Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Primary School

A Community of Faith and Learning

Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly-funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers.      The funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools such as Special Schools and Pupil Referral Units.


Who is the Pupil Premium for?

The Pupil Premium is primarily aimed at Reception to Year 11 pupils who are from low-income families and are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or who have been registered for FSM at any point in the last six years.

 Please see below the Pupil Premium Strategy Statements for academic years:




A detailed analysis report on the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils for academic year 2018-19 will be found below.  Please click on the relevant report.   This analysis is now historic.   The data used was taken from the last set of public examinations, tests and screens available to us during the summer of 2019.


Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the DfE cancelled all public examinations, tests and screens for pupils at primary school level in the summer of 2020.  Data analysis for Pupil Premium is therefore unable to be collected in a like for like and meaningful context.   In-school data is collected at the end of each term,  however, due to national lockdowns this data shows significant gaps in learning across all areas of the school.   The school is working hard to assess, fill the gaps and run an effective and robust catch up programme of learning for all pupils. 

Pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding are identified by teachers' use of class profiles.  Regular Pupil Progress meetings are held where provision and outcomes are analysed for all groups; including the attainment and progress for pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium.