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St. Mary's Catholic Primary School

Pupil Premium

At St. Mary's Catholic Primary School, the Pupil Premium Strategy outlines how funding to support disadvantaged pupils reaches the children who need it most.

Pupil Premium is an additional government grant which is added to the main funding that schools receive in their annual budgets. Pupil Premium is allocated to pupils who are currently registered for free school meals or who have received free school meals at any time in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6, FSM’).  

The aim of the Pupil Premium funding is to support eligible children who may be vulnerable to under-achievement and address any attainment gaps.  As well as focusing upon academic endeavours, it may also be appropriate to provide support to nurture their well-being and to provide these children with access to a variety of enriching experiences.

The school will evaluate the impact on each pupil at half-termly intervals. Evaluation will consider academic gains and how pupils’ self-confidence has developed as a consequence of the intervention and support. The strategy for the pupil premium will be reviewed in July.

We are committed to closing the gap between vulnerable pupils and their peers; the pupil premium forms a vital part of this process. This funding helps remove barriers to learning so that all our pupils reach their full potential and enables them to engage fully in our curriculum and school life.

Provision will be made through:

  • Facilitating pupils’ access to the highest quality of education
  • Facilitating pupils’ full access to the curriculum
  • Alternative support and intervention within the school
  • It may help fund some aspects of school trips 


If you would like to apply for free school meals you can ring Sefton School Admissions and Pupil Support on 0151 934 3456 or click: 

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