What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil premium funding was introduced in April 2011 to narrow the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. The government believes that Pupil Premium is the most effective way of ensuring that funding reached the pupils who need it most.
Pupil premium funding is received for:
- children who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years
- children who have been looked after for 1 day or more
- children who are adopted
- children who leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or a Residence Order
How will the money be spent?
The government has stated that 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.
Pupil Premium at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School
We are very proud of the excellent provision for our pupils at Sacred Heart and in particular for those in receipt of the pupil premium grant. All staff are dedicated to ensuring the gap in attainment and achievement closes between those pupils eligible for the pupil premium and all other pupils, and that the school continues to promote a fully inclusive ethos.
We have been focusing our provision on four key areas:
Enriching the curriculum
Providing pastoral care
Giving financial assistance for extra curricular opportunities
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.
Please take time to read our development plan which includes a review of last year and the impact of expenditure in this area.