What is pupil premium?

The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families. From September 2014, the premium will be worth £1345 (per eligible student) and is allocated to students who at any point in the past 6 years have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM);  Schools will receive £2,345 for any pupil: identified in the October 2020 school census or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of: adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order),who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more or recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)

For pupils who attract the £2,345 rate, the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the pupil will manage the funding

Finally £310 is allocated to students whose parent/parents are currently serving in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the MoD.

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How the Pupil Premium is spent is monitored closely with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent. At St Catherine’s we pride ourselves on utilising the Pupil Premium to support our students with a specific focus on developing writing.

How many pupils at St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School are eligible for the Pupil Premium?

Currently 47 pupils at St Catherine’s are eligible for the Pupil Premium, approximately 10% of the total number of students (including 3 children adopted from care)

St Catherines Pupil Premium allocation 2020/21


How will the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium be measured?

To monitor progress and attainment, measures are included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of students covered by the Pupil Premium. At St Catherine’s, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform student progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention

January 2021