Pupil Premium

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Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium is additional funding from central Government targeted at those students, for whom social disadvantage could lead to academic underperformance or to disengagement with school. The funding supports us to close the attainment gap between tracked students and their peers. St John’s  is situated in the town of Marlborough 10% of our students are in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding and 3% entitled to Military Pupil Premium Funding.

Key Aims and Objectives

To narrow the achievement gap for children and young people, including children in care, by ensuring increased opportunities and improved outcomes in-line with the DFE Equal opportunities policy.

FSM Students

To close the disadvantaged attainment gap by providing additional targeted resources for those students who are in low-income families.

Strategies to Achieve Our Aims and Objectives

Our main priority is to ensure outstanding quality teaching throughout the school. This will benefit all students, including those who are in receipt of PP. The primary provision for PP students is via the classroom teacher. Therefore, all staff are:

  • Aware of which students are in receipt of PP
  • Aware of the individual needs of all students, including those in receipt of the PP
  • Are able to request additional support and interventions for PP students where required

In addition, there is a range of targeted support strategies resulting in every student, regardless of their background, being able to:

  • Improve their levels of attainment and progress
  • Close attainment gaps relative to school averages
  • Have full access to our curriculum
  • Access our extra-curricular provision


St John’s spends the majority of its pupil premium funding on additional in-class support, but we also think it is important to offer practical support to students so they are able to enjoy a full range of opportunities.

Additional benefits available to Pupil Premium students are:

  • A free breakfast from the St John’s canteen. Hot chocolate, fruit juice, bacon rolls, sausage rolls, porridge, fresh fruit or toast are available. Grab bags are also available for late arrivals.
  • Students are able to use the St John’s library shop to obtain stationery and revision guides free of charge.
  • After school clubs requiring payment are free to those students who are currently entitled to Free School Meals, or half price when household income is less than £25,000pa.
  • The St John’s Opportunity Fund can subsidise the cost of school trips for students from low income households.
  • A subsidy of 50% is available for compulsory school uniform and compulsory PE kit if students are currently entitled to Free School Meals.
  • St John’s is also able to support the cost of activities outside of school. If students prefer to take part in a group activity, such as a course at Marlborough Leisure Centre, membership of a local sports club, orchestra or cadets, financial support may be available.

FSM6 Results Summary 2017-18

Cohort Profile

Number of Students % Cohort Male Female
33 13 18 15

Key Performance Indicators

Performance of Year 11 PP vs (Non PP students) 2018 Comparison to National and Local Data
(to be added once data is received)
Progress 8 score -0.05 (0.21)
Attainment 8 score 43.6 (55.3)
% Achieving a strong pass English and Maths(9-5) 29.4 (54.6)
% Achieving a standard pass English and Maths(9-4) 50.0 (80.2)

Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium (PDF)Numeracy and Literacy Catch-up Premium Report 2018-19
Pupil Premium Strategy (PDF)Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-19
Pupil Premium Evaluation (PDF) Pupil Premium Report for 2017-18
Pupil Premium Evaluation 2017-2018 (PDF)Download the Catch-up Premium 2017-2018 PDF

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