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Pupil Premium Funding

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




At Sacred Heart School we aim to ensure that children experience quality first teaching, meeting the needs of each individual child. We aim to ensure that every child reaches or exceeds age-related expectations in reading, writing and mathematics. In addition, no child is disadvantaged due to inability to pay for school trips, residential visits, music tuition or other extra-curricular activities.

We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils. We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. In making provision for disadvantaged Pupil Premium Funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the disadvantaged. Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

‘The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11’ (DfE, Dec 2013).


Is your child eligible for Pupil Premium funding?

There are currently three types of Pupil Premium allocation:

  • Pupil Premium;
  • Pupil Premium Plus; and
  • Service Child Premium.

In order to receive this additional funding, as a school we are required to provide information to the Department for Education confirming which children meet the government criteria.


Pupil Premium: £1,345 per eligible pupil (from April 2020)

If your child is eligible for free school meals or has been in the last six years this will generate pupil premium funding. To be eligible for free school meals you must be in receipt of the appropriate benefits and have submitted an application for free school meals to the Local Authority Benefits Team

If you qualify for the appropriate benefits, but have chosen not to apply for free school meals, please consider applying. You do not have to take up the free school meal to attract the funding. Free school meals cannot be backdated, so you should only apply if you currently qualify.

Pupil Premium Plus: £2,345 per pupil (from April 2020)

This grant is for children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.

This grant is also available for Looked-after children (LAC) (defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority); however, funding for these pupils doesn’t go to their school; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child. VSHs are responsible for managing pupil premium funding for looked-after children.

Service Child Premium: £310 per eligible pupil (from April 2020)

Pupils in year groups Reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6, Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.



From September 2012, schools are required to publish online information about how we have used the Pupil Premium. This ensures that all stakeholders are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium and the extra support and benefits that they receive.

The Leadership Team and Governing Body regularly reviews the impact of how we allocate our Pupil Premium funding to make sure it represents both value for money and has played a direct role in helping pupils to reach their full potential, both academically and socially.


Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-2021

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-2020

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018


Amount per pupil

Number of pupils

Amount received

2016-17 £1320 50 £66,000


54 £76,420
2018-19 £1320 65 £85,800

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2015-2016

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant [PPG] received

Performance of disadvantaged pupils

Total number of pupils on roll




Total number of pupils eligible for PPG


% of pupils making expected progress in English.

66.7% Reading  A.R.E.

44.4% Writing A.R.E.


Amount of PPG received per pupil.


% of pupils making expected progress in Maths.

55.6% Maths A.R.E.

Total amount received for 2015-16








Additional [male] T.A. employed across Year 6 for 1:1 role 

Work alongside a Y5 pupil to ensure harmony is retained at all times and that disruptions are kept to a minimum.


£14 206



Significant improvement in the behaviour and attitude of this child. This intervention allowing the pupil to be much closer to KS3 ready.



Parent Support Advisor


 Families / children who need support.




Strong measures of support built into school parent / stakeholder relationships.


3 additional T.A.s employed

in EYFS 1:1 roles from September 2015



Provide support, guidance and help  on a daily basis including lunchtimes.


£36 700

Three TA's have secured strong relationships with children where confidence and engagement are tangible.

Support for trips




Subsidised trips or assistance to disadvantaged families.

Educational Psychologist




Buy Back

Transition visits for Year 6 student   5 half day visits to provide seamless transition for vulnerable and challenging student. £450       Transport to Secondary school.

Summer School Fees

Cost committed for FSM students to attend one week Summer School


Summer school at EMS

Residential Fee x 2   £310 Assistance to disadvantaged families.

Total PPG received


  £67920 £68026  

Shortfall met by school budget

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2016-2017

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant [PPG] received

Performance of disadvantaged pupils

Total number of pupils on roll




Total number of pupils eligible for PPG


% of pupils making expected progress in English.

To follow

Amount of PPG received per pupil.


% of pupils making expected progress in Maths.

To follow

Total amount received for 2016-17








Oct 16 - March 17

Additional teacher for group of Year 5 boys

Following SLT meeting, felt it necessary for intervention

around, challenging group.





Significant improvement in the atmosphere and attitude. Move allows the balance of the class to enjoy sustained concentration in all lessons.



Oct 16 - March 17

Additional TA for group of Year 5 boys


Following SLT meeting, felt it necessary for intervention

around, challenging group





Group of boys sub-divided into two groups so that distractions are rare and work is being completed.


Oct 16 - March 17

Third teacher in Year 6 Maths [A.Ave] 

interventions 7 sessions a week.



Extreme differences between top mathematician and weakest. Third teacher utilised to secure three differentiated classes



This initiative has been successful in terms of delivering the lessons but also in outcomes with 82% achieving ARE

Parent support Advisor

Family / stakeholder / Pupil Support



Excellent relationships built with all Stakeholders and support provided when necessary.

Ed Psych

Buy Back



A successful year once again with the Ed Psych developing relationships with all staff and families.

Summer School Fees Links to EMS £1400  Pupils enjoyed smooth and worthwhile transition.

Residential Fees

LAC child


Successful and enjoyable residential enjoyed by child.

CPD TAs x 4

Talk Matters


1st + 2nd class Maths.





To be evaluated in the new academic year.



Shortfall met by school budget