Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant

The Pupil premium funding settlement received by The Federation of Mary Howard & St Andrew’s CE (C) Primary Schools is calculated based on the number of children on roll in the January of each year who are known to have been eligible for free school meals at any time within the last six years, or who are Looked After Children, or who are the children of armed service personnel. As of April 2014 Pupil Premium Funding is also given to children who have been adopted from care.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit however schools are required to publish how this funding has been spent and its impact.

The rationale behind the Pupil Premium Funding (PPF)

We ensure that Teaching and Learning meets the needs of all our children and that they experience quality first teaching. Following assessment the children who are in receipt of PPF are allocated additional support according to their requirements.

Through targeted interventions, we are working hard to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. One of the school’s aims is to ensure that All groups of pupils make good progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through the school.

We also ensure that no child is disadvantaged through the inability to pay for school trips, residential visits, music lessons and extra-curricular activities etc.

Information to be published to parents:

In place of the current requirements regarding information about pupil premium expenditure, schools are now required to publish their “Pupil Premium Strategy”. This should include:

  1. In the previous academic year (2016-2017)
  • How the pupil premium allocation was spent
  • The impact of expenditure on eligible and other pupils

Please click HERE to see the impact statement for Mary Howard Primary School 2017-2018.

Please click HERE to see the impact statement for St Andrew's Primary School 2017-2018.

     2. The current academic year: (2017-2018)

  • The amount of the school’s allocation of pupil premium grant
  • Details of the main barriers to educational achievement
  • How the allocation will be spent to address the barriers and why these approaches were taken
  • How the school will measure the impact of pupil premium
  • The date of the next pupil premium strategy review

      Please click HERE to see the Pupil Premium for Mary Howard 2018 - 2019

      Please click HERE to see the Pupil Premium for St Andrew's 2018 - 2019

Measuring The Impact:

To monitor progress on attainment, new measures have been included in the performance details that will capture the achievements of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. The progress and achievement of all children is monitored on a termly basis. Information from lesson observations, children’s books and parent/pupil feedback also inform our analysis and help us to target support. Any child, regardless of receipt of PPF, who is identified as needing intervention, will receive appropriate targeted support.

Monitoring and evaluation is led by the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team, the SENCO and the Governors through regular meetings and discussions.

How can parents and carers contribute to the success of the Pupil Premium Funding?

If your child is eligible for free school meals it is worth registering them even if they are not going to take the school lunch. It will have a direct impact on the funding we receive and will maximise the support we can provide. Parental support and involvement is a key factor in ensuring that children make good progress and leave primary school with a good level of literacy and numeracy.

Your child may be entitled to Free School Meals if you are in receipt of the following:

* Income Support

* Income based Jobseekers Allowance

* Income related Employment and Support Allowance

* Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

* The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

* Child Tax Credit, providing that you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

* Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

To see if you are eligible for Free School Meals, please click HERE

If you would like help or advice please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Get in touch


Mary Howard C.E. (VC)

Primary School

School Lane Edingale,

Tamworth, Staffordshire

B79 9JJ

Telephone & Email

01827 383 245



St. Andrew's C of E (C)

Primary School

Main Street, Clifton,

Campville, Tamworth

B79 0AP

Telephone & Email

01827 373 266