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 and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Pupil premium funding is allocated to children who are registered for free school meals or who have received free school meals in the past six years. It also includes children who have been looked after in care continuously for the past six months. It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

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.

Parents are urged to register for free school meals even if you do not intend to make use of the service. We still receive the funding and it will be used to target support for all children registered.


Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG)


Total number of pupils on role


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG


Amount of PPG received per pupil


Amount of PPG per pupil for Children Looked After


Total amount of PPG received



The main barriers to educational achievement at St. Augustine's could include emotional well-being and lack of resources to support learning at home. 


   Nature of support 2017/18


Specialist Teacher support – working on a one to one, small group or advisory basis. 

Higher Level Teaching Assistant-led interventions to address specific need in Mathematics or Literacy. 

Teaching Assistant-led intervention programmes for small groups or pairs of children, focusing on key phonic skills and/or key mathematical concepts. 

    Additional Teaching Assistant support within the classroom, including focused 1:1 sessions under the direction of the class teacher. 


    Some children receive a programme of therapy to support their  emotional needs.


    Subsidies to enable pupil premium pupils to participate in residential visits, cultural outings and curriculum based outings.


    All pupil premium children are offered a sports club and music lesson to raise self esteem and create new opportunities for skills for life. 


    One complete school uniform is provided by the school.



   Curriculum focus of pupil premium spending 2017/18   


Support within the classroom by Teaching Assistants, especially with Literacy and Mathematics.


Key skills in Literacy which are the focus of intervention groups outside the classroom include:-   

  1. Phonic skills for reading and spelling, including the use of Nessy
  2. Comprehension including the use of Reading for Meaning.
  3. Additional reading to an adult
  4. Support to develop writing skills


Key skills in Mathematics which are the focus of intervention groups outside the classroom include:-   

  1. Knowledge and use of multiplication tables
  2. Recognition of place value supported by use of base 10 equipment
  3. Marking maths homework in streamed groups  


     Measuring the impact of pupil premium spending     

The progress of pupil premium children is tracked on a termly basis and is discussed with teachers during our pupil progress meetings.

Where progress is not as expected, support is adjusted in         conjunction with class teachers and teaching assistants.

The progress of all children including those in receipt of pupil premium funding is reported to the governors’ standards committee.

The date of the next review of the school's pupil premium strategy will be September 2018.  




Pupil Premium 2016/17  


Last year's funding was spent on employing a Higher Learning Teaching Assistant to support children with Literacy and Numeracy and with a programme of interventions to support emotional well being.

Some children's funding was used for music lessons and extra curricular sports clubs. 

Children's school trips were funded by pupil premium.