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Our Lady's Catholic Academy

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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

What is it?

The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children that have been in care for more than six months or children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. The Government currently allocates £1320 per child that qualifies.

Why has it been introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.

For the academic year September 2014 to July 2015 our school received £84,800 of Pupil Premium funding. The percentage of our pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is: 29%. The national percentage is 17.6% (Primary academies). We are anticipating Pupil Premium for 2015-2016 to be £82,000 based on numbers on roll in September 2015.

Pupil Premium for Early Years children will be allocated in the same way as Pupil Premium but at a reduced amount of £300 per child, until the term after the child turns 5, when they will receive the full £1320. We plan to use this funding to provide additional 1-2-1 learning resource as well as purchasing educational resources, in line with the new Foundation Stage Curriculum.

From 2014 - 2016 we used the Pupil Premium in the following ways:

  • To purchase a class set of IPads to support Reading and SPAG work in the classroom, with a particular focus on Year 3 and Year 6 MA pupils.
  • To support the employment of a full time HSLW to support pupils and families across the school.
  • Curriculum related enrichment activities; including music tuition, school/residential visits and additional resources that will also support home learning.
  • Funded breakfast club places to support attendance.
  • To deliver spelling booster groups for Year 3 in particular.
  • To employ external Tutors to deliver booster groups for the MA pupils in maths and literacy in Years 4, 5 and 6.


In 2016-2017 we plan to use the Pupil Premium as follows:

  • To employ external Tutors to deliver booster groups for all pupils in maths and literacy in Years 6.
  • Funded breakfast club places to support attendance.
  • To support the employment of a full time HSLW to support pupils and families across the school.
  • To support the employment of a part time Learning Mentor.
  • Curriculum related enrichment activities; including music tuition, school/residential visits and additional resources that will also support home learning.

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OLCA PP STATEMENT 2016-2017.pdfDownload
Pupil Premium Funding Plan 2016-17.pdfDownload
PP action plan 2015.pdfDownload
Pupil Premium Funding and Impact 2015 2016.pdfDownload
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