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Pupil Premium Report

Pupil Premium Report 2017-2018

For the period 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2018 we received £114,572 in Pupil Premium funding to support outcomes for our disadvantaged children.  This has been spent in the following areas:

At St Gregory’s:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals, and will be reviewed annually in the summer term as well as regularly reviewed at School Committee meetings throughout the year.


 Action Plan 2017-2018:


 Impact of spending

To close the gap between the progress of disadvantaged children and their peers, especially in year 6. (teacher training; 1-1s; intervention and intervention resources; revision books and website subscriptions)


The progress of disadvantaged children in year 6 exceeded that of those not in receipt of pupil premium funding, especially those disadvantaged children with SEND and in maths.

To provide breakfast club to disadvantaged children to raise their attainment.


Disadvantaged children in all year groups are beginning to make progress in line with the rest of their peers. Pupil Premium children are punctual and the attendance of those registered for breakfast club is improving.

To provide a family support worker to increase the engagement of parents of disadvantaged children in their child’s education.


More children have been identified as being eligible for PP funding and the number of parents involved in their child’s education has increased. More parents of PP children are engaged with school events.

To increase opportunities for disadvantaged children to engage in extra-curricular activities and experiences.


Pupil voice continues to show the benefit to children of these extra-curricular activities – both academically and pastorally. Examples of these activities include: Music lessons and trips; Young Voices; choir excursions and competitions; class trips to support the curriculum such as Kenilworth Castle and Woburn safari park; WOW days such as Viking Day and a day to celebrate Black History Month; drama classes in school to improve confidence)

To ensure our pupils understand how to keep themselves healthy and safe.


Children are more aware of how to keep themselves safe in school and out of school and encourage each other too.     (Road safety workshops, NSPCC workshops, Healthy Eating workshops, mental health workshops and digital safety assemblies)

To improve assessment for learning practices so that staff can be fully aware of the individual needs of their disadvantaged children.


Lesson observations, book monitoring and learning walks indicate that there has been a positive impact of staff training on assessment for learning practices across school. Children are more aware of how to make progress in their lessons and lessons are better planned to reflect the needs, skills and understanding of pupils.

To improve outcomes for disadvantaged children by purchasing resources such as uniform, books and travel tickets to get them into school.


Attendance of Pupil Premium children is now within 1% of their peers, apart from in one year group where it has improved.

To improve outcomes in reading for disadvantaged children by engaging children in regular pupil voice activities and responding to their concerns; by updating our library to include books requested by our pupil premium children; by training reading mentors; by starting a reading club.


Pupil Premium pupils are becoming more interested in reading and tracking shows that progress is improving.



Action Plan for 2018-2019

In addition to those actions listed above, this year we will focus on the following areas for our pupil premium children.



To improve the quality of children’s writing.

Purchase dictionaries (both English and other languages where appropriate) and thesauruses for each classroom, including special ones to enhance the vocabulary used in writing and therefore to raise the quality of writing of more able Pupil Premium children.

To ensure we have and implement an appropriate handwriting scheme so that low prior attaining PP children and those with additional needs make the appropriate progress in their writing.

Train staff in developing handwriting.

Purchase handwriting books for children in KS2 as appropriate.

Put interventions in place to develop fine motor skills throughout the school.

To improve outcomes in reading.

Introduce Premier League Primary Stars run by Northampton Town Football Club.

Purchase Accelerated Reader and the accompanying resources to ensure children are challenged to raise aspiration in their reading.

Run staff training sessions on how best to deliver engaging and challenging reading lessons.

To improve pupil enjoyment of reading.

Purchase new books for classroom library corners and for our school library by buying books on the 100 book challenge list.

To raise aspirations of year 6 children by developing their growth mind-set.

Purchase ‘You are Awesome’ by Matthew Syed and implement a programme of assemblies and PSHE around this.

Develop the use of a language conducive to growth mind-set.

To develop effective and experienced pupil leaders.

Develop the habits outlined in The Leader in Me through assemblies and planning and reflecting on leadership opportunities.

Create opportunities for all children to be leaders both inside and outside of the classroom.

To ensure our children know how to keep themselves safe.

Attend locally run conferences for children on how to keep themselves safe in our local area.

Enhance our PSHE curriculum for all children.

St Gregory's Catholic Primary School: Grange Road, Northampton, NN3 2AX

Telephone: 01604 403511Fax: 01604 403606

St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Academies Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales under company registration number 09980467 and with registered address The Trust Office, Thomas Becket Catholic School, Becket Way, Kettering Road North, Northampton, England, NN3 6HT. St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School is a business name of St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Academies Trust.