Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium Information

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Universal Credit with no earned income or with net monthly earnings less than £616.67
  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income related Employment Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit  - as long as you have a yearly household income of less than £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) and do not get Working Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in

Infant free school meals in England – if you are in receipt of any of the above please ensure that you inform your local authority and/or school as the free school meal is only a ‘part’ of the wider benefit to your child and their school.

Please CLICK HERE to apply for free school meals via Cheshire East. 

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. This funding is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities that exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers.

This funding is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point over the last six years; children who have been “looked after” for more than six months, children who have left local authority care or children of service personnel.

The DFE has given us the freedom to use the Pupil Premium as we see fit (as long as it's based around up to date educational research), based on the knowledge of our pupils’ needs.

If your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, you should apply even if you do not intend to take the meals as this will enable the school to obtain funding to benefit your child and others in the school.

St. Anne's statement of intent

It is the intent of our school to dispel the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their non-disadvantaged peers. The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years. The Pupil Premium is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers. The Pupil Premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and the children of service personnel. The number of pupils entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) is below the national average n/a 20.8% school = 11.3%. The number of disadvantaged pupils with SEN support is below n/a with 7.5% against 14.9%. Pupils with an EHC 1.4% is above national of 1.3%

Overcoming barriers to learning is at the heart of our Pupil Premium Grant use. We understand that needs and costs will differ depending on the barriers to learning being addressed. We identify the barrier to be addressed and the interventions required, whether in small groups, large groups, the whole school or as individuals, and allocate a budget accordingly.

Our priorities are as follows:

  • Ensuring all students receive good quality first teaching each lesson
  • Closing the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers
  • Providing targeted academic support for students who are not making the expected progress
  • Addressing non-academic barriers to attainment such as attendance, behaviour, well -being and cultural capital
  • Ensuring that the Pupil Premium Grant reaches the pupils who need it most

Mrs E Catchpole (Deputy Head) has overall responsibility for the attainment and progress of Pupil Premium children, although ensuring the progress of eligible pupils and evidencing this is a whole-school priority.

Children’s progress and attainment is tracked and monitored carefully to ensure they achieve their full potential. Regular monitoring and evaluation is key to ensuring effectiveness of expenditure.

Targets for pupils are set in maths, reading and writing and we know where we expect them to be by the end of the programme or set of lessons. Monitoring is a joint responsibility of the class teacher and Senior Leaders and regular assessment data is analysed and acted upon. The DFE also analyse our school data and compare our results to national data.

Through our termly Leadership and Management Committee and full Governing Body meetings we report clearly on data for Pupil Premium and a transparent expenditure line is now maintained in our financial monitoring so governors can link value for money with impact.  Our PP link Governor also meets termly with the PP lead.

Due to Covid-19 Pandemic all statutory assessments were cancelled by the DFE.  No end of Key Stage data is available for this academic year.


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St Annes Catholic Primary School

Wellington Road

Main Contact: Mrs M Ashbrooke, School Business Manager

Tel: 01270 260783

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