St Mary's

Catholic Primary School

Pupil Premium

It is a school’s responsibility to ensure that all children achieve their potential through meeting the individual needs of every child.

To support this, the school receives funding from the Government for certain vulnerable or low-income families. This funding is known as the Pupil Premium Grant.  The purpose of this grant is to ensure that these pupils benefit from the same opportunities as all other children.

There are three categories of children that qualify for this sort of additional funding: 

  • Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been in the past 6 years (EVER6)
  • Looked after / adopted children
  • Armed forces children (Forces Premium to support emotional needs)

We have the freedom to spend this grant, in a way we think will best support the raising of attainment and opportunity for the most vulnerable pupils so that they can ‘close their attainment and opportunity gap’ with children who may not have the same home disadvantages.

The Pupil Premium funding we receive will be used and managed by us to enable us to tailor support for identified children in a range of ways appropriate to their needs.


  • FSM children are allocated £1346,
  • Adopted or looked after children are allocated £1900
  • Military children are allocated £300. 

All staff and governors at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School accept responsibility for Pupil Premium pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within our caring and Christian learning environment. The targeted and strategic use of pupil premium will support us in achieving this vision.


Free School Meals should be claimed even if your child takes only the occasional school meal (or none at all) or if your child is in Reception / Year 1 / Year 2 and receives Universal Free School Meals.

Please speak to the school office if you are unsure whether you qualify for Free School Meals.


Every successful claim unlocks extra funding your child is entitled to.


St Mary's Catholic Primary School Disadvantaged Learners Strategy

(2021 - 2022)

The impact of our 2020 - 2021 strategy

Check your eligibility and how to register for Free School Meals


Pupil Premium Overview (2021 - 2022)


More information:

School aims for disadvantaged learners

Our guiding principles


Pupil Premium Policy

Government information on Pupil Premium Funding