Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

The Pupil Premium is calculated on the number of children who have been on free school meals at any time during the previous 6 years of education, those who are in the care of a local authority and those who are from families who are part of the Armed Forces.  The income received in a financial year is based on the January census.  

The school receives £1,320 for children who during the past 6 years have been entitled to a free school meal, £300 for Service children and £2,300 for Looked After children. For the latter the children must have been looked after for one day or more or adopted from care or have left care under a special guardianship/residence or child arrangement order.

In the financial year 2018/2019, our school expects to receive £73,540 for pupil premium based on the Jan 2018 census.

Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received
Total number of pupils on roll in Jan 2018 excluding nursery 189
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 55
Total amount of PPG expected £73,540


All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how it has been used.

The Governors and Leadership of St Cuthbert’s RC Primary have considered carefully how to use this funding and we will measure the impact of all the different types of support and intervention.

This money will to be used to fund the following (please note costs are estimates):

Approx Cost Item Description Desired Impact
£9,760 Teacher Summer Term. To enable the Year 6 class to be split. The class has a high number of children eligible for Pupil Premium To raise attainment and to ensure children are Secondary ready.

To support children’s emotional well being.

£12,388 Teaching Assistant Support in KS2 50% Support for SEND child. Supporting inclusion by ensuring individual needs are met for progress academically, emotionally and physically.
£13,965 Support for a child eligible for Pupil premium with additional needs Child will be emotionally able to cope with aspects of school and develop academically.
£6,000 Parent Support Advisor To work with families who require additional support Strengthening links between parents and the school. Allowing for open communication and a cohesive plan of action going forward.
£865 Itrack Programme To enable school to monitor the achievement of all children. Teachers are aware of how different groups of children are performing and use this to impact their planning in a rigorous and systematic way
£800 Service Level Agreement-Viva A service which will provide support to staff, parents and pupils in improving social skills and relationships within school. Children will be more emotionally intelligent, and any personal barriers they have to learning may be addressed.
£1,000 Mathletics Personalised computer based programme to improve skills in Maths for children in all year groups. Can be accessed from home. Parents are more involved in home learning. Children are more excited to learn. Improved standards across schools at all levels
£24,925 Intervention Assistant Support in KS2 focusing on Maths To team teach within specific year groups targeting groups of children that need challenge and support using Catch up Numeracy Programme To narrow gaps between groups in Maths and to raise standards in Maths.
£2,346 Access to enrichment activities e.g. school trips/breakfast club/after school clubs and other extra- curricular clubs for individual students Ensuring that all children have access to school trips/clubs and new experiences   Broadening children’s interests, expanding horizons and cultivating aspirations.
£1,200 Free milk ( for current FSM children) following the government’s announcement that from Jan 2015 children should be offered free milk Milk to be provide free of charge daily at morning break time for children currently eligible for free school meals Improved health


£291 Lunch club Summer Term To cover the cost of 1 member of staff for 2.5hpw to provide a lunch club. Estimated cost also includes resources To provide a safe and secure alternative to outdoor play at lunchtime. To work with small groups to improve social and emotional skills in an informal setting. It will also improve access to learning during PM sessions, better behaviour in unstructured time.