Introduced by the government in 2011, pupil premium is an extra sum of money given to the school to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children. This is based on research showing that children from low-income families perform less well than their peers. The chosen measure for this, is the entitlement of free school meals within the past 6 years. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.
At St Michael’s we believe that all our children should be given the support and care they require to achieve the best possible outcomes. This is achieved by high quality classroom teaching, which is supplemented by interventions to support targeted children. Regular reviews of how pupil premium is being spent, and the direct impact it is having on the child’s educational progress, is carried out by the school’s leadership team and governing body.
The school’s current allocated pupil premium funding is £1320 per pupil. This gives the school a total of £21,420, to raise the levels of achievement for our disadvantaged pupils, and close the gap between them and their peers.
The chosen measure for this is the entitlement of Free School Meals within the past 6 years. The current funding is £1,320 per pupil – £21420 in total.
To find out how we plan to spend the allocation please view our Pupil Premium Provision Map.