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Our Lady of Lourdes

Catholic Nursery and Primary School

Live, Love, Learn.

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‘I like everything at Our Lady of Lourdes!’
Year 3 Pupil
‘We were extremely impressed with the school, the facilities and all of the staff.’
Parent
‘My son had a great time at the Christmas party today; he misses his teachers and friends so much that he wants to come into school tomorrow and it’s the holidays!’
Year 2 Pupil
'As always you go above and beyond.'
Parent
‘I love all my friends and the teachers at OLOL.’
Year 1 Pupil
‘We are all part of God’s family and need to be kind to each other.’
Year 2 Pupil

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

What is it?

Pupil Premium is a grant given to schools for each child who currently claims free school meals or has done so in the past. It is vital that any parent whose child is eligible for pupil premium applies, even if they do not choose to claim the free meals, as the grant enables us to provide extra resources for your child.

The Department for Education website is a good source of additional information:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pupil-premium-effective-use-and-accountability

The school can qualify for Pupil Premium for your child if you receive one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16190 and not in receipt of
  • Working Tax credit
  • Working Tax Credit Run-On (the payment you receive for further weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Serve in the Armed Forces

If you believe your child may qualify for this support in school, please click on the link below to apply: 

https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

Please note that, should your circumstances change, and you no longer qualify for receipt of any of the above benefits, pupil premium funding will continue to be paid to support your child for a further 6 years.

If you have any questions about Pupil Premium and how we use this funding, or would like more information on how to apply, please contact the school office.

 

Identified barriers to educational achievement

At OLOL we have identified the following barriers for some of the pupils currently in receipt of Pupil Premium:

  • Speech and Language
  • Access to extra -curricular activities – Enriching experiences such as educational visits, music tuition
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Social Communication
  • Emotional well-being -pupils with specific social and emotional needs which affect their learning

 

What we do

The government allows us to spend this money in a variety of ways. We make sure that it impacts the children positively by improving their literacy and mathematical skills, as well as their social and emotional wellbeing.

You can read in detail about how this money has been allocated and the impact this has had. Please click below to download the PDF.

 

How do we review the impact of this money?

Each half term we look at how individual children and groups are making progress. Mrs McDermott looks specifically at the progress of children who are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding. Each year, Mrs McDermott puts a report together which is presented to our governing body. Maria Parker is the governor responsible for Pupil Premium. The Governing Body makes sure we are spending the money efficiently and that it is helping children to get better outcomes in their learning. It is also reviewed by the Finance committee who check regularly on how we spend our budget

 

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