Pupil Premium funding has provided schools with the need to raise the attainment of students in from low income families in line with that of other students. The indicators used to identify these students are as follows:
- Students eligible for free school meals
- Students who have been eligible for free school meals during the past 6 years
- Looked after children who are in care for more than 6 months
- The children of service personnel.
OUR STUDENTS AND STRATEGY:
The number of students attracting Pupil Premium funding at St Bernard’s is much smaller than for most other similar-sized schools and as such generalisations about the cohort are limited. It is part of our Catholic mission to treat each student as an individual and to have particular concern bringing about justice for all. In undertaking work as part of our Pupil Premium provision, we hope to make our society more just and to improve the life chances of all our students.
The school undertakes a three year strategy with regular reviews by governors and both academic and pastoral leaders. The school focus is intended to ensure that each one of our Pupil Premium students makes progress in line with their peers, to ensure that no student misses out on opportunities and experiences while a member of this community, and to ensure that the school provides an effective and equitable education.
The current three year strategy along with a rationale behind spending and an assessment of the impact for each year of the strategy can be seen below:
The document below details our school’s use of Pupil Premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.
Details of how the School spent Pupil Premium money in 2018-19 and its plan for spending Pupil Premium money in 2019-20 can be found in the Pupil Premium link below.