Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are, or have been entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel.

The additional funding can be spent by the school on any support, resource or intervention that improve the performance of the pupils for who the grant was allocated.

The table below shows the allocation of Pupil Premium by academic year.

The planned expenditure for this allocation will be to provide additional support by teaching assistants in the classroom, in small group tuition and on a 1:1 individual basis.


Pupil Premium Allocation at St Mary's



Financial Year


Financial Year


Financial Year


Financial Year




£20, 214



File icon: pdf Pupil Premium Report 2018-19 [pdf 242KB] Click to download

Pupil Premium Report 2018-19


School Focus


£ allocation

Expected Impact


Interventions for individual children outlined in support plans

  • Implementation of power of 2 on a 1:1 basis by TA
  • Use of TA to pre teach and allow opportunities for over learning and revisiting of concepts according to need
  • 1:1 and 1:4 gap teaching of mathematical skills and methods, phonics skills and reading
  • Specific resources to support memory retention in writing
  • 1:1 tuition
  • 1:1 intervention re year group expectations

£13, 196

  • Confident with place value of year group expectations
  • Ability to confidently apply mathematical concepts in addition and subtraction and rounding
  • Achievement of year group expectations
  • Consistent use of expanded noun phrases in independent writing
  • Secure phonic development impacting on independent writing skills
  • Achievement of year group expectations highlighted in gap analysis

As expected

Resources to ensure independence in home learning

  • Purchase of ipad and appropriate resources


  • Increased independence and fluency skills in English and maths


Confidence, self-belief independence


  • Residential visits


  • Positive self-image and achievement


1:1 tuition and booster teaching

  • 1:1 gap teaching of mathematics and writing skills through individual tuition 2 hrs weekly over 2 terms


  • Achievement of year group expectations highlighted in gap analysis


Pastoral support TA

  • Weekly pastoral support sessions for vulnerable children


  • Confidence and self-esteem boost to impact on learning behaviours
  • Vulnerable children to have strategies to use and point of contact to support


Sports Premium

The Government is providing additional funding for academic years 2013 - 2016 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding provided jointly by the Departments of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport is allocated to primary school Head Teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

At St Mary’s C.E. (A) Primary School when deciding on how to invest this primary school sport funding the Governors considered 2 important areas:-

 a)    the impact that a high quality PE and school sport experience can make on young people’s physical, social and cognitive development, their well-being and level of achievement.

b)    the need to increase the participation of competitive sport

Therefore to impact on the attainment and progress of pupils and offer sustained improvement in the provision of PE and sport at St. Mary’s, we are spending the government funding on 2 qualified PE sports technicians to assist, support and coach members of our staff to improve their subject knowledge and practice in delivering outstanding high quality PE.

Teachers plan, deliver and assess PE with the support and guidance of Mr Kirk and Mrs Kipling. Below is a breakdown of the PE and Sport funding for our school along with the total cost for the provision which we have chosen.


Sports and PE Allocation - April 2018

Please select from the documents below.


File icon: pdf Sports Premium Statement 2016-17 [pdf 666KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Sports Premium Report 2018 [pdf 919KB] Click to download