The Pupil Premium: Using it to make a difference at St Wilfrid’s Catholic Academy
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for at least 1 day (LAC) the school receives an amount per head within their budget. Funding per child is £1345 for 2021/22. A provision is also made for children who have a parent in the armed services
St Wilfrid’s Catholic Academy is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to close any gaps.
We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of specific Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. These are monitored and evaluated regularly and in depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximise progress.
Strong leadership systems ensure that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact. This includes identified governors having responsibility for Pupil Premium. All matters relating to the Pupil Premium are reported back to the Governors, ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending.