Pupil Premium Statement
What is pupil premium?
Pupil Premium (PP) is money that the government allocates to schools on the basis of Free School Meal returns, Looked After Children, Special Guardianship Children, Child Arrangement Order, Children Adopted from Care and Nursery aged children when parents are in receipt of certain government benefits (see list below) ; it is intended to be used to help narrow the achievement gap. Nationally, pupils eligible for pupil premium funding do not achieve as well as those pupils who are not eligible. At St Joseph’s, we strive to ensure all pupils achieve their potential.
Pupil Premium is a significant amount of money and it is important that all families who may be eligible for Free School Meals or certain government benefits, such as Job Seekers Allowance or Income Support, make sure that they apply! Please see the school office if you are unsure. Every school is free to decide how best to direct this funding to meet the needs of individual pupils.
Pupil Premium at St Joseph’s
As a school we are committed to raising the achievement for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium and understand that many of these pupils must make accelerated progress compared to non-eligible pupils to achieve this.
Monitoring Pupil Progress and Attainment
he school rigorously monitors and evaluates the impact of Pupil Premium funding. Tracking of progress over time is essential so that we can quickly identify need and develop strategies and interventions to accelerate progress. The data we collect is consistently used during pupil progress meetings which take place half termly
Pupil Premium Grant
For the academic year 2021/2022, please see the Pupil Premium Spending 21/22 attached as a PDF document. You can also see previous year’s allocation here.
This document includes the following information:
the school’s pupil premium grant allocation;
a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school;
how we will spend the pupil premium to overcome these barriers and reasons for the approach;
how we will measure the effect of the pupil premium
date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy