Pupil Premium

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Last updated: 14/02/2019



St. Mary’s Menston recognises that all pupils, regardless of their background and socio- economic status should have equal access to the curriculum to enable rapid and sustained progress. Pupil Premium is a Government grant of additional funding given to schools and academies, to enable them to support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and national ‘other’ pupils. It is used to raise attainment, promote social skills and independence in order to close this attainment gap. The grant is allocated to pupils who access free school meals, pupils who are, or have been, looked after by the Local Authority and pupils who have a parent in the Armed Forces. Ensuring the progress of our most disadvantaged groups of learners is a prominent part of our strategic plan. We believe that the progress of all pupils, especially those from disadvantaged groups, is a whole school priority. This vision includes not only the curriculum areas but is fundamental to our ethos and our support structures. 

Number of students eligible for Pupil Premium funding 2018–19: 86

Pupil Premium: £935 per pupil

Children looked after, or previously looked after: £2,300 per pupil (7 PP+)

Service children: £300 (5 SCE)

Year Groups (JANUARY CENSUS 2019):

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
17 20 16 18 15

For further information regarding support for disadvantaged pupils and Pupil Premium funding please contact Mrs J Hings.