Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011 to provide additional support for students form disadvantaged backgrounds. Extra funding has been made available to support these students. Pupil Premium money is provided for those pupils who have been on Free School Meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years (Ever 6) or for Looked After Children.

St Mary’s is a highly inclusive comprehensive school. Our ‘Pupil Premium’ funding is carefully managed to support our comprehensive and aspirational strategy for our most disadvantaged pupils.  We seek to meet the individual needs of every child in order for them to fully develop their God-given potential. Quality first teaching that is both ambitious and inclusive is fundamentally at the heart of our strategy.

For the year 2021/2022 the Pupil Premium has a value of £955 per eligible pupil. There is also a provision of £310 for pupils who have a parent in the armed forces. For pupils who have been adopted or children who are looked after by the local authority there is a provision of £2345 per pupil. Qualifying pupils in the January census resulted in a grant of £135,610  for the academic year 2021/2022.We receive this money in regular instalments and these funds are in addition to the main school budget (the general annual grant).


Further information about our Pupil Premium Strategy is available here: Disadvantaged/FSM Strategy


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