What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional Government funding provided to schools that allow them to support pupils from low income families who are also in receipt of Free School Meals and also pupils that are Looked After by the Local Authority. In addition school receives money for children of Forces Families. Schools are required to report how they will be spending this additional money in their budgets.
What is the Pupil Premium for?
The Government believes that this additional funding for schools will provide more equal opportunities for pupils from low income backgrounds compared with their friends who live in families with higher incomes. The main aim will be to raise attainment for pupils from low income families.
How much money does the school receive?
This year (2019-20) the school will receive an additional £1320 into it's budget for every pupil who receives Free School Meals or is Looked After by the Local Authority.
What have we used this additional money for?
At SS John & Monica Catholic Primary School we have always ensured that all pupils, regardless of background, have access to every possible educational initiative and opportunity. Pupils at SS John & Monica Catholic Primary School achieve in an environment of success for all.
Schools are allowed to spend the Pupil Premium money in any way they see fit so long as it raises attainment in underperforming pupils from low income families. In this academic year we will continue to provide a range of exciting curricular opportunities including creative arts experiences, residential visits, booster classes, out of hours learning sessions etc.