St. Anne’s receives Pupil Premium funding from the Government. The amount given is based on the number of children receiving free school meals and all schools need to demonstrate that this funding is being used to improve performance.
We urge parents to register their children for free school meals if they are entitled to them. We can still claim pupil premium funding even if children prefer to bring a packed lunch to school or are receiving a free lunch because they are in EYFS or Key Stage 1.
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The amount awarded depends on the number of children registered as eligible for free school meals resulting in schools receiving varying amounts. As a result, some schools receive a high amount of Pupil Premium and are able to finance new ventures and provide more assistance than others.
Pupil Premium was first awarded by the Government in 2011/12. There is also a smaller amount given according to the number of children in Armed Forces families*.
Awards per child were as follows: