The pupil premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement.
The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are known to be eligible for free school meals or have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years. The funding also includes looked after children and those with a parent in the armed forces.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.
Pupil Premium at St. Jude’s Catholic Primary:
- We organise teaching and learning at St. Jude’s Catholic Primary in order to meet the needs of all children in the best way. We work hard to ensure quality first teaching and timely interventions to accelerate progress where needed.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that socially disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met.
- We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals. We support any child the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- Not all children receiving free school meals will receive pupil premium interventions at any one time.
- Funding is used to ensure that disadvantage is addressed through developing the cultural capital of our pupils.