At St Paul’s CE Primary School, we believe that the highest possible standards can only be achieved by having the highest expectations of all learners. Some pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds require additional support; therefore, we will use all the resources available to help them reach their full potential, including the pupil premium grant (PPG). 

The PPG was created to provide funding for three key areas: 

  • Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap with their peers. 
  • Providing funding for LAC and previously LAC. 
  • Supporting pupils with parents in the armed forces. 

This policy outlines the amount of funding available, the school’s strategy for spending the PPG effectively, and the procedures for ensuring the funding is allocated correctly. 

Pupil Premium Policy 

Ministry of Defence (MoD) (2020) ‘The Service Pupil Premium: what you need to know’ 

Pupil Premium Grant Allocation Rates 

For the financial year 2020 to 2021, grant allocations are as follows: Disadvantaged pupils PPG amount per pupil 
Pupils in Reception to Year 6 recorded as ‘Ever 6 FSM’ £1,345 
Pupils in Year 7 to Year 11 recorded as ‘Ever 6 FSM’ £955 
LAC as defined in the Children Act 1989 – children who are in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English LA £2,345 
PLAC who have ceased to be looked after by an LA in England or Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order, or a residence order £2,345 
Service children Grant amount per pupil 
Any pupil in Reception to Year 11 recorded as an ‘Ever 6 service child’ or in receipt of a child pension from the MoD £310 

Aims 

Pupil Premium will be used to: 

  • Provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils 
  • Ensure the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most 
  • To make a significant impact on their education and lives of the children entitled to Pupil Premium 
  • Narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers. 
  • Address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others. 
  • Work in partnership with the parents/carers of pupils to collectively ensure pupils’ success. 

Our Long Term Strategy for Success St Paul’s CE Primary School Pupil Premium Policy 5 

We maximise use of the PPG by: 

  • Assigning a pupil premium lead to champion the educational needs of PPG recipients and to ensure the implementation of this policy. 
  • Consulting the pupil premium lead, the members of the IEB, staff and parents when deciding how funds are spent. 
  • Assessing the individual provisions required for each pupil in receipt of the PPG. 

We have adopted a strategic plan, aligned to the wider School Development Plan, which contains the following considerations: 

  • Expenditure 
  • Recruitment (when necessary) 
  • Quality First Teaching 
  • Staff Development 

We conduct annual reviews to inform the plan. 

We explore evidence-based summaries of PPG use, such as the Education Endowment Foundation’s Teaching and Learning Toolkit to determine the best use if the funding. 

We focus on approaches that: 

  • Are individually tailored to the strengths and needs of each pupil. 
  • Are consistent, but also flexible and responsive. 
  • Are evidenced based. 
  • Are focussed on clear short term goals providing opportunities for pupils to experience success. 
  • Include regular, high quality feedback from staff. 
  • Engage parents in the agreement and evaluation of support arrangements (via pupils’ personal education plans (PEP)) 
  • Support pupil transition through the stages of education. 
  • Raise aspirations through access to high-quality educational experiences