Pupil Premium - St Matthew Academy

  • Pupil Premium - St Matthew Academy

Pupil Premium

Our academy vision:

Our motto ‘Let your light shine’ encapsulates our belief in the uniqueness of each individual. Our mission is to ensure that the talents and strengths of each child are encouraged and developed.

We have high aspirations and ambitions for our children regardless of gender, ethnicity or family background and believe that good teachers can and do make a difference. We believe that no goal is beyond our reach and no child should be left behind.  We strongly believe that every child can succeed: that attitude, determination, resilience and self-belief make the difference between success and failure. We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their potential and we are committed to ensuring Pupil Premium is spent to maximum effect.

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools that is in addition to the funding based on factors such as pupil numbers. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on roll who are eligible, or have been eligible, for free school meals (FSM) in the past 6 years, an allocation for each pupil who has been in the care of the local authority for 6 months or more and for children from families with parents in the Armed Forces.  Pupil Premium funding is given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are able to decide what additional provision or support should be made for the individual children in their schools. All schools are accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support children from low-income or disadvantaged families. This information must be published on the school website. This section sets out to show you how our pupil premium funding was used, the difference it has made, and an outline of how we intend to use it in future.

We use our pupil premium, along with all of our financial and human resources to do all we can to ensure that children at our school have equality of access to the wide and rich range of opportunities that we offer and to see themselves as able to learn, achieve, aspire and excel.



Year 7 Catch-Up Premium 2015 to 2016