ST JOHN’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY AND PRE-SCHOOL (ACADEMY) TIVERTON
PUPIL PREMIUM ACTION PLAN AND SPENDING
At St John’s we are committed to making the best possible provision for ALL our pupils. In targeting PPG expenditure to support the raising of attainment for our most vulnerable pupils, we are ensuring that these children are provided with opportunities to achieve as highly as they can, in all sorts of ways, moving on to Secondary School with strong foundations to build on, and with ambitions to be the best they can be.
We positively encourage parents who think that their child may be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), to apply for them, even if they prefer to send their child in with a packed lunch. Children on FSM bring funding to the school which enables us to pay for resources and events which directly benefit them.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. School performance tables capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.