The Pupil Premium grant is additional funding allocated to pupils from Reception to Year 6 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are Looked After or have parents currently in the Armed Forces.
The school uses the grant to support these groups, which comprise pupils with a range of different abilities, to narrow any achievement gaps between them and their peers. This could include extra one to one or small group support, catch up and intervention sessions, the funding of enrichment activities such as school trips or clubs and access to nurture groups or counselling support. Not all pupils eligible for pupil premium funding will have lower attainment than their peers and in such cases, the grant will be used to help improve pupils’ progress and attainment so that they can reach their full potential.
Did you know that, if they are eligible, just registering your child for Free School Meals means that the school gets extra money to support their progress? Even if you don’t want your child to have the school meals, as long as you qualify and are registered, the school will still receive the extra funding, and will continue to do so even if your child is no longer eligible. This could be worth thousands of pounds to the school during their time at St Nic's. If you would like to apply for Pupil Premium, please ask for an application form from the office or download it from the school website.
For Government guidance on Pupil Premium funding please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium/pupil-premium.
Some Nursery children are also eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium Funding, which can mean child care vouchers for up to fifteen hours per week. For more information on this, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/get-extra-early-years-funding or ask at the office for further information.
Each year, we publish details of how the money is spent and how we measure the impact of the funds. For details on this, including this year's strategy, please visit the webpages to the right.
For further information, please contact Victoria Bishop, Assistant Headteacher, who is the Disadvantaged Lead.