Pupil Premium


Pupil premium strategy statement

for St Edward’s Catholic Junior School

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.

It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.

School overview



School name

St Edward’s CJS

Number of pupils in school


Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils


Academic year/years that our current pupil premium strategy plan covers (3-year plans are recommended)

2021 - 2024

Date this statement was published

Feb 2023

Date on which it will be reviewed

Sept 2023

Statement authorised by

S Harris

Pupil premium lead

R Stokes

Governor / Trustee lead

E Sidhu

Funding overview



Pupil premium funding allocation this academic year

£51 110

Recovery premium funding allocation this academic year


Pupil premium funding carried forward from previous years (enter £0 if not applicable)


Total budget for this academic year

If your school is an academy in a trust that pools this funding, state the amount available to your school this academic year

£51 110

Part A: Pupil premium strategy plan

Statement of intent

·         At St Edward’s we have high ambitions and aspirations for all our pupils. We aim to support all children to achieve their best in Spirit, Mind and Body.

·         Our pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding face a range of barriers to reaching their full potential. At St Edward’s we work hard to identify the specific barriers for each pupil to provide support to help overcome those barriers.

·         In addition to this we aim to enrich pupils culturally through access to extra- curricular provision including clubs, trips and book packs.


This details the key challenges to achievement that we have identified among our disadvantaged pupils.

Challenge number

Detail of challenge


Loss of learning and reduced engagement due to COVID lockdowns


Lack of access to appropriate technology


Limited access to extra-curricular opportunities


Limited access to enrichment materials


Limited parental awareness of barriers

Intended outcomes

This explains the outcomes we are aiming for by the end of our current strategy plan, and how we will measure whether they have been achieved.

Intended outcome

Success criteria

Equal access to enrichment opportunities

Pupils experience extracurricular activities and cultural enrichment.

Disadvantaged pupils maintain similar rates of attainment and progress to non- disadvantaged pupils.

End of year assessment data will show that 90 – 100% of disadvantaged pupils will make progress in line with peers.

Disadvantaged pupils who have fallen behind access quality catch up boosters from teachers in school

Analysis of booster interventions will show positive impact and accelerated progress

Parent awareness of barriers to learning, especially EAL parents

Parents who identify barriers to learning are supported to implement solutions


Activity in this academic year

This details how we intend to spend our pupil premium (and recovery premium funding) this academic year to address the challenges listed above.

Teaching (for example, CPD, recruitment and retention)



Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

Fund Learning Mentor (CH), nurture group and additional TA(AR) to support PP interventions additional/extra-curricular tuition (IGM, FS, Music, KB, Sports).

Improved attendance and engagement, PP children achieving highest levels, children confident to participate fully in lessons.

1, 3 & 5


Targeted academic support (for example, tutoring, one-to-one support structured interventions)



Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

TA targeted support for PP children

Children making progress in line with or better than peers.



Wider strategies (for example, related to attendance, behaviour, wellbeing)



Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

Enrichment packs for each PP child at the end of each term.

Chromebooks for each PP child that needs them

PP children have access to materials that will stimulate their learning that they might otherwise not have.


4 & 2

Learning mentor and nurture.

Extra-curricular activities.

Children are happy to attend school and feel listened to and valued.

Children can join in conversations within class about extra activities they do.

1 & 3

Support parents with costs associated with school life.

Pay for school trips and uniform where appropriate.

1, 3 & 5



Part B: Review of outcomes in the previous academic year

Pupil premium strategy outcomes

This details the impact that our pupil premium activity had on pupils in the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

Due to COVID-19, performance measures have not been published for 2020 to 2021, and 2020 to 2021 results will not be used to hold schools to account. Given this, please point to any other pupil evaluations undertaken during the 2020 to 2021 academic year, for example, standardised teacher administered tests or diagnostic assessments such as rubrics or scales.

If last year marked the end of a previous pupil premium strategy plan, what is your assessment of how successfully the intended outcomes of that plan were met?

Externally provided programmes

Please include the names of any non-DfE programmes that you purchased in the previous academic year. This will help the Department for Education identify which ones are popular in England





Language link


Star Maths


Service pupil premium funding (N/A)

For schools that receive this funding, you may wish to provide the following information:



How did you spend your service pupil premium allocation last academic year?


What was the impact of that spending on service pupil premium eligible pupils?




Further information (optional)

Teachers are made aware of who the disadvantaged children are, and make suggestions to extend support where necessary.

A proportion of funding is retained to used flexibly to address unanticipated needs.