Pupil Premium Spending at Christ Church C of E Primary School


The allocation and impact of Pupil Premium funding is overseen by the Headteacher and the governor allocated to this area, Mrs Heather Burtonwood. Teachers throughout school are aware of those children who are in receipt of the funding and are responsible for tracking the progress of these children closely.  


Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school.

If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don't want your child to eat school meals, please submit an online claim to Oldham council via the link below.  



The Pupil Premium strategy is reviewed on a termly basis.  Each half term, meetings take place to discuss pupil progress and the impact pupil premium funding is having. 



Our Up to date Pupil Premium Info and Review can be viewed 

Please click the link below to see our up to date pupil premium information and latest review: how the funding has been spent at Christ Church:



Pupil Premium Strategy


At Christ Church C of E Primary School we recognise the additional opportunities receiving the pupil premium funding has offered us.  It helps to further enhance the support we are able to provide for our children in receipt of Free School Meals and our Looked After Children.  Pupil Premium is therefore a key resource for ensuring the realisation of our inclusive and aspirational ethos, allowing each child to thrive within our overarching theme of ‘together we learn’.


We recognise that children in receipt of Free School Meals and therefore Pupil Premium money, may be of different abilities and therefore our support may be to:


  • narrow the gap and raise attainment for groups of children who are at risk of falling behind their peers;
  • further challenge and support groups of children who are at or above age related expectations;
  • provide curriculum enrichment opportunities (including trips, clubs, visits);
  • provide pastoral care and professional counselling.


Staff at Christ Church have always been committed to meeting the needs of all learners. Our integrated skills based curriculum recognises the needs and experiences of our children and we personalise our approach as much as possible. We have continued staff development and regular, rigorous monitoring, to ensure our day to day teaching and learning meets the needs of each learner.


Enrichment offered after school x 1 each week  from 3.00pm  until 4.00pm




Provide an opportunity for pupils to access Teacher support  and to benefit for peer to peer support in school with homework


To promote health and well being


To promote health and well being


To promote health and well being


To promote health and well being


To promote health and well being

Busy fingers

To promote fine motor skills


To practice art technique and explore a range of media


To promote health and well being

PE multi skills

To promote health and well being

Primary Engineers

To promote skills in design and technology


To promote skills in ICT  - coding


Pupil Premium money enables us to enhance these areas further:

  • effective systems to track children’s achievement and progress to fulfil their potential;
  • data analysis to ensure provision is effective and interventions are targeted;
  • experienced teachers and support staff used to target identified children in a range of ways;
  • appropriate resources to meet individual needs.

Pupil Premium funding is used to target individual and groups of children with identified needs, although we are mindful that at the same time it provides wider benefits for other children in the school.


All colleagues are aware which children in their class are in receipt of Pupil Premium and take responsibility for accelerating their progress. We are aware that the eligibility for Pupil Premium does not necessarily equate to low ability or additional educational needs.


We actively encourage families to talk to us about ways we have used Pupil Premium money to further support their child’s learning.


What is Pupil Premium and who is it for?


The Pupil Premium is a source of funding aimed at Reception to Year 11 pupils who are from low-income families and are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). This category now includes any child that has been registered for FSM in the past 6 years (known as ‘Ever6 FSM’).


The government White Paper stated “Pupils entitled to Free School Meals (are) only half as likely to achieve five good GCSEs as their peers”.


The funding also covers children in care aged 4 – 15 who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months. A service premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are serving in the armed forces.


Schools are delegated ring-fenced funding based upon their numbers of children eligible for the Pupil Premium and are commissioned to use the funding to make a positive impact.


Schools are required to publish details of their Pupil Premium allocation, how they plan to spend the allocation in the current year, how the previous year's allocation was spent and the effect of the expenditure on the attainment of those pupils for whom the funding was allocated.


Pupil Premium


The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.


Schools are free to spend the Pupil premium as they see fit. However, they are accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. Measures in the performance tables capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, the Government requires schools to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This ensures that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.