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St John Fisher Primary a Catholic Voluntary Academy, Sheffield
Advent Week 2: We pray for God's peace in our world, in our country, in our city, in our families and in our lives, in our hearts - as we light the second purple candle on our wreaths... | Our 'Statement to Live By' is: Simple things make me happy! | Parent View: Don't forget that you can share your views about our school directly with OFSTED and us at any point by following the link on our website Thank you. | Assessment Point 2: The next round of children's assessments take place during the week commencing 10-12-18. Thank you. | Christmas Cards: All Christmas cards should be left in special post box in the foyer next to the School Office. Please ensure that every envelope has the recipient’s first name, last name (if known) and class written clearly on them.Thank you. | School Christmas Dinner 2018 This year the children will enjoy their Christmas lunch on Wednesday 19th December 2017. Please do not forget to order your the meals in time so that they do not miss out! Thank you.
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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools where there are children from low-income families who are currently eligible for Free School meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after by the local authority continuously for more than six months.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit to support these pupils. However, we will be accountable for how we have used the additional funding and from September 2012 we are required to publish online information about how we have used the premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the Premium and the extra support that pupils receive.


  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups: this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. In addition some pupils who do not receive free school meals may have some significant barriers to learning.
  • We reserve the right to allocate funding to support any pupil who has legitimately been identified as being disadvantaged or at risk of being unable to access learning effectively.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated on a needs basis, linked to analysis of outcomes for pupils. Limited funding and resources may mean that not all children who receive free school meals will be in receipt of pupil intervention at any one time.

Pupil premium Income Financial Year 2017/18

Total on Role                                                                  211

Total eligible for PPG                                                      31

Total amount of PPG received                                     £41,640

Pupil Premium Planned Expenditure 2017/18


  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant hours to provide support during the school day
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant hours to provide support before school
  • Teaching Assistant hours to support ‘Ready to Learn’ sessions and nurture-style provision for vulnerable KS1 children

Additional Provision

  • Maths Intervention ( before school morning intervention X5 weekly)
  • Financial support with educational visits, including residential where pupils may not be able to access the provision without support
  • Support to access physical wellbeing and development activities e.g. swimming, sport
  • Support to access personal interest and skill raising sessions e.g. music lessons

Money from the Pupil Premium budget also has to pay for the free school meals provided for children entitled to these in Key Stage Two.

Focus of Provision

  • To continue clear and consistent processes for identification and interventions for children at risk of underachievement (both established medium term, and same-day interventions)
  • To continue to develop home school link provision for vulnerable children by Inclusion Lead and/or Learning Mentor being available before and after school and for the first hour of the school day to meet with parents
  • To provide small group tuition in Maths and Writing across the school before and during the school day
  • To provide small group support in literacy F2-Y3 (Read Write Inc sessions)
  • To offer support in the classroom for children at risk of underachievement in Maths and Literacy
  • To continue social skills development group work through the lunchtime ‘Friendship’ club and providing additional support for vulnerable children by opening the ‘small yard’ at break and lunch times.
  • To continue Ready to Learn’ sessions through 1-1 and small group provision
  • Provide access to school trips, clubs and outside activities otherwise inaccessible due to financial constraints

Outcomes for 2017/18

  •  To be confirmed in July 2018.


Pupil Premium Reports