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At St. Joseph’s we live, love and learn by the example of Jesus

At St. Joseph’s we live, love and learn by the example of Jesus

Pupil Premium

What Is The Pupil Premium?


The Pupil Premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from Reception to Year 11.


The Pupil Premium Grant provides funding for two policies:


  • Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap with their peers; and

  • Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.


In 2020-21 we received £32,500 (Indicative Report – School Budget Share) in Pupil Premium funding which was used to:


  • Support online /home learning during Lockdown (not planned for initially)

  • to address learning gaps as a result of lockdowns 

  • Provide additional wellbeing support

  • To provide enrichment opportunities

  • To provide targeted support ,additional boosters and focus work



Pupil Premium Action Plan

Spending Rationale


Pupil Premium spending for 2022-23 was decided upon after consultation with a wide variety of stakeholders with regards to the main barriers to educational achievement and data analysis by the Senior Leadership Team. We also completed a Pupil Premium audit .


This work identified the  main barriers identified were as follows:


  • Learning in Key stage 1 continued focus due to the early childhood effects of remote learning/covid

  • EYFS - Speech and communication needs increasing 

  • Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties 
    o Mental/ emotional health difficulties

  • Financial difficulties increasing - opportunities for wider activities 
    o Poor emotional resilience and self-regulation skills impact on many pupils’ ability to work collaboratively and to accept a degree of challenge in their learning
    o Children lack the aspiration necessary to achieve in all aspects of life




The impact of our Pupil Premium spending is reviewed on a half-termly basis through Pupil Progress meetings and duly reported as appropriate.



Click on the link below to view a letter concerning Early Years Pupil Premium.

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