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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Letter to Parents

What is the 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.

“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.”
Source - DfE website


“Current information suggests that pupils are continuing to make the same strong progress. Your systems and processes in holding teachers to account include challenging progress meetings and checks. These identify pupils who are at risk of falling behind. You take steps to intervene and work closely with others including parents, to help get pupils back on track.” 

Ofsted, September 2018


Pupil Premium at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure.


We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. Pupil premium funding, along with allocations made from the schools own budget will help ensure this money is spent to maximum effect.


If you need to apply for free school meals please visit the BCP website and click the green 'apply' button.

Alternatively please download the free school meals application below and either return to the school office or email to

Covid-19 Catch-up Premium

Read further information on the government website: Catch-up premium: coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (