular clubs and wider opportunities
Information about our Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) for 2017 – 2018
|Total number of pupils on roll||220|
|Amount of PPG received per pupil||£1,300-£1,900|
|Total number of pupils eligible for PPG||23|
|Total amount of PPG received||£27,240|
Nature of support 2017 – 2018
26% of our PP pupils have SEND or additional needs. Their learning is planned to take account of requirements for additional learning support plus PP support.
61% of our PP pupils struggle in at least one core area and require support to close gaps in their knowledge.
|To provide 1-1 support for learning and/or emotional needs||£5,767.00|
|To provide small group work opportunities with a Teaching Assistant||£24,489.00|
|To provide additional teaching support within the classroom||£12,008.75|
|To purchase resource materials for use with pupils||£30.00|
To facilitate subsidised places for Breakfast Club, After School Clubs, educational or residential visits and free school milk.
This total shows the minimum spending to support our PP children in 2017-2018 is £42, 294.75
Measuring the impact of PPG spending: 2017 – 2018
Across KS1, 60% of PP pupils performed at or above the expected level for the relevant year group in Reading, 20% in Writing and 20% in Maths. Gaps have been identified in order to close these over time.
Across KS2, 53% of PP pupils performed at or above the expected level for the relevant year group in Reading, 53% in Writing and 47% in Maths. Gaps have been identified in order to close these over time.
97% of the Y1 cohort achieved expected or better progress in the phonics screening (June 2018). 100% of PP pupils met the threshold, meaning that no PP children will need to retake the test next year.
In KS1 SATs 2018, no PP children failed to meet expectations.
At the end of KS2 2018, provisional SATs results were as follows:
|Reading overall||77%||Reading average progress||-0.87|
|Reading PP||57%||PP Reading average progress||-6.74|
|Writing overall||80%||Writing average progress||-2.17|
|Writing PP||57%||PP Writing average progress||-4.97|
|Maths overall||83%||Maths average progress||-2.85|
|Maths PP||57%||PP Maths average progress||-4.75|
Measuring the impact of PPG spending: 2016 -2017
Across KS1, 100% of PP pupils performed at or above the expected level for the relevant year group in Reading, Writing and Maths by July 2017.
Across our junior classes (Y3-Y6), 38% of PP pupils performed at or above the expected level for the relevant year group in Reading, 35% in writing and 48% in Maths. Gaps have been identified in order to close these over time. In terms of progress for the PP group, 79% made good progress in Reading,
81% of the Y1 cohort achieved expected or better progress in the phonics screening (June 2017). 100% of PP pupils met the threshold, meaning that no PP children will need to retake the test next year.
In KS1 SATs 2017, no PP children failed to meet expectations.
In KS2 SATs 2017, PP pupils in reading and maths made more than twice the progress when compared to the outcomes of the whole cohort.
At the end of KS2 2017, provisional SATs results were as follows (taking into account small numbers of PP pupils).
|Reading overall||86%||Reading average progress||2.1|
|Reading PP||67%||PP Reading average progress||5.1|
|Writing overall||86%||Writing average progress||0.4|
|Writing PP||33%||PP Writing average progress||-3.6|
|Maths overall||90%||Maths average progress||1.2|
|Maths PP||67%||PP Maths average progress||2.9|