Pupil Premium Key Documentation

  • The Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21 can be downloaded by clicking here
  • The Pupil Premium Strategy and Impact Analysis 2019-20 can be downloaded by clicking here

What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

  • The Pupil Premium Grant 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 2020-21

The Pupil Premium for 2020-21 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, or 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 2020-21 is £995 per eligible student.
  • St John Fisher Catholic School budgeted to receive Pupil Premium funding of £282153 for 2020-21, based on a calculation of 324 eligible pupils.
  • In the academic year 2020-21, approximately 36% of St John Fisher’s Catholic School cohort are eligible for Pupil Premium, higher than the national figure.

The Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed on a half-termly basis. The current strategy document for 2020-21 and the reviewed strategy document for 2019-20 are available to download at the top of this page.