Pupil Premium 2016-17

The Principles of Our Provision

We endeavour always to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs and aspirations of all our pupils.  We put our mission at the heart of all we do and seek to recognise that all our children are made in the image of God and therefore ensure that we 'nurture the intellectual, spiritual, moral, social and physical development of each person'This includes socially disadvantaged, looked after children and the children of armed forces personnel.

Mission Statement

 Together we will:

  •        promote a catholic ethos of caring and forgiveness;
  •        nurture the intellectual, spiritual, moral, social and physical development of each person;
  •        be free to express ourselves in a safe environment;
  •        share in the life of our family, school and community.

 Express, Forgive, Care, Share, Nurture

 And never forgetting that: ‘God made me as I am’


  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that receiving free school meals does not always mean a pupil is socially disadvantaged.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that receiving free school meals does not always mean a pupil is socially disadvantaged.
  • We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. This may include using funds to ensure equal access to opportunities.
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups and individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at any one time but that all children’s needs are considered and addressed carefully.


Summary Information 2015/16


Academic Year


Total Budget


Number of Pupils


Number of PP

55 (48%)

Number of Service Children


Adoption Premium



All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress in an effort to moving children to at least age related expectations. Whilst a strong focus remains on English and maths we recognise the impact of a wide breadth of learning and teaching styles across the curriculum. Therefore funds will be allocated to broaden access to outdoor learning, visitors to the school and the use of the local environment to further enthuse and engage learners

 The range of provision includes (but is not confined to):

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for all staff to aid progress and attainment for all groups
  • The highly successful parent one to ones will be extended and improved through the engagement of the Head of Learning and Parent Support Advisor
  • The provision of home learning support and/or materials
  • Providing small group or individual daily intervention focussed on identified gaps in learning
  • Additional teaching assistant provision
  • 1-1 support
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained TAs and external agencies
  • Supporting able children on free school meals to broaden and deepen their knowledge and understanding by the end of EYFS, Key Stage 1 or 2
  • Excellence Cluster support in the form of Learning Mentors, counsellors, art and drama therapists, Educational Psychologist and access to Multi Agency Support Team  – where required
  • Additional teaching support for Reading – including the wider development of the library, use of ebooks and other technologies
  • Gifted and Talented opportunities available both in school and other venues ie Plymouth University
  • Individual and targeted use of new technologies
  • A commitment to HMS Heroes for our service children

Some of the ways we spent the PPG in 2015-16

The Pupil Premium Grant Allocation for 2015/16 was £1,320 per pupil and £300 for service children. The planned total was £54600






Allocated Pupil Premium Funds

Plymouth Excellence Cluster provision


One to One Parent consultations and resources


SENCO (18%)


SENCO TA (18%)


1:1 Support


Additional TA EY


PSA (75% of time)


EAL TA (25% of EAL pupils)




Ensuring equal access (residential costs of PP)






Extra Curricular


Breakfast Club


CPD Training (all TC training costs/ 50% of PT costs)


PP Teaching & Learning Support




Planned PP Funding for 2015/16




The impact of the PPG for 2015/16 was:


  • Additional support for PP children and summer born children in Early Years meant that 83% of FSM children reached GLD in EYFS compared to 66% of all children nationally in 2015
  • Attendance throughout the school was supported by the PSA and residential and extra curricular support supported attendance too.
  • The work of the PSA, Learning Mentors and Therapists supported:
    • 75% achieved expected age related or greater than expected at the end of key stage one in reading and writing. This compares with 74% in reading and 66% in writing nationally for all children
    • 100% of PP achieving or exceeding the expected level in phonics in Year One (and 88% of FSM) compared to 77%of all children nationally in 2015
    • At the end of key stage two 100% of PP children achieved expected age related or greater than expected in reading, 78% in writing and 89% in maths
    • Progress for all PP children across Y6 was greater than expected PP teacher assessments across the school see most areas equal to or exceeding the attainment of non PP children
  • Teacher training in differentiation and alternative strategies supported the progress of all children with particular attention to disadvantaged children 
  • Disadvantaged SEN children received direct support of SENDCo, SENDCo Assistant and other agencies
  • One to one parent meetings with Head of Learning and/or PSA enabled identifications of barriers which promoted attendance and learning
  • Resources supported children's maths and home learning
Please see below for detailed information of our plans for Pupil Premium Funding in 2016/17