Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding provided by the government. The purpose of this funding is the 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 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 2017- 18, St Monica’s Catholic Primary School will receive £23,760

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, music tuition and support towards the cost of educational visits if these activities are seen to impact on closing the gap.
These funds are used at the discretion of the headteacher.

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 (£12.50 per hour 1:1 work)


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

Contribution to enrichment activities such as music tuition fees (£70/term)


To enable disadvantaged children to access school orchestra and perform in concerts

Contribution towards SEN/support teacher – Summer term 2017 only


To ensure identified children in Year 2 make good progress to meet ARE

Additional TA assigned to Years 5 & 6 to support identified children to improve in literacy and numeracy


To ensure all children (Yrs 5 & 6) at least meet ARE and make good progress over time in all subject areas

Contribution to additional TA hours in Year 3 to support literacy and numeracy (£10/hour)


To ensure identified children in Year 1 make good progress to meet ARE


Total spend = £23,760