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St Mary's Bentworth

Church of England Primary School

Love, Respect, Belong

Pupil Premium

Information Regarding the Allocation of Pupil Premium and the Progress of Tracked Pupils

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. Children who are entitled to this pupil premium grant are those who have free school meals, children in care and children of parents in the armed forces. In addition, children who have received free school meals any time in the last six years will also gain funding as will children whose parents have been in the armed forces within the last three years.

Since 2020, the Government has allocated funding to 'Catch-up' work to combat negative impacts of the pandemic. Therefore, all schools have to provide a Pupil Premium and Catch Up plan each year and upload to this website. At St Marys this plan is bespoke to our pupils, to our context and to the strength we have as a team so that our children flourish. 

Due to our very small numbers we need to respect their privacy and protect their identity. Therefore we do not give all strategy details on our website. We do however, review every child and our provision every term with the class teacher, SENCo and senior leadership team. This is also reported to Governors.

Pupil Premium Strategy Documents

The school is allocated £16,140 of the Government Pupil Premium grant in this financial year 2020/21. This funding will provide support, equality of access to all educational opportunities, for pupils who are at risk of not making expected progress. This year the allocation is available to spend on the following:


  • Providing 1:1 literacy & numeracy interventions & resources
  • Providing 1:1 homework support
  • Providing 1:1 emotional literacy support
  • Financial support for educational visits
  • Financial support for residential visits
  • Financial support for before and after school provision
  • Funding for Educational Psychology provision
  • Funding of the Alton Buckle support
  • Resources to support learning
  • Child Protection on-line Management System
  • ELSA Training

It is also recognised that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered to qualify for a Pupil Premium grant. The Head Teacher and governors reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium to support other pupils the school has legitimately recognised as being socially disadvantaged. 

Pupil Premium Champion: Miss Charlotte Baker (Deputy Headteacher)

Nominated Governor: Neil Saunders

The measurement of the progress of children entitled to Pupil Premium can be seen as statistically indicative of the success a school has, in particular as a result of targeting funding at particular groups of pupils, in ensuring expected, or above expected progress for those potentially at risk of underachieving.  We track the progress of our children as part of our Pupil Progress meetings.  We hold termly meetings with teachers in class to discuss the progress of each child in reading, writing and mathematics and then plan to ensure all children are making at least good progress and/or achieving age related expectations at the end of the year.


Many of our pupils are at or above Age Related Expectations.  If this is the case we ensure that these pupils have opportunities to take part in our wider curriculum.


The anonymised achievement of this group of children at the end of July  can not be shown, due to the very small number of children involved.






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"Thank you for leading such a wonderful, inclusive and thriving school."


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