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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students and close the gap between them and their peers.


How does Pupil Premium fit in with our Mission Statement?

The Government's introduction of the Pupil Premium is in complete accord with the school's mission statement "Christ is the centre of our school community where we live, love and learn together." It also re-inforces the Catholic Church's social teaching which implores us always to pursue the "preferential option for the poor" in practical ways. Consequently, all members of staff and governors accept responsibility for those students recognised as 'disadvantaged’ and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs.

Every child who is considered to be ‘disadvantaged’ is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his/her full potential, irrespective of disadvantage.