Pupil Premium Questions

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

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.

Until the January census has been confirmed, this is only an estimate, but it will be the region of £160,000.

170 pupils x £935 = £158, 950

The school will receive this funding in four instalments.

In 2018/2019, the School received £113,135

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.

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.

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.

Mrs Murphy – Head Teacher

Mr Clinton – Deputy Head Teacher

Mrs Beale – Finance Manager

Miss Hall – Pupil Premium Coordinator.

Research shows that pupils 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 pupil at St Peter’s to be successful, no matter their background of financial situation. Our aim is to expose our pupils 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; pupils who receive it should have the same opportunities as their peers.

We want all pupils to fulfil their potential, enjoy school and achieve the highest grades possible. There may be barriers that prevent pupils from doing so. It is the role of senior teachers at St Peter’s to identify any barriers that exist. These barriers vary from pupil to pupil. It is important to note that some pupils 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 pupils face.

Once senior teachers have identified that barriers to aspiration, they then form a pupil premium strategy to remove these barriers. For example, a pupil 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 pupil 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.

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

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

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

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 pupils three times a year. In rigorous department reviews, they are expected to explain the extra support disadvantaged pupils have received. Teachers can apply for pupil premium grant via Miss Hall.

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 pupils who receive the pupil premium £100
Salary of teacher responsible for raising achievement of pupils who receive the pupil premium £200
Salary of senior teacher responsible for raising achievement of pupils who receive the pupil premium £100
Extra curricular opportunities (external) £80
Extra curricular opportunities (internal) £50
Total £970


In the last academic year, our strategy was reviewed by?