How the Pupil Premium is used at St John Fisher Catholic School
The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11. The initiative was introduced in 2011 and this year the Government is planning to spend over £2.5 Billion on the pupil premium.
The pupil premium is allocated to all students who are, or have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) over the last six years, known as “ever 6”, Looked after children and children of service personnel.
In the Academic year ended 31st August 2016 the school received a total of £232,505 in respect of pupil premium funding. In addition we received £20,000 for Year 7 Catch up.
Our pupil premium journey over the last 12 months.
St John Fisher Catholic High school is based in the poorest ward in Peterborough and in the 2015-16 academic year over 46% of the school student population received pupil premium funding. The school receives an additional £935 per eligible pupil, which is focused on raising attainment for children; this is why we are keen to ensure that each child who is eligible to receive free school meals registers with the Local Authority to receive them. The Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and Governors had determined that the progress gap between non pupil premium students and pupil premium students should be reduced and this was to become a key school target.
For further information please download the Pupil Premium Update HERE.