What does the Pupil Premium mean for St Mary’s RC Primary School?
Pupil Premium is an additional government grant which is added to the main funding that schools receive in their annual budgets.
Pupil Premium funding is allocated to:
- Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or who have been eligible at some time in the past 6 years (FSM)
- Pupils whose parents are in the armed services (Service)
- Looked after children (LAC)
- Children who have been adopted from care (Post LAC)
The aim of Pupil Premium funding is to support eligible children who may be vulnerable to underachievement and to address any attainment gaps. As well as focusing on academic achievement, it may also be appropriate to provide support to nurture their well-being and to provide these children with access to a wide variety of enriching experiences.
If you think your child may be eligible for free school meals click here to apply
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.