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Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-22


St Mary’s C.E. Primary School

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure: 2020/21

Based on Ofsted Questions and 2020/21 cohort of children

This report is reviewed annually in the Autumn Term


The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011 which is a specific grant based on the school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for Free School Meals or children who are Looked After (in the care of the local authority). Children whose parents serve in the armed forces are also eligible for this premium. In 2012 – 13 it has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years. 

This money is additional to main school funding and we use it to address any underlying inequalities between groups of children by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.


Pupil Premium Report 2020/21

What are we doing to accelerate the progress of pupils who are eligible for PPG and how successful have they been?

This money is used to help provide for the following initiatives:

  • Teaching Assistant Support: to help children have secure knowledge of the basic skills in Mathematics and English.
  • Funding to support school trips including the Year 6 trips: to enhance the curriculum, ensuring the children are able to participate on trips and to give pupils the opportunity to experience new and challenging activities.
  • One to One Tuition: to help children achieve their best in maths and English through support on an individual basis.
  • Funding Club Activities: to ensure the children are able to take part, to provide them with the opportunity to develop new skills and experience new challenging activities.
  • Pastoral and Play Therapy Support: this one to one or small group support assists with social and emotional aspects of learning and helps to create confident learners who enjoy all aspects of learning and school life. This has included the funding of training two Emotional Literacy Support Assistants. 
  • Establishment of permanently set up provision for pastoral and play therapy
  • Staff Training in targeted areas e.g.  Attachment and Trauma
  • Funding to pay for assessments by the Educational Psychologist
  • Introduction of Zones of Regulation and relational behaviour management systems following the full return to education after the Covid pandemic



Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG


Total amount of PPG received


(based on January 2021 School Census)





  • Individual: The success of the programmes we have in place is demonstrated in our internal data with all pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant making good progress from their starting points. Emotional Literacy Support Assistants carry out the ELSA assessments at the start of interventions so that support can be targeted effectively.  Confidence of all pupils is increasing as a result of the targeted support. Use of the Zones of regulation has enabled pupils to adapt well to being in the classroom again and has given them the vocabulary to talk about their emotions.
  • National impact cannot be measured currently as there have been no statutory assessments since 2019. 


Please use the below link to apply for Free School meals (Pupil premium) for your child