Pupil Premium

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 we currently use the additional funding in the following ways:

  • To provide short-term intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with SEN.
  • To subsidise transport for swimming lessons.
  • To provide one-to-one tuition for some pupils.
  • To enhance the curriculum through visiting musicians, assembly guests and curriculum demonstrations in order to provide a rich diverse experience for our pupils.

Pupil Premium 2020-2021

Pupil Premium 2019-2020

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