The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
At The Catholic School of St Gregory The Great we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality teaching, supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The school’s Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium. The tables below show where the funding was spent and the overall impact it has had.
PLEASE NOTE: If your child is eligible for free school meals, they may also be entitled to a sum of money paid to their school to boost their learning. We explain the ins and outs of the pupil premium for parents.
Schools are given a pupil premium for:
• Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years. The school receives £1320 for each of these children.
• Children who are or have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day. These children are awarded a premium of £2300.
• Children from service families who receive a child pension from the Ministry of Defence. They are awarded £300.
In March 2018 the Government announced that free school meals would only be available to children in KS2 whose families have a net income of £7400 or under, effective from 1 April 2018. If your child was previously entitled to free school meals but is no longer, they will still receive pupil premium based on the 'Ever 6' qualification (a pupil who has ever had free school meals in the past six years).
Please speak to the office for further details on pupil premium