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Our Lady of LourdesCatholic Primary School & Nursery

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Pupil Premium Strategy

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

Pupil Premium - Report to Parents 2015/16

Pupil premium grant expenditure:

Report to Parents:  2015/16

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary - Pupil Premium


The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months

The Government has decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium is based on pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. As a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.

A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.


Allocation is from April 2015 – April 2016 = £100,900

Schools have been asked to report by academic year as this is more meaningful for parents. Whilst the grant allocation is made on the basis of financial years, schools both plan teaching and other support and conduct assessments over the academic year.

Impact of Pupil Premium

Progress of disadvantaged pupils in reading is higher than both all pupils and National progress for PP children in maths and writing is in line with National and other pupils – this represents good progress for this learner group.

There are still attainment gaps between the PP children and other pupils in all subjects which the school is fully aware of and has strategies in place


Summary of PPG

The school has an allocation of £100.900 – 2015/16



  • To ensure standards of achievement are high for all pupils in receipt of PP in line with non PP children.
  • To focus on basic skills acquisition (reading, writing, maths, spellings, grammar and punctuation)
  • To reduce class sizes to be enable focused learning to take place for basic skills and secure assessments for each child.
  • To ensure that the PP children have additional phonics focused work to raise standards.
  • To continue with small group work with PP children to try to ensure that any gaps in learning or misconceptions are filled/cleared up.
  • To close the gap in attainment writing, maths and reading for all PP children as they leave KS2.
  • To continue to support families with attendance and punctuality issues.


Academic year 2015/16

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received


Total number of pupils on roll




Total number of pupils eligible for PPG




Amount of PPG received per pupil




Total amount of PPG received




Intended Spending 2015/16

Activities selected

Cost (£)

Teaching Assistants




One to One Tuition






Parent Support Advisor


Outside Agency Support





Impact of Pupil Premium

The attainment of pupils eligible for pupil premium will be recorded at the end of the academic year 2015/2016.


For further information on the Pupil Premium, please visit the pages below:­­-

Pupil Premium 2012/13 /14 -

Pupil Premium – what you need to know -

Pupil Premium and accountability -