The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly-funded schools in England to raise the attainment and improve the progress of disadvantaged pupils. These pupils benefit from additional support to help them reach their full potential at school.
The Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools based on the number of: children who currently receive Free School Meals or have been in receipt of Free School Meals in the last 6 years; children who are Looked-After or who have left the care of the Local Authority; or children of armed service personnel.
At St Elizabeth's we have high aspirations for all children. We use the Pupil Premium funding to meet individual learning needs, remove barriers to success and broaden opportunities for disadvantaged children. We evaluate the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant annually and we determine our Pupil Premium Strategy each year according to current pupils' needs and evidence of best practice.
In 2020/21 we have used the Pupil Premium Grant to fund 1 to 1 tutoring sessions, play therapist sessions, increased access to technology, extra-curricular clubs, wrap around care, and residential visits for our pupils.
Our use of the Pupil Premium Grant has resulted in excellent progress and outcomes for our disadvantaged pupils. The end of KS2 performance data from 2019 shows that the progress scores of disadvantaged children in Reading, Writing and Mathematics were well above the national average for non-disadvantaged children and the average test scores for disadvantaged pupils in Reading and Mathematics were above the national average scores for non-disadvantaged pupils.
Our Pupil Premium Lead is Mrs Kerry Diver. If you think that your child may be eligible for Free School Meals or would like more information about the Pupil Premium, please contact Mrs Diver via the school office.
Please refer to our current Pupil Premium Strategy 2020/21 and 2019/20 below for more information.