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 £108, 565. (77 FSM Ever 6, 3 LAC, 3 EYs) 

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

The following barriers have been identified:

  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and wellbeing
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on academic achievement
  • 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:

Last year and this year's spending will be focused on providing additional resources and staffing to address the impact of COVID-19. Resourcing for remote learning, providing the staffing for additional interventions and purchasing additional targeted resources has been the focus to address any identified barriers to learning.

Impact reports have been written to reflect the progress against the objectives in both the Pupil Premium and Catch Up Premium funding reports. This work is ongoing to focus on "recovery" post-pandemic however, it is clear that there has been progress in the use of each funding stream to promote the improvement priorities. There has been a focus on preparing children for the next phases of their education and on health and wellbeing. The impact reports can be accessed via the downloads on the left hand side of this page. 

Planned spending:

School have continued to prioritise additional resourcing to provide remote learning and address any barriers to learning. Staff deployment has been focused on addressing barriers particularly in health and wellbeing and in challenging any gaps in learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date of review: 

The impact of the work we carry out this year will be reviewed in September with unvalidated data and then finalised in December, following the publication of validated data. 

Sports Premium

For the up and coming academic year, the sport premium allocation is £8,660. We plan to continue part funding an HLTA for the PE role. We believe that this allows consistent high quality PE delivery in school. We will continue to focus on health and wellbeing in school with a particular emphasis on our emotional health and the benefit that an active lifestyle can bring. Some of the things we will be looking to use this funding for are:

·         Bronze package for LA support to develop the PE and Sport team (£650)

·         Continued Professional Development Qualifications for staff

·         Offering a wider range of activities in the PE Curriculum; including caving, canoeing, street sports (parkour; scooters etc); working with external agencies and mental health and wellbeing activities.

·         To promote health week, mental health week and additional activity experience days

·        Provide top up swimming lessons for KS2 children - to provided them with extra opportunity to achieve the national curriculum standard for confidence and safety in water

For the 2018/19 academic year we received £17,320. We continued to part fund our HLTA for the PE lead role. We achieved the Silver Kitemark award for the second year running.

Last year our primary focus was to raise the profile of PE and Sport in school whilst maintaining our health and wellbeing priority. With the increase in funding we looked at developing extracurricular activities with particular focus on our lunchtime activities and alternative sports. We:

·         Bronze package for LA support to develop the PE and Sport team (£650)

·         New fencing equipment to introduce a new sport to pupils  (£500)

·         Continued Professional Development Qualifications for staff

·         Offering a wider range of activities in the PE Curriculum

·         To promote health week and additional activity experience days

o    Archery

o    Quidditch

o    Wrestling

·       Traveling to and from competitions and sports venues to provide greater opportunities to utilise  other venues (£500)

·       After School Opportunities