Pupil Premium is allocated according to the number of children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
At St Mary's Catholic Primary School, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that all learners should be given opportunities to reach their full potential. We know that reaching your potential is not about where you come from, but instead, about developing the necessary skills and values required to succeed. Our pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium Funding face specific barriers to reaching their full potential we are determined to provide the support and guidance they need to help them overcome these barriers.
Our key principles of this plan, are to provide pupils with 1-to-1 and small group booster sessions, to help overcome any gaps in education bought on during COVID-19 school closures, to help towards activity costs, to enable us to provide a rich diverse experience for our pupils
Including 2021-2022 review