Pupil Premium Statement

Pupil Premium Statement

The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium will support us in achieving our vision.

What is it?
The pupil premium grant is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds, which research shows underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential.

The Government have used pupils entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) and Looked After Children (LAC), as an indicator for deprivation, and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils registered for Free School meals and LAC. This fixed amount of money is expected to increase every year of the course of this current Parliament. At St Mary’s CE First School we will be using the indicator of those eligible for Free School Meals and Looked after Children as our target children to ‘narrow the gap’ regarding attainment.

The Government are not dictating how schools should spend this money, but are clear that schools will need to employ the strategies that they know will support their pupils to increase their attainment, and ‘narrow the gap’. Schools will be accountable for narrowing the gap, and there is a planned reform to the school performance tables to include new measures that show the attainment of pupils who receive the pupil premium compare with their peers. The government are requesting that schools submit online, how they have spent the Pupil Premium and the impact it has had on attainment.

School Principles
Every child in our care has individual needs.
Every child in our care is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his / her full potential, irrespective of need
We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

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2014 2015

In 2014 – 2015 the school received £24500

Impacts Pupil Premium 2014-2015

Increase of 22% in level 2b writing attainment at the end of Year 2

All PP pupils made expected progress or better in writing and mathematics. 67% made expected or better progress in reading. (3)

Year 1 PP pupils in reading and writing, 57% made expected progress or above. In mathematics 43% of PP pupils made expected or better progress (7)

Year 3 83% of pupils made expected or above progress in writing and Maths, in reading 67% made expected or better progress.(6)

Year 4 50% made expected progress or better reading and writing, Maths was an area for concern as both pupils made below expected progress. (2)

2015 2016

In 2015-2016 the school received £32,510 pupil premium funding

Impacts Pupil Premium 2015-2016

Intervention Strategy                              Estimated Costs   

Teaching assistant support in year 3 4                   £7052.00

Creation of a separate Year 2 Class                       £4000.00

Appointment of the Deputy head teacher          £9400.00

Appointment of year 3 part time teacher               £7771.00

Visitors and off site visits                                    £500.00

Teaching assistant support for year 2 class       £3787.00



Pupils who received the Pupil Premium Grant made progress in all areas of learning.

77% made expected or better progress in reading,

83% made expected or better progress in writing.

72% made expected or better progress in maths.


St Marys CE (C) First School
Marston Road
Wheaton Aston
ST19 9PQ


Tel. Number: 01785 840314

E-Mail: office@st-marys-wheatonaston.staffs.sch.uk


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