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St Margaret's

CofE Junior School

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Pupil Premium


“You use the pupil premium grant well to provide a range of support for disadvantaged pupils and their families. The wraparound care provided by leaders and the additional health and welfare workers employed at St Margaret’s ensure that disadvantaged pupils’ needs are met and that these pupils are consequently well-placed to learn effectively”.

Ofsted Report 2018


The Pupil Premium Grant is used to ensure that Barriers to Learning are reduced.


Background Information

The Pupil Premium Grant is an amount of money the government allocates to each school to support children, who may be vulnerable to under achievement, to reach their full potential. It is particularly aimed at pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel.



Whilst the Government believe that Head Teachers and school leaders are best placed to decide how best to use the PPG for their school, we are required to publish online information about how to do this.


How do we spend the PPG at St Margaret’s?

The money we receive is spent on staff and resources that directly impact on Pupil Premium children.

Examples of spending from previous years include:

  • Provision of interventions for PP pupils

  • Our counselling team

  • Resources such as laptops, iPads and books that support and enhance learning

  • Funding for school trips and residentials

  • Payments for Music lessons

  • Funding for curriculum enrichment activities


Is my child eligible?


If you think you are eligible for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium funding, please speak to Ms Lacy or apply via the Medway Council website:


How will Impact be Measured?


At St Margaret’s, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of our pupils’ attainment, are used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention for our PP children.


These processes take the form of

  • Pupil Progress meetings held with class teachers and SLT

  • NTS assessments

  • Specific individual assessments e.g. SNAP, Sandwell Early Numeracy Test, PIRA test

  • End of Year standardised tests

  • School based support plan targets

  • Any targeted intervention which takes place has its impact measured by entry and exit data



Pupil Premium Strategy Review Meetings


Review meetings will take place at the end of every seasonal term.


At each meeting, we will review the impact of actions taken and will plan for how the funding will be specifically allocated over the next phase. When selecting pupils for Pupil Premium target groups, the school will look at all pupils across the school. There are some pupils who are not eligible for PP who will benefit from these groups if their needs are similar and we believe progress can be made towards individual targets.


Pupil Premium Funding and the impact of this is a regular item in Governors Meetings.


Date of next Pupil Premium Strategy Review: December 2023

Designated staff member in charge: Mr M Burchett

Pupil Premium Governor: Mrs E Perkin


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