At Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School, we are committed to reducing the gap by addressing inequalities that pupils face and raising the attainment of those students in low-income families.
Additional support strategies to enable every pupil, however financially disadvantaged, to:
- Develop the whole person, students as individuals, not just as pieces of data
- Improve their levels of progress and attainment
- Close attainment gaps
- Have full access to the curriculum
- Access extra-curricular provision
The hope is that every student will leave the school confident in their own ability to succeed and excited about the future.
Pupil premium funding has been introduced to help schools with closing the attainment gap between children from different socio-economic backgrounds.
Research, studies and evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
- Face additional challenges in reaching their full potential at school
- Are often outperformed by their peers at the end of each Key Stage
- At Blessed Hugh Faringdon we treat all of our students equally; the Pupil Premium funding helps us to do this – proving equality and equity where needed.
- Quality First Teaching our number one priority, our aim to ensure we have ‘only the best’ staff at Blessed Hugh. We ensure that learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our students.
- Appropriate and targeted intervention support is made available for pupils who are most at risk of underperforming.
- We ensure that the Pupil Premium funds reach the students who need them most, in the most effective way.
- We work in partnership with the parents/ carers of students to collectively ensure their success.
For eligible students we can help with:
- Transport costs
- Uniform and equipment
- Curriculum-related enrichment activities
The Department for Education identifies pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding as:
- Eligible for Free School Meals (currently) or have been in the last six years
- Looked After Children (LAC), or those who have previously looked after
- Children with parents in the armed forces.
The easiest way to find out if your child is eligible for for free school meals, which therefore means they will receive Pupil Premium funding, is to use the following link:
Please contact us if you need to apply for Free School Meals.
Mrs A Donaldson – Assistant Headteacher and Pupil Premium Lead