St. John's

C of E Primary and Nursery School

Pupil Premium


We receive funding for any pupil in receipt of Free School Meals, for those children who have had Free School Meals in the past 6 years, children who are adopted or live with foster parents. For the financial year 2017-2018 we received £23,760. Schools are free to spend their Pupil Premium funding as they see fit.

2017-2018 Expenditure

  • Class support for Maths and English-Precision Teaching, Intervention Groups
  • 1:1 Teaching for Looked After pupil
  • 1:1 Counselling for Looked After pupil
  • Letter Box subscription-Reading Scheme
  • Residential Outdoor Education 
  • School trips and workshops
  • Breakfast and After School Clubs



40% of our children receiving Pupil Premium Funding also have Special Educational Needs. Many of our children are not working on age related National Curriculum objectives. These children receive support for their Individual Education Plans to ensure that they are making progress against their personal targets.

30% of our children receiving Pupil Premium Funding are Looked After Pupils. These children have not had consistency in teaching due to moving foster placements and schools. Attendance at previous schools can also be an issue before they are placed in long term foster care. These pupils are supported in small intervention groups for English and Maths to bridge any gaps in learning.

Attendance has been a barrier in previous years but we have worked hard to improve this. Our current attendance for Pupil Premium children is 98%.

The financial means to participate in extra-curricular clubs and school trips to enhance classroom learning is a further barrier. The school allocates Pupil Premium Funding to ensure that all pupils have equal access to such opportunities.


Impact of Expenditure

Year 2

(4 pupils received funding. 2 of these pupils also had Special Educational Needs and were not working within the Year 2 curriculum)

Number of pupils reaching the expected standard:

Reading-2 pupils

Writing-2 pupils

GPS-2 pupils

Maths-2 pupils

Number of pupils above the expected standard:

Maths-1 pupil


Year 6

(1 pupil received funding)


Number of pupils reaching the expected standard:

Reading-1 pupil

Maths-1 pupil



A review of Pupil Premium Funding will take place each year during the Spring Term as part of the budget setting process.