Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

We have high aspirations and ambitions for all of 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- ‘Inspiring everyone to REACH through Faith, Hope, Love'.

Background to Pupil Premium Funding

The pupil premium is a government initiative that targets extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from Reception to Y11. From 2012, the DFE extended pupil premium to children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years. For 2017 -18 schools will receive:
  • £1,320 per pupil of primary age
  • £1,900 per 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 arrangements order

School accountability for the pupil premium

The pupil premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.

Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.

Schools are held to account through performance tables, which include data on:
  • the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding
  • the progress made by these pupils
  • the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.