St. Paul's Catholic Primary School

Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is additional funding received by schools from the government to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.  

It’s allocated to schools based on two factors.  One is the number of children who come from low-income families – this is defined as those who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM). The second is children who are or ever have been placed in the care of the local authority. 

This is one of the current government’s key education policies. It’s based on findings that show that, as a group, children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible.

At around £1,300 per eligible pupil, this money is for schools to decide how to use to improve the educational attainment of children from less privileged backgrounds. The pupil premium has the potential to have a great impact on the attainment, and future life chances, of pupils.

Please click the link below to view our Pupil Premium strategy and our pledge to all pupils who are eligible for this funding.

Pupil Premium Pledge

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement


Please find below the grant application form for requesting help with funding for trips, visits and clubs. An application can be made at any point within the academic year. Please note it can take up to 3 weeks to process. For further information regarding how the fund is maintained and distributed, please refer to the document below entitled 'Grants - opportunities fund'. 

Grant form trips and visits

Grant form clubs

Grant opportunities fund