St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Walking hand in hand with Jesus

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Lawton Avenue, Carterton, Oxfordshire OX18 3JY

Mrs Amanda Cross

01993 841240

Pupil Premium Report

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 to tackle ‘educational inequality’ by raising achievement and improving outcomes for children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals and children who are in care. In addition the school receives some funding to support pupils with parents in the Armed Forces. The additional funding is made available to schools to help them narrow the attainment gap that still exists between pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils.

Pupil Premium Report

Click here for the 2021-22 Pupil Strategy Report

Click here for the 2020-21 Pupil Strategy Report

Click here for the 2019-20 Pupil Strategy Report

Click here for the 2018-19 Pupil Strategy Report

Click here for the 2017-18 Pupil Strategy Report  

Click here for the 2016-17 Pupil Premium Report

Click here for the 2016-17 Pupil Strategy Report

Click here for the 2015-16 Pupil Premium Report

Click here for the 2013-14 Pupil Premium Report


What is Healthy Start?

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk.

If you’re eligible, you’ll be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops. We’ll add your benefit onto this card every 4 weeks.

You can use your card to buy:

  • plain liquid cow’s milk
  • fresh, frozen, and tinned fruit and vegetables
  • fresh, dried, and tinned pulses
  • infant formula milk based on cow’s milk

You can also use your card to collect:

  • Healthy Start vitamins – these support you during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • vitamin drops for babies and young children – these are suitable from birth to 4 years old

COVID Catch Up 

The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children to catch up after lost learning time in the 2020. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020-2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. A further £350 million has been targeted for a National Tutoring Programme aimed at providing additional, targeted support for disadvantaged and vulnerable children.

Schools have been allocated funding on a per pupil basis, equating to £80 for each pupil in Reception to Year 6. Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year. While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.

Accountability and monitoring

As with all government funding, school leaders must be able to account for how this money is being used to achieve our central goal of schools getting back on track and teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible.

Given their role in ensuring schools spend funding appropriately and in holding schools to account for educational performance, governors and trustees should scrutinise schools’ approaches to catch-up from September, including their plans for and use of catch-up funding. This should include consideration of whether schools are spending this funding in line with their catch-up priorities, and ensuring appropriate transparency for parents.

Catch up Funding Action Plan

To access Government Guidance please follow the link below.

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