292 Harrogate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS17 6SX



Immaculate Heart Of Mary Catholic Primary School

With Mary, we put Jesus at the heart of our work, love and learning



Pupil premium is funding additional to the main school budget.  The grant is allocated in three parts: pupil premium for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals in any of the previous six years, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.

Schools will have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

The targeted and strategic use of pupil premium will support us in achieving our vision:

‘Our inclusive learning community is based on a historic foundation of Christian values, where everyone is given the opportunity to develop his or her potential academically, creatively, socially, spiritually and for the challenges of an ever-changing world.’

We aim to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils and that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups.  This includes ensuring that the needs of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding are adequately assessed and addressed.

In making provision for the Pupil Premium pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.  We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.  We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.  Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time, but as and when it is necessary to maximise the outcomes for these pupils.


·         To narrow the gap for those pupils not on track to achieve Level 2b at the end of Key Stage 1 & Level 4 at the end of Key      Stage 2.

·         To support pupils to achieve the highest levels 3, 5 and 6. 

·         Extra adult support to facilitate emotional development and learning skills. 

·         To deliver a quality first curriculum which meets the varied needs of a rich multi-cultural community


It will be the responsibility of the headteacher to produce regular reports for the Governing Body.  This will include the following information:

·         the progress made towards narrowing the gap for pupils.

·         an outline of the provision that has been made.

·         An evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by pupils receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support.


·         Early intervention and support for Pupil Premium pupils.

·         The vast majority of Pupil Premium pupils will meet their individual targets.

·         Effective parental-pupil school support.

·         Having an effective system for identifying, assessing and monitoring pupils.

·         Having a whole school consistent approach.

·         Create a positive school atmosphere in which pupils’ differences are recognised and valued as full members of the school community; developing confident and independent learners.


Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families. From September 2012 we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.

In 2013/14 we received £18,000. This money was spent on  providing a Catholic Care worker, increasing support staff and the provision of Breakfast Club interventions throughout the year.

In 2014/15 we received £39,500. This money was spent on employing an extra member of support staff, Catholic Care support, a non- class based Deputy Headteacher,  Learning Mentor  provision as well as subsidised school visits

Please click here for details of our 16/17 Pupil Premium Allocation

Please click here for details of  our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017/18

Impact of Pupil Premium

At the end of KS2 our pupils make good progress both academically, socially and emotionally due to our use of the Pupil Premium.

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