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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is a government funding initiative to provide money to schools to help children from lower income families reach their full potential, both academically and socially. The funds allocated to a school are based on the number of pupils in the school who have applied for Free School Meals (FSM), and is valuable funding to support those in most need. At St Nicholas School the number of pupils in receipt of FSM is small, however, whilst this funding remains available we would urge all parents/carers who may be eligible for FSM (including those receiving Universal Free School Meals) to take up their entitlement. Please visit


If you require assistance with a FSM application please call the customer service centre on 0300 123 4048 (8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm Saturday), or the school office will be happy to help you.


The school continued to use these funds to help fund individual tuition and small group interventions. Frequent use of achievement/assessment data checked the effectiveness of these interventions, the results of which resulted in the school adjusting its techniques accordingly. All teachers take responsibility for the progress of the Pupil Premium children within their classes.


For the academic year 2018-19, we do not currently have any pupils in receipt of pupil premium.


Numbers of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) 2018/19

Total number of pupils on roll


Total % of eligible for Pupil Premium Funding


Pupil premium Strategy

Individual tuition

To provide focused 1:1 additional support in key areas

Small group interventions

To provide focused additional support in key areas as part of a group.

Provision of Learning Support Assistant

To provide focused additional support on a day to day basis within class.

Measuring the impact of PPG spending

When the school receives PPG, impact of this support is evaluated at the end of each term.  Both the academic progress and personal, social, emotional development and how the children develop as a consequence of the interventions/ support provided. An impact statement outlines how the PPG was spent, and how it was used to help eligible pupils make sufficient educational progress and close the attainment gap between themselves and non-disadvantaged pupils.