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The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to underachievement.  These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals (FSM), those who have been adopted and children of armed service personnel.  The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.

In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated directly to schools and is clearly identifiable.  It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

Schools are required to report on the funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of work.

In 2016/17 academic year, St Paul’s CE Primary School will receive £87,186 

This was used as follows:

  • To provide one-to-one or small group tuition for targeted pupils.
  • To ensure that we have a part time teaching assistant (Elkan trained) who can provide daily 1:1 tuition for  pupils as required
  • To enable our SENDCo/Inclusion Manager to provide a targeted level of support to some of our most vulnerable children so as they can make the progress expected of them.
  • To subsidise educational visits, including residentials, for example by funding with transport, board and lodgings.
  • To support with subsidies to Breakfast Club, School Milk, After School Clubs and School Uniform.
  • To embed our work on the Primary Writing Project.


Impact is monitored throughout the year and a final review is completed against results in July of each year.

Finding from Review July 2017

For some children these subsidies have a huge impact on their self –esteem and confidence as well as an increased and sustained attendance and reduction in lateness. The table below illustrates the narrowing of the gap between Pupil Premium children and other based on the validated 2017 results.

docx iconNarrowing the gap data 2016-2017.docx (15.3KB)

In 2017/18 academic year, St Paul’s CE Primary School will receive approximately £79,816. Please see the table below for how we intend to allocate this funding.

docx iconPupil Premium plan 2017-2018.docx (19.7KB)

In 2018/19 academic year, St Paul’s CE Primary School will receive approximately £68216. 

Free School Meals

Bradford Metropolitan Council Free School Meals Information