Pupil Premium Information

We are very proud of the outstanding provision for our pupils at St. Vincent's and in particular for those in receipt of the pupil premium grant. We have been focusing on four key areas:

Securing outstanding outcomes

Enriching the curriculum

Providing pastoral care

Giving financial assistance for extra curricular opportunities

We have two pastoral rooms - The Cosy Corner in the Juniors and The Rainbow Room in the Infants. Here children can attend organised sessions or just 'drop in' for a chat with our pastoral lead, Mrs Gee. The organised sessions could be linked to the 'Happy to be Me' or 'Time to Talk' programmes or a circle time activity. This is carefully planned by Mrs Gee along with the class teacher.

The Starlight Room in the Infants and The Sunshine Room in the Juniors provide a quiet space for interventions. These areas are well resourced with laptops, maths and phonics equipment and pupils work in small groups with a teaching assistant or teacher. This year, Mrs Maguire supports pupils across the school in receipt of pupil premium with maths/mental arithemetic, providing consolidation and/or challenge activities. 

Outcomes for our pupils remains a priority and work is targeted so that pupils reach their individual potential. Regular meetings are held with the senior leadership team to assess progress and monitor children's attainment. 

To monitor progress on attainment, new measures have been included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. At St. Vincent’s Catholic Primary School, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention. Review meetings will take place at each milestone (approximately every term) and will include a member of Senior Management, teachers, TAs and the Pupil Premium Lead.

Pupil Premium Funding and the impact of this is a regular item on the governors’ curriculum and school performance committee agenda and all governors have received training and updates.

Designated staff member in charge: Mrs Sharon Tiernan (Deputy Headteacher) 

Pupil Premium Tutor: Mrs Elizabeth Maguire

Nominated governor: Mrs Alice Kilburn

 Eligibility for free school meals

A parent may wish to check their child's eligibility for Pupil Premium or continued free school meals

 Eligibility Criteria

Parents/guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about Pupil Premium funding and how it is being used to benefit your child, please speak to Mrs Tiernan deputy headteacher.

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

Please take time to read our development plan which includes a review of last year and the impact of expenditure in this area.



Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

Tel: 0161 911 8040


We couldn’t be happier with St Vincent’s, our children are really happy there. - Parent Survey
It is a wonderful environment, our children are flourishing - Parent Survey
The school ethos gives the children excellent opportunities to develop their spirituality and knowledge of their faith. - Parent Survey
It is a really friendly school, I have been made to feel very welcome. - Parent Survey
We love St Vincent’s, keep doing what you are doing! - Parent Survey