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Pupil Premium

What is it?

The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children that are in care or adopted and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Why has it been introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish this online.

For the academic year September 2015 to July 2016 our school received £51,807 of Pupil Premium funding.

For the current academic year September 2016 to July 2017 our school will receive £43,560 of Pupil Premium funding. The percentage of our pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is 30% the national percentage is 26%.

Outcomes for 2016
































Summary of outcomes for 2016

Early Years Foundation Stage

The in school gap for Pupil Premium children is positive showing that disadvantaged children are doing better than non disadvantaged children and diminishing the difference to national from -47% in 2014 to -19% in 2016.

Year 1 phonics

Pupil Premium children in 2016 did better than Pupil Premium children in 2015 diminishing the difference to national from -47% to -28%. 

Key Stage 1

Non Pupil Premium children do better than Pupil Premium in all subjects, however, the percentage of Pupil Premium children achieving the Greater Depth Standard in writing is higher than disadvantaged children both locally and nationally.


The gap between disadvantaged pupils and non-disadvantaged pupils continues to close. For children who have been persistently absent and missed more than 10% of sessions attendance for disadvantaged children is better than non disadvantaged children showing that we are diminishing the difference to national non disadvantaged children. 

What are we spending our Pupil Premium on this year?

Additional teaching staff and interventions.

Raised awareness and pupil tracking.

Improved provision for vulnerable children.

Increased parental engagement.

Increased access and inclusion.  


Click here to see the school Pupil Premium Action Plan





Sports Grant

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. Click here for more details about this Government grant and its use at St Chad’s