Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium (PP) was introduced in April 2011 and has evolved over the past few years to help reduce the inequalities between students by tackling financial disadvantage. In particular, to reduce the attainment gap between pupils eligible for the funding and their peers.

St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School Pupil Premium Objectives

  • The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for disadvantaged students:
  • The Pupil Premium funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of disadvantaged students and their peers:
  • Where deemed necessary and appropriate the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others:
  • We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.


Pupil Premium Numbers and Allocation - £1,320 Per Pupil

Academic Year Students Eligible % of Students Eligible Allocation
2014-15 105 34 £137,700
2015-16 108 43 £142,520

Pupil Premium Expenditure Plan 2015 - 2016

Staffing Teaching Assistants – Senco - Pastoral – New/Existing Teachers
Staff Training New Systems – Software – New Duties
Resources Books – ICT Equipment
Parental Involvement Practical work with families eg bookworms Promoting parent’s commitment to child’s education – aspiration to succeed
1 – 1 Tutoring Short regular sessions
Data Tracking Systems Tracking systems to consider how well gaps are narrowing – necessary for staff, Ofsted, governors and parents
Peer Tutoring Provide support for smaller groups
Extended School Activities Clubs – Homework etc

Pupil premium strategy statement

In our planned expenditure we have taken account of research by The Sutton Trust Teaching and Learning Toolkit which shows that Teaching Assistants can have a positive impact on academic achievement.

Evidence indicates that one to one tuition can be effective, on average accelerating learning by approximately five additional months’ progress.

Short regular sessions (about 30m minutes, 3-5 times a week) over a set period of time (6-12 weeks) appear to result in optimum impact.