Pupil Premium at St. Luke’s 2016-2017
Schools now receive additional funding, the Pupil Premium, for each pupil on their roll registered as eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). The full amount a school will receive in Pupil Premium funding is dependent on how many FSM pupils they have on their roll on census day. Please look at or ask for further information to see if you could register for Free School Meals.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. Since September 2012 schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium to ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
The pupil premium money at St. Luke’s contributes towards:
individual support work with teaching assistants
group support work with teaching assistants
subsidising visits and visitors to support and enhance learning
participation in enrichment activities and projects
At St. Luke’s we carefully track the progress of all pupils in relation to age related expectations and in relation to their starting point and personal progress target. Any child not working at the age related expectation and any child not making progress in relation to their personal progress target in reading, writing and maths will be given additional support.
Please see our Pupil premium strategy statement below.