Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium – general information

“The Lord, before whom I walk, will send his angel with you and make your way successful.”
Genesis 24:40

What is the Pupil Premium?
Pupil premium is the government’s strategy for assisting students who are disadvantaged by poverty by giving schools extra funding to help remove any barriers they face.

How much is the Pupil Premium?
In the 2019 to 2020 financial year, St Peter’s will receive £935 for each child who has been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

How many students at St Peter’s are currently eligible for the pupil premium?
170

How much pupil premium will the school receive this academic year (2019/2020)?
Until the January census has been confirmed, this is only an estimate, but it will be the region of £160,000.

170 students x £935 = £158, 950

The school will receive this funding in four instalments.

How much pupil premium did the school receive in previous years?
In 2018/2019, the School received £113,135

How can I ensure my child/children receives the Pupil Premium if they are eligible?
You may be eligible to claim free school meals for your child, up to the age of 19-years-old, if you (or your child) get one of the following:

  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseeker Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
If you qualify for any of these, please complete one of the three forms at the bottom of this page, depending on where you live. If you want a printed version or would like assistance completing the form, please contact the School.

What if I am a carer and my child is adopted?
Adopted children are entitled to enhanced funding. Please contact the School and let us know this vital information. Your call will be treated with the strictest confidence. St Peter’s will receive £2,300 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.

What if serve, or have served, in Her Majesty’s Forces?
Please also contact the School if you are currently serving in HM Forces of have retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence. Although the services premium is not connected to the pupil premium, there maybe additional funding available for your son or daughter.

Who is responsible for the spending of the Pupil Premium and formulating a strategy for supporting disadvantaged students at St Peter’s?
Mrs Murphy – Head Teacher
Mr Clinton – Deputy Head Teacher
Mrs Beale – Finance Manager
Miss Hall – Pupil Premium Coordinator.

Why is the Pupil Premium so important?
Research shows that students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds often do not attain as well as their peers and they often face extra challenges. Like the quotation from Genesis says at the top of this page, we want every student at St Peter’s to be successful, no matter their background of financial situation. Our aim is to expose our students to as many opportunities as possible, ensure they receive excellent teaching from inspirational teachers and imbue a ‘can do’ attitude. Any financial barriers that exist should be alleviated by the premium; students who receive it should have the same opportunities as their peers.

Barriers to aspiration
We want all students to fulfil their potential, enjoy school and achieve the highest grades possible. There may be barriers that prevent students from doing so. It is the role of senior teachers at St Peter’s to identify any barriers that exist. These barriers vary from student to student. It is important to note that some students who receive the Pupil Premium may experience no hardship at all, experience no barriers and may attain very highly. Please see the attachment below to see the specific barriers that some St Peter’s students face.

St Peter’s Pupil Premium Strategy
Once senior teachers have identified that barriers to aspiration, they then form a pupil premium strategy to remove these barriers. For example, a student may be the first in their family to have the opportunity to attend university. If this was a barrier, the school has a duty to educate the student about university, give him or her advice about the application process and entry requirements. This may involve paying an external careers advisor to do this. In addition, the school could arrange a visit to a local university. All this could be paid for by the pupil premium.
Click on the attachment below to see the strategy we have adopted at St Peter’s.

Our success criteria
St Peter’s success criteria will use both quantative (hard data that can measured) and qualitive data (soft data where the effects are less tangible).

Examples of quantative data (hard data that can measured) may be students’ achievement in a particular subject, of their destinations after leaving St Peter’s and the number of extra curricular trips they attended.

Examples of qualitative data (soft data where the effects are less tangible) may include feedback in pupil questionnaires, student council meetings, form discussion, Citizenship lessons, feedback, anecdotal evidence and successes outside of school.

How we evaluate the impact of our Pupil Premium strategy
We evaluate the impact of our strategy in a range of ways.

Senior teachers in charge of pupil premium (Mr Clinton and Miss Hall) meet on a half termly basis. Mr Clinton will feedback their findings to Mrs Murphy (Head Teacher).

Link governors are informed on a bi annual basis and the full governing body will be informed on an annual basis and the strategy will be set for the following academic year.

Teacher will receive training about our pupil premium strategy in their Monday period 6 CPD sessions.

Heads of Department receive data about the performance of pupil premium students three times a year. In rigorous department reviews, they are expected to explain the extra support disadvantaged students have received. Teachers can apply for pupil premium grant via Miss Hall.

Typical spending of the Pupil Premium (illustration)

Strategy Cost
Revision guides£80
Stationery£25
Uniform and equipment£60
PE equipment and kit£50
Social, Emotional Behavioural support£60
Teaching and learning resources£50
Careers advice£15
Music Lessons£60
Learning Support Assistants (LSAs)£20
CPD for teachers£20
Salary of pastoral staff whose responsibility to support students who receive the pupil premium£100
Salary of teacher responsible for raising achievement of students who receive the pupil premium£200
Salary of senior teacher responsible for raising achievement of students who receive the pupil premium£100
Extra curricular opportunities (external)£80
Extra curricular opportunities (internal)£50
Total£970

Peer review and/or external audit of St Peter’s strategy
In the last academic year, our strategy was reviewed by?