St. Catherine’s is allocated additional funding for those children in receipt of free school meals which is referred to as Pupil Premium.
The Governors at St. Catherine’s allocate the pupil premium grant funding to support our children academically, socially and specifically those with barriers to learning.
Pupil Premium 2018-2019
|Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received for 2018-19|
|Total number of pupils on role||210|
|Total number of pupils eligible for PPG||38|
|Amount of PPG received per pupil||£1,320
plus £300 for service children
plus £1900 for post LAC childen
|Total amount of PPG received 2017-18||£52,360|
In April 2011 the Government introduced the Pupil Premium, which additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. Schools have the freedom to spend this funding as they see fit based upon their knowledge of pupil needs.
The pupil premium is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
Objectives for the use of Pupil Premium at St. Catherine’s
- The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.
- The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.
- As far as its powers allow, the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupils Premium and others.
Impact of the use of Pupil Premium against the above objectives will be measured at the end of summer term.
The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
- the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
- the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium
- the reports for parents that schools have to publish online
Source: DFE Website
Below are documents which identify how St. Catherine’s School plans to, or has used, the money allocated to us.
Here you will find all the information relating to Sports Premiums in our PDF.