What is the Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium funding is in addition to main school funding and is based on the number of children in receipt of free school meals and the number of looked after children in care or adopted (L.A.C) attending our school. A provision is also made for children who have a parent in the armed services. The funding is allocated directly to schools as they are best placed to assess what individual provision should be made for pupils. This funding is to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers.


Our strategy takes a tiered approach by a range of research evidence, particularly from the Education Endowment Foundation. We focus on:

  • The quality of teaching and learning;
  • Targeted academic support; and
  • Significant non-academic barriers to success.

We are required to publish online information about how we have used the premium.

St Luke’s Pupil Premium Grant for 2020 – 2021 is        £142,050
St Luke’s Pupil Premium Grant for 2019 – 2020 was    £122,300
St Luke’s Pupil Premium Grant for 2018 – 2019 was    £114,700

The Governing Body have decided that this grant should be spent as follows:

  • Provide extra staff per year group for extra small group reading sessions 
  • Intensive family support
  • Activities to increase reading for pleasure
  • Subsidise School Trips

The additional provision ensures that our most vulnerable children are well provided for and receive high quality support to help them achieve their personal best.

Pupil Premium Plan (2020 – 2021)

Total pupils on roll (excluding nursery)                              366
Total amount received                       £142,050
Financial YearAmount of Funding
2018-2019      £114,760
2019-2020      £122,300
2020-2021      £142,050
      Funding   2019-2020    2020-2021
Percentage of PP pupils          24%         28%
Number of pupils eligible for Pupil premium (excluding early years & Covid related reimbursements)£1,320 (per pupil) 2019-20 £1,345 (per pupil)  2020-21         87                        93
Number of looked after, adopted & service children eligible for Pupil premium  £2,300 (per pupil)             5              7

Person responsible for pupil premium – K Cook  
Governor responsible for pupil premium- R Brewer

Barriers affecting disadvantaged pupils

Some of the barriers that we have identified as affecting our disadvantaged pupils are:

  • Poor oracy & literacy skills
  • Poor attendance with some children
  • Behaviour issues with some children
  • Limited opportunities for enriching cultural experiences such as out of school day trips, residentials, theatre trips, outdoor pursuits and museum visits 
  • Complex family situations that sometimes make it difficult for parents to give support with learning
  • Limited access to educational resources such as books

Disadvantaged pupil overview for 2018—19 (latest available data)

Phonics in year 1 and Key Stage 1 data, show that disadvantaged pupils perform less well than non-disadvantaged pupils. However, by the end of Key Stage 2, progress scores for disadvantaged pupils show that they are outperforming non-disadvantaged pupils nationally in reading and writing. Maths has been less successful and is therefore an extra focus for our school development plan.

Due to Covid there is no data available for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. 

Pupil Premium Information 2019/2020
Pupil Premium Information 2020/2021