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Pupil Premium

As a church school we are focussed on the whole child and acknowledge that academic achievement and attainment is very important, but it is not the only measure of how we perform as a school, or indeed of all that our children achieve. Our mission statement, based on belonging, believing and becoming ensures that we celebrate all 'good deeds' including academic and non-academic work and encourage the children and adults in our community to look to God to serve others. We are also passionate about being an inclusive school and recognise that children's talents lie in a range of areas, not all refelected in the school league tables and other data sources.  

In the details below you will find:

  • St Wilfrid's CE strategy for the pupil premium allocation for the current year
  • The amount of pupil premium
  • the main barriers to educational achievement faced by the eligible pupils for pupil premium
  • How the allocation is to be spent to address those barriers and the reasons for our approach
  • How we measure impact and the effect of expenditure of the pupil premium allocation
  • The date of the pupil premium strategy review

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals. Following this, the Government then announced additional money for children who are Cared for/previously Cared for (but now adopted children)-this was known as PPG, but has more recently been included in PPG.

For pupils in maintained primary and secondary schools, funding is passed to the schools via the local authorities. In 2015 - 2016 for St Wilfrid's it was £96,242.10; for 2016-2017 our funding was £95,040.00

Funding update September 2017:

2017-2018 financial year is £71,280.00

The DfE guidance states that schools are free to spend their Pupil Premium allocation as they see fit since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However they also remind schools that they are accountable for the impact of this spending.

Whilst we have some children attract the Pupil Premium we also have a significant proportion who do not but live in homes which reflect high levels of deprivation.  The parents of these children may not fulfill the eligibility criteria as they make a conscience effort to work albeit in very low paid employment rather than claim benefits.  A small minority of parents choose not to register their entitlement.    As a result some of the support funded by our Pupil Premium will benefit all children.

Rigorous assessment and tracking procedures are in place which enables us to quickly identify any children who are not making the progress expected.  Data analysis is robust and is available for individual, cohorts and groups of children.

We are mindful of the importance of not confusing entitlement with ability as the Pupil Premium is an entitlement to ensure that all eligible children make the progress and reach the standards they are capable of.

2017 - 2018:  £72, 280.00 (57 children)

TBC children from 27.11.17
This money does not inlcude funding for children who have joined the school since the January census.

At St Wilfrid's CE Primary School we are using our funding in three main areas:

  • Core skills in English and Maths, to ensure higher rates of progress across EYFS, KS 1 and KS2, for children who are underperforming, in order that they make accelerated progress to dimish the difference. Also, to enable the more able PP children to maintain or exceed their expected progress.   This inlcudes support to access the curriculum and financial support to access visits, including residential visits.

  • Ensure higher rates of progress, especially in Year 2 and Year 3, for the number of children achieving expected and exceeding in all subjects, to ensure that diasdavantaged pupils make the same progress as their peers. 

  • Support well being - emotional and social needs. This is to enable children to feel emotionally secure in school, to maitain and increase their attainment in the core subjects, overall confidence and the development of the 'whole child'

Pupil Premium Funding for 2017-2018 is being used as follows.  The review date is March 2018:



Learning in the classroom + external support e.g. phonics and spelling; feedback such as marking and feedback surgery.

Phonics – £460.00

Marking surgery – £1475.00

Additional TAs working with groups and identified PP: £20738.00

Speech and Language Programme (Wellcomm)


Better Reading Partners (BRP)

15 hours per week of TA time  £7980.00

Maths Intervention

15 hours per week of TA time  £7980.00

After School Tuition

2 hours per week of teacher time  £2420.00

Before School Support

95 hours per year of teacher time  £3025.00

Wellbeing and emotional support

4 hours per day of TA time  £9710.00


Attendance Officer:  Working with all children to improve attendance. PP children identified. The Attendance Officer works closely with parents and families to improve attendance. Last year there was a gap between PP and Non PP attendance, we aim to close this year upon year


Inclusion Lead

1 day of teacher time   £250.00

Enrichment beyond the curriculum:  This money enables us to help children have a rich and varied learning experience at. We believe giving children first hand experiences is crucial to their learning. (See our Website for trips!) Trips included funding Year Five and Six on their residential trips.

Residential  £3000.00

Music Tuition:  Music Specialist to work in Key Stage Two supporting children with ukulele, singing, tin whistles and in KS 1to support music related to singing and instruments.


Our actual report can be downloaded below.  If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Mrs Helena Miller
Head of School

Please click on the link below to access the DfE school performance tables website

Download a Free School Meal Claim FormFurther information about the Pupil Premium can be found on the Department for Education website.