St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary Pupil Premium 2017/18


The Pupil Premium (PP) is an allocation of funding provided to schools for supporting specific groups of children who are vulnerable to underachieving. These include children who are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM), those looked after by the Local Authority (LAC) and the children of Armed Forces personnel (AF). At St Augustine’s we are firmly committed to ensuring that all children regardless of their background are entitled to meet their full potential both academically and pastorally.

Pupil Premium Funding is therefore used to tackle disadvantage in order to reach the pupils who need it most.

Schools are funded Pupil Premium @ £1,300 per pupil for those whose families have registered for FSM. Each school may decide how best to use the funding and they are held accountable for how it has been used to support pupils from low income families.

At St Augustine’s in 2016/17 we received £58,900 which was used to enable the children to make good progress in the following way:

  • Targeted group work
  • Training for staff to move children to higher attainment
  • SEN programmes
  • Booster classes in Year 5 and 6
  • Subsidising the breakfast club (targeting the PP children)
  • Residential Trips
  • Subsidising clubs, trips and residential school journey
  • Subsidising music lessons and hire of instruments
  •  Support for school visits
Attainment 2016/17 Pupil Premium Children Non Pupil Premium Children
Early Years % of children achieving a Good Level of Development (GLD)






Read Write GPS Maths Read Write GPS Maths
KS1 50% 100% 100% 100% 79% 79% 79% 79%


Attainment 2016/17

Pupil Premium Children

Non Pupil Premium Children

KS2 Read Write GPS Maths Combined Read Write GPS Maths Combined
Expected standard 62% 88% 100% 50% 38% 59% 76% 77% 77% 59%

Key Stage 2 Expected standard in the tests is a scaled score of 100 or above

Writing is teacher assessed in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

Attendance (2016-17)               Pupil premium Children 97%                    All pupils 98.1%


The school has identified the key barriers to the achievement of the disadvantaged pupils currently on roll, recognising that these are generalisations and do not apply to every family.

Some families within this group:

1. Lack aspiration and do not place great value on education.
2. Do not read much at home themselves and therefore unable to be role models as readers.
3. Are very reliant on technology, especially computer games, television and mobile phones.
4. Do not talk very much to their children and provide patterns of language.
5. Have not exposed their children to the wider world and other cultures.

The children in turn:

  •   Arrive at school with poor language and communication skills.
  •   Short concentration spans.
  •   Unable to socialise with other children in playing and sharing especially in the Early Years.
  •   Do not have access to books, educational toys and pens/pencils/paper at home.

The (PP) for 2017/18 is £43,000 and this is planned to be used by:

  •   A focus on raising standards in Maths and English to include high attainers.
  •   The use of experienced teacher to improve reading and mathematics.
  •   Training for staff to use PIXL intervention specifically in Years 6 & 5
  •   Speech and Language Therapist.
  •   Subsidising the breakfast club.
  •   Booster classes in Year 5 and 6.
  •   Subsiding residential trips, school visits and clubs.
  •   Funding intervention groups (identified through careful analysis of children’s prior achievement) taught by dedicated teaching assistants and teachers which take place throughout the school day.
  •   Improving the way in which we give feedback to children about their learning.
  •   Funding the cost of phonics resources and sessions in EYFS and KS1 taught by dedicated teaching assistants and teachers.
  •   Increasing parental involvement in their children’s learning.

The next review date is September 2018

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