Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Impact Reports:
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they are responsible for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups. Those from disadvantaged backgrounds often do not do as well as their more advantaged peers and the funds are aimed at helping to bridge the gap. This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.

If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.

From 2022

There is a new requirement for schools to use research-based evidence to inform their decisions on strategy aims and teaching priorities in the targeted use of the PP grant.. St Clare's have used the EEF Toolkit and the EEF’s pupil premium guide. We have, in line with DFE's guidance, used the new template for 23/24 as part of a 3 year plan to report on how we have used the additional funding to support our disadvantaged pupils academic, physical and mental well-being.