Pupil Premium is a Government initiative Introduced in April 2011, that provides additional funding aimed at the following groups of pupils:
- Those entitled to Free School Meals;
- Those who are looked after by the Local Authority;
- Those whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
A fixed amount of money per pupil is provided for eligible pupils, to counteract any deprivation or barriers to learning- academic, social or emotional, as government research demonstrates increased underachievement amongst pupils from these groups, when compared to their peers.
At St Josephs, we have children who are in receipt of pupil premium funding. As a result monies are used in a variety of ways to support barriers to learning.