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St Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Primary School

St Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Primary School

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.

Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll

217 FT

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

(8 pupils from July 2017)

Amount of PPG received per pupil


Planned Spending for Funding 2017-2018

Performance of Pupil Premium Pupils 2016-2017



Impact on Attainment and Progress 2016 - 2017

There was 1 pupil in receipt of pupil premium at the end of KS2. The pupil made expected progress in all subjects and achieved the expected standard across all subjects. The performance of disadvantaged children in school is similar or better than ‘other’ pupils Nationally in all subjects.

Phonics: 100% of Disadvantaged pupils achieved the standard compared to 83% of 'Other' pupils Nationally. Therefore, there is an achievement gap of 17%. National Disadvantaged is 69%. The performance of Disadvantaged pupils in school is similar or better than 'Other' pupils Nationally



Our aims for Pupil Premium Funding:

  • Ensure every pupil at St Therese experiences learning without limits
  • Provide individual intervention to narrow identified gaps in attainment or where there are none, ensure children have every opportunity to exceed expected progress and ‘smash the glass ceiling.’
  • Recognise individual’s strengths and interests and build on these to further develop self- esteem and confidence
  • To increase access to curriculum enrichment opportunities.
  • Provide a range of rich first hand experiences which will enhance life-long learning for all individuals
  • Provide high quality resources that will excite, enthuse and engage pupils
  • Provide opportunities for leadership at all levels.
  • Provide any necessary counselling or support to ensure the emotional needs of all children are met.


Summary of spending and actions taken:

  • To provide access to curriculum enrichment activities including educational visits and after-school activities.
  • To use a Level 3 Teaching Assistant for 1:1 intervention
  • To run intervention and support groups in each class with a level 3 Teaching Assistant
  • To provide support by targeting mental health in school and providing counselling such as art therapy – Talk and Draw; Bungalow Project, individual counselling , Speech and Language Therapy
  • To use a qualified teacher to run booster classes
  • To purchase additional English (inc Lexia) and Maths (inc Maths Whizz ) resources
  • To provide CPD for staff supporting disadvantaged children and the school’s pupil premium champion

The funding for 2016/17 is for:

Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £1320
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority £1900
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order £1900
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 5 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence £3300
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How is Pupil Premium allocated at St Therese of Lisieux?

Current funding for Pupil Premium is as follows:

Financial Year  
2014/15 £16,800
2015/16 £11,140
2016/17 £7,370




At St Therese of Lisieux we ensure this funding is used to maximum effect and support and intervention is tailored to individual needs. We look at the whole child and recognise that there may be specific blocks or barriers to learning which will affect individuals in a wide range of areas. We also acknowledge that it is not necessarily the case that all children eligible for pupil premium are socially disadvantaged or necessarily underachieving.


How has the allocation been spent?

2016/2017 Allocation

2015/2016 Allocation


For further information, please refer to our Pupil Premium Policy: