Pupil Premium

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.

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Pupil Premium Impact Report 2016-2017

Monitoring the impact of Pupil Premium Grant All schools are allocated a proportion of their funding from central government which is called the “pupil premium”. The main pupil premium funding allocated to the school is based on the number of pupils who currently qualify for Free School Meals (FSM), or have qualified for FSM at any point in the last 6 years. The school also receives pupil premium funding for eligible pupils who are looked after children, children of services families and children adopted after 2005.

The head teacher, staff and governors accept their responsibility for pupils eligible for the pupil premium. 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. All staff understand that the pupil premium funding is best utilised when directed at improving outcomes for pupils. Children’s progress and attainment is tracked and monitored carefully to ensure they achieve their full potential. Regular monitoring and evaluation is key to ensuring effectiveness of expenditure.

Targets for pupils are set and monitoring is a joint responsibility of the class teacher and Senior Leaders and regular assessment data is analysed and acted upon. The DFE also analyse our school data and compare our results to national data. Through our termly Governing Body meeting we report clearly on data for Pupil Premium and a transparent expenditure line is maintained in our financial monitoring so governors can link value for money with impact.

As a school we have allocated the pupil premium to support a variety of strategies to raise the attainment of pupils in order to close the gap, promote emotional wellbeing and encourage parental participation and engagement. In the academic year 2016-2017 funding for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding was £86,380. Pupil Premium funding in the year 2016-2017 was allocated to improving outcomes for children, with a focus on maths and reading; continuing to invest in highly effective pastoral support and supporting the provision of extra-curricular opportunities for eligible pupils.

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Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Floatshall Road,
M23 1HP

Tel: 0161 998 3419
Fax: 0161 945 6507