Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to enable them to meet the challenge of ensuring that looked after children, children eligible for free school meals and children of Service Personnel do not underachieve.


At St. Patrick's we use the funding provided, and supplement this from the school's delegated budget, to provide the best possible opportunities for all the children in our care. The funding is not tied to individual children but each school is responsible for deciding how best the funding can be used.  The school staff are committed to "Narrowing the Gap" for vulnerable pupils and the Pupil Premium Grant forms a vital part of that process.


All pupils are assessed/tracked so that provision matches their needs. Pupil Premium is used to provide/enhance this provision.


In 2015/2016 the school received £35,640

In 2016/2017 the school received £26,400

In 2017/2018 the school received £23,760


How the money was spent in 2017-2018



Amount Impact

Maintain a support worker from Catholic Care 1/2 day per week to provide social and emotional care and support for our most vulnerable children.


Children and families receiving support. Families better able to support their children and children able to access the whole curriculum ore effectively.
Provide additional teacher support for targeted children in Yrs 5 and 6 to enable them to make expected progress in Literacy. £3,220

Children making expected or better than expected progress in targeted areas.

Pupil Premium children achieving at or better than national expectation in Yr 6.

Provide additional ETA support for targeted 1 to 1 or small group intervention for children in Key Stage 1  


Early Intervention in place and children making expected or better progress.

Provide additional ETA support for targeted 1 to 1 or small group intervention for children in Key Stage 2


Intervention in place and children making expected or better progress.
Contribution to resources to support Pupil Premium/SEN children: including Nessy Reading and Spelling, Rapid Write, PIVATs resources and training, Numicon £1,000 Purchase of resources helping to support Pupil Premium Learners and SEN children closing the gap between PP and cohort. No significant difference in attainment and PP making better than average progress.


Total spend £23,760

2017/18 allocation £30,360