Pupil Premium

Purpose: A specific Government Policy targeted on disadvantaged pupils – giving school extra funding to enable them to take the most effective action to raise attainment and close the gap for these pupils, “since all the evidence and facts make it abundantly clear that poverty is the single most important factor in predicting a child’s future life chances.” (At Key Stage 2, there is a 16% gap between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils achieving at least level 4 in English and Maths).


  • Pupils from Reception to year 11 (aged 5-16) who receive or are known to have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 year (Ever 6)
  • Children in public care continuously for at least 6 months (aged 4-15)
  • Service children
  • Schools will also receive £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who:

    • has been looked after for 1 day or more
    • was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under:
      • a special guardianship order
      • a residence order


  • 2012-2013 (£623 per pupil)
  • 2013-2014 (£900 per pupil)
  • 2014-2015 (£1300 per pupil)
In the 2012/13 academic year St Paul’s C of E Primary School received £ 21,700 in Pupil Premium Funding.
In the 2013/14 academic year St Paul’s C of E Primary School received £33,655 in Pupil Premium Funding
In the 2014/15 academic year St Paul's C of E Primary School received £64,789 in Pupil Premium Funding
In the 2015/16 academic Year St Paul's C of E Primary School received £73,900 in Pupil Premium Funding
  Indicative figures for 2016/2017 suggest we should receive approximately £78,675 in Pupil Premium Funding

This has, and will continue to be used as follows:

  • To ensure each class has a cover supervisor who can support the class teacher to provide daily high quality group intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with Special Educational Needs (SEND)
  • To ensure that we have a part time teaching assistant (Elkan trained) who can provide daily 1:1 tuition for  pupils as required
  • To enable our SEND/Inclusion Manager to provide a targeted level of support to some of our most vulnerable children so as they can make the progress expected of them.
  • To subsidise educational visits, including residentials, for example by funding with transport, board and lodgings.
  • To support with subsidies to Breakfast Club, School Milk, After School Clubs and School Uniform.

For some children these subsidies have a huge impact on their self –esteem and confidence as well as an increased and sustained attendance and reduction in lateness.

 Closing the Gap

Our results for 2014-2015 show the following:


Schools  Disadvantaged pupils  % achieving expected progress

 National other pupils

% achieving expected progress

Schools Disadvantaged pupils % achieving more than expected progressNational other pupils

% achieving more than expected progress
















The school will continue to monitor and evaluate the impact of the programmes used and the way PPF money is spent to ensure closing of the gap.

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Bradford, West Yorkshire BD6 1ST
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