What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil premium is money given to the school by the Government. The amount of money a school receives is based upon the amount of children on Free School Meals (FSM), Looked After Children and children of families in the Armed Forces. The money has to be used to support the development of these children in ways in which the school feels is most beneficial.
Disadvantaged pupils - from the Department for Education Website
Pupil premium per pupil: (i) Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals £1,320 (ii) Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £935 (iii) Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority £2,300 (iv) Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order £2,300
How is the funding used?
St Cuthbert's Catholic Primary School seeks to ensure the effectiveness of its use of the Pupil Premium. We recognise that barriers to achievement take a variety of forms and look for individual ways to support each child to achieve their very best. We do this by offering our children a wide range of opportunities and ensuring that these are accessible for everyone. We work with our families and colleagues to make sure everyone has high aspirations for all pupils.
Amount of funding
For the financial year 2016-2017 the school received £103,540
For the Financial year 2017-2018 the school received £99,000
For the Financial year 2018-2019 the school received £97, 680 with an additional £13,000 granted later in the academic year.