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St Anne's Catholic Primary School

"Love one another as I have loved you in our home, school and Parish family"

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is a payment made to schools by the Government. It makes up part of the school’s funding, is received into our budget and is made available for use throughout the whole school. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

St. Anne's has a high number of children eligible for Pupil Premium money at 41%%.

2020/21 Current Allocation: £112,980 in Pupil Premium. 

This will be evaluated in 2020/21. 

From this year, we will be looking at a 3 year strategy to move away from time-consuming full annual reviews. Instead we will look at a  'multi-year approach', such as one review covering a three-year period, with 'light touch' annual reviews. In doing so, we are following the DFE’s directive which would help schools take a longer view of the support the grant would provide and “align their plan with the wider school improvement strategy”. We will still summarise annually though due to the changes to the Pupil Premium year on year.


Main Barriers to Achievement:

  • 33% of children are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), compared to  18% for state-funded primary schools nationally.
  • 41% attract pupil premium funding (internal school data), 23% nationally (most recent Leeds and national figures: 2019).
  • 58% of children are from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds, compared to 34% for state-funded primary schools nationally.
  • 43% of children have English as an additional language (EAL), compared to  21% for state-funded primary schools nationally.
  • 18% of children have special educational needs (SEN), compared to 14% for state-funded primary schools nationally (most recent national figures: 2019).
  • 72% of children who attend the school live in an area classed as being amongst the 10% most deprived in England. Moreover, 59% of children live in an area classed as being amongst the 3% most deprived.
  • (IDACI rank: 1031- Decile 1  IDACI score : 0.426) 
  • Low attainment on entry.
  • Speech and communication is well below age related expectations on entry 


Allocation spend to address barriers:

  • Three additional teaching assistants in years N, R, 1, and 2 
  • 0.6 release time for the SENDCO so she can offer targeted support 
  • SALT to work in school for one day a week
  • Support for Breakfast club to ensure a good start to the day


Please click here for the 2018/2019 PP strategy and its impact. 

Please click here for the 2019/2020 PP strategy.

Please click here for the 2021/2022 strategy