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 is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to:
Pupil Premium Strategy
At St Mary's Priory Infant and Junior Schools we are committed to ensuring that each individual pupil receives the very best education allowing them to reach their full potential academically and socially.
Our ethos and learning culture ensures that we have the highest expectations and that we continually strive to ensure that no pupil is left behind.
When deciding how to spend the pupil premium grant it is important that we look at the potential barriers to learning faced by pupil premium pupils in the context of our school. The reasons for underachievement are many and varied and could include: less support at home, leading to reduced appreciation of the value of education; social and emotional difficulties due to complex family situations or attendance and punctuality difficulties. Each child entitled to the pupil premium grant is unique in their situation and our response to their needs must reflect this.
With this in mind, we aim to build the capacity and expertise to enable us to provide a highly personalised programme of support in order to allow each child to reach his/her full potential.
Our key objective in using the pupil premium grant is to narrow the attainment and achievement gap between those entitled to pupil premium and those not. Historically pupils at St Mary's Priory make good progress, often at levels higher than those expected nationally. However, there is still a pattern, of pupil premium pupils not performing as well in their attainment as other groups not in receipt of pupil premium. We aim to narrow and even remove this gap.
We will ensure that:
Our funding priorities fall into the following areas: