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Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium 
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Nursery and Primary School receives a sum of money called Pupil Premium each year.  This money comes from the government and has to be targeted towards more vulnerable learners.
Who is entitled to Pupil Premium?
  • Pupils entitled to free school meals anytime within the last six years.
  • Pupils who have been previously looked after at any time during the last six years.
  • Pupils who have a parent serving in the armed forces. 
  • Pupils who are looked after children in the care of the local authority.


In 2015/16, this was extended to include eligibility for Nursery children to receive this entitlement.



Aim of Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

The aim is Pupil Premium is to close the gap in achievement between socially advantaged and socially disadvantaged pupils and to ensure full access to the curriculum for those children.
Number of Pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) 2015-2016
Number of Pupils on roll 578
Number of Pupils eligible for PPG 99 plus 2 service plus 10 post-LAC
Amount of PPG received per pupil £1,320
Total amount of PPG received £133,420

In 2016/17, this will remain £1,320 per pupil

Number of Pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) 2016-2017
Number of Pupils on roll 575
Number of Pupils eligible for PPG 72
Amount of PPG received per pupil £1,320
Total amount of PPG received £143,680

Nature of support (2015-16)

  •  Intervention programmes reviewed and enhanced, targeting all children who were off target and missing their end of key stage predictions. Additional teacher and teaching assistant support provided to make sure that our more vulnerable children are making good progress in English and Mathematics.
  • Student engagement improved by the funding of extra -curricular opportunities including residential visits, and school uniform.
  • Additional teachers provided to focus 1:1 intervention in English and Mathematics.
  • Parent –Pupil Support Mentor worked with vulnerable parents and pupils.
  • Provision of laptops to support learning in school and at home.


The impact on attainment and pupil progress is closely monitored through our ongoing assessment and data analysis.
19 children received PPG in the Year Six cohort who left in July 2016. Of this group 6 pupils had an identified additional need. This included 1 pupil with  a statement from our Resourced ASD provision. 

  Progress from KS1 overall  - number above National Avg. Attainment from KS1 overall - number above National Avg.  Attainment from KS1 by subject - number above National Avg.
Reading 10 11 11
Writing 9 10 9
Mathematics 12 12 12

 In 2016/2017 we plan to:
  • Continue with our previously successful strategies that have helped PPG pupils make good progress.
  • Extend the hours of teaching assistants across the school to ensure that the learning of PPG and other vulnerable pupils is supported.
  • Improve ICT access for PPG pupils and others that do not have Internet access at home by providing lunch time and after school clubs to support homework and learning, and upgrading Wi-Fi to ensure accessibility in all parts of the school building.
  • Through the Assertive Mentoring initiative provide additional mentoring sessions between teachers and pupils to ensure PPG pupils are on track to achieve expected outcomes.
  • Support the progress of PPG pupils in English and Mathematics in Year 6,  through the provision of additional support and intervention, to ensure that all pupils make the age related expectations.