The pupil premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. It was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years. Looked after children including those that have ceased to be looked after, and those of service personnel also attract funding.
At Christ Church Primary School we use the Pupil Premium funding in a variety of ways to improve outcomes for all children who are eligible. Through carefully planned intervention we ensure that:
- pupils reach their full academic potential and attain their very best
- pupils grow socially and spiritually through a wide range of curricular and extra curriclar opportunities
If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the school’s 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.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding. This will be reviewed in September 2021.