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Gunnersbury Catholic School

Pupil Premium

"Gunnersbury Catholic School is a thriving, vibrant and caring learning community within which pupils are stretched intellectually and foster a love of learning, whilst feeling valued, happy and safe" (OFSTED)

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is funding which has been allocated by the government to address the current inequalities by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most.

Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying school’s budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

Pupil Premium funding is allocated on the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals, currently and in the last six years and pupils who are looked after (CLA)

In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, schools received the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

Schools will receive £1,900 for any pupil who has left local authority care because of one of the following:

  • Adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
  • who has been in local-authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local-authority care

The amount of pupil premium funding allocated to the school in 2017-2018 was: £187,000

In 2017-2018 the school used Pupil Premium Funding to support overall provision for vulnerable groups, Free School Meals (FSM), and Children Looked after (CLA) through:

  • Specialist subject support in all Key Stages
  • KS4 revision sessions after school, weekend and during holidays
  • Small group intervention
  • One to one support in Languages
  • Buying revision guides for pupils
  • Motivational workshops to support exam success and self esteem
  • Counselling provision
  • Purchase of uniform
  • Contribution to college fees
  • Support in paying for extracurricular trips
  • Music lessons
  • Music instruments

(See attachment below for The Impact of Pupil Premium 2017 and how do we intend to spend the pupil premium allocation for 2018-2019)