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Church of England Academy

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St Matthew’s
Church of England Academy

Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

 

Pupil Premium

 

The Government believes that Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle the disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it the most.

 

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months, and children of service children personnel.

Pupil premium funding can’t be paid directly to parents or carers, but it makes a big difference to schools and eligible pupils. Schools agree strategies with their governors to make sure the funding is used in the most appropriate way. They report on how they spend the money on their website.

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