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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 by means of a specific grant based on January 2011 school census figures for pupils registered as free school meals.

Pupil Premium funding is additional to the main school funding. It is used to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals [FSM] and their wealthier peers. The funding is to tackle disadvantage and make sure it reaches the children who need it the most.

Each school decides how this additional money is best spent.

School Year 2017/18

School Year 2016/17

School Year 2015/16

School Year 2014/15

St John Bosco has received an additional £68,900 this year. Our spending plans can be read below:

School Year 2013/14

St John Bosco has received an additional £34,595 this year. This was mainly used to fund our intervention groups. These groups are reviewed each term, after a scrutiny of our data, so that we have maximum impact on our most needy children.

This year we have also funded an Every Child Counts a maths teacher. This teacher will work with a small group of children from Years 1 to 6. This will contribute to school improvement by ensuring that all children are proficient at maths.

We have purchased iPads and a Internet based Reading recovery program to support children will accelerating their reading.

School Year 2012/13

St John Bosco has received an additional £21,200 this year. This was mainly used to fund our intervention groups. These groups are reviewed each term, after a scrutiny of our data, so that we have maximum impact on our most needy children.

This year we have also funded an Every Child Counts a maths teacher. This teacher will work with a small group of children from Years 1 to 6. This will contribute to school improvement by ensuring that all children are proficient at maths.

School Year 2011/12

St John Bosco received an additional £12,910. This was mainly used to fund our intervention groups. These included KS2 phonics, 1stclass@number, KS2 springboard maths, speech and language support in school, rapid reading, high frequency word support, ALS writing, higher ability reading group, reading comprehension group, memory games and 2a writing.

We also funded a small group of children to attend breakfast club, giving them a good start to the day, and some children accessed school clubs at lunchtime and after school.

As a result FSM pupils attain significantly above the National Average in English. They were significantly above the national average in reading and significantly above the national average in Maths. This is outstanding progress as they come into school well below the national average.