Pupil Premium

From September 2012 schools are required to publish online information about how they have used Pupil Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the provision for pupils covered by the premium.


At St. Cyprian’s Greek Orthodox Primary Academy we ensure that learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils and that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, identifying, targeting and addressing any needs.

In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive, or have received free school meals are socially disadvantaged.

We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered for free school meals. Pupil premium funding is therefore, used to support any pupil or groups of pupils the academy has identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Pupil Premium has been carefully spent and tracked at St. Cyprian’s to ensure that we continue to close the gap in attainment and achievement for specific groups of pupils.

During the period September 2016 to August 2017, St. Cyprian’s will receive a total of £102,960 in Pupil Premium Grant.

In the academic year 2016-17 the percentage of free school meals is 9.6%.

The premium will be spent in the following ways:

  • To provide small group work with an experienced teacher focussing on overcoming gaps in learning
  • 1:1 support
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided by trained TAs and external agencies (ARTIS)
  • Lease of mini buses to reduce cost of travel
  • Funding clubs, educational visits, residentials, holiday clubs and other enrichment activities
  • Curriculum learning resources – main focus Literacy & Numeracy

Impact of Pupil Premium 2015-2016

The pupil premium funding for the academic year 2015-2016 was spent as above. This provision has had a positive impact on pupil progress throughout the school in all groups. This can be shown in our end of KS1 and KS2 outcomes as published, where our school results are significantly above National expectations.


  Number of children %
Reading 12 83%
Writing 12 83%
Maths 11 100%
GPS 11 82%


PPG KS1 – 9 children

Reading 1 4 4
Writing 3 1 5
Maths 2 5 2


WT= working towards

EXS= at expected standard

GD= working at greater depth

100% of pupil premium pupils passed Phonics Screener in Year 1 (6 children)

67% of pupil premium pupils passed Phonics Screener in Year 2 (3 children)


Pupils eligible for PPG perform very well at the core subjects. A small percentage of pupils (9%) in this category are emerging and this is in writing and areas of maths. These pupils have been identified and are receiving intervention, funded by PPG, to address any barriers in learning. The impact of the pupil premium funding will be measured through the Academy’s bespoke assessment procedures.


The date of the next pupil premium strategy review will be in September 2017.