Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools by the government. Pupil Premium is awarded to pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) during the past six years and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months (LAC). At St Matthew’s CE Primary 37% of our children are eligible for pupil premium. The total amount of pupil premium provisionally allocated in 2017/2018 is £99,000.
At St Matthew’s CE Primary School, pupil premium funding is used to ensure all disadvantaged children thrive and are effectively supported to achieve academic success and be secondary ready.. This means closing the gap between the attainment of these pupils and their peers. St Matthew’s is committed to addressing this and are ambitious for every child to achieve and succeed with us.
St. Matthew’s understands that in order for our children to succeed they need to be school-ready and have access to the highest quality teaching to close gaps. Therefore in 2017/2018 we will spend our Pupil Premium on ensuring these twin aims are met. Our Pupil Premium Statement explains the nature, aims and impact of our spending as well as an impact review of previous spending.