Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to help support disadvantaged pupils, closing the attainment gap between them and their peers.

Introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium is targeted at pupils aged 4-16 years from low income families who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), looked after children (LAC) and those from families with parents in the armed forces.  Pupils who have registered for the Pupil Premium at any point in the last six years are eligible to receive the premium.

As a group, pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower education attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.  The Government believes that this additional grant ‘is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between pupils eligible for FSM and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.’

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019-20

Pupil Premium Action Plan 2018-19

Pupil Premium  Funding 2018-19

Pupil Premium Review of Spending 2017-18

If you think you may be eligible for FSM, please complete an online application though the Lincolnshire County Council Parent Portal.

Pupil Premium Information


Catch Up

Catch  Up  Funding  Statement

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides additional funding, to academies and schools, to support Year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2; this is any student with a scaled score of less than 100 in Reading or Mathematics.

St Peter and St Paul Catholic Voluntary Academy uses catch-up funding:

  • to improve basic levels in literacy and numeracy, in order for students to work above functional levels
  • to develop confidence and self-esteem
  • to increase students’ ability to access the curriculum and work more independently
  • to improve levels of progress and achievement for students arriving at the Academy with weak levels of literacy and numeracy


The Academy received £11,600 for catch up funding for 2018-2019.

Funding has been spent on providing intervention in literacy, numeracy and guided reading; supporting the LRC manager who provides support for students who are below a certain reading level; Accelerated Reader including new selection of reading books.

Confirmation of the 2019-2020 funding level has been finalised as £11,700 (Feb 20).



Intended Impact

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader programme improves students’ reading ages.  It also develops a love of reading and increased comprehension skills.  All students in Years 7 & 8 access the programme.

Increased reading age and engagement; to support progress in English and across all subjects.

Literacy Support

LRC manager working with the English Department to provide and coordinate a range of interventions: 121 and small groups: including literacy, guided reading programme, peer reading (Sixth Form).

Increased reading age and engagement; to support progress in English and across all subjects.

Numeracy Support

Mathematics Teaching Support: working with SL Mathematics coordinate and organise a range of mathematics interventions for students below ARE including use of Maths App and small group numeracy skills provided by experienced trained TAs.

SEND Co to work in collaboration with SL Maths.

Improved arithmetic skills to support progress in Mathematics and across other relevant subjects.


Evaluation of impact of intervention:

We evaluate the impact through our tracking of progress in English and Mathematics and by testing reading ages at frequent intervals during the year for Year 7 and 8.  The aim is that all students achieve the expected level. Where they do not, the intervention continues.