Kirkland & Catterall St. Helen’s Church of England Primary School, in common with all other local schools, receives its funding from Central Government via Lancashire Local Authority (the LA).
One element of this funding is called the PUPIL PREMIUM. This amount of this additional funding varies from school to school and is dependent on 3 factors: the number of children in school who are in the care of the local authority, the number who have an entitlement to a free school meal and the number who have a parent(s) in the armed forces.
The goal is to ensure that all children make good or better progress - including those whose family circumstances generate Pupil Premium income for the school. Nationally, there is an "attainment gap" when children from differing socio-economic backgrounds are compared - our goal is to do what we can here at Kirkland & Catterall St. Helen’s to bridge that gap.
Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
In 2022-23 we will receive a total of £23,257 and will allocate those funds according to the plan below: