Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The allocated funding for St Michael's CE Primary for academic year 2019-20 is £47,820

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011. It is allocated to children from low-income families who have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years, children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children with parents serving in the forces. 

The funding is to be used to address inequalities in educational results. The level of current pupil premium support funding is as follows:

Disadvantaged PupilsPupil Premium per Pupil
Pupils in Reception to Year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £1,320
Looked After Children (LAC) £2,300
Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a special Guardianship or Residence Order £2,300
Pupils in Reception to Year 6 recorded as Ever 4 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence. £300

The Service Pupil Premium

The Service Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 in recognition of specific challenges faced by children whose parents are in service and as part of a commitment to the armed forces covenant.
It is designed to assist the school in providing the additional support that these children may need and is currently worth £300 per service child who meets the eligibility.
Eligibility Criteria:
• One of their parents serving in the regular armed forces
• They have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census
• One of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
• Pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full-time reserve service
Eligible schools receive the SPP so that they can offer mainly pastoral support to children during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact on service children of family mobility or parental deployment.
Schools have flexibility over how they use the SPP as they are best placed to understand and respond to the specific needs of those pupils.
If your child meets the eligibility criteria, please arrange an appointment to speak to the Senior Leadership Team to discuss the specific needs of your family so that school can consider how best to allocate this funding.

At St Michael's CE Primary School, we believe that every child should attend school. If children are not in school, then we cannot deliver their full entitlement for any policy area. We will work with parents and do everything we can to promote positive attendance including taking action to fine parents where necessary if support has already failed to secure improvements.

Please find below the allocation and review of the impact of Pupil Premium Funding.


When identifying barriers to learning, we consider the following for individual children and cohorts:

-          If the child remains on FSM

-          If the child is registered as SEND

-          If the child is looked after or adopted from care

-          If the child has been subject to a safeguarding plan, has been a child in need, or is receiving Early Help

-          If the child has received social and emotional support such as nurture or mental health support

-          If the child is from a single parent family or has separated parents, including bereavement

-          If the child is from a larger family with a large number of siblings

-          If the child was born prematurely or is a summer born child.

Our school’s typical barriers are as follows:

-          Difficulties such as poor housing and low income.

-          Unsupported learning habits at home e.g. the home may lack resources for learning and pupils may not have had reading modelled to them. The children may not have adequate support for homework.

-          Pupils may have family circumstances or expectations that impact negatively upon their learning and ability to take up extra-curricular opportunities.

-          Social and emotional issues resulting in low confidence and self-esteem.

How will the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium be measured?

To monitor progress on attainment, new measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of students covered by the Pupil Premium. At St Michael's the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform student progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.

The following downloads show the allocation of pupil premium spending and predicted / recorded impact of this spend.

All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.

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