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Wisbech St. Mary

Wisbech St. Mary

Church of England Academy
Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust

Pupil Premium

Report on strategies for supporting children entitled to pupil premium funding.

The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.  The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Y11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are looked after or have parents currently in the Armed Forces. This year the funding has been extended to children who have been in receipt of the FSM in the last 6 years.

Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG


Amount of PPG received per pupil

4 X £1,900

60 X £1,320

Total amount of PPG received


Our school provides many layers of support for our children. ‘Pupil Premium’ funding contributes towards the cost of the support we offer children and their families. Whilst the provisions listed below are of increased importance to children eligible for a free school meals, we acknowledge that they are also accessed by children outside of children on roll receiving pupil premium funding.


Approx Annual Cost

Impact on Learners

Breakfast Club

This is subsidised by school and runs from 8:00-8.45 am daily.

Children in receipt of PPG may attend this provision free of charge


Vulnerable children receive breakfast ensuring that they are ready to learn.

Families with attendance / lateness issues can be supported to ensure their children are in school on time.

Nurture Groups

Time has been given to designated TAs to work with children on either a one to one basis or in small groups


Qualitative data from teachers

Better Reading Partnership

A one to one programme focused on supporting children to make accelerated progress in their reading.


Impact to be measured at the end of the school year- based on teacher assessment.

Lunchtime PE Coaching



Impact to be measured via observations and pupil voice

One to one and small group Maths tuition

Children have been identified  who are working below average in Maths. Time has been spent identifying specific gaps in their knowledge and then support has been put in place, in and out of class by an experienced teacher.


Impact to be measured at the end of the school year- based on teacher assessment.

Closing the Gap Marking Conferences

Each KS2 teacher is released once a week for an afternoon to work with small groups of children to go through the previous weeks marking, identify and correct any misconceptions and then set targets for the following week.


Feedback from teachers and pupils show that this is a valuable resource and allows focused one on one time to move learning on.

Impact will also be measured at the end of the school year- based on teacher assessment.

School Uniform

The wearing of school uniform supports inclusion and sense of belonging. This also supports parents with ensuring their children have clean uniform available


Feedback from parents in meetings with Senior Leaders and other professionals expresses positive impact of this provision.


Research shows that ICT can enhance children’s learning. 9 ipads have been purchased for staff along with Apps and staff training.


Qualitative data from teachers.

Sensory Circuits

Sessions run each morning for specific children who need a range of sensory inputs to help them to be successful during the day. This is led by 2 TAs.


Qualitative data from teachers.

School Trips

We offer financial support to families to help with the cost of school trips. School trips enhance children’s social and emotional development. 


Qualitative data from teachers

Move to 7 class structure to provide smaller classes  

Additional teacher and teaching assistant to provide smaller classes so that assessment and teaching & learning can meet the needs of individuals


Impact will be measured at the end of the school year- based on teacher assessment.

Pupil voice, parent voice