What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated by the government, to schools, to ensure pupils who may be vulnerable to under achieving are supported to ensure they realise their full potential and experience a successful start to education in their years at primary school. Pupil premium is allocated for children known to have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure); service children and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. Pupil Premium is not a personal budget and schools should spend the money on any provision or resource to target areas of need and enhance learning and attainment, in its widest sense, for entitled children. At St Catherine’s we are passionate about ensuring that our Pupil Premium funding is used to maximise opportunities for all of our entitled pupils. We aim to spend this money to raise the aspirations and ambitions of our most disadvantaged and vulnerable children, to ensure that they achieve well during their time at our school, and leave us with good foundations for life. Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.