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St. Bridget's C.E school has been allocated £30,960.00 pupil premium for the financial year 2016/2017

  • The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
  • In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
  • Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, we will also require schools to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium

St. Bridget's will use this money for a variety of schemes to increase the opportunities available for children eligible for free school meals which will help to raise their attainment. Extra resources will be made available to children and training be provided for staff within the school so that children have access to schemes aimed at developing literacy and numeracy. Also, the funding will be used to help fund Learning support assistants so that children can benefit from small group work. This will impact upon children by having in-depth group and individual work aimed at developing their skills as well as extending work for the more able children.



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