What is the Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is additional funding that schools in England receive to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium is allocated for children who receive free school meals (FSM) and is intended to help close the gap in attainment between FSM and non-FSM Students, as well as supporting the social and emotional well-being of our children.
Pupil Premium Priorities 2021-2022
Pupil premium funding received by St Ursula’s for the academic year 2021-2022 is £67,525.
At St Ursula’s, the priorities for our pupil premium spending for 2021-2022 are to raise achievement in reading (including phonics)writing and maths, to raise attendance, parental/carer support, broadening experiences, supporting pupils’ mental heath, ensuring excellent learning behaviours and supporting with speech and language progress.
We have found that these areas help to remove the main barriers to educational achievement faced by our pupils who receive the funding.
We measure the impact of pupil premium funding by carefully tracking the attainment and progress data of the children who receive it. Throughout the year there is a cycle of pupil progress meetings between phase leaders and class teachers. During these meetings, there is discussion about the progress and attainment of each child receiving pupil premium.
The effectiveness of the interventions funded by pupil premium is looked at in detail and actions are drawn up to help accelerate progress. This cycle ensures that children receiving the pupil premium are carefully monitored so that the funding can be used in the most effective way.
For analysis of how the 2020-2021 pupil premium funding was spent and how the 2021-2022 Pupil Premium has been allocated please view the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement below.