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Our Funding
Pupil Premium 2016 / 2017
( 205 k)
Pupil Premium - 2016-17/2017-18
( 289 k)
Pupil Premium 2016 / 2017

Currently 26% of the school receive Pupil Premium under the Ever 6 measure with 19% being in receipt of free school meals. 

The school received approximately £54,120 to support disadvantaged pupils in the academic year 2016/17.

What do we spend our pupil premium on?

Pupil premium support is packaged into 3 projects: Improving Attendance and Punctuality, Removing Barriers and Narrowing the Gap:

Improving Attendance and Punctuality

Breakfast Club from September 2016 Staffing

Breakfast Club Admin

Admin for recording and tracking attendance systems

Prizes each half term for 100% attendance

Enhancing school grounds

Improving playtimes (equipment and environment)

Removing Barriers

School Trips (including Robinwood)

Inspiring visitors (theatres, themed weeks, etc)

After school/lunchtime clubs: staffing (homework, art, etc)

Office Admin

Additional Lunchtime staff

Parental Engagement (coffee mornings, community link)


Additional swimming lessons

Narrowing the Gap

Speech and Language Therapy

Intervention Staffing

Read Write Inc Purchase

Read Write Inc Training

Read Write Inc Organisation – staffing

Additional resources

Boys engagement – resources (including learning environment), staffing.

Writing – ‘Year of Writing 16-17’ – visits/events, resources, training (consultants).

Consultant support

SATS support Y2 and Y6

Life Education caravan

Sports Partnership (Rossendale)

Support Staff for each class in school (from Sept)

Charging for School Activities

Educational Visits and Visitors

Throughout the year a number of educational visits and visitors are arranged. These learning experiences are invaluable in order to enrich the broad and balanced curriculum offered at St. James'.

Although compulsory charges cannot be made for these events, the Governors are in agreement with requesting voluntary contributions from parents. Although the school subsidises the cost of visits and visitors wherever possible, these activities can only take place if parents are willing to make a contribution.

However, in line with the schools inclusive ethos, no child would ever be excluded from any such activity on financial grounds.

Visits have included:

  • Cronkshaw Fold Farm
  • The Titanic Museum, Colne
  • Blackburn Cathedral
  • Local mosque
  • Sikh Gurdwara, Manchester
  • The Jewish Museum, Manchester
  • The Grand Theatre, Clitheroe
  • Lancashire Museum, Preston
  • Jodrell Bank
  • Cobble Hey Farm, Preston
  • Astronomy Centre, Todmorden
  • Brockholes visitor centre, Preston
  • Rossendale Ski Centre
  • Local cinemas
  • Eureka Children's Museum, Halifax
  • Science Museum, Manchester
  • St John's Church, Accrington
  • Hothersall Lodge Outdoor Education Centre
  • Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre


Visitors have included:

  • Rhema Theatre Company
  • Story Magic Theatre
  • Local Imam
  • RSPB
  • Local clergy
  • Life Education Centre
  • School nurse
  • Steel Pan Workshop
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