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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium funding and how we allocate it.

If you would like a modified or enlarged paper copy of any of the documents below,  please do not hesitate to contact the administration team in the school office.

What is it?

The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children that are in care or adopted and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

 

Why has it been introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish this online.

For the academic year September 2018 to July 2019 St James’ CofE Junior School received £159,720 of Pupil Premium funding and St James’ CofE Infant School received £23,760.

For the current academic year September 2019 to July 2020 St James’ CofE Junior School will receive £143,880 of Pupil Premium funding and St James’ CofE Infant School will receive £24,237.

The percentage of our pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is 38% in St James’ Juniors and 18% in St James’ Infants the national percentage is 24%.

 

What are our main barriers to disadvantaged children's progress?

  • Many children have gaps in their learning, arrive in school not at normal transition points and are generally well below age related expectations when they start school. So our strategies will focus on ensuring all disadvantaged children receive consistently high quality personalised teaching and learning that ensures they make accelerated progress.

  • Many children do not speak English as a first language, have gaps in their vocabulary and are not as confident to take on new challenges or over come barriers to learning difficulties. So our strategies will focus on improving disadvantaged children's independence, resilience, confidence and vocabulary.

  • Many parents and families are new arrivals to the country and find it difficult to know and understand how best to support their children. So our strategies will focus on improving parental knowledge and strategies to support disadvantaged children as well as improving the parents' and pupils' attendance and engagement.

  • Many children have limited access to wider life and extra curricular activities further limiting their vocabulary and confidence to take part in new activities and take on board new ideas. So our strategies will focus on improving disadvantaged children's access to a wide variety of life experiences and extra curricular activities.

 

What are we spending our Pupil Premium on this year?

  • Additional teaching staff, higher level teaching assistants and interventions.

  • Raised awareness and pupil tracking.

  • Improved provision and inclusion for vulnerable children.

  • Strategies to improve parental engagement and pupil attendance.

  • Increased access to a wider variety of experiences and extra curricular activities.

 

See Action Plans below for more details.

 

Summary of Outcomes 2019

 

 

School Results 2019

National Results 2019

Disadvantaged children

Non disadvantaged children

Non disadvantaged children

Foundation Stage

 

 

 

Good Level of Development

%

%

74%

Key Stage 1 Phonics

 

 

 

Year 1 Phonics Pass

%

%

85%

Year 2 Phonics Pass

%

%

93%

Key Stage 1

 

 

 

RWM Expected Standard

%

%

64%

Reading Expected Standard

%

%

79%

Writing Expected Standard

%

%

74%

Maths Expected Standard

%

%

80%

Reading Greater Depth

%

%

28%

Writing Greater Depth

%

%

18%

Maths Greater Depth

%

%

23%

Key Stage 2

 

 

 

RWM Expected Standard

24%

54%

70%

Reading Expected Standard

33%

66%

76%

Writing Expected Standard

53%

71%

81%

Maths Expected Standard

61%

62%

82%

GPS Expected Standard

44%

71%

81%

Reading Higher Standard

0%

13%

29%

Writing Greater Depth

6%

11%

22%

Maths Higher Standard

6%

13%

29%

GPS Higher Standard

11%

22%

38%

Reading Progress

-5.33

-4.23

+0.18

Writing Progress

+0.52

-1.79

+0.17

Maths Progress

-5.26

-4.45

+0.21

Attendance

 

 

 

Attendance

 

 

96%

Persistent Absentees > 10%

 

 

8.8%

 

 

 

St James' CofE Infant and Nursery School Pupil Premium Planners

Further Information about Pupil Premium Funding
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