Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, as historical research and data shows that these pupils are more likely to underachieve compared to their less disadvantaged peers.

This additional funding (Pupil Premium) is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential. In the past, schools received additional funding linked to the percentage of children entitled to fee school meals (FSM), and pupil premium replaces this funding. Pupil Premium funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children who are in care or adopted and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

The aim of the Pupil Premium funding is to ‘close the gap ‘between the achievement of disadvantaged pupils and that of non-disadvantaged.

The Government are continuing to allow schools to decide how this money is used to improve pupil achievement, but schools are accountable for ‘closing the gap’ and need to demonstrate that they have employed effective strategies using this funding.

Please click on the following links to read/save our Pupil Premium policies, plans and performance:

Pupil Premium Policy, Plans and Procedures
File Type Subject Date Posted
St. Mark’s Pupil Premium Policy 2019-2020 June 2020
St. Mark’s 3-Year Pupil Premium Strategy Plan 2020-2022 February 2021
St. Mark’s Pupil Premium Expenditure Plan 2019-2020 April 2020
St. Mark’s Pupil Premium Review of Expenditure 2018-2019 April 2020

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Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds. Early years providers are any organisation offering education for children aged under 5, including nurseries and childminders.

Please click on the following link to download and read/save our Early Years Pupil Premium Strategy Statement:

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)
File Type Subject Date Posted
St. Mark’s Early Years Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-2020 June 2020

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