As a church school we are focussed on the whole child and acknowledge that academic achievement and attainment is very important, but it is not the only measure of how we perform as a school, or indeed of all that our children achieve. Our mission statement, based on belonging, believing and becoming ensures that we celebrate all 'good deeds' including academic and non-academic work and encourage the children and adults in our community to look to God to serve others. We are also passionate about being an inclusive school and recognise that children's talents lie in a range of areas, not all reflected in the school league tables and other data sources.
In the details below you will find:
- St Elisabeth's CE strategy for the pupil premium allocation for the current year
- The amount of pupil premium
- The main barriers to educational achievement faced by the eligible pupils for pupil premium
- How the allocation is to be spent to address those barriers and the reasons for our approach
- How we measure impact and the effect of expenditure of the pupil premium allocation
- The date of the pupil premium strategy review
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals. Following this, the Government then announced additional money for children who are Cared for/previously Cared for (but now adopted children)-this was known as PPG, but has more recently been included in PPG.
For pupils in maintained primary and secondary schools, funding is passed to the schools via the local authorities.
2022-2023: St Elisabeth's CE will receive £109,000
The date of our next Pupil Premium Review was September 2022
The DfE guidance states that schools are free to spend their Pupil Premium allocation as they see fit since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, they also remind schools that they are accountable for the impact of this spending.
Whilst we have some children attract the Pupil Premium we also have a significant proportion who do not but live in homes which reflect high levels of deprivation. The parents of these children may not fulfill the eligibility criteria as they make a conscience effort to work albeit in very low paid employment rather than claim benefits. A small minority of parents choose not to register their entitlement. As a result, some of the support funded by our Pupil Premium will benefit all children.
Rigorous assessment and tracking procedures are in place which enables us to quickly identify any children who are not making the progress expected. Data analysis is robust and is available for individual, cohorts and groups of children.
We are mindful of the importance of not confusing entitlement with ability as the Pupil Premium is an entitlement to ensure that all eligible children make the progress and reach the standards they are capable of.
This money does not include funding for children who have joined the school since the January census.
Please click on the link below to access the DfE school performance tables website
Download a Free School Meal Claim Form
Further information about the Pupil Premium can be found on the Department for Education website.