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Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-2020

Pupil Premium 2019-20

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 children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.


Have you checked whether your child is eligible to receive Pupil Premium Funding?

If you feel that your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, it is important to register for their entitlement as soon as possible. The school office is able to provide all the necessary information.


If your child is currently in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and having a school meal through the government's KS1 Free School Meals Entitlement, it is still important to register for the Free School Meals/Pupil Premium benefit if you think your child may be eligible. For more information about eligibility or how to apply please visit the Lancashire County Council website.


For every child registered to receive Free School Meals, the school will receive an additional sum of money to help support children in school, this is called the Pupil Premium Grant. This additional funding begins in the year they are registered and does not end until they finish school here in Year 6.


The school uses this money to provide additional services to support the learning and well being of these children and also increase resources and opportunities for all children with an additional need who attend our school. It also allows the school to ensure all children can access school trips and extra-curricular activities.

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Key facts 

How much our school received:

In 2019-2020 St John with St Augustine’s expects to receive £113,600.


We have identified areas where children receiving pupil premium may require additional support.

These include:

1) ‘Narrowing the gap’ for children making below expected or working below age related expectations.

2) Supporting children working above age related expectations to make accelerated progress.

3) Supporting behavioural, social and emotional problems.

4) Identifying and helping families to access agencies outside school which can provide support.

5) Providing financial support to ensure every child has access to educational visits.

6) Providing enrichment opportunities within and outside school.


Aspirations of our Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Spending:

We will be actively working:
· To ensure all disadvantaged children make substantial progress
 · To ensure that Pupil Premium children are not disadvantaged in any way with relation to educational activities
· To ensure Pupil Premium children’s attendance is in line with their peers
· To ensure that Pupil Premium children have no external barriers to learning (relating to home/family circumstances)
· To ensure Pupil Premium children have appropriate social and emotional development for their age 

Impact of Pupil Premium Funding
Impact is measured through regular discussion with targeted pupils, through pupil progress meetings in school and through teacher assessment. Provision may not always have an immediate impact but should be evident when measured over time.

The barriers we are trying to overcome through our use of Pupil Premium:
·         Barriers due to SEND
·         Barriers which children have due to Family Support Needs
·         Barriers due to low self-esteem and confidence.
·         Barriers to learning resulting from behaviour
·         Financial barriers which may prevent some children from accessing enriching experiences. 


What our Pupil Premium money has been spent on
 Last academic year:

For the financial year 2018,2019, our school was allocated £102, 600 in pupil premium. 






Emotional Support

Sure Start:

Forest School

Forest school is a type of outdoor education in which children (or adults) visit forests/woodlands, learning personal, social and technical skills. It has been defined as "an inspirational process that offers children opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on learning in a woodland environment. Forest school uses the woods and forests as a means to build independence and self-esteem in children and young adults



Post - evaluation forms show positive responses from the children. Children are more confident.






Emotional Support

Family Support Worker:

provide signposting and support accessing essential services for children and families


Relationships between home and school have improved. Families feel happier in school.

Academic Support

Provide training in intervention programmes


Provide 1 to 1 and focus group work through targeted TA/teacher support to close gaps in learning


Provide enhancement opportunities


Phonics groups


Booster groups for Year 6


Children are provided with appropriate intervention to ensure children make good progress.

To provide external agency to support specific needs

School Counselling:

This provides an opportunity for children to talk, in confidence, about things that are worrying them or affecting their day to day life. What children choose to talk about is completely up to them, but common issues are bullying, parental separation, stress, friendships, change, bereavement, distressing traumatic events and anger.


Children feel happier and more confident.

To provide uniform for families who require financial support.

To offer full school uniform and PE kit and a book bag for each child.
All children entitled to pupil premium funding will receive a voucher for £15 for the new school uniform (starting from September 2017) .


Children have full school uniforms including PE kits.

Ensure all children have access to a full curriculum


Ensuring children are prepared and ready for learning

Subsidising costs of educational visits and curriculum enrichment.


Provide access to enrichment programmes such as after-school clubs, music lessons, organised groups


Subsidise ‘Breakfast Club’ places to ensure children are punctual and have had a healthy breakfast before school


All pupils are able to participate in the full curriculum.


Improved opportunities for children.

Ensuring all children have access to ICT resources (computer/ homework club).


Attendance and punctuality is broadly in line with the national average








Pupil Premium Strategy 2018 2019