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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional government funding given to schools to close the attainment gap between children from low income and other disadvantaged families, and their peers.

Our Pupil Premium Champion is Mrs Suzanne Friel.

Who is Eligible?

  • Every child in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM)

  • Any child who has previously received FSM in the last 6 years

  • Children who are in care or have been “looked after” for more than 6 months

  • Any child whose parents are serving in the Armed Forces

Click here to find out if your child is entitled to Pupil Premium

How can the Pupil Premium be spent?

As a school, we decide how the Pupil Premium is spent for the benefit of the entitled pupils. Funding will be allocated following a ‘needs analysis’ which will identify priority groups or individuals for:


  • Extra support and 1:1 tuition

  • Challenge and support interventions

  • Free instrumental lessons

  • Lessons, clubs and visits

  • Financial support with uniform costs

At St Patrick's we monitor the progress and attainment of all children along with particular groups, so that we can adjust our curriculum and support, to raise standards.  Our objective is to ensure pupils in vulnerable groups have accelerated rates of progress and achieve at least in line with other pupils. The Pupil Premium Grant contributes towards achieving this objective.

To learn how St Patrick's is currently using the Pupil Premium, please download our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2023-24 (part of our 3 year 2021-2024 plan)

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