Pupil Premium Reports

Projected Spend

In order to identify projects that demonstrate the greatest impact on learning, the school has used a calculation tool from the Sutton Trust.  The Sutton Trust was founded in 1997 by Sir Peter Lampl to improve social mobility through education. As well as being a think-tank, the Sutton Trust is a ‘do-tank,’ having funded over 200 programmes, commissioned over 170 research studies and influenced Government education policy by pushing social mobility to the top of the political agenda.  Their calculation tool considers intervention strategies (such as use of adults or constructive feedback) and weighs their cost/impact versus the potential it can accelerate a child's learning measured in +/- months progress. Not all interventions have a positive impact. St Paul's seeks to use strategies that provide both the best impact within a limited budget.



Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure:

Report: 2017-18


Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG


Total amount of PPG received


Impact of Pupil Premium 2017-18


There are 22 children who are registered as Pupil Premium across the school. This is not an even distribution. For example there are 6 PP children in Year 2 and 1PP child in Year 1. Of the 22 children, 1 is a new arrival (spring term). 


There are 14 children registered as SEN Support. As with Pupil Premium, this is not an even distribution across the school with the largest group in Y6 (4 pupils).  SEN Support includes children with EHCPs.


Reading – steps progress

Writing – steps progress

Maths – steps progress

PP Average

Non-PP Average

School Average

PP Average

Non-PP Average

School Average

PP Average

Non-PP Average

School Average










In all subjects Pupil Premium children are just above class average/non-PP pupils. Of the three subjects writing is the weakest, though it is still at age expected progress of 4 steps on average and is not significantly behind maths or reading.

Given that PP pupils make better than expected progress and exceed both comparison groups (school average, non-pp average), the school believes that the deployment of the Pupil Premium grant is used effectively.


Projection of spend for 2018-19


  • 28 pupils x £1320 per pupil = £36,960
  • 1 Service pupils x £300 = £300
  • Total: £37,260


  • Pupil Premium – PP

The Sutton Trust Pupil Premium Toolkit is a summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. The Toolkit currently covers over 30 topics, each summarised in terms of their average impact on attainment, the strength of the evidence supporting them and their cost. It has been recommended by the DfE and Ofsted as a valuable resource in prioritising pupil premium spending.

Rationale: St Paul’s has lower than average numbers of PP pupils (14% which is well below National Averages and local averages). This figure is highest in the years Y3 and below.  Classes with fewer than 5 in the PP group (and therefore statistically hard to measure) include Y2, 4, 5 and 6.

Identified Support

Sutton Trust Evidence of Impact



Intended Impact


4 months – low cost

LSA Interventions


4 hours weekly LSA time

= £3344

Small group targeted to support identified learning gaps



Letters and sounds grouping EYFS & KS1

2 hours weekly Teacher Support = £3,600

To support children with early phonics in small groups

Reading comprehension strategies and maths skills

+5 months – low cost

LSA maths Interventions in Y5 and Y6

6 hours weekly LSA time

= £5016

To increase progress in core subject skills



Early comprehension skills Y2

2 hours weekly Teacher Support = £3,600

To provide focused comprehension skills to ensure at least ARE is attained


4 months – low cost

Teacher intervention Y2, Y4 and Y6

4 hours weekly Teacher Support = £7200

To increase progress in core subject skills


+4 months – moderate costs


2x EP £350 = £700

To provide EP reports

Social and Emotional

4 months – low cost

School Counsellor

£35 x 35 x 2 pupils = £2450

To reduce anxiety and behaviour concerns

Working at Greater Depth

+5 months – medium cost

Music lessons

10 x £50 per term x 3 = £1500


To provide opportunities of music tuition to low income families

Outdoor adventure learning, before and after school club

+3 months – high cost

Breakfast and after school support

Identified funding breakfast club: £7752

To provide breakfast for pupils to ensure they are ready for a day’s learning.



Extended journey provision

4 x £90

5 x £390

Total: 2310


To provide children from low income families with extra curricula support to enrich their out of school learning and after school experiences.

Oral language intervention

+5 months – medium impact

English Speaking Board

15 x £30 = £450

To provide an opportunity to raise personal oral speaking skills

Sports Participation

+2 months – low impact, low cost

Team games


To raise self esteem

Parental involvement

+3 months – moderate impact, moderate cost



To include the whole family in the learning journey

Feedback to pupils

+8 months – moderate cost, very high impact

Pupil Progress meetings with Y4 and 6 (identified high need)

6x 0.5 teacher cover (£110) = £660

Through focussed feedback to accelerate progress in writing