What does the Pupil Premium mean for St Mary’s RC Primary School?
The Pupil Premium for primary schools (this is money allocated to the school) aims to provide significant funding for disadvantaged children to help close the attainment gap. “The Pupil Premium for disadvantaged pupils will provide additional funding specifically linked to disadvantaged pupils, with the primary objective of boosting their attainment. We will expect schools to account to parents for how it is used.” (page 81, White Paper).
Catch Up Premium
The Secretary of State for Education is providing financial assistance to local authorities for their maintained schools and for pupils that local authorities place in independent special settings, in the form of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium for the financial year beginning 1 April 2020.