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 2019-20, the amount we received for Pupil Premium was £11 880
- We used the pupil premium money to provide 1:1 and small group support. This is offered to those children who require extra help to make accelerated progress. A range of interventions such as Fast Track Phonics, Fast Forward Grammar, Power of 2, IDL and emotional support.
- Dyspraxia and dyslexia friendly resources were purchased
- To ensure equal opportunities for 'all children' funds were used to help provide residential visits, educational trips, and extra curricular support. Throughout the year, travelling educational companies were invited to school which enhance the learning experiences of children; pantomime visits, farm life experiences, science workshops, music sessions, authors and artists.
- Where applicable, curriculum resources to support all levels of ability were purchased to enrich educational learning and wellbeing including a resilience workshop.