Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011 to provide additional support for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Extra funding has been made available to support these students. The Pupil Premium grant is provided for those students who have been on Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years or for looked-after children (LAC) or previously looked-after children.
For the year 2022-2023, the funding available to St Peter and St Paul has been allocated to support, challenge and ensure this cohort of students has the opportunity to reach their full potential. In addition, following a period of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it will be more important this year to ensure our disadvantaged students receive the necessary support to ensure they have the opportunity to close the attainment gap with their peers.
‘It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to schools per Free School Meal pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.’ Source DfE website
It is our intention to remove barriers for our disadvantaged students to enable them to achieve their aspirations. Achievement should not be determined by prior attainment or background. St Peter and St Paul Catholic Voluntary Academy will use the Pupil Premium grant to support our students through quality first teaching, targeted support, either 1-1 or groups, as required, and other wider strategies to support attendance and engagement.