St Paul’s Church of England Primary School
Caring for all. Growing with God

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is funding given to schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

This funding is additional and is spent on extra provision.  This can include paying for an additional teacher or for additional resources.

Pupils are eligible for the Pupil Premium if they:

  • Are currently or have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years.
  • Are ‘looked after’ children.
  • Are children of service personnel. (This group currently receives a lower amount)

Despite the introduction of the Universal Free School Meals Offer for Infant pupils from September 2014, families must still make an application for ‘Free school meals’ if they are eligible, in order for their child to qualify for the pupil premium.

Schools are held accountable for how they spend the pupil premium through Ofsted Inspection and a statutory requirement to publish income and academic attainment on their websites.  The pupil premium report for our school can be found at the foot of this page.

In 2016-17 we used the Pupil Premium Grant in a variety of ways, including:

-providing small group tuition and 1:1 tuition in maths and English;
-developing speaking and listening skills as well as a curiosity for learning through a series of local area visits with Years 1&2, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 6;
-developing links with charities and organisations which focus on raising aspirations and supporting effective learning behaviours; and
-purchasing additional teaching resources.

Series of local area visits:

In February, a group of Year 6 children visited Heidelberg Graphic Equipment Ltd in Brentford to learn about the prepress and commercial printing.  They were taken through all the stages of the commercial printing process and watched million pound printing presses printing an image created by one child in the group.  The children had a fascinating time.  Please see the link to the news item here to read about the trip and follow links to the photos.

In April, a group of Year 3 children visited John’s Boatworks in Brentford.  The children were very inquisitive and found out how lots of different machines and tools are used to work the wood to build into boats.  They were shown how a boat is steered and also how the old paint is removed.  Like many other artists who visit Lot’s Ait, the children sat under the willow trees and sketched the boatyard.  For the full news item and links to the photos, click here.

In June, a group of children from Years 1 and 2 visited the kitchen gardens at Chiswick House.  The children took part in a gardening workshop, which they really enjoyed.  They searched for fruit and vegetables and tasted some fruit.  They planted and watered seeds to take home and learnt all about the life cycle of bees.  They learnt about composting and looked inside a wormery.  They even weeded the garden.  Please visit here for the news item and photos.

At the end of June, Year 5 enjoyed a visit to Hen Corner in Brentford.  The children were shown a beehive and learnt how the brood is kept separate from the food.  The children learnt how vital bees are in our lives.  They also looked around the kitchen garden, smelt lavender and sketched what they saw.  The children were treated with homemade lavender biscuits and blackcurrant cordial and even tasted some delicious honey.  For the full news item and the photos, please click here.

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