The Government provides schools with an additional allocation of funds called Pupil Premium. This money is allocated based on the number of children eligible for free school meals (FSM), Looked After Children (those children who are fostered or in care) and children of armed services personnel. The primary focus of the funding is to raise pupil attainment, but school leaders have been given permission by government to use the money in ways that they believe will most benefit the individuals in their particular schools.
At St Osmund’s Catholic Primary School we have a relatively small number of pupils who are eligible for FSM. When our last school census was taken the figure was 13 pupils which amounts to just under 6%. This is significantly lower than the National (15%). Pupil Performance Data at our school shows consistently that all pupils do well, whether they are eligible for a free school meal or not. We target this money to support those eligible pupils who require extra support with their learning. In this way we ensure that this additional funding has a positive impact on learners.
Please use the link below to find out how we have /and how we will spend our Pupil Premium funding.