The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools and academies receive has increased.
The funding is granted to children who are registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. In addition, it can be granted to a pupil who has been looked after for 1 day or more, has been adopted from care, has left care under, a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangement order.
If you believe that your child might be eligible to receive pupil premium funding please contact the office to arrange an appointment to discuss the matter with the Headteacher.
Schools are legally required to publish on their website how they spend their pupil premium funding and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.
Our Pupil Premium policy can be found in our 'Policies' section under 'Our School'
Pupil Premium at St. Benedict’s
We have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure, and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential.
Money has been ring-fenced and used to benefit all pupil premium pupils. We have established clear lines of responsibility with a member of the senior leadership team and a link governor taking responsibility for Pupil Premium.
All staff are aware of areas for development in the school in terms of subjects, year groups and they know which children are focus children.
Money is used to benefit all pupil premium children and supports higher as well as lower ability children by extending provision on offer.
We have largely targeted our additional pupil premium funding on:
- Ensuring we provide first rate quality teaching
- Targeted intervention where necessary
- Pastoral care
- Enriching experiences
Please click on our strategy statements below for further details: