Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding provided by the government. The purpose of this funding is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The grant is aimed at children who are or have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years, are in local authority care or have been adopted.

Key barriers that have been identified for our eligible children (2018-19) are:

– Meeting age-related expectations in literacy and mathematics
– Managing relationships and expressing emotions appropriately and independently
– Social and emotional issues affecting learning behaviours that support independent learning
– Limited wider opportunities to apply their learning for example, to learn a musical instrument


How much funding is available?
• £1,320 per pupil eligible for FSM
• £1,900 per pupil identified as being in local authority care or adopted (none currently in our school)

In the academic year 2018 – 19, St Monica’s Catholic Primary School will receive £26,400

How will the funding be used?

Most of the funding will contribute towards additional staffing for individual and small group work to raise the attainment of eligible pupils in English (writing – including spelling and grammar and reading) and Maths to enable them to close the gap with their peers.
The remaining funds will be used for 1:1 nurture work and music tuition provided by peripatetic music teachers.
These funds are used at the discretion of the Headteacher.

For an evaluative report of how we spent last year’s Pupil Premium Grant, please click on the link below.
Pupil Premium Report 2017-2018

How can you help?

School funding is based on a formula, which among many other elements, includes the number of children who are entitled to Free School Meals.
Even if your child does not wish to take Free School Meals but is entitled to receive them, it is beneficial to the school for the eligibility to be recorded as we receive additional funding for six years. This is especially important now that all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive automatic free school meals.
If you think that you are entitled to claim for Free School Meals, please call into the school office for an application form.

We expect to spend the funding as follows:-

Use of the Grant

Total Cost

Outcomes for Children

Nurture Work for individuals on a 1:1 basis


To support mental health and well-being of children to enable them to learn in class.

Impact: improved self-esteem, greater engagement and application in the classroom

Contribution to enrichment activities such as music tuition fees (£64/term)


To enable disadvantaged children to learn to play a musical instrument.

Impact: pupils can access school orchestra and perform in school music concerts.

TA to focus on Year 6 booster groups to support identified children to improve in literacy and numeracy


To ensure identified children in Year 6 at least meet age related expectations and make good progress over time.

Impact: these pupils will meet or exceed ARE in KS2 SATS

Additional TA assigned to Year 4 to support identified children with improving progress in literacy and numeracy


To ensure all children in Year 4 at least meet ARE and make good progress over time in literacy and maths.

Impact: this will be measured in end of year assessments.

Contribution to additional TA hours in targeted year groups across the school to support literacy and numeracy


To ensure identified children make at least good progress.

Impact: children meet or exceed ARE by the end of the academic year.

Residential trip for Year 6


To ensure identified children have the opportunity to experience time away from home and engage in outdoor pursuits to develop resilience.

Impact: children take part in the full life of the school, growing in confidence, self-esteem and build on existing friendships.


Total spend = £26,400



Pupil Premium spend will be reviewed and impact measured in September 2019.