Mrs Lynda Staddon

Pupil Premium lead

Dear Parents/Carers,


I would like to introduce myself as the Pupil Premium Lead at St. Osmund’s. I have taught for over twenty five years and have been hugely fortunate to enjoy many of them here at St. Osmund’s. This is a really exciting post which will help ensure that the progress and well-being of all pupils, in receipt of pupil premium support, is very much in the forefront of everything we do here. I am passionate about teaching and learning and believe that every child should be given every opportunity to succeed.


Working alongside me is Miss Hancock as Pupil Premium Learning mentor. She is a highly skilled and experienced TA who is also ELSA trained. Her role includes supporting pupils in the classroom, co-ordinating well-being support, liaising with parents and many other things! We believe in holistic and individualised support for each child and their family. Please get in touch with Miss Hancock, by phone extension 141 or email, if you have any questions or queries.


Pupil premium support is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible. It helps to narrow the gap in achievement which can occur between them and their classmates.


At St Osmunds we provide:


Year 5 welcome pack (stationary, folder, PE bag, Waterstones book voucher)


Curricular: DT ingredients and materials, DT yearly contribution, Year 6 SATS packs, Year 7 calculator, school water bottle and all curricular day trips are funded automatically.


Uniform: £50 Year 5 and Year 7, £30 Year 6 and Year 8. £50 shoe voucher for Year 5


Music lessons: 50% funded for two terms. The Richard Ely trust can then be approached to support further lessons and the purchase of musical instruments.


Sports clubs: any linked to St Osmund’s but run by external providers e.g tennis are funded in full.


Cultural capital: One residential trip in KS2 and one in KS3 are automatically funded in full. An equivalent amount of money is available towards the cost of the school ski trip.


Other: Year 8 Leavers book and hoodie and other discretionary support is available.


 If you think your children may be eligible for free school meals it’s quick and easy to check. Go to ‘Dorset4you,’ type free school meals into the search bar and then apply.


Cultural Capital and Pupil Premium


‘As part of making the judgement about the quality of education, inspectors will consider the extent to which schools are equipping pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital that they need to succeed in life. Ofsted’s understanding of this knowledge and cultural capital matches that found in the aims of the National Curriculum’.


At St. Osmund’s we are committed to increasing all children’s access to a wide range of experiences and skill development. However we recognise that children and families in receipt of pupil premium funding, are often less able financially to provide a wide range for their children. Listed below are a number of initiatives that aim to ensure greater parity between children in receipt of pupil premium support and their peers.


St Osmund’s automatically funds the following for families in receipt of pupil premium support and pupil premium plus. This does not include services pupil premium.


All curriculum resources e.g. cooking ingredients, SATs revision guides, calculators, reading books etc


Music lessons are partially funded (up to 50%) for two terms. The Richard Ely trust can then be approached for support with ongoing lessons and purchasing of an instrument. Please contact Mr Minhinnick (Music lead) for further details.


Extra –curricular clubs run by external providers e.g. Tennis


Curricular (day) trips


For example, Year 6 Learn to Sail, Year 7 geography field trip, Year 8 end of year trip.


Residential trips

A residential trip paid in full in either Year 5 or 6 (KS2) and either Year 7 or 8 (KS3). By funding in this way we hope to increase parental choice and most importantly ensure that all pupils can experience a residential school trip in each key stage.

The KS3 ski trip is funded by an equivalent amount.


Dates of residential trips 2022

Year 5 residential to Land & Wave week beginning Monday 20th June 2022

Year 6 residential to Rockley (Buddens) week beginning Monday 27th June 2022

Year 7 residential trip to Scotland and Year 7 residential trip to Bude, week beginning Saturday 21st May 2022 / Sunday 22nd May 2022

Year 8 residential tbc -


We are currently ascertaining (parent questionnaire) the level of need to provide transport before after school for PP families to enable their children to access school clubs before and after school.

Mrs Lynda Staddon

Pupil Premium lead

01305 262897

Miss Heather Hancock

Pupil Premium Learning Mentor

01305 262897 Extension 141

Click below for the EEF evidence and Pupil Premium Strategy:

Education Endowment Foundation – evidence