Pupil Premium funds are additional monies allocated to schools by government to help them address the barriers to learning and close the gap in attainment for disadvantaged pupils.
Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools based on the number of pupils on roll who are:
In receipt of Free School Meals or have received Free School Meals in the last 6 years
In Care or who have been under the care of the Local Authority for 1 day or more
Children of British Armed Service Personnel or recorded as Ever 4 Service Children or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence
Pupils adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and pupils who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order
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How we use Pupil Premium
At St Marie’s Catholic Primary School we use Pupil Premium funding in an imaginative way to address the key barriers to learning, by improving communication skills; developing reading, writing and mathematics skills.
But we also recognise that education is not just about academic attainment and at our school we place a great importance on the social and emotional well-being of our pupils through our Nurture programme.
Another important aspect of learning Pupil Premium is creating an opportunity to address is that of parental involvement. We work closely with parents to developing partnerships, build relationships to help tackle issues such as behaviour and attendance.
We ensure that pupils are given opportunities that go beyond their local environment and enhance and broaden their school life experience.