Pupil Premium Grant

PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT: Making a difference at Holy Rosary and St Anne’s

What is Pupil Premium Grant?

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 is eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for one day or more (Child Looked After) the school receives an amount per head within their budget.
A provision is also made for children who have a parent in the armed services

Holy Rosary and St Anne’s Catholic Primary is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to close any gaps in achievement.

Holy Rosary and St Anne’s Catholic Primary aims to support and complement parents/carers and the parish in the development of the full spiritual, cultural, intellectual and physical potential of each child within a loving, happy, secure and caring Catholic environment.

 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 an identified governor having responsibility for Pupil Premium, the Deputy Head Teacher (DHT) leading the development plan and a coordinated senior leadership approach to implementing plans. All matters relating to the Pupil Premium are reported back to the Governors Pupil Support, Teaching and Learning and Finance and Resources committees, ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending.

A multi-layered approach for the support of Free School Meal pupils is enabling school to develop a strong, comprehensive and sustainable support package which leads to improvements in outcomes for this identified group.

OFSTED February 2013

‘Pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium …  make good and improving progress because of the effective support they receive.’

 ‘As a result of the focus on equality of opportunity, a previous gap … has closed rapidly.’

 ‘Governors … have a good handle on the school’s finances and ensure not only is pupil premium funding used appropriately, but check on its impact on the achievement of pupils…’