The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support pupils who are entitled to free school meals, looked after by the local authority or were adopted from being looked after by the local authority or children of armed service personnel.
Nationally there is a gap in the attainment of children who have free school meals and those who do not. In response to this the Department for Education provides additional funding for all schools to ensure that these children meet or exceed minimum age related expectations.
At St Mary’s Primary School, supporting every individual to ‘be the best they can be’ is embedded in our school visions, core values and daily practice. We are using the additional funding to be able to provide individually targetted support for our pupil premium children.
Schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is used and its impact. In 2018/19 we have 9 children in receipt of the pupil premium funding which totals £14, 410.
Please read the information attached which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.