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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium Report to Parents 


The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant based on the

school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to Year 11. For looked

after children the Pupil premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns

(SSDA903). A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in

the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of

these pupils.

For further information please visit the DFE website

For direct information regarding their child parents should contact the Head Teacher.

To help us ensure that we are able to claim the correct level of funding, please ask at the school office for a form and return it once completed.

The Pupil Premium grant is additional to main school funding and it will be used by Sutton St James School in the following ways:


Objectives for Pupil Premium in Sutton St James School

At Sutton St James CP School we are committed to remove the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils.

1. We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the Pupil Premium (PP) pupils and that it

makes a significant impact on their education and lives.

2. The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the

progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.

3. The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievements of Pupil

Premium pupils and their peers.

4. Sutton St James School will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities

between children eligible for Pupils Premium and others.


School Policy

The Headteacher and governing body have agreed a policy for Pupil Premium to guide the use of

funds and to ensure that it represents value for money.



The Headteacher and appointed Pupil Premium Governor (Mrs Vicki Newton) will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put into place for Pupil Premium and report to the governing body on its progress and impact.


The range of provision the school has used the Pupil Premium Grant for includes:

  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher/TA focused on overcoming gaps in learning.
  • The major focus of our work through the Pupil Premium is aimed at accelerating pupil progress in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Pupil Premium resources used to target able children on FSM to exceed ARE at the end of KS1 and KS2.
  • Whole staff training
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities which have included subsidised day visits and workshops in school and also residential visits in Upper KS2.
  • Supporting transition arrangements for pupils new to the school.


For more information on how Sutton St James CP School is using the Pupil Premium funding to help ensure PP children receive the additional support they need to ensure they achieve or exceed National Expectations at the end of each Key Stage, please click on the following document. 

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