Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
What is Pupil Premium Funding?
The Pupil premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding to support children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces. In 2012-13 the Government extended the eligibility for the Pupil Premium to include pupils who had been receiving free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (Ever6 rule). This was extended again in 2015 to include children who have recently been adopted.
Nationally, the statistics show that pupils in the above groups often do less well than their peers at school. The aim of this money is to try to close the attainment gap between pupils and remove any barriers to learning that pupils may face.
The purpose of the funding is expressly to help support the school in narrowing the achievement gap for disadvantaged students.
Everyone at St. Mary’s Priory is committed to ensuring every young person in our school community reaches or exceeds their potential.