St.Joseph's Primary School, Lancaster

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18th July 19
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Key & Statutory Information

Please click here for the Department for Education’s School and College Performance Tables for St Joseph's School.

2017 Data : Adobe Acrobat file (194.3k)

The link above will show our 2017 data for EYFS, Phonice, KS1 and KS2.

Click here to look at the school and college tables service.


What is the Pupil Premium Fund?

In 2011-12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium funding. The money is sent to schools based on the numbers of pupils in school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). From 2012-13, it was been expanded to include all those children who have been eligible for free school meals within the last six years. This brings in additional funding to the school which is effectively allocated to support these children both within and outside the curriculum. This funding currently stands at £1,320 per child and £1,900 for Looked After Children.

At St Joseph's we believe that quality first teaching and learning and a rich curriculum are the key to all children being successful. The Pupil Premium money supports the extensive projects and trips from which all our children benefit. The recruitment and retention of top quality teachers and other staffing so that there is extra capacity for additional teaching in small groups or conducting one to one sessions with under-achieving pupils to find gaps in learning have shown to have great impact.

Trips and residential learning experiences are subsidised for Year 6 pupils and the Pupil Premium is used to ensure that no child misses out due to lack of money in the family home.

We also believe that high quality pastoral support is essential to breaking down the barriers to learning that a lot of our children posses. We employ a highly competant Learning Mentor and a TA in the afternoons to provide behavioural, emotional and social support for our children. We also use the services of a behaviour consultant to train and support staff in provididing the best care possible for our children.

Our school provides a wide variety of extra-curricular activities which engages the children with school and contributes to raised self-esteem, a sense of belonging and outstanding attitudes to learning during the school day. Our clubs are run largely by staff members and this fact contributes to the positive impact these extra-curricular activities have on the success of our pupils.

For the financial year 2017/ 2018, St Joseph's recieved £133,302 and in 2018/2019 we are recieving £139,320.

Please click on the link above to read how we have used our Pupil Premium Funding for 2017-18 and how we will use this year's funding.



In 2012, as part of the Olympic legacy, the government pledged to provide additional funding to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This additional funding is continuing to be awarded to schools and is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. This funding has continued to be provided to schools to maintain the high levels of sporting provision.

All state-maintained schools, academies, middle schools, special schools and pupil referral units which have primary aged pupils (as reported in the 2018 school census) will receive the funding.

         Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil.

         Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

St Joseph's received a total budget of approximately £17,680.  This comes in 2 payments throughout the year. Funding is based on data from the school census.

We understand the importance of physical activity and sport to the overall well-being of every child and are committed to raising participation rates and achievement for all our children. To help with these aims, we have ensured that our sports premium will:

  • benefit all children regardless of sporting ability
  • ensure the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools
  • ensure that all children are given the opportunity to take part in comeptitions and tournaments within school
  • ensure staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.

To see how we intend to spend this year's Sports Funding, click on the link above.  This will also show how we spent the 2018-19 Funding.

To see how we spent last year's Sports Funding, click on the link above.