‘Disadvantaged pupils make the same good progress as their classmates, and in some instances do better. Gaps in standards between these pupils and their classmates, and between them and pupils nationally, are closing or have closed.’ Ofsted 2015
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been continuously looked after for at least 6 months (LAC) the school receives an amount per head within their budget. This has risen each year to the current amount of £1,320 per pupil. St Mary’s is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to diminish any difference between groups of pupils.
The Pupil Premium was set up by the Government in January 2011. It means that the school will receive additional funds for children who are eligible to receive free school meals. Therefore, if you think your child might be entitled to free school meals, it will help the school enormously if you register by completing the application form below and returning it to the school office
Please do this even if you do not intend your child to have free school meals.
At St Mary’s we have a clear, strategic approach to the use of specific Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. These are monitored and evaluated regularly and in depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to accelerate progress
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Pupil Premium Leader - Mrs Sally Ward Office@smfr.co.uk
Pupil Premium Governor - Mr Bari Mujeeb
‘The school has used the pupil premium funding to support disadvantaged pupils effectively. It has provided academic support to help these pupils make the same good progress as their classmates, as well as ensuring that eligible pupils are able to play a full part in school life.’ Ofsted 2015