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Pupil Premium Grant

The Pupil Premium grant is additional funding allocated to the school by the government with the aim of raising the achievement among disadvantaged children.
At St James’ C of E Junior School and, in accordance with our Church of England foundation and ethos, we seek to promote the welfare of the most vulnerable children. We recognise that pupils who attract the Pupil Premium grant are not always those with the greatest need and that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for Free School Meals (FSM). We use the pupil Premium Grant to support individual pupils or groups of pupils the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged.



St James’ C of E Junior School

The Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils who come from backgrounds that might be deemed to be ‘disadvantaged’. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils, so they may reach their full potential.

Eligibility for the Pupil Premium from April 2012 is for any pupil who has been entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) in the last six years. In addition, pupils who are “looked after” by the authority (LAC) or whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces are also entitled to the premium.

From April 2014, schools in England can receive the Pupil Premium for children adopted from care, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005. Schools can also claim the Pupil Premium for children who left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their settings.

Further details of the funding we receive, and how we use it, can be found below.

Evaluation of the use of Pupil Premium funding

Governors monitor the use of the Pupil Premium funding closely, as well as the outcomes for those children.  Our results and tracking data is updated consistently by class teachers and it is monitored closely and analysed by Senior Leaders every term. Because of this we are now better at identifying pupils who are making better than expected progress or accelerated progress in the areas of Reading, Writing and Maths. We can also track those pupils who are not making the expected progress and those who are stuck.


File icon: pdf Pupil Premium Action Plan April 2016 to April 2017 [pdf 582KB] Click to download