Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.

These include pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent and although funding is targeted at eligible pupils, the impact is spread across the whole school.

We are grateful that parents apply for the funding and this can be done through the school.

If you think your child is eligible, please ask!


Challenges to Educational Achievement faced by pupils receiving PPG
  • Holy Family is a one form entry Catholic Primary school, with nursery provision. Intake is roughly in line with national averages. the school has higher than National averages for girls (54% compared to 49%).
  • Holy Family has more disadvantaged pupils than 83% of primary schools like it, fewer than 52% of primary schools in Doncaster and more than 70% of other primary schools

  • The proportion of minority ethnic groups is roughly in line with national averages , but is steadily increasing each year.

  • The % of pupils eligible for Free school meals is higher than national (33.9% compared to 26%) a drop since the introduction of universal free infant meals.
  • Recruitment issues over the years has been a barrier but in 2016, this has now stabilised
  • The school holds the Basic Skills Charter Mark, The Silver Award for anti-bullying, The Healthy Schools Award and the Inclusion Quality Mark
  • The health of people in Doncaster is generally worse than the National Average and the school is situated in one of the most deprived areas in England (Dept of Health-Health profiles 2011). We do not allow this as an excuse for underachievement and our expectations remain high for all pupils.
  • Pupils come from diverse social and economic backgrounds and the school's deprivation index (0.36) is above the national average of 0.24 (Raise on Line)
  • The school has currently 33.9% of pupils who receive FSM which is significantly above average and this varies over the year.
  • The number of pupils in school, on the SEND register (14.5%) which is above National Averages (13%) 
  • 35% of the school population (The highest % in Doncaster schools) are Travellers or of Romany or gypsy origin This percentage is well above the national average. In September, 2015 this was 22.2%. As a result, this impacts on attendance figures and in some cases, attainment due to pupils travelling.
  • Teaching and support staff work tirelessly in ensuring a high standard of eduction is provided and leaders continue to evaluate practice and performance in order to keep moving the school forward that meets the needs of the children
  • Attendance is one of the school's main barriers to learning for the children and one that the school constantly tackles
  • We have high aspirations for all our children and we believe that no-one should be left behind. We are determined to ensure our children be given the best chances in order for them to succeed.
  • The governing body is knowledgeable about the school and its areas of strengths and weakness

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016

Pupil Premium Statement for Parents 2015

Pupil Premium Allocation

Pupil Premium Impact Report

Pupil Premium Policy

EYPP Expenditure 16-17