Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2022

Our Pupil Premium Lead is Mrs Mary Davies.

Nominated governor: Mehnaz Rashid

Amount of Pupil Premium funding for academic year 2021-2022.

Number of pupilsAmount
18 children eligible for disadvantaged funding£1345 x 18
4 children eligible for service funding£310 x 4
7 children eligible for LAC or post LAC funding£2345 x 7
Total amount of funding received£41,865

The school is also in receipt of a very small amount of Early Years Pupil Premium funding which supports pupils in Nursery.

Detailed Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-2022 and Review of 2020-2021

This includes intended outcomes, success criteria, actions/activity, rationale and evidence for academic years 2021/2022 to 2024/2025. This year’s strategy will be updated following each review throughout the year. Evidence for the rationale is taken from the Education Endowment Fund research, school data and other sources. Each strategy and spending element focuses on Teaching, Targeted Academic Support and Wider Strategies.

Brief Summary:


St Francis of Assisi C of E Primary School values the talents, abilities and achievements of all of our pupils. The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum which enables the celebration of the achievements of all of our pupils regardless of their background.

At St Francis of Assisi C of E Primary, we are committed to ensuring that pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds or pupils with a parent(s) in the armed forces make good progress and achieve high attainment across all subject areas.

The targeted and strategic use of the pupil premium funding allows us to support these children to overcome their barriers to learning, raise their motivation and self-esteem so that they lead happy and fulfilled lives and flourish within and beyond our school.

We will consider the challenges faced by any vulnerable pupils, including those who have a social worker, pupils who have faced adversity and young carers. The activity we have outlined in this statement is also intended to support their needs, regardless of whether they are disadvantaged or not.

We also recognise that not all pupils that are eligible for pupil premium funding will have lower attainment than that of their peers. In these cases, St Francis of Assisi C of E Primary School is committed to ensuring these children are maximising their individual potential. Here at St Francis of Assisi, we focus on supporting all children and ensuring they achieve the highest individual levels of success.

Our strategy is also integral to wider school plans for education recovery, notably in its targeted support through the National Tutoring Programme for pupils whose education has been worst affected, including non-disadvantaged pupils.

How will the school measure the impact of the Pupil Premium?

All staff at St Francis of Assisi C of E Primary School have made a commitment to focus on the progress and achievements of pupils in receipt Pupil Premium Funding. This is be supported by the Pupil Premium Lead. The school regularly collects data, and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment will be used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention. Parents’/carers’ views will also be taken on a regular basis. On a termly basis, the school will review the impact of actions taken and will plan for how the funding will be specifically allocated over the next phase. Our approach will be responsive to common challenges and individual needs, rooted in robust diagnostic assessment, not assumptions about the impact of disadvantage.

All pupils will be given the support the need to make progress and have barriers removed, not just those eligible for the PP funding.  On a termly basis, the school will review the impact of actions taken and will plan for how the funding will be specifically allocated over the next phase.

Pupil Premium Funding and the impact of this will be part of Governing Body meeting agendas and discussions.

Identified challenges

St Francis of Assisi Primary School has identified the key challenges to achievement that we have identified among our disadvantaged pupils:


  1. Social and emotional wellbeing – the emotional wellbeing of our children (including developmental vulnerabilities through attachment difficulties) or their ability to socialise appropriately, potentially affecting their ability to learn and make progress, supporting those children who have parents on tour/away from home.
  2. Rates of progress – the number of children making accelerated progress, reaching ELGs at EYFS, achieving national benchmarks at KS1 and 2.
  3. Speech and language – skills that are not secure in EYFS, impacting on reading and/or writing progress.
  4. Access to enrichment activities – educational experiences such as trips, extra-curricular clubs, to help develop life skills, aspirations and participation in physical activities. This supports with ‘poverty proofing’.
  5. Punctuality and attendance – external factors impacting on this.

Due to low numbers of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding, specific data has been provided in a limited format to ensure anonymity for pupils across school. We wish to ensure that equality for all is prevalent at St Francis of Assisi Church of England Primary School.

Key expenditure – how the allocation will be spent for the period Sept 21-Sept 22. Additions will be made following each period of review.

Area of spendFocusTotal allocation
Targeted Academic Support£12,000
Wider Strategies£13,000
Total: £48,090
Additional funds taken from school budget.


Date of Pupil Premium Strategy Reviews:

September 2021                                  November 2021

January 2022                                      April 2022

July 2022

Please click on the link(s) below to download/view details from previous years:-

Pupil Premium Funding 2020-2021 (Impact is on the current strategy – see above).

Pupil Premium Funding and Impact 2019-2020

Pupil Premium Funding and Impact 2018-2019

Pupil Premium Funding and Impact 2017-2018

Pupil Premium Funding and Impact 2016 -2017

Pupil Premium Funding and Outcomes 2015-2016