Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011 and is funding allocated to schools for:

  • children of statutory school age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings
  • children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months
  • children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces
  • children adopted on or after 30 December 2005

This includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years.  Schools are free to spend Pupil Premium as they see most beneficial for each child, at the agreement of the Governing Body. 

At St Paulinus, our additional Pupil premium money is spent on enhancing the curriculum and teaching at St Paulinus as well as some small group intervention.

Groups are identified by the class teacher, Principal and SENDCo during pupil progress meetings and intervention is put in place to “fill the gaps” in the pupils' learning and address their overall developmental needs.