The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to St Mary’s Catholic School. It is used to support students who, within the last six years, have been registered for free school meals at any point or have been on a local authority’s looked-after children register. Pupil Premium funding applies to children of service personnel too. St Mary’s currently has 291 Pupil Premium students in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4, representing 23.9% of the school population in these year groups.
At St Mary’s, we have an excellent record of closing the gap between our disadvantaged pupils and those who are not in receipt of Pupil Premium funding. We have the highest aspirations for all our pupils, regardless of social background, and allocate our resources so that they have maximum impact on pupil progress and learning. This is reflected in the fact that, year on year, our valued added scores, the expected progress that a pupil makes between Year 6 and Year 11, are significantly above national averages for both Pupil Premium students and non-Pupil Premium students. We are proud of this outstanding achievement.
The document below outlines how we have used our Pupil Premium Funding