Pupil Premium is a grant given to schools to be spent on ensuring that pupils that are or have previously been in receipt of free school meals (FSM), those that are or have been in local authority care and children of those working in the services make good progress in their learning.
“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.” Department for Education website
Pupil Premium provision at the Rosary Catholic Primary School
At the Rosary School we try to ensure all pupils receive the support they need to achieve their full potential. We aim to provide an excellent education through high quality teaching. This is supplemented by targeted interventions for pupils who might otherwise not make a good level of progress. These children are identified by our tracking of pupil achievement at 3 points in the school year. We are committed to enabling all children to achieve their potential, regardless of their gender, ethnic origin or family income or circumstances.
At the Rosary School, Pupil Premium may be used to provide the following:
- Targeted intervention for individuals or small groups in reading, writing, phonics or numeracy.
- Staff Training to enhance learning.
- Enrichment of the curriculum- visiting theatre groups or off site visits.
- Extra-curricular activities to build self-esteem- sporting opportunities.
- Music tuition for pupils who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play a musical instrument.
In 2021/22 the school will receive £55,145 in Pupil Premium funding. The Senior Leadership Team and Governors monitor the impact of all spending, including Pupil Premium. At the end of the academic year, we review how effective the above measures have been in enabling pupils to fulfil their potential.
Below you'll find the policy governing how the Pupil Premium is used at the Rosary School and the plans for how the money will be used during 2021/22. This is reviewed annually. You'll also find the document outlining the impact of the Pupil Premium grant in 2020/21, although much of the impact has been rolled over to this year due to Covid-19.
If you have any questions, or would like to know more about Pupil Premium funding, please speak to the Headteacher. If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, (even if s/he is entitled to Universal Free Infant School Meals), please ask at the school office for more information and a claim form.