What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium funding supports the way Didsbury can provide for key groups of children to achieve their full potential. The funding is used to provide a range of experiences for children to meet their needs. Some children require extra support, and we use the Pupil Premium to ensure that we can provide support for this. As a church school we are focussed on the whole child and acknowledge that academic achievement and attainment is very important, but it is not the only measure of how we perform as a school, or indeed of all that our children achieve. Our vision statement, based on belonging, believing and becoming ensures that we celebrate all 'good deeds' including academic and non-academic work and encourage the children and adults in our community to look to God to serve others.
School have the freedom to spend Pupil Premium money as they see fit, however schools are held accountable for the progress and achievement of those pupils in receipt of the funding.
Children eligible for the Pupil Premium
Pupils on roll entitled to Free School Meals.
Children eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the last 6 years. (Ever 6)
Pupils in the care of the local authority.
Pupils with a parent in the Armed Services.
Pupils who were previously looked after and then adopted, or under special guardianship, or residency order on or after 30th December 2005.
What is the current allocation of Pupil Premium?
The current allocation of funding is £32,385
(Total pupils on roll: 245, Percentage of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant: 9.1%)
Recovery Premium funding
The recovery premium grant is part of the government’s package of funding to support pupils whose education has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). Schools have received additional funding to help deal with the impact that the recent school closure has had on the educational progress of children. For the current financial year, the school will receive £2,755 in additional funds.
It is focused on pupil premium eligible pupils. This is because of the additional impact of the pandemic on these students. However, schools can use it to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting any pupil based on an assessment of individual need.
Download a Free School Meal Claim Form
Further information about Pupil Premium can be found on the Department for Education website.