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 Look After Children.

For the year 2021/2022 the Pupil Premium has a value of £935.00 per eligible pupil. There is also a provision of £300 for pupils who have a parent in the armed forces. Pupils who have been adopted or children who are looked after by the local authority there is a provision of £2345 per pupil.

 St Mary’s is a highly inclusive comprehensive school. The Pupil Premium allows us to give targeted individual additional support so that every pupil, however financially disadvantaged, is able to:

  • improve their levels of attainment and progress
  • close attainment gaps relative to the rest of the school cohort
  • have full access to our curriculum
  • access our extra-curricular provision


Qualifying Students

Qualifying pupils in the January census resulted in a grant of £165,500  for the academic year 2020/2021.We receive this money in regular instalments and these funds are in addition to the main school budget (the general annual grant).
Interventions for each student are decided on an individual, needs-led basis. This means that pupils are able to benefit from more than one intervention at any time.


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


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