Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2019/2020  is: £85,040

Summary information
Pupil Premium Strategy Plan 2019 – 2022
Total number of pupils: 420 Total pupil premium budget: £85,040
Number of pupils eligible for pupil premium: 67 in Yrs 1-6


16 in Reception Cohort (not included in budget)

Amount of pupil premium received per child: £300 Service Child

£1320 FSM EVER 6

£2300 AFC


Cohort information
Boys 214 51%
Girls 206 49%
SEN support 32 8%
EHC plan 1

(4 being considered at school level)



EAL 13 3%

Assessment Data

Pupils eligible for PP All pupils National average Data from previous 3 years
2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Good level of development (GLD) 40% 55% 72% 60% 60% 58%
Reading 60% 60% 77% 64% 68% 62%
Writing 40% 58% 74% 63% 63% 62%
Number 40% 70% 80% 73% 65% 73%
Shape 70% 75% 82% 71% 75% 75%
Year 1 phonics screening check
All pupils Pupils eligible for PP National average Data from previous 3 years
2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
75% 66% (2 out of 3 pupils) 82% 81% 90% 77%
End of KS1


  Pupils  eligible for PP Pupils not eligible for PP Data from previous 3 years
School average National average 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Attainment in Reading 100% 70% 75% 63% 66% 70%
Attainment in Writing 71% 61% 69% 63% 59% 63%
Attainment in Maths 71% 69% 76% 65% 70% 76%
End of KS2


Pupils  eligible for PP Pupils not eligible for PP Data from previous 3 years
School average National average 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
% achieving expected standard or above in reading, writing and Maths 63% 80% 65% 43% 51% 65%
Attainment in Reading 63% 85% 73% 58% 66% 79%
Attainment in Writing 63% 82% 78% 78% 75% 79%
Attainment in Maths 63% 90% 79% 53% 71% 77%
Progress measure in Reading 3.2 3.7 -0.23 (Cornwall ) -0.7 1.2 3.1
Progress measure in Writing 0.7 1.2 -0.13 (Cornwall) 3.3 1.6 3.0
Progress measure in Maths 0.9 4.0 -0.82 (Cornwall) -0.6 1.1 2.5
Look at: Strengths Weaknesses
Attendance data  Data for attendance is in-line with NA. The % of pupils recorded as persistent absentees is below NA. During the academic year 2018 2019, pupil premium pupils attendance was 94.41% compared to all pupils at 95.55%
Behaviour data Pupils in our school behave well. There is a comprehensive Care, Support, Guidance and Behaviour Policy in place across Falmotuh MAT. Our approach is embedded in the ethos and values of being a Trauma Informed School. Tracking of red behavior needs to be put into place in order for Senior Leaders and Governors to identify trends/patterns and further target support.
Safeguarding referrals The Designated Safeguarding Lead is responsible for all referrals.

Click here to view the End of Year Review Statement for 2019/2020
Click here to view the Pupil Premium Report for 2019/2020 – updated with the Mid Year Review

Click here to view the Pupil Premium Strategy for 2020/2023

Click here to view the final End of Year report for Pupil Premium for 2018/2019
Click here to view the Pupil Premium Mid Year Review for 2018/2019
Click here to view the full Pupil Premium report for 2018/2019, including review of expenditure from 2017/2018

Pupil Premium funding was first introduced in April 2011 and is additional funding allocated to schools to specifically benefit children who:

  • Are entitled to Free School Meals
  • Have at any point in the last 6 years been entitled to Free School Meals
  • Are looked after children and have been in care for at least 6 months
  • Are the children of current Service Personnel
  • Are the children of Service Personnel at any point during the last 4 years

Service Pupil Premium

The Service Pupil Premium was introduced by The Department for Education (DfE) in 2011, to enable schools within England to provide additional, mainly pastoral, support to Service children on the school roll. The funding is provided by the DfE to enable schools to offer support during challenging times, which could include anything from a Service parent being away, being injured on active service, to bereavement. This funding will also help with induction and transition between schools. At St Francis we also run a service club HMS Heroes for service children which is linked to the national HMS Heroes website.

The funding allocation differs for each of the categories listed above and it is the decision of the school on how this funding is spent.


At St Francis we have allocated the funding across four separate areas:

  1. To Provide High Quality First Teaching

This area is used to support the school in providing the best possible teaching and learning experiences for all children. Therefore the funding is primarily used to enable all staff to participate in high quality training, thereby ensuring the successful application of consistent best practice across the whole school. In addition it is used to secure the support of key staff to provide focused and specialist support e.g. the Special Educational Needs Coordinator. In addition it is used to enable key support staff to attend meetings, training and time spent for planning and assessment with teachers.

  1. Specific Intervention

Specific interventions are employed across the school to enable pupils to make at least good progress. As part of this we deploy key staff (teaching assistants and teachers) to work with individuals and with small groups of children to enhance their opportunities of making progress. For example we use intervention for catch up maths, additional phonics, writing and 1:1 tuition. In addition to this we also provide bereavement and emotional support, behaviour support, HMS Heroes club and a lunchtime club. The school works closely with the Education Welfare Officer to engage with children on improving their attendance, behaviour and access to learning opportunities.

  1. Enrichment & Enhancement

To enhance the enjoyment of children at lunchtimes we provide a vast range of resources from chalk boards to football goals! All teachers plan, organise and run a variety of extracurricular activities each week. These include football, netball, gymnastics, choir, running and sewing plus many more. To ensure full participation and access to all activities, for those children entitled to Pupil Premium funding the school will subsidise 10% of residential trips.

  1. Parental Support

Excellent communication with parents is essential to improving children’s outcomes and therefore we use some of this grant to ensure that the school can reach out to parents using a wide variety of tools. These include a text messaging service and the school’s website.







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