Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium funding supports the way St Philip’s School can provide for key groups of children to achieve their full potential. The funding is used to provide a range of experiences for children to meet their needs. Some children need extra support and we use the Pupil Premium to ensure that we can provide support for this.


Pupil Premium funding is allocated each year (beginning on 1st April). The funding is based on the number of children who are eligible in October and revised in January.

Children eligible for the Pupil Premium:

  • Children eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the last 6 years. (Ever 6)
  • Looked After Children (LAC)
  • Reception children eligible for Free School Meals

What is the current allocation of Pupil Premium?

The current allocation of funding is £110, 814. (75 FSM Ever 6, 5 LAC, 7 EYs) 

What are the barriers to achievement faced by eligible pupils at St Philip’s?

The following barriers have been identified:

  • Low levels of spoken language from early stages of development
  • Lack of parent confidence in how to support their children at home
  • Few opportunities to access quality resources for reading
  • Fewer opportunities to experience a range of activities beyond school
  • Lower than average attendance
  • Health-related issues that impact on school attendance or requiring additional support and pastoral time
  • Difficulties outside of school; e.g., bereavement, broken family structures, safeguarding/welfare concerns including involvement from Children’s services

Expenditure and Impact of Pupil Premium last year:

See the impact report that can be downloaded on the left hand side. 

Planned spending:

To see how we are planning to spend this year's pupil premium funding, please click on Pupil Premium Strategy on the left hand side of the page. 

Date of review: 

The impact of the work we carry out this year will be reviewed in December 2018. This will be following the publication of validated data. 


Sports Premium

During the 2016/17 academic year our sports premium budget was £8590. This funding continued to help part fund an HLTA for the PE lead role. This allowed the HLTA to deliver all PE sessions in school. We believe that this has led to consistent high quality approach to PE across the school. Our primary focus for this academic year was Health and Wellbeing. With this funding we were able to consistently achieve targets relating to the health and wellbeing of pupils in school as we were able to buy some whole school pupil activity days. This engaged the pupils into a variety of activities which we were later able to build on by running specific clubs – like scooter club. Activities in which we bought in using our sport premium are as follow:

  • Freddy Fit (£360)
  • Scooter Fun Day (£450)
  • Minibus usage for competitions  (£100)
  • Bronze package with Salford School Sports Partnerships (£600)

For the first time we were able to achieve the silver kite mark award for PE. This is an excellent achievement for our school.

For this up and coming academic year, 2017/18 we will be receiving double the funding in line with all schools in the country. This means we will receive £17, 460. We will continue to part fund our HLTA for the PE lead role. We plan to maintain our silver kite mark award in PE.

This year our primary focus is to raise the profile of PE and Sport in school whilst maintaining our health and wellbeing priority. With the increase in funding we will also be looking at developing extracurricular activities with particular focus on our lunchtime activities and alternative sports

  • Purchasing improved playground equipment to promote team work and collaboration (£6000)
  • To provide training opportunities for staff to promote physical activity (£500)
  • Travel to and from competitions and sports venues to provide greater opportunities to utilise other venues (£500)
  • Bronze package for LA support to develop the PE and Sport team (£650)
  • After School Opportunities
  • HLTA Sports Coach Funding