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Pupil Premium Strategy

St Elphin’s Primary School Pupil Premium 

High aspirations and social intelligence underpinned by Christian values for every child are at the heart of St Elphin’s school. We believe that every child should develop a deep love of learning which we harness through a carefully and creatively constructed curriculum.

At St Elphin’s Primary School, we all work together to provide a consistent approach to the teaching of all subjects, ensuring that knowledge and concepts are built on and regularly reviewed and refined as children progress through our school.

We have high ambitions for our all children and believe that each child should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential regardless of their background. Pupil Premium represents a significant proportion of our budget and this statement outlines how it is spent and the impact it has.

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium (PP) was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools in addition to their main budgets to support schools across the country in reducing the attainment gap that currently exists between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.  Pupil Premium is paid to each school by a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) in Reception to Year 11. Schools receive funding for pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years; children who have been looked after and children of service personnel (this service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of service personnel pupils).

There are three categories of children that qualify for Pupil Premium:

  • Children who are eligible for free school meals;
  • Looked after children;
  • Armed forces children.

For details about our Pupil Premium Strategy, please view the following documents:

Catch-up Premium

Use of Catch-up premium: 

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year in actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak.  While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.

Funding allocations

School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis.

Mainstream school will get £80 for each pupil in from reception to year 11 inclusive.

Special, AP and hospital schools will get £240 for each place for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

Our school seeks to spend the money directly on key initiatives that will have a specific impact on the achievement of vulnerable pupils and those most at risk of under-achievement due to COVID. 

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