Pupil Premium Strategy

What is Pupil Premium?

In April 2011, the government introduced the Pupil Premium and the Service Premium.  These gave schools additional funding to diminish any gaps in attainment for disadvantaged pupils and children in care as well as to assist the pastoral needs of children with parents in the armed forces.  How the Pupil Premium is spent is closely monitored and schools are accountable for the impact of the money spent.

Research shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds are far less likely to get good GCSE results.  The government believes that it is unacceptable for children’s successes to be determined by their social circumstances, and intends to raise levels of achievement for all disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

Schools can decide how the money is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils within their responsibility.

How is Pupil Premium spent? 

At Christ Church Primary School, we believe that all children deserve the very best education, no matter what their background.  We continuously monitor the progress of all our pupils to ensure that they are achieving their full potential.

When deciding how to best use the Pupil Premium, we have used the Education Endowment Foundation’s Teaching and Learning Toolkit which provides evidence on how schools can spend money more effectively to improve the teaching and learning of children from low-income families.  Please see the link below for further information:


Our main strategy to support children in receipt of the Pupil Premium is through providing the highest standard of Quality First Teaching.  We ensure that the funding is used to support all levels of attainment.  Families may not necessarily be in receipt of Pupil Premium but many of our children are affected by the barriers of child poverty evidenced in the South Gloucestershire Child Poverty Needs Assessment.  Please see the link below for further information:


Our grant allocation amount


Main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils?

  • Parental involvement and support with homework
  • Ambition and motivation
  • Resilience
  • Life skills and experiences
  • Basic English and maths skills
  • Broken weeks in attendance

Our outcomes for the end of the year

  • Improve academic achievement and progress (Difference diminished)
  • Increase aspirations and offer wider curriculum opportunities
  • Children to have a sense of self-worth, are proud of their appearance and ready to learn
  • Support emotional wellbeing and development
  • Improved attendance

Examples of how we will spend money to overcome barriers

  • Speech and Language therapist employed to work with children and staff. 
  • Targeted booster sessions for key children led by qualified teachers.
  • Every PP children to meet with the PP champion at least once a week to work on individualised targets set by the class teacher or SENCo.
  • Provide uniform and sports kit if necessary.
  • Breakfast /afterschool club provision and trips provided free where necessary
  • Use of the SHINE approach
  • Support with attendance from the Educational Welfare Officer

How we will measure impact?

  • Data
  • Pupil voice
  • Parent voice

When we will review the strategy for 2018-19? 

  • September 2019

Marked Strategy

At Christ Church we use a MARKED strategy to make a MARKED difference!

DOWNLOAD: Our PP Strategy – MARKED Difference 2019

2019-20 Action Plan

Christ Church Primary School are involved in a Local Authority research project (2019/2020) so our strategy and plan is under review. If you have any questions please contact the school and ask to speak to Mrs Sophocli.