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St Albert The Great Catholic Primary School
September 30 2016

Pupil Premium

Governors At St Albert The Great

Pupil Premium Report 2016-2017


The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding given to schools so that they can support and close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

In the 2016-2017 financial year, the school will receive £1320 per primary pupil who is currently eligible for free school meals (FSM) or who has been eligible for FSM in the past 6 years (FSM ‘Ever 6).

A higher rate of £1900 for looked-after children is being introduced and the eligibility criteria includes those pupils who have been in care for one day or more.

Schools also receive £1900 for eligible pupils who have been registered on the school census as having been adopted from care of leaving care under a special guardianship or residence order.

The service premium will continue to be allocated to any pupil in reception to year 11 who has been flagged as a service child. Schools continue to receive the premium (‘Ever 4’measure).  The service child premium is paid to schools at the rate of £300 per pupil.

The PPG is not ring fenced and schools are free to spend it as they wish but need to demonstrate that the expenditure is contributing to closing performance gaps between children who experience social disadvantage and others. The grant is intended to benefit children currently on roll in the school.


School Profile 2016-2017

There are 235 pupils on roll.

The percentage of pupils who are currently eligible for free schools meals is 8.9%.

The percentage of pupils on the school roll who have received free school meals in one or more of the previous 6 years is 15.3%.

Currently there are 0% children ‘Looked After’ and 0% adopted from care.

We have no pupils from service personnel families on roll at the present time.


Funding Allocation

The amount of Pupil Premium that has been allocated to St Albert the Great Catholic Primary School for 2016-2017 is £46,200.

In 2015-2016 it was £51,603.

In 2014-2015 it was £53,300

The advice from the DfE on how this funding is to be spend is:

“Schools, head teachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.”


The range of activities and interventions that the Pupil Premium funds includes:

  • One to One tuition for vulnerable children
  • Early intervention for targeted pupils
  • English and Maths booster sessions to help accelerate progress in Year 6
  • Teachers delivering intervention groups and precision teaching to meet pupils’ needs as identified by our whole school assessment tracking system
  • Teaching assistants delivering intervention groups to meet pupils’ needs
  • Subsidised and/or free places at extra-curricular clubs
  • Subsidised and/or free places at Happy Days After School Club
  • Subsidised and/or free residential and educational visits
  • Weekly ‘Counselling In Schools’ sessions for vulnerable children
  • Lunchtime and after school booster sessions for targeted Year 6 children
  • Targeted interventions including social groups for PPG pupils and other vulnerable children
  • £50 uniform voucher

These activities are designed to promote a love of learning and to support the emotional needs and self-confidence of every child at St Albert the Great Catholic Primary School, and to ensure that progress and attainment meets and exceeds government floor targets.

Pupil Premium Spend for 2016-2017

Barriers Action Expected Impact Actual Impact Date for review
SEMH issues for a significant number of Pupil Premium children is having a detrimental effect on their wellbeing and academic progress. ·         Weekly counselling sessions provided for vulnerable pupils.

·         Small social groups set up for targeted vulnerable pupils.

·         Mindfulness sessions taking place in all year groups.

Cost: £4200

Pupil Premium children will be provided with a wide variety of support opportunities which will equip them with a range of different strategies to adopt as appropriate.   July 2017
Attendance rates for pupils eligible for Pupil Premium are below the school average of 95.4%. ·         Attendance of Pupil Premium is closely monitored.

·         Parents of children whose attendance is falling below 95% will be notified in writing.

·         Attendance surgeries provided by school with the aim of working together with parents to improve attendance.

·         School operates a ‘First Response’ system when a child is absent.

Cost: £1000

Attendance rates will rise from 92.2% to 95%.

Attainment rates will improve.

  July 2017
Access to opportunities outside school ·         Pupil Premium children to be provided with subsidised and free access to breakfast club, Happy Days After School.

·         Pupil Premium children to be given access to subsidies/free extra curricular sport activities and music lessons.

Cost: £2,300

The number of children accessing these opportunities will increase from 61% to 70%.

Children will be engaging positively , experiencing success and behaving well.

  July 2017
Parent participation ·         Targeted Pupil Premium children will have a 1:1 daily reading session with an adult.

Cost £2,300

A large majority of Pupil Premium children will read regularly at home.   July 2017
Low attainment on entry ·         One to one tuition for vulnerable children

·         Phonics booster sessions

·         Release time for class teachers to carry out targeted intervention sessions

·         Speech and language group for targeted individuals







Cost £7,355

An increased number of children will reach the expected level at the end of foundation stage.

An increased number of children will pass the end of KS1 Phonics Test.

Children accessing speech and language groups will achieve targets set by speech and language therapist.

  July 2017
Progress below expected for identified groups of children across KS1 and KS2. ·         English and Maths lunchtime and after school booster sessions for Year 6 children.

·         Targeted intervention groups planned and delivered across KS1 and KS2 by class teachers/teaching assistants


Cost £29,045

PPG children will make progress in line with non PPG children.   July 2017


Current Attainment of KS2 Pupil Premium Pupils

  Current pupils eligible for PPG National average on non PPG children

(based on 2015-2016 results)


% of pupils on track to reach age related expectations or above in reading

79% 66%

% of pupils on track to reach age related expectations or above in writing

75% 74%

% of pupils on track to reach age related expectations or above in maths

71% 70%