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Pupil Premium

'School leaders use the pupil premium grant to maximum effect to ensure that disadvantage is no barrier to participation and achievement. The school provides additional staffing to support the academic achievement of eligible pupils and their personal development'. Ofsted 2015

What is Pupil Premium?


At St Stephen’s, we firmly believe that all children deserve the very best education regardless of background or need. In April 2011, the government introduced the Pupil Premium. This give schools additional funding to diminish any gaps in attainment for disadvantaged pupils and children in care, as well as to assist with the pastoral needs of those children. How the Pupil Premium is spent is closely monitored and schools are accountable for the impact of the money spent.


Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are far less likely to get good GCSE results.  .The government believes it is unacceptable for children’s success 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 children 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 the individual pupils within their responsibility.


How is Pupil Premium spent at St Stephen’s CofE Junior School? Our rationale

At St Stephen’s 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 take guidance from the  Educational Endowment Foundation’s  Guide to the Pupil Premium .  Please see below:




How we implement our Pupil Premium Plan

The EEF guidance also recommends  that Pupil Premium budgets are divided as follows:
As a result of those recommendations, the majority of our budget is spent on training, additional staff and resources to ensure that all pupils have the best possible education which we can provide.

Please find below our Pupil Premium statement for 2022 - 2025

Does your child qualify for the Pupil Premium? If your child qualifies for free schools meals or you are in the armed forces, the school will, in return, receive additional funding to support them. Please follow the link below to see if you meet the criteria, or alternatively, please contact the school office for further guidance.