If you think your child qualifies for Free School Meals or you have worked in the Armed Forces or your child has been adopted click here to register for Free School Meals.
The government provides funding to school to support pupils who are eligible and is called “Pupil Premium”. For every child registered St John Fisher Catholic High School can get between £300 and £1900.
The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to publicly funded schools to address the inequalities between children from low income families who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) and those who are not. It is also allocated to Looked After Children (CLA) and children whose parents have served in the Armed Forces. The primary aim is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The Government believes schools are best placed to decide how best to assess what additional provision is required for the individual pupils within their responsibility. The school, therefore, is given the autonomy to decide how to allocate this funding.
At St John Fisher, our ethos is founded on our pursuit of excellence and dignity for every child. We are committed to allocating the Pupil Premium for the benefit of our most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils so they can flourish in our learning community.
We recognise that not all pupils eligible for free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. Conversely, we also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. It is always our intention to allocate funding to any pupil or groups of pupils that we identify as being socially disadvantaged.
How the funding is spent and what impact does it have?
Pupil premium strategy 2016-17
Pupil Premium Review 2016-17 (coming soon)
Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18
Literacy and Numeracy Funding
St John Fisher received £8249.00 in funding for Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up. This money was predominantly spent on employing additional learning support staff and resources for pupils who benefit from additional literacy and numeracy support.