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

£6 000

£6 710.00

£6 540.00



School is currently in receipt of funding for one child in Local Authority Care (Looked After Children - LAC) and one post-LAC child. There is also funding for two children at St Mary’s who have been eligible for Free School Meals within the last six years. 

This funding is put towards the cost of providing:

Intervention programmes for the children that are or have been in Local Authority Care (LAC) or underachieving pupils and those with SEN (Special Educational Needs). Funding is accounted for and audited through the Kirklees Looked After Children Reviews. These take place six monthly and focus on specific targets set for these children to achieve the best possible outcomes. Funding is used to support specific 1:1 interventions.

Extra educational psychology assessments are carried out through use of this funding for our Children in Local Authority Care to ensure that we have a firm understanding of their gaps in their understanding and their needs.

Extra support and resources for younger children to use in school to support the learning of phonics, specific targeted teaching assistant support in develop the reading and writing curriculum. 

Booster sessions for children in need of gap teaching and learning to meet national expectations at the end of Key Stage 2.

Pastoral Support Intervention sessions which impact on self-esteem, social and anxiety issues in order to focus improvement on the learning.

Counselling sessions where necessary.

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






Government funding








File icon: pdf Sports Premium Statement 2016-17 [pdf 666KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf ST Mary's Impact of PE Provision [pdf 386KB] Click to download