Pupil Premium Strategy


In 2011, the Government introduced a Pupil Premium. This is in addition to Schools main funding and is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals.

We believe strongly that the pupil premium should be used creatively to make enhanced impact on children entitled to FSM. Evidence – e.g. recent Sutton Trust report- suggests that ‘catch up’ programmes that are not tailored to individual needs are often ineffective.

  • Direct interventions (1-1, group) to improve achievement
  • Development work with teachers and support staff to improve targeted teaching
  • Specific interventions to Improve the context for learning for individuals or groups (e.g. mentoring)
  • Tailored resources that will impact on achievement of individuals or groups.

Our pupil premium income for children entitled to free school meals is detailed below:

  • Number of pupils in receipt of Free School Meals during 2017/18 - 31
  • Amount of pupil premium received in 2017/18 - £71,120
  • Amount of pupil premium received in 2016/17 - £46,780
  • Amount of pupil premium received in 2015/16 – £47,520
  • Amount of pupil premium received in 2014/15 – £46,800
  • Amount of pupil premium received in 2013/14 – £35,100
  • Amount of pupil premium received in 2012/13 – £23,400


Pupil Premium 2017/18

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18


Pupil Premium 2016/17

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17


Strategy in respect of PP allocation for the 2016/17

Now in our new school, the management will continue to look closely at the progress and attainment of our PP children through the termly progress meeting.

Additional adult, group or individual support for PP children will be made available where necessary.

We are accountable for the way we use Pupil Premium and must demonstrate impact.


Autumn Term Progress 2016

Autumn 2          
Whole School summary Cohort Reading Writing Maths Overall
Boys 89 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2
Girls 98 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2
PP 41 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.1
EAL 73 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2
EMA 148 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2
SEN 11 1.0 0.9 1.2 1.0
Overall 187 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2


Pupil Premium children have made on average the same amount of progress in comparison to their peers.


GOVERNOR VISIT - Pupil Premium - Autumn Term 2016

Ola Olomo - As the governor responsible for Pupil Premium, I visited Anna Sully, the School Business Manager as well as Julia Murphy, Deputy Head to discuss Pupil Premium.

Anna was able to provide evidence to demonstrate that the Pupil Premium was being used creatively and effectively to ensure those specific children had access to extra resources to ensure any identified gaps were bridged to help them attain the required outcomes.Significant differences made to the learning and progress of disadvantaged pupils has been consistently highlighted.

Julia also explained how teaching staff ensure the Pupil Premium children are provided with adequate support within the classroom in order to help bridge identified gaps in learning. It is highly evident how passionate Julia was about ensuring Pupil Premium children, as well as all other children, are given every opportunity to receive the best education.

After speaking with Anna and Julia, I am extremely satisfied that the Pupil Premium funding is being used creatively to make an impact on children entitled to FSM with strong evidence to support this.


Pupil Premium 2015/16

Impact at KS2 - 2015/16

The impact of that expenditure in respect of Pupil Premium 2015/6- PP attainment scores - all above National:

Attainment                         National for all children

Reading - 83%                      66%

Writing - 83%                        74%

Maths - 83%                         70%


Summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils

We at Our Lady of Grace feel that there should be no barriers to learning for any of our children.

Where necessary, Pupil Premium children who are SEN or who are more abled will be afforded the tailored support needed for them to achieve their full potential. 

The school measures the impact during termly Pupil Progress meetings. Effect of the expenditure is looked annually.

To see a more detailed breakdown of spend for 2015/16 please click on the link below:

Use of Pupil Premium 2015/16


Mayor’s London Schools’ Gold Club 2015/16

The school has been recognised for its exceptional achievement, particularly with efforts with those children eligible for Pupil Premium and with low attainment during the academic year 2015/16.

We received letters of congratulations from David Laws MP, on our KS2 results for our disadvantaged pupils since 2012 and from the Education Commission with regard to our Pupil Premium (click on the link below to view the letters in full).


Pupil Premium 2014/15

Impact - 2014/15

EYFSP – all 3 PP pupils achieved GLD.

Phonics – 2/3 PP pupils (67%) achieved the required standard in Year 1 and 6/6 PP pupils (100%) had achieved the required standard by the end of Year 2.

KS1 Attainment: The 6 pupils matched their classmates in writing and Maths and only lagged behind slightly in Maths. They exceeded the others nationally in all areas.

KS2 Attainment: All 9 pupils made expected progress with 6 making more than expected progress.

Summary: The disadvantaged pupils in all subjects put them well ahead of other children nationally.

The pupil premium funding has been used extremely effectively.

To see a more detailed breakdown of spend for 2014/15 please click on the link below:

Use of Pupil Premium 2014-15

We received a letter of congratulations from Anne Bamford, Director for the Catholic Commission, on our results, especially our disadvantaged pupils. See attached.


Pupil Premium 2013/14

The Pupil Premium appears to have been used well – ‘Disadvantaged pupils outperformed other pupils nationally in reading and maths but had similar attainment to ‘other pupils nationally in writing’. (School Improvement Partner: Nov 2014).

Pupil Premium in KS1

The percentage of disadvantaged children was lower than the national average. The gap in achievement has decreased since 2013, but was slightly higher than it was in 2012 in all subjects and Reading and Writing. In Maths, the gap has reduced so that the attainment of both groups is similar –RAISEonline 2014

Pupil Premium in KS2

Pupil Premium monies appears to be used well. The disadvantaged children had, on average made nearly 2 NC points (2 terms) more progress than seen nationally. In particular the more able disadvantaged children made outstanding progress compared to other children nationally – RAISEonline 2014


Pupil Premium 2012/13

Disadvantaged pupils outperformed national averages in Maths and Reading, but were broadly in line within Reading.

Pupil Premium 2011/12

FSM pupils made outstanding progress in both English and Mathematics in 2012. As a result, their attainment was much higher than the national average for all pupils, although fewer pupils reached Level 5 when compared with others in the class. This suggests highly effective use of Pupil Premium funding.

Mayor’s London Schools’ Gold Club

The school has been recognised for its exceptional achievement, particularly with efforts with those children eligible for pupil premium and with low attainment. As a result, it has been identified as a Gold Club member.

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