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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Adlington St Paul’s CE Primary School


Pupil Premium Report

Pupil Premium what is it?

Pupil premium is an extra funding stream given to schools to help to continue to raise standards in education. This funding is allocated according to the number of children you have on roll, who are eligible for Free School Meals. (FSM)

For more information please see the information below which is taken off the Department of Education Website;


•        The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

•        In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. 

•        For pupils from low-income families in non-mainstream settings, it is for the local authority to decide how to allocate the Pupil Premium. For instance it could be allocated to the setting where they are being educated, or held by the local authority to spend specifically on additional educational support to raise the standard of attainment for these pupils. The authority must consult non-mainstream settings about how the Premium for these pupils should be used. 

•        Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, we will also require schools to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.

•        We will also provide schools with information about strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of pupils from poorer backgrounds. 


2018-19 Pupil Premium Spending Strategy

Projected Amount: £39,600


Attainment   Cost Intended Impact
Additional teaching assistant hours to provide in-class support in order to close the gap and make accelerated progress   £14,144 The attainment gap will close rapidly so Pupil Premium pupils achieve closer to age related expectations 
Additional teaching assistant hours to provide 1:1 additional support in order to close the gap and make accelerated progress   £9841 The attainment gap will close rapidly so Pupil Premium pupils achieve closer to age related expectations 
1:1 Specialist Teacher support    £270 The attainment gap will close rapidly so Pupil Premium pupils achieve closer to age related expectations 
1:1 counselling, and other pastoral interventions to enable full curricular access   £2076 Identified pupils will be able to access the full school curriculum
Trips & Residentials   £384.50 All pupils will benefit from curriculum enrichment and enhancements
Contingency amount to meet individual needs over the following 2 terms   £12884.50  


2017-18 Pupil Premium Spending Impact

2017/18 Adlington St Paul’s received a total of £40,920 which was in addition to the main school funding.


This funding has been used to support all the children the children in school.



Cost (approx.)



Additional Teaching Assistant hours to support children across the school.


All disadvantaged pupils in Year 1 are working at age-related expectations 

Outside agency support, IDSS, Behaviour, Ed psych


Outside agency support has led to identified pupils being supported and better able to access the curriculum

Wider Opportunities Music provision -


A significant number of disadvantaged pupils have had access to the Wider Opportunities music provision which has enhanced and enriched their curriculum experience


Support Funding for Educational visits, including residential


All disadvantaged pupils accessed curriculum enrichments to enhance their learning

Purchase additional resources to support learning


Additional resources have been purchased and utilised in order to provide pastoral support for pupils to access the curriculum