Pupil Premium

The 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.

Context of School

The school is a small primary school with 68 pupils on roll aged 4 to 11.

Key features of the school:

•    St Francis catholic Primary School is situated in a rural location in the parish of St Francis, Hill Chapel. It serves the local and wider area offering a distinctive Catholic ethos and education.
•    The school has a committed staff, supportive parents and Governors. The school has an admission number of 15 which results in 3 mixed age group classes and 1 single age class. Pendle class (Year R), Parlick class (Year 1 & 2), Fairsnape class (Year 3 & 4) and Beacon class (Year 5 & 6).

Data  shows that 80% of pupils come from Multiple Deprivation Index A and B (ie 60-70% least deprived area in England and Wales).
Pupil Premium for 2013/14

£5,365
In 2013/14 the pupil premium was used in a variety of ways. These included:

•    Good pupil to teacher ratios
•    High levels of teaching assistant support
•    One to one support
•    Intervention groups.
•    Booster classes
•    Specialist teachers
•    A pupil counsellor
•    Outdoor learning
•    Staff CPD
•    Assessment/tracking

Funding for  2015/16

In the 2015 to 2016 financial year, schools received the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

£1,300 for primary-aged pupils.

The pupil premium grant for the school in 2015/16 was £10416

The pupil premium grant is always included in the school’s budget plans and was be used to maintain:

•    Good pupil to teacher ratios
•    High levels of teaching assistant support
•    One to one support
•    Intervention groups.
•    Booster classes
•    Specialist teachers
•    A pupil counsellor
•    Outdoor learning
•    Staff CPD
•    Assessment/tracking
•    Music tuition
•    Broader use of research to inform decision making and policy – Sutton Trust Toolkit

The school is always mindful that it needs to ensure that pupil premium funding is used effectively to address any gaps in achievement.

Funding for 2016/17

School will receive £5140

Please see attached information about Pupil Premium funding and spending which highlight cost of actions and impact on progress/positive outcome.