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St John's CofE Primary School

Nurturing potential within a Christian ethos

Pupil Premium

Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.

Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:

  • generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
  • often do not perform as well as their peers

The pupil premium grant (PPG)  is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.


Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is money that is paid directly to state schools, free Schools and academies across England for supporting Service children. The Premium was introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) as part of the commitment to delivering the Armed Forces Covenant. The premium enables schools to provide extra, mainly pastoral, support for children with parents in the Armed Forces.  This premium is for children of currently serving Service personnel, children of serving parents who are a member of the Full Time Reserve Service on Full Commitment and their role is deployable, for those who have had a Service parent who has died in Service and also those who have left including through injury for up to a maximum of six years.  SPP is different from the Pupil Premium. 


Statement of Intent 

At St John’s leaders and staff aim to fulfil our vision of ‘nurturing potential within a Christian ethos’.  We want all pupils, especially those for whom we receive the PPG, to flourish within our distinct Christian ethos.  It is the role of an effective church school to reach out to those who may become marginalised.  Our strategy plans to ensure that all pupils for whom we receive the PPG, reach their full potential, are not disadvantaged by their backgrounds and the highest possible academic outcomes.