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St Swithun's Church of England Primary Academy

Valuing individuals, aspiring and achieving together in faith

Pupil Premium

Our mission is the same for all children and encapusalted in our St Swithun's motto:

Valuing individuals, aspiring and achieving together in faith.

  • What is Pupil Premium Funding?

All schools receive additional funding known as Pupil Premium Funding. Pupil Premium Funding is to be used to put in place strategies which help raise the attainment of schools most vulnerable children diminishing the differences between them and other pupils. A schools allocated pupil premium funding is calculated by the number of children in our school who are eligible for free school meals,  who are looked after in care or from an Armed forces family.

All schools in receipt of pupil premium funding are required annually to publish on the school website a 'Pupil Premium Strategy Overview' explaining how the schools current pupil premium allocation is spent. 

  • How do we spend the Pupil Premium funding in order to give our children the best opportunities to thrive and to achieve?

Our objectives for spending pupil premium is raising attainment and achievement of pupils to ensure they make at least expected progress through:

1. Enhanced curriculum provision to engage all pupils and to increase progress in Literacy and Mathematics from childrens relevant starting points.
2. Providing social and emotional support / interventions to maintain our good attendance and behaviour
3. Enhanced curricular opportunities which continue learning and social interaction beyond the school day.
4. Personalised learning – including intervention linked to academic, social and aso mental health and well-being.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2020-2021 outlines the budget and how we intend to spend this allocation. 

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21

Pupil Premium Strategy and Impact statement 2019-20

The allocation of Pupil Premium Funds in the Academic Year 2019-20 was  £47,520

Below is a breakdown of how the school used  the grant:

Initiative Projected cost
Intervention teacher (1:1 and small group precision teaching) £7,854
Teaching Assistants (Nurture, 1:1 and small group precision teaching) £29,655
Updating synthetic phonics reading scheme £1,500
Purchase of PSHE and Music schemes £699
Further Big Maths training £1,000
Further English CPD (vocabulary, reciprocal reading, spelling/phonics £2,000
Contribution towards Partnership Collaboration events  £1,500
Extra-curricular Computing club  £900
Subsidy for Homework Project resources     £500
Marvellous Me App to improve parental engagement  £400
Behaviour, attendance and achievement awards/rewards £1,500
Total £47,508