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Pupil Premium (2014-2015) - Infant School

Context of School

St. Joseph’s Catholic Infants School is a two form entry school in Southwark. We are currently working in Federation with St. Joseph’s Catholic Junior School as part of St. Joseph’s Camberwell Catholic Schools’ Federation.


We have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure, and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential.


At St. Joseph’s we have high percentages of FSM, SEN and EAL pupils. However we see our diverse community as a strength and we are committed to ensuring that the challenges we face are mitigated so that all pupils can reach their full potential.  It is essential that we identify individual barriers in order to provide personalised targeted support to ensure our children can flourish. 


Pupil Premium funding represents a significant proportion of our budget and we are committed to ensuring it is spent to maximum effect.




Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received


Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG (disadvantaged)

41 (23.4%)

Amount of PPG received per pupil


Total amount of PPG received





Previous performance of disadvantaged pupils

(pupils eligible for free school meals or in local authority care for at least six months)





% of disadvantaged pupils achieving a GLD (EYFS).




% of disadvantaged pupils achieving Y1 PSC




% of disadvantaged pupils making at least expected progress in Reading in KS1




% of disadvantaged pupils making at least expected progress in Writing in KS1




% of disadvantaged pupils making at least expected progress in Mathematics in KS1












Summary of PPG spending

Objectives in spending PPG:

Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school we aim to ensure that children make at least good progress throughout each school year.

Through targeted interventions, we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. Many children start school with low attainment on entry and our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations + as they move through the school.

Summary of spending and actions taken:

Develop children’s skills and support those who need extra support through group work, to ensure no child is left out of any activity or school trip or after school club and enhance home school learning through parent workshops.                         

Outcomes to date:

As highlighted as a strength of the school in the Ofsted Inspection Dashboard data in October 2015:

Disadvantaged KS1 pupils had an average point score equal to or above the national score for other pupils in reading.

Over the past three years there is an upward trend for our disadvantaged pupils in the percentages of pupils achieving a Good Level of Development in the EYFS and in KS1, the number of pupils making at least expected progress in Reading, Writing and Mathematics considering that 60% of our disadvantaged pupils at KS1 are also EAL and 33% are SEN.



Pupil premium attainment by cohort


Year 1

Year 2

Pupil Premium 9.7

Pupil Premium 15.7

Non Pupil Premium 10.1

Non Pupil Premium 15.6



Pupil premium Progress by cohort

Year 1

Year 2

Pupil Premium 5.0

Pupil Premium 4.9

Non Pupil Premium 4.5

Non Pupil Premium 5.3



Record of PPG spending by item/project





Speech & Language and EAL Support groups


Develop language skills and support transition of new arrivals and enhance the provision for advanced EAL learners.

Increased confidence and acquisition of language for advanced learners of English as well as new arrivals.  

100% of new arrivals to have increased verbal and written communication skills.

Intervention groups for Literacy and Numeracy e.g. Better reading & First Class at Number


Small group work to extend children’s, reading, writing and math skills

Increased attainment in mathematics, reading and writing skills which will support development as confident speakers of standard English.

School Uniform Support


To ensure all premium pupils have access to uniform.

Pupils have new uniform and feel proud and confident. Supporting families to ensure that pupils are well equipped for school.

Subsidized Educational Visits to Theatre, Museums, Contrasting locality study,  Galleries, Farms, Zoos etc


Enable all pupils to access to the arts, school trips and learning environments and team building.

100% of Pupil Premium pupils attended educational trips. This develops an appetite for further learning beyond the classroom and opens up this great city to them.

Parent Maths and Phonics Workshops


Develop home school relationship so parents / carers have the skills to assist their child.

Parents have a greater understanding of how to support their child/ren with their learning at home.

Subsidised After School Clubs in Drama & Art


Enable all pupils to have access to the range of after school clubs

Each child is encouraged to try everything we have on offer in terms of enrichment. This all contributes to a more positive sense of wellbeing and self-worth.

Individual Needs Support


Small group booster with a focus on the under achievers

Identification of pupils with needs and an appropriate support package implemented to ensure that pupils make good progress

Extra External Speech Therapy support.


Targeted speech and language support and

Educational Psychology assessments where needed.

Accurate identification of pupils with needs and an appropriate support package implemented to ensure we are meeting their needs.


Total PPG received


Total PPG expenditure


PPG remaining








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