St. Sebastian's R. C. Primary School


Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017/18

School St. Sebastian's R.C. Primary School




Total Pupil

Premium budget


(of which £4,929 is

Early Years Pupil

Premium funding)

Date of most 

recent review



Total number

of pupils


Number of pupils

eligible for PP


Date for next 

strategy review




Pupil Outcomes 2016-17 

Key Stage Two


Pupils eligible for

Pupil Premium

Pupils not eligible for

Pupil Premium

% Achieving national standard in reading/

writing and mathematics

42% 50%

% Achieving the higher standard in reading/

writing and mathematics

11% 0%
Pupils' progress scores in reading -6.42 -4.09
Pupil's progress scores in writing -4.10 -8.16
Pupils' progress scores in mathematics -5.82 -2.77
Pupils' average scaled score in reading 97.6 105.5
Pupils' average scaled score in mathematics 97.7 106.3


Pupil Outcomes 2016-17

Key Stage One


Pupils eligible for 

Pupil Premium

Pupils not eligible for 

Pupil Premium

Reading - expected standard 70% 80%
Reading - greater depth 30% 20%
Writing - expected standard 60% 80%
Writing - greater depth 5% 10%
Mathematics - expected standard 65% 90%
Mathematics - greater depth 20% 20%


Attainment of children in the Phonics Screening Check

  Pupils eligible for PP Pupils not eligible for PP
Year One (15 pupils) 80% 87%
Year Two (7 pupils) 57% 0%


Attainment of Reception children in 2017
  Pupils eligible for PP (13 pupils) Pupils not eligible for PP (17 pupils)

Pupils achieving a


46% 82%


What is Pupil Premium?


Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government to provide additional funding to address the gap in educational attainment and economic wellbeing between pupils from low-income families or pupils in care compared to their peers.  Funding is received for children who have registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years, children who have been in care for more than six months and children whose parents currently serve in the armed forces.


Barriers to educational achievement:

Barrier Outcomes Success Criteria

Poor speech and language


Proportion of children achieving GLD in the prime

areas in the EYFS will increase and pupils in higher

year groups will make the expected rate of progress.


Lower than national

achievement at the end of

Reception in the prime areas.

Pupils will achieve national expectation in the prime



Safeguarding and emotional

barriers to learning.

Emotional support for vulnerable children will result

in higher pupil outcomes and a reduction in

behavioural incidents.


Disadvantage and poverty of


More pupils will achieve age-related and greater

depth expectations in all areas.


Limited life experiences as a 

result of social and economic


Pupils will use experiences to develop their

academic and social skills and as a result will

achieve more highly.


Poor attendance and


Attendance and punctuality will improve and pupils

will engage fully in all lessons.


The Governors have agreed that the 2017-18 funding received will be used in the following ways:


Aim Provision Approximate cost


To develop speech and

language acquisition of pupils.

Implementation of Elklan speech and

language programme and qualified Speech

and Language therapist to work with pupils in

the Early Years and Foundation Stage and any

pupils in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two

who have been identified with speech and

language difficulties.



To accelerate phonics reading

acquisition and comprehension

and to promote the

development of skills of pupils

in the Early Years and

Foundation Stage.

Implementation of Read Write Inc - to 

include staff training and purchase of


Small group daily targeted interventions.

Implement a consultancy package to provide

training, support and challenge in the EYFS.







To provide emotional support

for vulnerable children to 

ensure higher pupil outcomes

 and a reduction in behavioural


Provide 1:1 counselling service for two days

per week to pupils with emotional concerns

and offer support to their parents.






To ensure pupils will achieve

age-related and greater depth 

expectations in all areas.

Provide extra specialist teaching in a number

of areas to ensure pupil development is

targeted to ensure maximum progress.




To develop the social and

academic skills of pupils

through extra curricular and

life experience activities so

that pupils learn effectively.


Parents will be supported financially to allow

their children to attend a range of trips and

visits, including the Year Six residential trip.

Use of mini-bus to facilitate a range of

additional learning experiences.

Provide a variety of enrichment activities to

support with personal development skills.







To improve the attendance and

punctuality of pupils.




Provide breakfast club for families struggling

with morning activities and arriving at school

on time.

Staff to oversee attendance initiatives, monitor

data and liaise with parents and agencies such 

as the SAO.







How the school will measure the impact of the pupil premium:


St. Sebastian's will measure the impact of the pupil premium funding through:


  • Analysis of data of pupil outcomes
  • Review of teaching and learning
  • Analysis of outcomes for pupils receiving additional funding for speech and language
  • Phonics scores
  • Well-being of pupils receiving Caritas support
  • The number of children achieving greater depth in subjects
  • Improved attendance and punctuality
  • The take-up of extra curricular activities and sustained interest


Date of next review: September 2018