Pupil Premium Key Documentation

  • Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-19 can be downloaded by clicking here
  • Pupil Premium Strategy and Impact Analysis 2017-18 can be downloaded by clicking here

What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

  • The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding paid directly to schools by the government in respect of their disadvantaged students. It is designed to help disadvantaged pupils perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers. By paying Pupil Premium funding directly to schools, it reaches the students who need it most, as the schools are best placed to allocate the funds.
  • The grant was introduced in 2011 and was enhanced in 2014.

Pupil Premium Eligibility as of 2017-18

The Pupil Premium for 2018 to 2019 includes;

  • Pupils registered for free school meals (FSM). FSM is a benefit awarded to pupils under the age of 19, where a parent or carer is in receipt of qualifying benefits.
  • Pupils who have been registered for FSM within the last six years (Ever 6 FSM).
  • Pupils who are children of service personnel (Ever 5).
  • Pupils who are looked after (LAC), defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, provided with accommodation by, an English local authority.
  • Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order.
  • The basic rate of Pupil Premium Funding for 2018-2019 was £935 per eligible student
  • St John Fisher Catholic School budgeted to receive Pupil Premium funding of £233,715 for 2018-2019, based on a calculation of 272 eligible pupils.
  • In the academic year 2018-19 approximately 32.8% of St John Fisher’s Catholic School cohort are eligible for Pupil Premium, higher than the national figure.

The Pupil Premium strategy is currently under review (Nov 2018) the draft strategy document for 2018-19 and impact review document for 2017-18 are available to download at the top of this page.

Please note: a paper version of all documents is available upon request