Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible under achievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals in the last 6 years; those looked after by the local authority and children of Armed Forces Personnel.

Nationally, statistics show that pupils who are in receipt of Free School Meals do less well than their peers in external exams. The aim of this additional money is to try and close this gap in attainment. 

It is up to schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. 

At St John's, we are committed to closing the attainment gap between our disadvantaged pupils and their peers, and we hope to do this by ensuring that all our children have access to an engaging and inspiring curriculum with the best teaching and learning and targeted support possible. 

All schools are required to publish on their website what funding they have received, and how the money is being spent. Please see the attached document which details how Pupil Premium money is spent at Deepcar St John's. 

The figure for this year is only an estimate as the amount may alter during the year due to changes in pupil numbers or children being eligible for Free School Meals. 

 Year  Number of pupils  Amount per child   Total 

    £1900 for Looked After Children    
   2018/19  £52460 (estimate)

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