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Our Lady of Lourdes

Catholic Nursery and Primary School

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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

 

The Pupil Premium (PP) Grant was introduced by the Government to provide additional funding to address the gap in educational attainment and long term economic wellbeing between socially disadvantaged children and young people compared to their peers. The reasons for this correlation are complex and no actual causal relationship has been proven. However, the Government has a stated aim to narrow this gap in attainment and since 2011 has provided additional funding to schools to support them in so doing.

Socially disadvantaged pupils have been defined as pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) at some point in the last six years (if no longer receiving FSM are known as Ever 6 children) and children who have been in care for more than six months.

Children whose parents are employed by the armed forces also receive additional funding.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we will be accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the premium. This will ensure that parents and others are aware of the extra support that is available to pupils who receive the PP.

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

 

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

 

The funding is used in school in a variety of ways. It is used to support additional learning, to

support music tuition, help with paying for trips and residential visits and to support eligible children to access extra-curricular clubs.

 

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 still 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.

What is the funding used for?

 

We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils. Appropriate provision is made for pupils that belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. This will be through whole school monitoring of data, assessments and discussions with the class teacher. We recognise that not all pupils that receive Pupil Premium funding will be socially disadvantaged.

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