Pupil Premium at St Catherine’s
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 experience a successful start to education in their years at primary school, which sets them up to succeed throughout their education and life.
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, children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children who have previously been looked after by the local authority and are now in permanent ‘post looked after’ arrangements.
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, whilst ensuring their inclusion in our whole school community. 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.
The Pupil Premium Strategy Statement details our Pupil Premium profile and priorities this is reviewed annually. The next review date is September 2021.