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St John’s Stonefold CE Primary School

Rising Bridge Road, Rising Bridge, Accrington BB5 2SW
Tel: 01706 216706

“Learn with a Smile”

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18

Estimated Allocation: £26, 000


For all PP children to attain at least expected standard in reading for their age group by the end of the year, allowing the school to have reading results at least 10% above the national average. Barriers: " Parents do not always have the opportunity to encourage a home literate environment. " Children are not aware of the variety of books available or different authors suitable for their age group. " Limited time can be given at present to listening to children read.


1) Give children and their parents a reading questionnaire at the beginning of the school year.

Success Criteria:

We will know what kind of books the child reads/what he she doesn't read/any difficulties they find with reading.

2) Purchase books for the child/family to encourage a wide range of reading: £100 a pupil. (£1600 approximately Success Criteria: " All children will have a stimulating and wide range of books at home suitable for their interest level and ability, from which review sheets can be developed.

3) Supplement the children's reading diet with a visit to the Local library encouraging memberships and having talk with librarian. Cost approximately £100 for transport to Rawtenstall library.

Success Criteria

4) Pupil premium co-ordinator ensures regular reading and book reviews: visiting each class weekly and arranging strategies with class teacher.

Success criteria

5) Arrange author visits to encourage reading : one for infants/one for juniors

Success criteria

6) Provide teaching assistants: either a) One full time level 3 teaching assistant Or b) Two teaching assistants 15 hours: one level 3. One level 2. To ensure pupil premium children deal with feedback on their work; check and listen to pupil premium childrens' reading and provide support where necessary. One TA working as PP co-ordinator in consultation with Headteacher.

Success Criteria


Pupil Premium Funds will also be used for:

  1. Paying for school trips including the Robinwood Residential trip for year 6.
  2. Paying for extra-curricular clubs such as Breakfast Sports and After School Sports.
  3. Paying for uniform.
  4. Helping to provide instruments for music tuition in school.
  5. Paying for out-of-school clubs such as swimming, dancing, drama etc.

Success Criteria

The Pupil Premium is a national government initiative designed to help disadvantaged children and families.  If you feel your child may be entitled to Pupil Premium support please speak to either Mr Oldfield or our Pupil Premium co-ordinator, Miss Hayley Stead.  The associated forms can be found in the Policies & Procedures section

The school pupil Premium Grant for 2016-17 (April to April) is £27,720

This is being used in the following ways:

1) To employ a teaching assistant to work in collaboration with the Headteacher as a co-ordintor for pupil premium support. This support includes liaising with class teachers and families, providing timetabled intervention of both a social/behavioural and academic nature - and identifying resource gaps that may be filled to assist in the childrens' confidence and learning.

2) Financing school trips such as the Robinwood Residential trip for year 6.

3) Supplying equipment such as reading books, school uniform, musical instruments and other resources for learning.

4) Financing out of school activities such as dance, music lessons, sporting clubs.

5) Allowing us to sustain a staff so that there can be extra support for pupil premium children in the classroom.


Impact of the Pupil Premium 2015-16

Reading: Of the 15 Pupil Premium children, 12 children (80%) moved at least one full stage in reading (e.g. from emerging to developing, or developing to secure)

Two children moved two full stages in reading e.g. from emerging to secure.

Writing: 7 of the 15 children moved at least one stage in writing.  One child moved two stages.

Mathematics:  9 children : 60% moved at least one stage  and one child moved 2 stages.


Reading and writing are continuing to be a main focus in 2016-17 (see school improvement plan)

Social and Emotional Impact

The Pupil Premium allowed the children to take part in many after school activities that would have otherwise been unavailable, such as guitar practice, swimming lessons and dance groups.  It also allowed participation in sports groups and allowed families that would otherwise have struggled to allow their children to attend school trips.  Small behavioural support groups were also successful in stabilising behaviour and reducing the number of exclusions.