How is the 'Pupil Premium' being used at St. Mary of the Angels?
Pupil Premium allocation.
'Pupil Premium' funding has been allocated to schools by the government to assist pupils who may be at risk of underachievement for various reasons of disadvantage. It is aimed to support them to achieve as well or better than other pupils in their class. This school is successful in raising attainment through use of Pupil Premium.
The Ofsted report published in July 2017 stated that;
“The pupil premium funding for disadvantaged pupils is being used effectively. Information on the current progress being made by this group of pupils shows that the difference between them and others nationally with similar starting points is diminishing.”
Evidence from 2018-19 shows that this progress of the PP group is improving further. Please feel free to read our evaluation of last year's outcomes for the Pupil Premium group; and we also attach our Pupil Premium Grant plan for 2019-20.
In September 2019, Ofsted returned and said "All pupils, including the most vulnerable, make full use of the very wide variety of extra opportunities that staff provide.....leaders and teachers make sure that pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and disadvantaged pupils have the help that they need to achieve their best."
The date of our next Pupil Premium Grant review is 5 February 2021.