Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) are:
- Pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)
- Ever 6 entitlement to Pupil Premium is the number of children who have been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
- Children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months
- Children of armed services personnel
St. Mary’s is committed to ensuring that maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to close any gaps. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all staff, governors, pupils and parents, creating a harmonious learning community where all can thrive.
We have a clear strategic approach to the use of Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. These are monitored at fixed points throughout the year dependent on the support but at the minimum termly so as to ensure that the support is allowing for maximum progress.
To close the disadvantage gap by addressing inequalities and raising the attainment of those students within the identified target group.
Targeted additional support strategies, which result in every student, however financially disadvantaged, being able to have full access to our curriculum and our extra-curricular experiences. All students in the target group who are currently under performing because of the impact of their disadvantaged background will make improved progress leading to narrowing of any attainment gaps.
Our strong leadership systems ensure that we our Pupil Premium funding is having maximum impact. This includes: an identified governor, the Headteacher (currently the SENDCo) and the Finance Administrator working closely. All matters relating to the Pupil Premium are reported back to the Governors, ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending.