The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), and to children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. We will, however, be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.
Schools are required to publish online information about how we have used or are planning to use the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.
A statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’ will appear on our school website annually.
For more general information about Pupil Premium, see
This letter provides information on eligibility and information on how to apply.
At Sacred Heart School, the number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding was 13.7%. As a school, we made provision for these pupils based on their individual needs. We looked at their academic ability, their individual areas for development across the wider curriculum and their home environment. From this analysis, we tailored the provision to the identified needs.
Evidence has shown that impact of the school closure due to the Covid pandemic is particularly evident for this group of children. As a school we are carefully looking at the provision for our most vulnerable pupils and how we can best support them dunring 2020-2021.
Details how the Pupil Premium Grant is viewed and used at Heart School can be viewed below.
Following the Covid Pandemic and the impact on our most vulnerable pupils, the school is taking measurers to strategically plan for this group of children to ensure that positive outcomes are achievable within the restrictions of the ‘bubbles’ in school.
A document of how the Pupil Premium Grant will be used at Sacred Heart School for this academic year will be shared in the New Year. It will outline how the school will measure the impact of the grant in terms of intended outcomes.
This document is reviewed annually.