Woodside Avenue, London, N10 3JA

0208 883 6540

St James C of E Primary School

Learning to live, living to learn, learning from Christ

Pupil Premium

At St James Primary School, we have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children, we believe that all children have the right to an outstanding education.

Pupil premium money is carefully targeted to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families. At St James Primary School, we ensure that spending is directly linked to narrowing the gaps in attainment between pupil premium children and non-pupil premium children. We make use of our own data to expand existing interventions. We strive to ensure that children are exposed to outstanding teaching and learning on a day to day basis. We also make use of research when evaluating interventions and considering the implementation of new interventions.


Our objectives for Pupil Premium spending in 2020 - 2021 are:

To close the gap in attainment in Reading and Maths between Pupil premium and non- Pupil premium  pupils

For Pupil premium pupils to make expected rate of progress or better in Reading, Writing and Maths

Emotional wellbeing of Pupil premium pupils is supported across the school

For pupils to acquire key skills needed to succeed and transition to secondary school

Pupil premium pupils may be in need of catch up opportunities.  To ensure that families have access to the necessary resources including technology for home learning


This year our pupil premium income is £14,450 and we review our plans in July each year. For more information, please click here

To apply for free school meal premium

Please see the letter from Ms O'Brien which you can find here and the application form from Haringey here.

Please return all applications to the School Office which will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Due to COVID 19 restrictions and school closures we are unable to publish our 2019 - 2020 information

Summary of pupil premium grant spending in 2018 - 2019

Item Project




Provide cover for class teachers to lead interventions in Maths

Class teachers will have opportunity to target specific gaps in learning of pupils resulting in a narrowing of attainment gap


Pupil Premium pupils receiving intervention have made expected progress in Maths


Specialist teacher appointed to lead targeted interventions for specific pupil

Pupil will make accelerated progress in reading and writing

Pupil has made accelerated progress in reading and is now working at the expected standard

Narrowing of the gap in the attainment for writing



Support of additional adult in target classes

To raise the achievement and increase the rate of progress for pupil premium children


Narrowing of the gap in progress and attainment of Pupil Premium pupils


TA-led targeted interventions

Pupil to make accelerated progress in maths

Narrowing of the attainment gap between pupil and peers.

Development of pupils mathematical understanding



Top up funding towards EHCP where additional support is required in addition to current EHCP funding


Evidence based Provision plan set up to work toward meeting the needs of individuals

Pupils able to access mainstream education by having specific goals with 1-1 supervision


Restorative justice project

To provide opportunities to support the emotional well-being of pupil premium children

Children feel happy coming to school and feel that issues are dealt with fairly.

Friendship issues and incidents at playtime do not impact on learning



School Counselling Service for Pupil Premium Children To provide opportunities to support the emotional well-being of pupil premium children

Pupils are valued and listened to.

Pupils are able to focus on learning and feel relaxed at school.



To provide funding for pupils to attend Anna Freud centre for counselling services


To provide 1-1 support to help a child with specific needs The child is able to self-regulate thoughts and feelings £2000
Access to wrap around care

Improve the attendance and punctuality of pupil premium children


Pupil attendance increased £1637
Access to school enrichment events, trips and clubs To ensure that all pupil premium children fully participate in all school events and clubs

An increase of pupil premium children attending St James Primary school clubs.

 100% PP children participate in school events and trips