Pupil Premium Funding
Pupil Premium is money which the government earmarks for disadvantaged children. It is allocated to children of low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continually for more than six months. This also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6 funding). A smaller amount is allocated to provide some additional support to children of service families.
The money is used to narrow the gap in attainment and development between children who are disadvantaged and their peers.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium in ways which they consider will enhance the education of the targeted children. At St. Joseph’s, we believe that by directing the Pupil Premium funding in creative ways, we may realign the life chances for these children in order that they achieve as well as their non pupil premium peers and enjoy the same breadth of experiences.
A detailed report on how we allocated funding and its impact may be viewed below.