The Pupil Premium grant is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM), children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children from Services families.
This also includes any pupils who were eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
Schools are free to spend their Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we will be held to account for how we have used the additional funding to narrow the gap for targeted pupils. We are required to publish online about how we have used the funding. This is to ensure that parents and other stakeholders are made fully aware of the impact of this additional resourcing on learning and achievement outcomes within our school.
The allocation and monitoring of the Pupil Premium grant at The Federation of St Joseph’s Junior, Infant and Nursery schools have been reviewed and refreshed with a pupil specific focus for the academic year 2020 – 2021 and going forward. Funding will be used to support the pupils entitled to the premium and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.
If you feel that you might be entitled to FSM and do not currently claim please speak to the school office or Mrs Gallagher. All enquiries are dealt with in the strictest of confidence.
It is vital that you still make the application even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and receive Universal Free School Meals.