Pupil Premium

How the Pupil Premium is used at St John Fisher Catholic School

IntroductionPupil Premium 2015

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. Funding is allocated on the basis of eligibility for free school meals at any point in the last six years. In 2016/17 38.9% of students at the school were Pupil Premium and the school received:

  • £935 per eligible pupil in years 7 to 11
  • £1900 for each pupil who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
  • £1900 for each pupil identified as having left local authority care

St John Fisher Catholic High School received a total of £233,138 for the academic year 2016/2017 including funding for service (£300) and looked after children (£545) and £23,000 for Year 7 Catch up.

Our pupil premium journey over the last 12 months.

At St John Fisher School we believe the needs of Pupil Premium students are rarely the same and as such we work hard to identify the barriers that may be affecting students’ progress.  Much of this work is undertaken by Student Support Officers who work closely with students, parents and staff.  This detailed knowledge allows us to tailor the use of the pupil premium allocation so as to best aid individuals.

A major focus for 2016/17 has been on quality first teaching.  Getting it right in the classroom negates the need for undue out of class intervention.  We also recognise that students who are pupil premium are not necessarily low ability and therefore should not be treated as such.  We have worked at subjects developing and sharing in class strategies and subsequent interventions and used appropriate CPD as a way of developing this aspect and will are looking to build on this in the next academic year.

For further information please download the Pupil Premium Update HERE.