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Marshland St James Primary and Nursery School

"A Member of the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust"

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Statement 2016-2017


What is the Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is designed to ensure that the funding given to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. This funding is allocated to support pupils who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are looked after (CLA) or have parents currently in the armed forces. The money is used to tackle under achievement and close attainment in line with National expectations.

For the academic year 2016 to 2017 the allocation for Marshland St James is £34,620. We currently have 19 children on our pupil premium register.

For the academic year 2015-2016 the allocation for Marshland St James was approximately £34,920.

Pupil Progress 2015-2016

How was the Funding Used?

An element of the Pupil Premium funding is used to provide additional adult support in all classes which include vulnerable children and those from low income families.

·         Delivery of daily intervention programmes in literacy and numeracy to support learning.

·         Additional targeted support from teaching assistants in numeracy and literacy to ensure children with PP make at least expected progress.

·         Funding for extra curricula activities to provide further learning opportunities for pupils in school such as educational visits and after school clubs.

·         Purchase of resources for pupils with PP who are also on the SEND register.

·         Support from trained teaching assistants to help develop social skills and manage emotional issues.

·         Staff CPD to improve knowledge and understanding of selected staff regarding issues affecting PP in our school.


What is the impact of Pupil Premium?

In Year 1: 73% of the PP children achieved the required standard for phonics.

In Year 2: 50% Pupil premium children have achieved the standard required in Reading,     

Year 6:  80% Pupil premium children have achieved the standard required in Reading,      

             80% Pupil premium children have achieved the expected standard for mathematics

             60% Pupil Premium children have achieved the expected standard for writing.

             20% Pupil premium children working at a greater depth within the expected standard for



The number of Pupil premium children making expected progress in writing increased  in 2016 by to 2.7% to 83.9%.

There were also a greater number of children achieving better than expected progress in reading , writing and maths than non-pupil premium children.  

Summary and Implications for the academic Year 2016-2017

§  To continue to reduce the attainment gap between the school’s disadvantaged pupils and others nationally.

§  To raise the in-school and attainment and progress of both disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

§  To closely track and monitor the progress of Pupil Premium children against their peer group.

§  To ensure equality of opportunity for the school’s disadvantaged pupils 

§  To develop new approaches to learning to ensure that all pupils in the school have the skills and knowledge to enable them to deal with the transfer to the next stage of their education.