Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools and academies in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The focus of this funding is to improve outcomes for pupils who fit the following criteria;

  • Pupils Looked after
  • Pupils who are eligible for free school meals or who have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the past 6 years
  • Children of Services Personnel

Rigorous pupil progress meetings with leaders and teachers, ensure pupils’ specific needs are identified promptly. Progress is tracked and through moderation and evaluation, amendments are made to support the child’s learning. Finding the “barrier to learning” and removing them with effective teaching, learning and assessment, is crucial in St Joseph’s to enable children to reach their full potential.

Pupil Premium funding is used to support our disadvantaged pupils to achieve their highest levels. We use achievement data regularly to check whether interventions or strategies are working and amend where needed. The school ensures all staff are aware of the pupils eligible for Pupil Premium and they then can take responsibility for their progress.

Please see our reports below: