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Pupil Premium 2020/2021

The  Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding to raise attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.  It  is allocated for children from low-income families, many of whom are  eligible for Free School Meals, children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months or children eligible for service child premium in any of the previous 4 years

Funding allocations

£1320 per pupil for FSM pupils aged 4 and over in Rec to Year 6

£1900 per pupil for each post-LAC full time equivalent (managed by virtual school head and to be used for PEP)

£302.10  early years pupil premium (EYPP) for disadvantaged eligible 3-4 year olds accessing 570 hours of early years education.

This document details the proposed strategy and spend of the Pupil Premium 2020/21 in support of closing the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers at St Albert’s.

Allocation for 2020/21

For the Year 2020/21 St Albert’s Primary School has been allocated Pupil Premium funds of £151,985 plus £2,345 for Lac, £620 for Service and £3, 323EYFS children which totals £158,273


  • We will ensure that the PPG is used effectively to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children
  • We will consider closely the barrier to learning that disadvantaged children in St Albert’s face  We will ensure that approaches used are evidenced based and adequately monitored.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.

 Self -Assessment

 School self assessment resulted in the identification of the following barriers to learning 

 High percentage of SEN PP and Low number of HA

  1. Low attainment/progress for PP children especially in reading and maths
  2. Poor oral skills
  3. Behaviour including poor attitudes to learning and lack of engagement
  4. Poor exposure to experiences which impacts on oral skills, understanding, reading and writing
  5. Attendance
  6. Family engagement

This year we are also incorporating the catch up and vulnerabilities caused by COVID and Lockdown

Z – Covid related issues

School self assessment resulted in the identification of the need for the following key objectives

  1. Quality first teaching in reading, writing and maths – to raise attainment by improving teaching and learning.
  2. Targeted support to raise attainment- to ensure that PP children have access to a range of intervention and support strategies.
  3. Family engagement and support- to develop approaches which do no PP due to lack of family engagement and support and to seek approaches which encourage families to support their child’s learning
  4. Widening of opportunities – to provide a range of opportunities for pupils to access learning opportunities and widen their experiences. This will impact upon their attainment oral skills, reading skills, well being self esteem and confidence and also raise their aspirations.
  5. Social and emotional support
  6. Improving Speech and language throughout the school with an emphasis on improving vocabulary
  7. COVID vulnerabilities

i. Key Objective -Quality of teaching for all


Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

What is the evidence and rationale for this choice?

Staff Lead



Monitoring and Evaluations

Quality teaching in reading Raise in attainment

Read, Write Inc CPD

This is a long term strategy.

This will benefit all KS1children.

The Sutton trust Toolkit states  that evidence suggests supporting phonics +4 and reading +5 has a moderate impact for very low costs. The school is committed to the RWInc projects and CPD for all staff. 



Improved attainment in reading in KS1evough assessment data Course evaluations



Quality 1st Teaching in maths Raise in


Maths CPD  – to develop maths mastery approach via maths hub and oaks training for all teachers

 This is a long term strategy  which will impact upon the whole school.

The Sutton trust Toolkit

states  that evidence suggests mastery learning projects  +5 has a moderate impact for very low costs.

TFL Project with Maths Hub and Power Maths Scheme

Maths Co-


Improved attainment/progress in maths across the school


Quality teaching for 

Year 6

Raise in KS2


Intensive support for identified classes ie Year 6 (or vulnerable classes as per data)

PT teacher funded  from Jan -July         

This will have short term benefits but a long term impact.

This will impact upon

Literacy and Numeracy results This will support eventual  transition to high school.

The Sutton trust Toolkit states  that evidence suggests small group tuition +4 has a moderate impact for moderate costs.


Improved attainment progress in KS2 Sats


Quality 1st teaching in EYFS.




EYFS Support – PT additional adult to support oral skills, behaviour and transition in Nursery or Reception.


This will have long term benefits for the EYFS children.

The Sutton trust Toolkit states  that evidence suggests supporting early years intervention phonics +5 has a moderate impact but that cost can be high. 





Improved oral skills observed. Progress made in








Total Budgeted Cost  £45,000

Pupil Premium strategy 20-21

Click these links for more information on 2019 -20 funding

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