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Pupil Premium Report 2019 - 2020


Pupil Premium is additional school funding from the Government to provide additional support to pupils on roll from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) or those who have been in receipt of free school meals in the past six years. The funding is also available for children in local authority care who have been looked after for more than six months, adopted children or children of service personnel.


As a school, we are free to spend the Pupil Premium funding as we see fit. However, we are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from these groups of children and the emphasis must be on raising attainment. The funding per pupil has increased substantially year on year with those qualifying for free school meals generating income for our school detailed in the table below.


At St John’s we recognise that all children, regardless of background, should have equal access to a curriculum that will enable them to reach their potential and how we spend our Pupil Premium allows this to happen for our deprived children by narrowing the gap between themselves and their non-deprived peers. We organise teaching and learning to meet the needs of all our children in the best way possible, which may mean in some circumstances when Pupil Premium funding is used for interventions to support the progress of Pupil Premium children, other children who need similar support and approaches to learning but not on the FSM register may also be included and access it.


The Department of Education has created a document - Pupil Premium - what you need to know - which expands on the purpose of the Pupil Premium and the key facts. The link for this document is


School Summary


Total Number of Pupils on roll = 141 (YrR – 2)


Number of Pupils receiving Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) = 38


Amount of FSM per Pupil = £1320


Total Amount of PPG for 2019 - 20 = £50,160


Objectives for Spending PPG 2019 - 20:

  • Ensure that Pupil Premium children are socially and emotionally ready to learn and perform better in the classroom.
  • Ensure that all Pupil Premium children are challenged at their own level and make good progress from their starting points. Children to attain the expected level in core subjects or make good progress towards the expected standard.
  • Ensure that Pupil Premium children have high quality learning and life experiences that their peers potentially have access to at home.




Impact of Actions to be commented on in July 2020


Year Group



Approximate Costs


Additional targeted support in class for Maths and English across all Year groups (3hours per year group per day for 38 weeks per year).





Support staff hours for specific interventions in school during an afternoon (1 hour per year group per day for 45 weeks per year). Interventions developed throughout the year depending on need.



Year 1

Additional RWI resources and 1:1 coaching 3 times a week.






Educational Visits contribution at around £15 per child, twice a year.



Yrs 1-2

Enrichment Provision – various activities throughout the year in 4 week blocks of 1 hour per half term = 24 hours in total at approximately £35 per hour.




Funding to provide Family Games to take home as part of Feel Good Fridays Well-Being.



All – those who signed up for it

Funding of milk daily for Free School Meal children.




12 x staff given Team Teach training for de-escalation and restraint techniques required for specific needs of some Pupil Premium children.




Teacher release 2 days each half term to support Pupil Premium Children on Care Plans/ TAF plans etc. and attendance at HUB meetings.


Cost of Teacher = £2083.50


Coffee mornings on a Friday followed by curriculum workshops for parents – open to all but specific parents of Pupil Premium children will be targeted. To take place twice a half term. Teachers of relevant subject areas to be released.


Cost of Teacher = £2083.50


Contingency money used for unexpected/new resources, strategies or needs.


(£50,160 - £45,982 on above spending = £4178

Estimated Total Amount Spent